University of North Carolina at Wilmington-Syllabus
Jazz History, MUS 116-001, MWF 11pm
Andy Whittington, Instructor OfficeTelephone: 962-3390
Room 1005 Cultural Arts Building firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Define, describe, and identify major jazz styles
2. Understand lines of influence in the development and chronology of jazz styles
3. Identify major jazz performers and explain their importance in history and characteristics of their music
4. Recognize jazz styles aurally
Text: Jazz Styles by Mark C. Gridley with Demonstration CD and Jazz Classics CD
Class Attendance: Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings. Every absence beyond three will lower your overall grade by five points. Also, three tardies equal one absence.
Concert Attendance: Students must attend two jazz concerts which must be on the UNCW Campus.
Concert Reports: Both Concert Attendances must be reported on by writing a paper one page long. Typed, of course.
Grading Policy: 100-95=A, 94-90=A-, 89-87=B+, 86-83=B, 82-80=B-,79-77=C+, 76-73=C, 72-70=C-, 69-67=D+, 66-63=D,62-60=D-, 59-0=F
Concert Reports/ Class participation 25%
Calendar of Events: (dates may change as needed, all changes announced in class)
August 22: Classes begin
Sept. 3: LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
TBA: Quiz One
TBA: Quiz Two
TBA: Quiz Three
Oct. 8: Fall Break Holiday
TBA: Quiz Four
Nov. 21&23: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 5: Last Day of Classes
Dec. 12 at 11:30: Final Exam
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