Jazz Musicology and Analysis (JAZZ3618)


This Unit of Study will introduce key analytic concepts and terminology pertinent to contemporary jazz practice, culture and aesthetics. The aim of the Unit of Study is to explore issues relating to the way artists and audiences create and consume jazz music, and how themes such as ideology, race, gender, globalism, media and cultural studies, economics, modernism and postmodernism, structuralism and poststructuralism affect and reflect jazz culture.

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Further unit of study information


One 2 hr tut/week


Essay (50%), Seminar Presentation (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

JAZZ2017 or JAZZ2624


JAZZ3018 or JAZZ3019

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.