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Active as of Fall Semester 2010



I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Evolution of Jazz

2. Course Prefix & Number:
MUSC 2401

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is a survey of the history of Jazz from its roots to today including musical styles, musicians, historical and social contexts of the various styles and times.  Included in this are pre-jazz elements, New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Fusion and Avant-Garde and the present day manifestations of these styles, the social, racial and historical relations between the music and the times.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MUSC 2401 - Evolution of Jazz

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

MUSC 2401 - Evolution of Jazz

There are no corequisites for this course.