CUL401 - The Culture of Jazz

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Subject Title
The Culture of Jazz

Subject Description
This course will consider jazz as a means to explore musical form, history, literature, and film. It will examine the origins of jazz, including slavery, African music and tribal roots, European musical structures, minstrel shows, ragtime and the blues. Against this background it will trace the development of jazz through its major periods: dixieland, the swing era, bebop, the cool phase, west coast, post-bop, avant garde, and fusion. Appreciation of the music will be informed by larger cultural issues that have influenced its formation and development. 

Credit Status

One general education credit in the Arts & Humanities category






 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to

  1. Understand the evolution of jazz
  2. Understand the social and political influences on the development of jazz
  3. Identify major jazz artists
  4. Identify major jazz periods and styles
  5. Identify common jazz forms and elements
  6. Critique a jazz composition for structure, tone, idiom and period
  7. Follow jazz improvisation through various structures

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