Western and World Music II

Course Details

Course Number: MUSC-3743  Section Number: 101

Fall 2012

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C117C

Days & Times:

TR 8:00 - 9:20; F 8:00 - 8:50

Course Attachments


Concise History of Western Music, 4th ed
  ISBN: 0393932516

Norton Anthology of Western Music, Vol. 2
musical scores; 6th ed
  ISBN: 0393931277

Norton Recorded Anthology - Concise Version
CDs - also available as MP3s
  ISBN: 0393113124

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Ruth Morrow   
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Course Objectives

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                Classic; test announced at least 1 week prior

            Weeks 6-10/11           Romantic I; test announced as above

            Weeks 11-15              Romantic II; test as above

            12/13/12                      Comprehensive Final Exam 8:00a - 10:00a

Course Expectations

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. 

Grading Standards

Grades will be based on a composite score from the following: test grades, written assignment grades and projects, and class readiness and participation.  Tests will count for 66% of the final grade; readings/journals, projects/paper, and presentation will count for 34%.  When a grade falls “in the cracks,” attendance will be taken into consideration to move the grade either up or down. 

Final Exam12/13/2011  8:00-10:00a

Submission Format Policy

All written projects and papers are preferably submitted electronically once typed and double-spaced in font Times New Roman size12.  The required bibliography and title page do not count towards the minimum page count for the body of the paper.

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.

Late Paper Policy

All Monday deadlines for various journal entries and project/paper segments will be final for the possibility of 100% of that segment's points.  Segments may be turned in by the following Friday for up to 50% of points; after that segments may be turned in for 10%.

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

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 in "Grading Standards"; 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.


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.