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MUH 3016 Survey of Jazz

Summer B 2018 June 25 – August 3


3 Credit Hours

MUH 3016 Survey of Jazz is an online course. There are no physical meetings for this
class.

This course is part of the University of South Florida’s Foundations of Knowledge and
Learning Core Curriculum. It is certified for Fine Arts and for the following dimensions:
Critical Thinking, Inquiry-based Learning, Creative and Interpretive Process and
Experiences, and Global Context. Students enrolled in this course will be asked to
participate in the USF General Education assessment effort. This might involve
submitting copies of writing assignments for review, responding to surveys, or
participating in other measurements designed to assess the FKL Core Curriculum
learning outcomes.

MUH 3016 is certified as meeting the goals of the Global Citizens Project. However, as
an FKL General Education course, it may NOT be used to fulfill partial requirements of
the Global Citizens Awards.

Instructor:
Professor Jack Wilkins
School of Music
Office Hours: *all correspondence for this course is through email, from the Canvas
course site.

Assistant Instructors:
Jon Cestero * student contact for course correspondence
Brandon Miller
Cathy Lopez

Contact information:

**Email: ALL questions about this course should be sent to by email from Canvas to:
Jon Cestero from the Canvas email system. Jon is in charge of all correspondence for
this course during this Summer Session. Copy “all teachers” in Canvas
correspondence* (see below)
Email from inside the Canvas course site so that your emails are not lost in USF spam
filters. See procedure below to copy all Teachers/TA’s

*All course correspondence takes place by email from the Canvas Inbox area associated
with the course site. Use the drop down menu to select the course, then click the
“recipients” icon and choose “Teachers” and “TA’s” to assure that your email will be
answered by the Instructor in charge of correspondence. If you do not email from
Canvas, it is likely that your email will be filtered out of the Instructors mailboxes by USF
spam filters.

Student Email addresses or this class will be your USF email accounts used by Canvas.

Course description:
This course introduces undergraduate students to the great American art form: Jazz.
Students will explore the origins of jazz music, the most prominent artists and literature,
historical perspectives, and the cultural and social dynamics that impacted the
development and continued evolution of jazz music. Students will develop the ability to
“hear” stylistic elements of style periods and artists through guided exposure to
numerous audio and video examples.

This class is conducted in the online environment, organized by Modules on the Canvas
course site. In addition to the Canvas based assignments, this course uses a software-
based text that includes reading assignments and audio and visual course materials.
Students will be evaluated through online testing and activities, (both in the text
software and on Canvas) and participation in online discussion groups. Students are
required to adhere to dated deadlines for testing and online discussion group
participation.

Text, Required Coursework and Responsibilities:

Text:
Jazz Music: America’s Gift to the World
Faulkner Press, Inc.

Note: The “text” is a software-based product that is registered, and downloaded directly
to your computer. Your text software: Jazz Music: America’s Gift to the World
, from Faulkner Media, can be purchased from the publisher’s website:
www.faulknermedia.com, or the USF Bookstore. Once purchased, (you purchase an
access code) you must register and download the text software onto your computer
from the www.faulknermedia.com website. You also receive a code to download the 40
audio tracks required for this course from SONY Music. This is part of your text
purchase, and is a SEPARATE download process. Information about purchasing,
registering and downloading your text software and audio tracks is found in the “Getting
Started” Module on the Canvas course site.

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY SHORT SESSION, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR COPY OF THE
COURSE TEXT SOFTWARE AND AUDIO TRACKS DOWNLOADED TO YOUR COMPUTER
BY THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, READY TO BEGIN THE TEXT BASED
ASSIGNMENTS WHICH BEGINS ON DAY 2.

NOTE: YOU MUST USE YOUR NAME AND USF STUDENT ID TO REGISTER YOUR
COURSEWARE (ID# is your “U” number (not your student ID card number) – use a
CAPITAL “U” AND no spaces - example: U12345678. You need to register in YOUR
name, even if you are buying the text product using someone else’s credit card or
Paypal account (Mom, Dad, Friend, etc). This assures that your grades for the tests
taken on the text materials will transfer to the Canvas grade center when the grade
mergers take place. Grades do not automatically show up on Canvas, they must be
moved through a merger process, which requires matching the information in your
Faulkner account with Canvas. If you do not use your Name, USF ID and USF email, we
may not be able to find your test grades, so there is a possibility that you will get an “F”
on your grade for the semester. The software based text is different each semester, so
you must have the current semester’s version of the text software, and be registered
for the correct course and semester at faulknermedia.com, even if you are retaking
the course.

