TR 8:00 - 9:20
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.
Course Timeline: Musical Period:
Weeks 1-4/5 Medieval; test announced at least 1 week prior
Weeks 5-8/9 Renaissance; test announced as above
Weeks 9-12/13 Baroque; test as above
Weeks 12 - 15 Depends – into Classic as possible; test possibly included w/final
May 9-13 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.
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 must be typed, double-spaced. The required bibliography does 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.