ATS2333 - Jazz history - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Mr Johannes Luebbers

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit examines research pertaining to jazz history. The unit utilises critical readings of historical and biographical texts in conjunction with analyses of representative audio and score materials to investigate socio-cultural trends, major significant historical events and key figures that have influenced the development of jazz.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. recognise and explain the significance of socio-cultural trends, major historical events and key figures that have influenced the development of jazz;
  2. discuss jazz music with reference to various sociological, biographical and historical contexts;
  3. analyse selected major jazz genres, composers and works;
  4. demonstrate academic research, writing and oral communication skills.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.