Foundations of Music III

Course Details

Course Number: MUSC 4873  Section Number: 101

Fall 2010

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C117C

Days & Times:

MWF 10:00 am - 10:50 am



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Susan Harvey   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the future music educator with tools to design and implement an early childhood through sixth grade music curriculum. Students will learn age appropriate songs, activities, folk dances, and sequencing of music concepts.

Course Objectives

  1. To develop a philosophy of music education
  2. To understand a child’s music development
  3. To understand Kodály, Dalcroze, Gordon, Orff, and Laban methods
  4. To develop the ability to prepare, present and assess their own teaching
  5. To understand and teach music elements, concepts, notation, movement, and listening activities

Course Expectations

 

Required Textbook

OnMusic Education for the Music Major 


Submission Format Policy

 

Course Evaluation

15%            Class Participation           

15%            Quizzes and Online Assignments

10%            In-Field Class Observation/Journal

15%            Students with Special Needs Project (Case Study)

20%            Teaching Opportunities

15%            Midterm

10%            Final Project

 

The instructor reserves the right to cancel or adjust assignments as the course progresses. Students will be informed how this may effect grading.

Grading Scale

90-100                        A

80-89                        B

70-79                        C

60-69                        D

59-Below            F



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance

Students participate daily in group activities designed for elementary class instruction. Activities are cumulative in organization, building on previously learned concepts. Therefore, attendance is crucial to personal development. Students may miss class three times without a final grade reduction. Each absence above the one excused absence reduces the final grade five points. Nonparticipation in class equals one absence for each occurrence. Class participation includes all classroom activities (movement, rhythmic, melodic, play parties, singing, folk dancing, presentations and discussions). Every absence, including the allotted three, reduces the class participation percentage. Attendance on the final exam date is required for the final project. Missing the final exam results in no credit earned for the final project in addition to counting as an absence.


Other Policies

 

Special Needs

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

Privacy Statement

Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.