History of Jazz (MUS 78A)
Michael Dessen, University of California, Irvine

Course description

This course was developed by former faculty member Dr. Rae Linda Brown, and is also taught by Professor Kei Akagi. During the summer of 2008, I taught it as a broad survey of different moments in jazz from throughout the 20th century. Depending on the instructor, MUS 78A may also be taught as the first half of a two-quarter sequence, in which case 78B covers music since the mid-20th century.

Past course materials

Syllabus from Spring, 2008