Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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MUS 205 - Introduction to Jazz History

3 Credit(s)

This course provides the student with listening skills and a historical overview of jazz from its origins to the present. Emphasis is on in-class listening and discussion of the music. No musical background is needed to take this class.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of essential elements of jazz performance
2. Demonstrate ability to discuss and critique recorded and “live” jazz performances 
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the main style-periods of jazz history and the contributions of the most important innovators of jazz 
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the roles of African American culture in jazz.

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