HTY 484: History of Jazz

Instructor:  Jay Bregman

Class Number:  76782

Days/Time:  Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Location:  1944 Hall, Room 107

Description:  The origin and development of the improvised American form of music popularly known as Jazz. Special emphasis is placed on African-American culture in its broader historical context; how this led to the development of the music, its social as well as artistic significance; study and analysis of the various Jazz styles, through exposure to the music; especially to the recorded performances of its major innovators.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives & Artistic and Creative Expression requirements.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, or permission.