2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Jazz: Music, History, and Culture

Summer 2012 quarter

Chico Herbison American studies
Fields of Study
American studies, cultural studies, music and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
humanities, education

This course will provide an introduction to jazz music, an overview of its history and styles, and an assessment of its impact on American culture. Students will explore the musical elements of jazz; its aesthetic, cultural, and historical roots; its evolution through a variety of styles, including New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Cool, and Avant-Garde; and the ways in which the music, its players, and its history have helped shape American culture. A musical background is not required; rather, a willingness to listen carefully will enable students to feel and appreciate what Robert G. O'Meally has called "the jazz cadence of American culture."

Advertised Schedule
9a-1p Mon/Tue (Jul. 30 - Aug. 28)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During