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Music and the Humanities
MUS & THE HUM
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

DESCRIPTION: One section is a course designed to acquaint non-music majors with our classical musical heritage and its relationship to history and the other arts.

One section is a course designed to acquaint music and non-music majors with a truly original American art form: jazz. Its relationship to other arts, history, classical music, blues, R & B, pop and rock styles, its heritage, and the elements that comprise jazz is explored by means of listening, observation, discussion, reading, and demonstration.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The jazz section discusses:
1. What is jazz? Interpretation, improvisation, rhythm, syncopation, timbre, form
2. How to listen to jazz
3. Jazz heritages: African and European, field hollers, work songs, religious music, marching bands, ragtime
4. The blues
5. Periods and styles: early New Orleans, Chicago, swing, bop, cool, hard-bop and funky jazz, modal, fusion, Latin
6. Significant figures: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane
7. Eclecticism: rock, Latin, R & B, blues, boogie-woogie, stride, contemporary pop
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Gain an understanding of basic music concepts, vocabulary and jargon.
2. Develop an understanding of the history and development of Western Art Music and its relationship with the other.
3. Develop an appreciation for the aesthetics of music and its role in daily life, both past and present.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies according to instructor.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1975