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Music: D1: Intro to Jazz History

MU 005 OL1 (CRN: 60018)

3 Credit Hours

About MU 005 OL1

Survey of jazz from its roots in ragtime and blues of the late nineteenth century to contemporary styles. May not be counted toward the major. instructor. May not be counted toward the major.

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Pre-College and High School

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Dates: May 23 - June 17, 2016

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Section Description

This course combines a look at the historical development of jazz in America (including a stylistic examination of such major figures as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane) with a discussion of various critical issues pertaining to its evolution and how it expresses and illuminates aspects of American history and culture. Through reading, directed listening, asynchronous discussion, and practical assignments, students will sharpen their appreciation and understanding of historically important styles of jazz and develop an awareness of how the music and its performers have contributed to and reflected America's on-going social and cultural development. The ability to read music is not required; however, students should have some prior experience with music such as coursework, lessons, or the ability to play an instrument.

Section Expectation

Intro. to Jazz is an online course that runs for 4 weeks. This means that you?ll cover the same amount of material online as in a full-semester 14-week classroom course in less than 1/3 the time, which implies the following: 1. In a full-semester course the average student spends about 3 hours per week in class and 3-5 hours per week on assignments. For this course you can expect to spend at least twice that amount of time (or more!) online ?in class? and on assignments. 2. In a full-semester classroom course you can often segregate one or two days to attend class and work on assignments. In an online course you can?t expect to log in once or twice during the week to do all your work. You?ll need to be able to log in often during the week to follow and keep up with the online discussion, which is an essential requirement of the course. 3. In a full-semester course, if you need to miss a week of class you can usually catch up without a problem. In an online course that lasts only 4 weeks you will have missed a lot of material, and will be asked to withdraw from the course. If you have a vacation planned or an inordinately heavy work schedule during the period that the course runs, you should not register for it. It can be VERY difficult to catch up once you fall behind. 4. In a full-semester classroom course, other than class meeting times and written assignments, there are relatively few deadlines to meet. In a 4-week online course there are multiple deadlines to meet EACH WEEK for postings and assignments. While it is true that in an online course there are no specific times when you must be online, you?ll need to adhere to these deadlines each week.

Evaluation

Midterm Exam - 25% Final Exam - 25% Discussion & Listening Assignments - 50%

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