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A study of the development of music and the related arts from 1900 up to as close as possible to the present day. Recorded illustrations of music show stylistic development of representative composers in each century. A concomitant study of world music from various parts of the globe both independent of and in context to contemporaneous western European music.
Learning Outcomes: the student who passes this series of courses will be able to:
1. Identify, recognize, and describe general stylistic characteristics of music using
accepted musical terminology (Critical Thinking/Communication Skills)
2. Accurately place a musical work within an historical, cultural, or stylistic context
3. Distinguish similarities and differences in musical characteristics among art, folk, jazz,
popular, and world music traditions (Critical Thinking/Social Responsibility)
4. Understand and categorize how music functions in different historical cultures from
antiquity to the present (Social Responsibility)
5. Understand and appreciate the functions of music in society as cultural, religious,
ceremonial, inspirational, and recreational (Social Responsibility)
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.
There will be two unit tests, a group project + presentation that will be graded with the same weight as a test grade, and a comprehensive final. Tests may by in-class or take-home, or a mixture of both. You will be responsible for the identification (composer, title, identifying characteristics, etc.) of ALL musical examples in the
Recorded Anthology, Concise Version, unless specific selections are deleted by the instructor. Start listening YESTERDAY!!! There may be “unknown” listening examples to identify by what you hear.
Final Exam5/9/2013 8:00a - 10:00a Submission Format Policy 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 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.
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 will 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.