May 19, 2022
ES 345 - Jazz Cultures and Communities
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
The social, cultural, political and economic histories of African American communities from New Orleans to Los Angeles formed around the practice and performance of jazz music.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ES 3146.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will recognize the complexity, heterogeneity and power dynamics within African American communities structured around the practice and performance of jazz music from the origins of jazz in New Orleans to the present, including communities of African American expatriates. (SLO #3)
- Students will research and write effectively, in individual or collaborative contexts, on issues, ideas, perspectives, and values that affected historical communities of African American jazz musicians and innovators. (SLO #4)
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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