Mar 21, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

MUS 1008 - Today’s Music: Gospel, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz

Credits: 3

An examination of the development of American music from its roots in the secular and sacred traditions of the late 1800’s and their impact on the pre-jazz forms of ragtime, brass bands, and blues to the jazz forms of swing, bebop, cool and fusion. The course will also explore music developed out of American rural and urban settings (i.e., shaped note singing to urban gospel). Emphasis will be given to the stylistic characteristics of each form and their impact on current music styles.

Elective Code(s): ARHX, ARTS, LART
Additional Info: Offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 1010 
Previous MUS* 108