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  MUS-141 Introduction to Jazz
3 Credits  Offered As Needed
  A chronological and stylistic investigation of jazz. Beginning with a study of the roots of jazz in African music and blues, the course will examine Dixieland, swing, bebop, post-bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde, modern, and fusion styles through lectures, listening, videos, and live performances. The effect of jazz on other musical styles will also be studied. No musical background is required. Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060.