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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 063 Jazz Issues

This course explores important sociological and musical issues in jazz. Topics include African social and musical infulences on jazz, the legacy of slavery, early combo jazz, big bands, bebop, protest music, women in jazz, and racism in America and its effect on jazz. Emphasis is on reading, writing, developing listening skills, discussion, and individual and group presentations. Videos and live performance are incorporated into the course.