JAZZ 309 - Imagination
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Jazz & Improvisational Studies (JAZZ)
Department: Music School
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course hypothesizes that imagination can be a rigorous and objective faculty. What is its relationship to rationality? To insight and innovation? Does some form of imagination have a place in science and ethics? The key faculty of metaphorical thinking will be considered in some depth, as will the function of imagination in scientific discovery, the psychology of perception, politics, and visual art.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to write two short papers (10 pp.) The heart of this course will be a series of seminars, in which students will present on topics of their choice.

Intended Audience:

This course is taught ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH, and it has no prerequisites. It is most like a course in philosophy or intellectual history, but it’s open to and intended for anyone who feels a strong desire to understand the roots of creativity.

Class Format:

The course will alternate between short presentations intended to stimulate thoughtful discussion, and students’ work on specific problems.

JAZZ 309 - Imagination
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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