Courses & Units

Jazz: From Spirituals to Swing FCH203

Hobart

Introduction

This unit begins an investigation into jazz and its evolution over the past century. The study in this unit commences with the use of spirituals and continues through to the swing era. The content of the unit highlights the musicians who played an important part in the development of the styles investigated. Students will analyse the styles represented and build a reference library of seminal recordings from each era studied.

Summary

Unit name Jazz: From Spirituals to Swing
Unit code FCH203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Andrew Legg, Mr Randal Muir

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hr lecture, weekly; 1 x 1 hr workshop, weekly

Assessment

Research assignment and workshop test:20%

Essay (1500 words): 30%

End of Semester exams: 50% listening 20%, written 30%

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Textbooks

Required

Gridley, Jazz Styles 11th ed (Prentice-Hall)

Recommended

Turabian Manual 8th ed 978-0-226-81638-8

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