Downloading required audio tracks:

Your text purchase includes a set of required audio tracks, from SONY Music, that you
download to your computer. You will be given directions about how to download the
music when you purchase and register your text software. Follow the directions
carefully! Downloading the required audio tracks is part of your text registration
assignment and is to be taken care of immediately.

REGISTRATION HELP: The publisher has a help page that explains the processes used to
register and download your text software and audio tracks, as well as information on
how to check your grades, resubmit tests if needed, etc..
(http://faulknerpress.com/help.shtml) PLEASE read this information carefully, most
problems with this process come from students not following the directions.

If you still have problems (after carefully following the directions) with any aspect of the
text software, including downloading the audio tracks, you need to contact the help
desk at Faulkner: questions@faulknerpress.com

Online Coursework and Responsibilities

This class is conducted in the online environment, with assignments presented in weekly
Modules from the Canvas course site. There are both Canvas based assignments AND
assignments to be completed in your software-based text, including reading
assignments, required audio and visual course materials, and testing. Students will be
evaluated through online testing (both Canvas assignments and text software tests), and
other online activities, including research assignments followed by online discussion
groups, and the Global Citizens Assignment. Students are required to adhere to dated
deadlines for testing and online discussion group participation.

Successful completion of this course requires individual time management skills,


personal discipline and basic computer knowledge including software installation,
keyboard skills, and Internet familiarity. Access to a single computer (meeting minimum
operating system requirements of the text software) with high-speed Internet access,
and permission to install the course software is required. Installation, software use, and
testing instructions must be followed explicitly to use the text software. There is access
to technical help with any software problems available from the publisher at:
questions@faulknerpress.com If you have any problems with your text software or
music track downloads, you need to contact the publisher for help.

Assignments for this course are found on Canvas, in the “Modules” content area. You
have weekly assignments to be completed for that week. These assignments can
include: assignments in your Text software, as well as Canvas based assignments. All of
the assignments in the weekly Module folders are to be completed BEFORE the
deadline date assigned. The deadline dates are found in each “Module” and on each
assignment. NOTE: Not all “assignments” show up on the Canvas calendar and
notifications, only those “assignments” created in Canvas will show up, so you MUST
go to the Modules to see ALL of your assignments for that week. (Canvas uses the
word “assignment” for any graded item created on Canvas.)

Other assignments, including Discussion Group activity assignments will be made


through announcements and class emails. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check the
Canvas course site often (daily is suggested), and your Canvas Inbox to see course
announcements so that you are aware of every assignment and do not miss any
deadlines/assignments.

Student Expectations and Course Policies

Students are responsible for:

1. Reading the syllabus, announcements, and all course materials found in the
content areas on Canvas course site.

2. Checking the Canvas course site on a regular basis, it is suggested that you check
every day. New materials, assignments and announcements are posted regularly.
If you miss this information, it is your fault.

3. Registering your text software using YOUR name, U number (with the “U”) and
USF email address. If you do not do this, your grades for the text tests will not
move to Canvas grade book, and you will receive "0"'s for those tests on your final
grade.

4. Checking your USF email and announcements for course information, especially
Discussion Activity assignments.

5. Being aware of your Discussion Group assignment, and participating in the


online Discussion activities during your active days.

6. Carefully reading all instructions and requirements for all assignments.

7. Completing all assignments by the DUE DATE.

8. Checking your Faulkner Media account to be sure your tests are posting on the
Faulkner grade site. If your tests do not post there, they will not move to Canvas.
Here is the link to the help page which explains how to do this, as well as how to
resubmit tests that did not post: http://faulknerpress.com/help.shtml

9. Carefully reading and follow instructions about how to contact Instructors for
this course

Graded Assignments and Grading Policy

This course has graded components that make up the course content. You will have
WEEKLY assignments to complete, with test and assignment deadlines. Tests taken
after the deadlines will not move to the Canvas gradebook. Discussion activities require
daily posting during your active discussion dates. \

Graded Assignments:

1. Syllabus Test –this test shows that you have read and understand the syllabus,
and all of the requirements for this course. (This is “Second Day Attendance”
Requirement)

2. Text tests – graded online tests from the Jazz Music: America’s Gift to the
World text software. These tests are taken online from your software-based
text, loaded onto your computer. You need to be “inside” the software (open
the software from the icon on your desktop) and online when taking the tests,
and must complete the tests once you start them (do not navigate away from
the test page). The “graded online tests” require a test code to be entered
before taking the times test and can only be taken once. These tests are
different from “practice tests”, so be sure you are taking the graded tests by the
deadline.
NOTE: Test grades are stored at the faulknermedia.com website, accessed from
your text software. You MUST check your grades on YOUR account at the
faulknermedia.com site to be sure your tests have posted. These test grades
are moved from this site to the Canvas gradebook at various times during the
semester (not an automatic process), so if your tests are not posted on the
faulknermedia site they will not move to Canvas. (Also read the registration
directions carefully to assure that your faulkner account matches your USF
Canvas information.)

