JAZZ10015 - History of Jazz 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the history and cultural development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century origins in ragtime and blues through early jazz and swing. It focuses on prominent musicians, composers and repertoire, including the sociological and political events that influenced musical trends in jazz from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. In-class Test(s) 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 18.18% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle
Feedback
Additional contact time to cover class content in further depth
Recommendation
Staff to consider extra lecture time to deliver the content in more detail. Students are encouraged to engage with the extensive content already on the Moodle site to further support their learning.
Action Taken
The unit Moodle site was overhauled with new, interactive content/activities added for students. The weekly lectures were also given a generous time allocation and delivered online.
Source: Personal communication
Feedback
Moodle content / lecture recordings
Recommendation
The delivery of lectures for this unit will remain online, with the recording of lectures linked within the unit Moodle site, for revision / reference.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the musical repertoire studied and of its stylistic features, social and historical background, and chronological placement in the development of jazz. This knowledge will be based strongly on aural as well as written sources.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to comprehensively analyse a musical work through identification of form, style and primary compositional elements.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate use of primary and secondary sources, including pertinent exemplification/illustration, selection of relevant data, complete and accurate documentation of sources used, correct use of language in written presentations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)