- Code MUSI2217
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Music
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course provides an overview of the history of Jazz from its origins in African-American communities of the Southern United States to modern Bebop and avant-garde movements. It aims to introduce the major stylistic movements in Jazz over the past century as well as give students a solid understanding of the key social and musical forces that have shaped the rise of Jazz to an international cultural phenomenon.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- employ several historical and stylistic perspectives from which to view the development of Jazz;
- critically evaluate examples of Jazz music in a historical context;
- describe key social, cultural, and politcal forces that have affected the course of jazz history.
- demonstrate enhanced research, analysis, discussion and writing skills.
Indicative Assessment1. Two listening Tests (one hour each) (15% each) [learning outcomes 1-2]
2. Essay Plan (plus bibliography) (1200 words) (30%) [learning outcomes 1-4]
3. Essay (3000 words) (40%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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