2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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MUSC 103 Introduction to Jazz (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly MUSIC 103

Course Description
Introduces jazz and it’s variations: ragtime, blues, dixieland, boogie, swing, bebop, funk & fusion. Relevant cultural data pertaining to jazz is covered. Develops recognition skills through listening. Previous music experience is not necessary.

Student Outcomes
1. Analyze and aurally recognize compositions known to represent specific styles of jazz.
2. Trace relevant aspects of the sociological, historical, and economic development of those cultures involved in the production of jazz between 1800-to the present.
3. Assess the development of the American culture between 1800 and the present and determine its effect on the evolution of jazz.
4. Analyze and aurally identify music concepts found within specific jazz music examples.
5. Give examples of the nonmusical features of jazz contribute to elements of style.
6. Identify the style of select jazz recordings through aural analysis.
7. Recall specific biographical and historical information of select jazz personalities.
8. Predict future developments in jazz based on a musical., historical, and sociologically study of its evolution.

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