Culture of Jazz Aesthetics
Duranti is a nice guy, but it is VERY hard to understand him. Nothing in this class was consistent. The material was very repetitive and when asked to evaluate on it, there was not much to go off of. Nothing was expanded on in class. Everything went on side tangents. TA never knew had to grade anything right and when asked for a re-evaluation nothing would get done about it. Speaking of the grading system, it was terribly set up and your grade is based off 60 percent online quizzes and 40 percent final paper. FInal paper does not get explained in class and you will most likely get an F if you can't read their mind. I dont recommend taking this class because to end up with a bad grade in a class that should be fun and inspiring is very disappointing.