AFR 130
History of Jazz
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division I
Cross-listed AFR 130 / MUS 130
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course surveys the history of jazz from its origins to the present. Emphasis is on the contributions of the major figures in jazz as seen against the backdrop of their social milieu. Emphasis on the relationship between music and the social experience of African Americans and the participation of white Americans and Asian Americans in jazz.
This course includes an optional experiential education component whereby a limited number of students with substantial musical experience may audition for the Zambezi Marimba Band and perform jazz and other music with this group in lieu of taking the final exam.
The Class: Format: lecture with some discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3390
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluations based on the following: midterm exam, final exam (or limited optional participation in Zambezi), two concert reviews, one research paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: jazz musicians and seniors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 130 Division I MUS 130 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora

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