MUS 37B – Page 1 Date Approved: 10/11/88 Date Scanned: 5/24/2005 Inactivated by Curriculum Committee 9/28/07__ College of the Redwoods CREDIT COURSE OUTLINE DEPARTMENT AND COURSE NUMBER: Music 37B DEGREE APPLICABLE NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE FORMER NUMBER (If previously offered) COURSE TITLE Beginning Jazz Improvisation LECTURE HOURS: 0.5 LAB HOURS: 1.5 UNITS: 1.0 PREREQUISITE: MUS 37A or equivalent Eligibility for: Engl 150 Math 105 Request for Exception Attached CO-REQUISITE: None GRADING STANDARD: Letter Grade Only TRANSFERABILITY: CSUS UC Articulation with UC requested Repeatable yes no CR/NC Only NONE Max No. Units Grade/CR/NC Option Maximum Class Size 30 Max No. Enrollments CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Group instruction and practice in the basic techniques of improvisation. Further exploration of modes, rhythms, and melodic devices will be included. Class materials include music of contemporary jazz artists. NOTE: COURSE OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES: List the primary instructional objectives of the class. Formulate some of them in terms of specific measurable student accomplishments, e.g., specific knowledge and/or skills to be attained as a result of completing this course. For degree-applicable courses, include objectives in the area of “critical thinking. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: recognize and analyze stylistic devices in jazz performances, perform representative literature, arid use stylistic devices to construct an improvised variation of standard jazz compositions. COURSE OUTLINE: Review modes and rhythms Reading skills Standard repertoire Jazz repertoire Outside performance % of Classroom Hours Spent on Each Topic 10% 20% 30% 30% 10% MUS 37B – Page 2 Date Approved: 10/11/88 Date Scanned: 5/24/2005 Inactivated by Curriculum Committee 9/28/07__ APPROPRIATE TEXTS AND MATERIALS: (Indicate textbooks that may be required or recommended, including alternate texts that may be used.) Text (s) Title: Improvisation Syllabus Required Edition: (written by instructor) Alternate Author: J. Moore Recommended Publisher: College of the Redwoods Date Published: As needed (Additional required, alternate, or recommended texts should be listed on a separate sheet and attached.) For degree applicable courses the adopted texts have been certified to be college-level: Yes. Basis for determination: is used by two or more four-year colleges or universities (certified by the Division Chair or Branch Coordinator, or Center Dean) OR has been certified by the LAC as being of college level using the Coleman and Dale-Chall Readability Index Scale. No. Request for Exception Attached If no text or a below college level text is used in a degree applicable course must have a minimum of one response in category 1, 2, or 3. If category 1 is not checked, the department must explain why substantial writing assignments are an inappropriate basis for at least part of the grade. 1. Substantial writing assignments, including: essay exam(s) term or other paper(s) written homework reading report(s) laboratory report(s) other (specify) _____ If the course is degree applicable, substantial writing assignments in this course are inappropriate because: The course is primarily computational in nature. The course primarily involves skill demonstrations or problem solving. Other rationale (explain) __________________________________________ 2. Computational or Non-computational problem-solving demonstrations, including: exam(s) quizzes homework problems laboratory report(s) field work other (specify)analysis 3. Skill demonstrations, including: class performance(s) other (specify)____ 4. Objective examinations, including: multiple choice completion field work performance exam(s) true/false other (specify) matching items 5. Other (specify) Participation in performances NOTE: A course grade may not be based solely on attendance. MUS 37B – Page 3 Date Approved: 10/11/88 Date Scanned: 5/24/2005 Inactivated by Curriculum Committee 9/28/07__ REQUIRED READING, WRITING, AND OTHER OUTSIDE OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Over an 18-week presentation of the course, 3 hours per week are required for each unit of credit. ALL Degree Applicable Credit classes must treat subject matter with a scope and intensity which require the student to study outside of class. Two hours of independent work done out of class are required for each hour of lecture. Lab and activity classes must also require some outside of class work. Outside of the regular class time the students in this class will be doing the following: Study Answer questions Skill practice Required reading Problem solving activity or exercise Written work (essays/compositions/report/analysis/research) Journal (reaction and evaluation of class, done on a continuing basis throughout the semester) Observation of or participation in an activity related to course content (e.g., play, museum, concert, debate, meeting, etc.) Field trips Other (specify) Performances COLLEGE LEVEL CRITICAL THINKING TASKS/ASSIGNMENTS: Degree applicable courses must include critical thinking tasks/assignments. This section need not be completed for non-degree applicable courses. Describe how the course requires students to independently analyze, synthesize, explain, assess, anticipate and/or define problems, formulate and assess solutions, apply principles to new situations, etc. Students need to learn the basic principles of music structure and then use them in the analysis of recorded performances. Students will also use the principles of their own creative application. REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION The Curriculum Committee Is authorized to determine the appropriateness of entrance skills and requisites for any given course; to determine whether or not language and/or computational skills at the associate degree level are essential to success in a given course; to determine what is “college level” in learning skills, vocabulary, and in the ability to think critically and apply concepts; and to determine on a case-by-case basis when any departure from the attached guidelines may be justified. This form may also be used to provide justification for making a course repeatable. To request an exception, provide the following information: Music 37B Department and Course No. Beginning Jazz Improvisation Course Title NATURE OF THE EXEPTION REQUESTED AND RATIONALE: TEXT This is an activity oriented class in which written material is supplemental. Repertoire is tailor-made to local trends. MUS 37B – Page 4 Date Approved: 10/11/88 Date Scanned: 5/24/2005 Inactivated by Curriculum Committee 9/28/07__ Many of the listening assignments are accommodated through the Creative Arts Media Center.