Here is the link to information about how to check your grades:


http://faulknerpress.com/help.shtml

3. Research and Discussion Group activities – 2 separate graded activities which


are part of the Foundations of Knowledge and Learning-General Education
requirements for this course. You will be assigned research topics with specific
“active dates” for research and Discussion Group activities. You are assigned to
a small discussion group to interact with during your assigned weeks. There are
TWO Discussion Activities (100 points each) for the semester, each requiring
daily posts during the “active” dates, posting your research-informed opinions
on discussion topics with other members of your work group. This requires you
to access your assigned online work group on Canvas, read fellow members
posts and post materials/respond regularly during your group’s active period.
This activity is monitored and graded by your assigned Graduate Teaching
Assistants.

4. Global Citizens Assignment – a component of the Foundations of Knowledge


and Learning-General Education requirements – this assignment is separate
assignment, informed by the Online Discussion Group Activity 1 information.

5. Concert Attendance Tests – You will “attend” two jazz concerts (100 points
each), in video format. You will be provided links to the approved concert videos,
which can also include interviews as part of the videos. Each concert video has a
post-concert test that you must take to earn your Concert Attendance grades.
These concerts can be “attended” and tests taken at any point during the
semester, but must be completed by July 19 (5:00pm).

Grading

Syllabus Test 100 points


Faulkner Text tests (10 tests @100 points each) 1000 points
Research/Discussion Group activities 200 points
Global Citizens assignment 100 points
Concert Attendance 200 points
Total Points Possible 1600

Grading scale: USF Grading scale used

Schedule of Assignments and Due Dates

Summer B 2018 June 25 – August 3

Week One (June 25-29)

First Day Attendance Assignments (complete so you are not dropped from the course)

Syllabus Test Due on your first day

Text assignments begin:

Topics 1-3

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests

Topics 1-3 Tests Due BY July 6 (5:00pm)

Week Two (July 1 - 6)

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests

Topics 1-3 Tests Due BY July 6 (5:00pm)

Week Three (July 9 - 13)

Online Discussion Activity 1 July 9,10 (Daily Posts)

Global Assignment Due BY July 15 end of day (11:59pm)

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests

Topics 4, 5 Tests Due BY July 13 (5:00pm)

Week Four (July 16-20)

Online Discussion Activity 2 July 16, 17 (Daily Posts)

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests


Topics 6.7 Tests Due BY July 20 (5:00pm)

Concert Attendance Videos and Tests Due by July 27 (5:00pm)

Week Five (July 23-27)

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests

Topics 8.9 Tests Due BY July 27 (5:00pm)

Week Six (July 30 – Aug 3)

Faulkner Text Assignments and Tests

NOTE: **TEST DUE AUGUST 1

Topics 10 **Test Due BY Aug 1 (5:00pm)

NOTE: All assignments are due BY the assigned date. You are allowed to turn in all
assignments except Discussion activities and BEFORE the due date.

Note: The Global Citizens Assignment is based on Discussion 1 research so you can not
start this assignment until July 11.

Course Objectives:

In this course we will:

1. demonstrate knowledge of global systems and issues and associated dimensions ( e.g.
historical, political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, technological).

2. demonstrate the ability to develop and/or apply context-appropriate actions to


address global issues.

3. study and research historical accounts and theories of the development of jazz music
and the ways in which these materials have been interpreted by scholars in the field.

4. learn to recognize that the “history” of jazz music is not a set of facts, but an
interpretation of the many accounts and theories that have changed over time and are
themselves influenced by the social, political and methodological realities of the times
they were created.
6. understand how the American “Melting Pot” of culture and societal influences is
integral to the creation of Jazz music.

7. develop an understanding of the creative processes involved in jazz music.

8. understand and explore what “art” is, and how it applies to jazz music. Students will
study how master jazz artists create great “art” music.

9. understand how differences in American culture and society, race and gender
impacted the development of jazz music and the way the “history” was recorded.

10. learn how to “listen” to jazz music, developing critical listening/analysis skills
through guided study of recorded musical examples.

11. use their critical listening/analysis skills to identify various musical and stylistic
elements associated with the different historical periods and styles, using that
information to identify artists, styles and/or influences.

