This course is designed to introduce the student to primary forms and genres of blues and jazz music in both their historical and cultural context. Blues and jazz will be explored methodically as a distinctly American contribution to world music. The course will feature lecture and performance presentations by some of Florida's better known musicians and commentators. Literary and visual images of blues and jazz idioms will be incorporated into the course content. Assigned readings with active listening are an integral part of the course. The student will be introduced to Internet resources on the subject of blues and jazz themes. Students will be required to compose a journal with reactionary criticisms of blues and jazz guests and must complete a project that presents biographical and musical materials about a selected blues or jazz musician. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course fulfills the Area B Humanities requirement.
Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in ENC 1101 OR test scores that indicate ENC 1101 eligibility OR completion of appropriate college developmental courses for ENC 1101 with grades of “C” or higher OR completion of EAP coursework for ENC 1101 eligibility with grades of “C” or higher.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
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