MUSC 1428 - History of Jazz
This course examines the historical, musical, and socioeconomic development of jazz music from its origins to today. Major stylistic trends, performers, and composers are studied. Emphasis is on the development of tools for critical thinking and intelligent listening. No prior musical experience is assumed.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Visual and Performing Arts
Comments: This course also satisfies the Human Culture requirement at UW.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1428 History of Jazz, the student will:
- examine the historical, musical, and socioeconomic development of jazz music.
- identify jazz music’s precursory styles that contributed to its origins.
- describe the musical characteristics of various jazz styles from the late nineteenth century to the present.
- associate major artists with their respective musical styles and stylistic movements.
- identify major jazz styles, notable performers, and historically important recordings.
- explain the connections between various musical trends in jazz music with concurrent social, political, and economic factors.
PO#2 Summarize musical styles, genres, and major composers from different cultures and historical periods.
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