MUS 141

Introduction to Jazz
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ HU/hu

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.