Each student will prepare a short lecture presentation for the class, valued at 15% of their final grade. The presentation will include:
- playing the recorded audio sample(s) via YouTube or MP3.
- providing contextual historical background about the performing artist and piece
- summarizing the social issue addressed by the music
- leading a brief concluding discussion and/or fielding questions
Visual aids (powerpoint, etc.) are encouraged but are not mandated.
The entire presentation, including audio samples, and post-lecture discussion will be limited to 15 minutes to facilitate 3 student presentations per 50-minute class periods.
Songs or albums can be selected from the provided list (see course outline), or from other socially inspired jazz recordings, approved by the instructor.