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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS229 History of Jazz 3cr

The history of jazz music, people, and culture, from nineteenth century origins to today. A survey of major artists, groups, and periods, including New Orleans jazz, the Swing Era, Bebop, and other movements. Reading of historical sources and recent commentary inform the study of jazz in American society and global culture. Guided listening builds understanding of form and structure in this art form. No knowledge of music notation required.

Prerequisites: FRSM100

Undergraduate Elective
Fall & Spring