Course Number & Name:  MUS 109 Jazz Appreciation

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Concurrent Courses:

Course Description:  A comprehensive study of jazz, from its origins to the present day. Study will be centered on influential composers, instrumentalists, vocalists and arrangers. This course will also include an introduction to and study of musical elements, such as instrumentation, lyrics, form, rhythm and harmony.

General Education Goals: MUS 109 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Humanistic Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and engage in the creative process in Jazz;
  2. list and describe important musical components and styles from early Jazz to the present; and
  3. discuss the flow of Jazz styles, especially the position of composers, instrumentalists and vocalists within the continuum, and the influences each had upon their colleagues and upon succeeding generations of composers, instrumentalists and vocalists.


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