May 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MUS 258 - Jazz and the American Experience (3 credits)


This course explores the development of jazz music in the 20th century and its relationship to the American experience. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of jazz, learn to recognize various styles of music, and become aware of the significance of innovative figures such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Students in this class will make connections between jazz itself and the culture that gave birth to and shaped this unique American art form. S.