Jazz Music Appreciation

Course Outline/Syllabus MUL 2380
Jazz and Popular Music in America -(Face to Face, Web-enhanced, or Blended)
Text: Jazz Piano by Billy Taylor
Grading: Final grade in course will be based upon written tests, quizzes, and/or homework. Student must receive a letter grade in order for it to be added to the grade average. Grades of ‘NG’, or a check will not be added to the average. Any student caught cheating will receive a ’zero’-(double ‘F’), on that assignment or test.
Credit: 3 Credits
Prerequisites: Ability to function in an academic setting as determined by Professor.
Course Description:
“A survey of the development of popular and jazz music with an emphasis on musical styles and outstanding artists,” MDC.edu website.
Topics and Course Objectives:
Upon completion of MUL 2380 students will demonstrate their ability to successfully
*List major jazz styles *Define jazz related terms
*Identify significant jazz musicians
*Assess jazz performances *Define Aesthetic Experience
Des Decription Last Updated: 2017-4
Att Attenendance Policy: Attendance is strongly encouraged. Student may be dropped due to excessive absence-which is defined as one week of contact time plus one hour.
Professor: Dr. David William Brubeck
Office Hours: Posted on office door- room 8120, enter through 8117
Telephone: 305-237-0539
Email: dbrubeck@mdc.edu
Exam dates: Set by professor
Student may not access ANY electronic device during class.
Any student deemed disruptive by the Professor will be dismissed for that class period. Failure to leave the class within five minutes of being dismissed will result in the student being dropped from the class for the semester.
No video or audio recordings may be made of the class.
Final exam may be administered on the last day of class-student must reserve that date and time as well as the official final exam date and time.
Student may be required to attend two live performances.
Attendance is taken once-student must attend entire class period to be marked present.
Students must bring a 3 ring binder, 20 sheet protectors, and two pencils to class.
Tests or assignments may be made up only at the discretion of the instructor, if at all.
Homework must be placed on the instructor’s desk at the beginning of class it is due.
This course satisfies many of The Learning Outcomes set by MDC. They include:
1.) Communication, 2.) Quantitative Analysis, 3.) Creative/Critical Thinking and Scientific Reasoning, 4.) Information Literacy, 5.) Global, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, 6.) Personal, Civic, and Social Responsibility, 7.) Ethical Thinking, 8.) Computer and Technology Usage, 9.) Aesthetic Appreciation 10.) Natural Systems and the Environment
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