12. develop an understanding of why this is the great American art form, and what
uniquely American cultural and social issues impacted the development of the music, as
well as how jazz music may have played a part in the development of American culture
and society.

13. discover the wide variety of influences and directions found in modern jazz music
and how the great art form of jazz continues to develop and influence many styles of
music on a global level.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify and describe major global issues through defining cultural and political
movements that have influenced Jazz music and vice versa, both in the US and
internationally.

2. Synthesize different types and sources of information to assess global issues by


identifying and connecting stylistic elements heard in various musical examples with
cultural relationships/sources.

3. Compare the many historical accounts and theories of the development of jazz music
and the ways in which these materials have been interpreted by scholars in the field.

4. Explain how the “history” of jazz music is not a set of facts, but an interpretation of
the many accounts and theories that have changed over time and are themselves
influenced by the social, political and methodological realities of the times they were
created.

5. Explain how the American “Melting Pot” of cultures and societal influences is integral
to the creation of Jazz music.

6. Describe some the creative processes involved in Jazz music.

7. Explain what “art” is, and how it applies to Jazz music.

8. Describe how differences in American culture and society, race and gender impacted
the development of Jazz music and the way the “history” was recorded.

9. Aurally identify musical elements from recorded examples, using critical


listening/analysis skills developed through a guided study of recorded musical examples.

10. Aurally identify specific artists, styles and/or influences from recorded examples
using critical listening/analysis skills to identify various musical and stylistic elements
that indicate artist/style/influence.

11. Explain of why Jazz is the “great American art form”, and what uniquely American
cultural and social issues impacted the development of the music, as well as how Jazz
music may have played a part in the development of American culture and society.

12. Describe the wide variety of musical influences and directions found in modern
Jazz music and how the Jazz music continues to develop and influence many styles of
music on a global level.

Notetaking and Study Materials

Under no circumstances are notes or materials developed by students as part of their


successful completion of this course to be resold or made available in any form to
others.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES: see Standard Policies below

Standard Policies
Information regarding these policies are standard items, many of which can be included
as a hyperlink (http://usf.edu/undergrad/standard-policies.aspx) if so desired. Some are
only necessary if applicable.

1. Final Examinations Policy


All final examinations are to be scheduled in accordance with the University's
final examination policy.
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/FinalExams.pdf
2. General Attendance Policy
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/GeneralAttendance.pdf
3. Early Notification Requirement for Observed Religious Days
Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the
observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to
the instructor, in writing, at the beginning of the term.
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/ReligiousDays.pdf
4. Academic Integrity of Students
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/AcademicIntegrityOfStudents.pdf
5. Disruption of the Academic Process
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/DisruptionOfAcademicProcess.pdf
6. Gender-Based Crimes
USF has a commitment to the safety and well-being of our students. Please be
aware that educators must report incidents of sexual harassment and gender-
based crimes including sexual assault, stalking, and domestic/relationship
violence that come to their attention. I am required to report such incidents in
order for the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the Office of
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity can investigate the incident or
situation as a possible violation of the USF Sexual Misconduct/Sexual
Harassment Policy and provide assistance to the student making the disclosure.
If you disclose in class or to me personally, I must report the disclosure and will
assist you in accessing available resources.

The Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention, the Counseling Center
and Student Health Services are confidential resources where you can talk about
such situations and receive assistance without the incident being reported.

o Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention:


§ (813) 974-5757
§ http://sa.usf.edu/advocacy
o Counseling Center
§ (813) 974-2831
§ http://usf.edu/student-affairs/counseling-center
o Student Health Services
§ (813) 974-2331
§ http://usf.edu/student-affairs/student-health-services
7. Student Academic Grievance Procedures
o http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/StudentAcademicGrievanceProcedures.p
df
8. Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are responsible for registering with Students with
Disabilities Services (SDS) in order to receive academic accommodations. SDS
encourages students to notify instructors of accommodation needs at least 5
business days prior to needing the accommodation. A letter from SDS must
accompany this request.
o See student responsibilities: http://www.usf.edu/student-
affairs/student-disabilities-services/
o See instructor responsibilities: Student with Disabilities Services
Faculty/Staff Handbook
9. Turnitin Privacy Policy
In order to comply with privacy laws, students are not required to include
personal identifying information, such as name, in the body of the
document. Turnitin provides an originality report letting the instructor know how
much of the assignment is original. Please follow your instructor's instructions
carefully regarding what identifying information to include.
o How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment?
10. University Emergency Policy
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal
operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction
through methods that include but are not limited to: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype,
and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It's the responsibility of the
student to monitor Canvas site for each class for course specific communication,
and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull
messages for important general information.