Global Jazz Studies Lower-Division Courses
M12A-M12B. African American Musical Heritage. (5-5) (Same as African American Studies M12A-M12B and Ethnomusicology M12A-M12B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. P/NP or letter grading. M12A. Sociocultural history and survey of African American music covering Africa and its impact on Americas; music of 17th through 19th centuries; minstrelsy and its impact on representation of blacks in film, television, and theater; religious music, including hymns, spirituals, and gospel; black music of Caribbean and Central and South America; and music of black Los Angeles. M12B. Sociocultural history and survey of African American music covering blues, pre-1947 jazz styles, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, and symbiotic relationship between recording industry and effects of cultural politics on black popular music productions.
19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.
M25. Global Pop. (5) (Same as Ethnomusicology M25.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Development of world music or world beat, including its meaning and importance to contemporary culture as well as its history and impact. P/NP or letter grading.
M35. Blues, Society, and American Culture. (5) (Same as Ethnomusicology M35.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Sociocultural history and survey of blues music tradition from its roots in West Africa to its emergence in African American oral culture, with emphasis on philosophical underpinnings and social and political impact of blues and its influence on development of country, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, hip-hop music, and other mediums. P/NP or letter grading.
M50A-M50B. Jazz in American Culture. (5-5) (Same as Ethnomusicology M50A-M50B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Course M50A is not requisite to M50B. Survey of development of jazz in American culture. Discussion of different compositional/performance techniques and approaches that distinguish different sub-styles of jazz from one another, as well as key historical figures that shaped development of jazz from its early years through modern jazz. Important historical social issues (segregation, Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement) that intersect with history of U.S. and jazz music. P/NP or letter grading. M50A. Late 19th Century through 1940s; M50B. 1940s to Present.
71A-71I. Instruction in Jazz Performance. (2 each) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 71A-71I.) Studio, one hour of individual instruction. Limited to Ethnomusicology jazz studies majors. Knowledge of jazz repertoire, concepts, and techniques gained through private lessons on specific instruments and voice. Students meet weekly with instructor to demonstrate their performance skills and receive assessment of their progress in learning material. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading. 71A. Guitar; 71B. Percussion; 71C. Piano; 71D. Saxophone; 71E. String Bass; 71F. Trombone; 71G. Trumpet; 71I. Voice.
89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.
99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.