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MUS2:  HISTORY OF JAZZ/ROCK


Course Description

This course covers the introduction and history of jazz and rock music from traditional, ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, bebop, and cool, to various contemporary jazz, rock and fusion art forms. It includes a study of the forces that have shaped the art from European, African, Latin, and African-American influences. The class explores the contributions and conflicts of African-American influences throughout the history and development of this American music.


Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the history and perspective of Jazz and rock music in the 20th century.
  • Identify and evaluate various styles of Jazz periods including key musicians and heritages.
  • Identify and evaluate various styles of Blues periods including key musicians and heritages.
  • Identify and evaluate various styles of Rock periods including key musicians and heritages.
  • Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental vocabulary for the study of Jazz and Rock terminology.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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