TR 8:00 - 9:20; W 9:00 - 9:50
Students will gain an understanding of the development of music and the related arts from antiquity through the Baroque period and into the Classic. Recorded and score illustrations of music show stylistic development of representative composers in each period. A concomitant study of world music from various parts of the globe.
Course Timeline: Musical Period:
Weeks 1-5/6 Medieval and monophony; test announced at least 1 week prior
Weeks 6-10/11 Renaissance; test announced as above
Weeks 11-15 Baroque; test as above
12/10/12 Comprehensive Final Exam
There are three unit tests plus the comprehensive final. The lowest of the three unit test grades will be dropped. The comprehensive final grade will be substituted for your remaining lowest test grade if it is higher; it will not impact you if it is lower. There will be readings and projects on music from various areas of the world. Students will keep a journal of their thoughts on the first third of Christopher Small's Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening.
Grades will be based on a composite score from the following: test grades, written assignment grades and projects, and class readiness and participation. When a grade falls “in the cracks,” attendance will be taken into consideration to move the grade either up or down.
All written projects and papers are preferably submitted electronically once typed and double-spaced. The required bibliography and title page do not count towards the minimum page count for the body of the paper.
This is a lecture course with class participation. There may be quizzes or graded discussion without advance notice that cannot be made up. Attendance will affect grading as noted above; however, absences in excess of five (5) without substantiated reason (from a doctor or the Dean of Students’ Office) will indicate a lack of interest in the successful completion of this course and you may be asked to drop or take a failing grade for the course.