Section 103: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 noon- 12:50
Section 105: Tuesday, Thursday, 2-3:15 pm
To increase the variety and depth of the student's exposure to music and to enhance a better understanding and enjoyment of music as an art. Emphasis will be on music written from the seventeenth through the 21st century,
The primary learning goal is to teach you how to listen to music by
1. becoming familiar with musical terminology
2. investigating unique characteristics of each period and of major composers
3. being able to identify selected major works from each period
4. being able to recognize structure and basic forms
Exams will be based on text (required), listening, and class notes.
Five major exams will be given during the course of the semester. The first exam on Sept 7(mwf); Sept 8 (tr)*: will cover basic information on rhythm, melody, acoustics, terms, hearing and perception, copyrights, and instruments. Text pages 2-64.
The second exam on 9/26 (mwf)/ ; 9/29 (tr)*: will include medieval and renaissance music but the emphasis will be on the style, forms, and composers of the baroque period. Listening identification will be included in this exam. Text: skim pages 68-93; emphasis on pages 96-151
Music of the classic period will be covered in the third exam on 10/17 (mwf); 10/18(tr)*: Listening identification will also be included on this exam. Text pages 154-227.
Music of the 19th century will be covered in the fourth exam on 11/9; 11/10 (tr)*: Listening identification will likewise be included on this exam. Text pages 230-317
The last exam covering music of the 20th/21st century will be given during final week at the final time appointed for 10 am MWF classes. Although this is taken during finals week, no final is given in this class and this exam is not to be considered a final exam. The actual day of the fifth exam will be-Wed. 12/7 at 3:30 for mwf class; and Thursday 12/8 at 1:00(!)_for tr class in room C-111, Fine Arts. Listening may be included on this exam.
* The dates listed for the first through the fourth exam are estimates only. The actual day of the exam will be confirmed in class approximately two class periods in advance. The last exam will be at the final exam time.
There are no comprehensive exams-including the fifth exam.
The final grade will be based on the average of all exams. A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=0-59%
Three short open book pop quizzes may be given over the course of the semester, usually on the class period preceding an exam. Electronic books are permitted but notes and photocopied text pages are not. Make up quizzes are not given. Online assignments (if given) may be required and graded as a quiz. Quizzes are considered and graded as extra credit work and no other extra credit work is available.
Exams require a large scantron (50 questions per side) and a number 2 pencil.
Cell phones or any electronic device operating or within view during an exam or quiz will be sufficient to justify "no credit" (F/50%) for that exam without any opportunity to make up the exam. No prior warning will be given!
No paper assignment.
Absences for authorized school related functions or for medical reasons are excused and not recorded as an absence but it is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation, preferably in advance. It is assumed that all work must be completed.
Unexcused absences in excess of four weeks (12 mwf classes or 8 tr) will result in being dropped from the class.
As the final exam has no significance other than being the fifth exam, graduating seniors are not exempt from this exam; however, those with a minimum of 3 MWF or 2 TR classes absences for the entire semester may have their lowest exam grade dropped. This dropped exam may be the final. [If after the fourth exam, you are satisfied with your average grade, and have 3 mwf or 2 tr or less absences, you may be excused from taking the last exam provided that you continue to attend class and do not accumulate more than three absences for the rest of the semester.]
Basis for a faculty initiated drop:
1. "Dishonest work:" submitting any work for a grade which is not the student's own including plagiarism and using unauthorized "reference' material during exams [including copying a neighbor's work]. As cited under submission format and policy, the use or view of cell phones or electronic devices during an exam will be considered "dishonest."
2. Class disruption: including friendly conversation, use of cell phones during class, and other distractions and disruptions to the class.
Federal Privacy laws prohibit faculty from releasing information about a student's academic progress to other students or to those outside of the university. In this class, no information regarding your grades, exams, or confidential matters can be released to friends or relatives. Friends may not pick up your exams and exam grades cannot be posted unless you provide a confidential 4 digit code on the first exam.
"If you require course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in the event that the building must be evacuated, please register with Disability Support Services and make an appointment with the professor."
The instructor reserves the right to adjust or cancel assignments as the course progresses.
Office Location: C117L, Fain Fine Arts Bldg.
Office phone is 397-4185. Although voice mail is available, messages are best left by email.