Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

MUS 309 - History of Jazz (2 Cr.)

(formerly HIS 109) (GCR RPP)
Beyond examining biographical information about jazz musicians, this course traces the history of jazz from the points of view of geography, chronology, socio-economic factors, and historical theories. Students in this course discover that the development of jazz would have been unimaginable without the practice of slavery and institutionalized oppression in both North America and Latin America, and that these forces manifested as a unique cultural phenomenon which reflected the society of its time. Prerequisite: MUS 248  or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2022 and even-numbered years. Program faculty.