SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 11:42:00 PMMUSC 9 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 9Title:  JAZZ APPRECIATION  
Full Title:  Jazz Appreciation
Last Reviewed:9/15/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 9

Catalog Description:
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Lecture survey of jazz focusing on an understanding of its essential musical elements, its evolution, and the cultural contributions of African Americans. Special attention is given to the study of standard jazz forms, stylistic differences, and analysis of live and recorded performances.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Lecture survey of jazz focusing on an understanding of its essential musical elements, its evolution, and the cultural contributions of African Americans. Special attention is given to the study of standard jazz forms, stylistic differences, and analysis of live and recorded performances.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1987Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical and aesthetic development of jazz.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe elements that are common to all jazz styles and their usage within specific styles.
2. Identify major jazz artists through aural recognition of recorded examples.
3. Explain the cultural contributions of African Americans to the development of jazz.

Topics and Scope
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I. The Essentials of Musical Perception 
    A. Physical
    B. Expressive
     C. Technical
II.  The Elements of Jazz
    A. Rhythm
    B. Syncopation
    C. Interpretation
    D. Improvisation
    E. Sounds associated with Jazz
    F. Form
III. Overview of Jazz History
    A. The Blues
    B. Ragtime
    C. Early New Orleans Dixeland
    D. Chicago-style Dixieland
    E. Stride and Boogie-Woogie
     F. Swing
    G. Bebop
    H. Cool Jazz
     I. Hard Bop
     J. Free form, jazz-rock, and fusion
IV. Study of classic jazz performances through audio and video recordings of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, and Ella Fitzgerald (among others).
V. Examination of African American social issues and their effects on the art form including racial segregation, integration, black population movements, civil rights, black radicalism, and racial/cultural/ethnic identity.
VI. The contributions of other American racial/cultural/ethnic groups will be discussed whenever appropriate.

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (textbook and supplemental materials): 5-12 pages/wk.
2. Listening assignments: 2-3 hrs/wk.
3. Two concert reports (average 500 words).
4. Listening and recognition exams (2-4).
5. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Concert reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, matching items, completion, listening recognition
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Jazz (12th). Tanner, Megill, and Gerow. W.C. Brown: 2013.

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