Global Jazz Studies Upper-Division Courses

101. Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Jazz. (4) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 121.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of assimilation and retention of jazz from U.S. in various countries, with particular emphasis on cultural and social features that form basis for new jazz-ethnic music blends. P/NP or letter grading.

M109. Women in Jazz. (4) (Same as African American Studies M109, Ethnomusicology M109, and Gender Studies M109.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Sociocultural history of women in jazz and allied musical traditions from 1880s to present. Survey of women vocalists, instrumentalists, composers/arrangers, and producers and their impact on development of jazz. P/NP or letter grading.

M111. Ellingtonia. (4) (Same as African American Studies M111 and Ethnomusicology M111.) Lecture, three hours. Music of Duke Ellington, his life, and far-reaching influence of his efforts. Ellington’s music, known as Ellingtonia, is one of largest and perhaps most important bodies of music ever produced in U.S. Covers many contributions of other artists who worked with Ellington, such as composer Billy Strayhorn and musicians Johnny Hodges, Cooties Williams, and Mercer Ellington. P/NP or letter grading.

M119. Cultural History of Rap. (5) (Same as African American Studies M107 and Ethnomusicology M119.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to development of rap music and hip-hop culture, with emphasis on musical and verbal qualities, philosophical and political ideologies, gender representation, and influences on cinema and popular culture. P/NP or letter grading.

122A-122B-122C. Jazz Styles and Analysis. (4-4-4) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology C122A-C122B-C122C.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. In-depth analysis of jazz styles and repertoire intended for students with music backgrounds. Letter grading. 122A. Early Jazz to Swing Era; 122B. Bebop to Avant-garde; 122C. Jazz since Sixties.

125A-125B-125C. Jazz Composition and Arranging. (2-2-2) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 125A-125B-125C.) Lecture, two hours; outside study, four hours. Examination of various aspects of jazz composition. Differentiation between improvisation and notated composition, as well as between composition and arranging, and introduction to basic arranging concepts. Letter grading. 125A. Early Jazz to Swing Era; 125B. Bebop to Avant-garde; 125C. Jazz since 1960s.

127A-127B-127C. Jazz Keyboard Harmony I, II, III. (2-2-2) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 127A-127B-127C.) Laboratory, two hours; outside study, four hours. Course 127A with grade of C or better is enforced requisite to 127B; course 127B with grade of C or better is enforced requisite to 127C. Study of jazz harmony through use of piano keyboard. Letter grading.

M128. Exploration in Rhythms. (2) (Same as Ethnomusicology M128.) Lecture, two hours; outside study, four hours. Preparation: ability to read melodic or rhythmic notation. Investigation and exploration of musical time and rhythm in 20th- and 21st-century classical, jazz, world, and popular music. Concepts explored include meter, pulse, rhythmic cycles, hemiolas, and polyrhythms. P/NP or Letter grading.

129A-129B-129C. Jazz Theory and Improvisation. (2-2-2) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 129A-129B-129C.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Elements of jazz theory and improvisation. Letter grading. 129A. Basic jazz harmonic constructions, as well as melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic concepts, and how to apply those elements to personal efforts in improvisations. 129B. Requisite: course 129A with grade of C or better. Medium-level jazz harmonic constructions. 129C. Requisite: course 129B with grade of C or better. Advanced-level jazz harmonic constructions.

M130. Culture of Jazz Aesthetics. (4) (Same as Anthropology M158 and Ethnomusicology M130.) Lecture, three hours. Recommended requisite: Ethnomusicology 20A or 20B or 20C Anthropology 3 or 4. Aesthetics of jazz from point of view of musicians who shaped jazz as art form in 20th century. Listening to and interacting with professional jazz musicians who answer questions and give musical demonstrations. Analytical resources and historical knowledge of musicians and ethnomusicologists combined with those interested in jazz as cultural tradition. P/NP or letter grading.

M131. Development of Latin Jazz. (4) (Same as Music M131 and Global Jazz Studies M131.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of historical and stylistic development of musical style referred to today as Latin jazz. P/NP or letter grading.

M131. Development of Latin Jazz. (4) (Same as Music M131 and Ethnomusicology M131.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of historical and stylistic development of musical style referred to today as Latin jazz. P/NP or letter grading.

165. Selected Topics in Composition. (4) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology C165.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Evaluation of important musical concepts and approaches to enable students to develop greater compositional technique and understanding. Ways composers of jazz, European classical, and other musical genres have successfully approached use of extended compositional forms. Examination of way in which world music traditions have interfaced with jazz and other types of music to create new musical languages. Use of concepts, structural paradigms, and inspiration from literature, visual arts, and other sources to develop student compositions. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

171A-171I. Instruction in Advanced Jazz Performance. (2 each) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 171A-171I.) Studio, one hour of individual instruction; outside study, seven hours. Preparation: advanced performance ability as demonstrated by audition. Study of jazz repertoire and techniques for specific instruments and voice. Grades are assigned by studio instructor in fall and winter quarters and by jury examination in spring quarter. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading. 171A. Guitar; 171B. Percussion; 171C. Piano; 171D. Saxophone; 171E. String Bass; 171F. Trombone; 171G. Trumpet; 171I. Voice.

175. Jazz Combo. (2) (Formerly numbered Ethnomusicology 177.) Activity, two hours; laboratory, four hours. Exploration of composition and improvisation more intensely in smaller jazz combination groups of four to eight musicians. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.

176A-G. Large Jazz Ensembles. (2 each) Activity, two hours; outside practice, four hours. Larger groups of students play in large ensembles, bands, or orchestras. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Letter grading. 176A. Contemporary Jazz Ensemble; 176B. Charles Mingus Ensemble; 176C. UCLA Jazz Orchestra; 176D. Latin Jazz Big Band; 176E. Ellington Jazz Orchestra; 176F. World Jazz and Intercultural Improvisation; 176G. Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Open Ensemble.

186A. Capstone Seminar. (3) Seminar, two hours; outside study, seven hours. Limited to senior Global Jazz Studies majors. With approval from faculty advisers, students develop and prepare one-hour recital consistent with global dimension of major, and reflect on process. In lieu of recital, students may develop research-based project, which includes comparable public event (e.g., lecture-demonstration or lecture-recital). Letter grading.

186B. Capstone. (1) Seminar, two hours; outside study, one hour. With approval from faculty advisers, students perform (or have compositions performed in) one-hour recital consistent with global dimensions of major, contributing substantial program notes. Students who have developed alternative capstone projects present work in public event comparable to recital (e.g., lecture-demonstration or lecture-recital). Letter grading.

188. Special Topics in Global Jazz Studies. (2 to 4) Lecture, two to four hours; outside study, four to eight hours. Selected topics in global jazz studies. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics and instructors. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

195. Community or Corporate Internships in Global Jazz Studies. (2) Tutorial, six hours. Limited to juniors/seniors with minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or private business related to jazz. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide weekly reports of their experience. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

196. Jazz Teaching Practicum. (4) Seminar, two hours; fieldwork, four hours; outside study, seven hours. Limited to junior/senior Global Jazz Studies majors. Integration of academic work and hands-on training in outreach program. Participation in theoretical discussions of jazz education and application of these theories in elementary and secondary music and social studies classrooms. P/NP or letter grading.

197. Individual Studies in Global Jazz Studies. (2 to 4) Tutorial, one hour; outside study, five to 11 hours. Preparation: 3.0 grade-point average. Limited to senior Global Jazz Studies majors. Individual intensive study with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter resulting in final research project required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

199. Directed Research in Global Jazz Studies. (2 to 4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to junior/senior Global Jazz Studies majors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. Letter grading.