MUSI212 Jazz and Rock (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to popular American music in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and the cultural contributions of African Americans, Indigenous peoples, Hispanics, and European descendants. Students will learn about ragtime, jazz, how jazz became an art, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and popular music. Important artists will be discussed, important songs will be reviewed, and the intersection of cultures will be analyzed throughout the course.