MU205 “Jazz: The American Musical Venture” will survey the different genres of Jazz in the United States through out the Twentieth Century using an historical approach. Lectures will include listening to and analyzing music examples in relation to the social, technical and historical trends.

Surveys sociological terms, concepts, perspectives, and thinkers that serve as a basis for understanding modern social organization. Consideration is given to culture, social structure, social class, gender roles, social institutions and social change.