Spring 2017  |  AFRO 3301 Section 001: The Music of Black Americans (51626)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Musical contributions of African American artists/innovators from 1619 to present. Apirituals, blues, ragtime, gospel, art music, jazz.
Class Description:
This course traces the "genres and styles impacted of music which...define African-American music in the United States."(Southern) We will follow elements found in West African culture and music such as "call and response" and the "2nd Line" as they travel to the "New World" and expressed through Spirituals, Symphonies, Gospel Music, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Step Bands and more.Through lectures, readings, discussion, audio visual examples, and homework assignments student can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the ways music both reflects and impacts the social history of all Americans.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
20% Reports/Papers
10% Written Homework
10% Reflection Papers
10% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Written assignments: Live Performance Experiences, Blues composition, Listening Assignments, etc.
Exam Format:
Multiple choice,True-False, Matching and Essay
Class Format:
audio_visual presentations
Workload:
20-30 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AFRO3301~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 January 2013

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