This program will not be running January 2014
This exciting new class will go beyond the traditional lecture and travel to New Orleans! In preparation for the trip, much of this class will focus on the culture of the city and of early jazz music. Research and discussions will include topics such as costumes, voodoo, Mardi Gras, and other cultural aspects of New Orleans and how it relates to the music.
In New Orleans students will visit prominent sites around the French Quarter such as Congo Square and the banks of the Mississippi River. Students will marvel at the beautiful Spanish architecture and enjoy traditional Creole cuisine - "po boy" sandwiches and decadent beignets (doughnuts). Most importantly we will soak in the sounds of the city, which includes an astounding number of street musicians, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the wide variety of clubs on the ever-popular Frenchman Street.
Students will gain a better understanding of the social context of United States history. They will be able to connect with the early and middle 20th century through the music that defines our American forefathers and their experiences. The students will also gain a better understanding of history based on the fact that hearing the music allows them to empathize on a deeper level.
This program will occur in two parts. First, students will be expected to complete online course material, which includes readings, a moderated student discussion forum, and short, written assignments. The second part of the program will include a guided trip to historically relevant New Orleans, Louisiana.
Students will earn 3 URI credits for MUS 106: Introduction to Jazz. This is a two-part program. The first part will take place on URI Kingston Campus and the second part will take place in New Orleans.
Dormitory-style housing with double or single occupancy.
In-State: $1995.00 Out-of-State: $2545.00
|3 URI credits||Accommodations||Excursions and cultural activities|
|Meals||Local transportation||Supplemental MedEx insurance|
NOTE: All fees subject to change
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
|Application Deadline: November 15, 2013||Final Payment Due: January 1, 2014|
For more information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Jared Sims||Kelly Watts|
|Department of Music||Office of International Education|
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