Jul 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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MUS-3040 Jazz in America

3 credits
This course combines a look at the historical development of jazz in America (including a stylistic examination of such major figures as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane) with a discussion of various critical issues pertaining to its evolution and how it expresses and illuminates aspects of American history and culture. Students will sharpen their appreciation and understanding of historically important styles of jazz and develop an awareness of how the music and its performers have contributed to and reflected America’s ongoing social and cultural development. General Education (on-campus) Course Type: JAP (Aesthetic Perspective) General Education (EDP) Course Type: UPR; SHR (Univeral & Philosophical Relationships; Social & Historical Relationships); second half



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