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A study of the development of music and the related arts from the classical period through the Twentieth Century. Recorded illustrations of music show stylistic development of representative composers in each period. Students will be able to identify composers and repertoire of each period and will demonstrate an understanding of how and why music developed as it did in the last 300 years.
Bond, Mark Evan: Texts: A History of Music in Western Culture. 3 rd ed. required
Anthology of Scores, . Vol. II required
Recorded Anthology, 3 Vol. II rd ed. Required
Companion Website: - has study guide at no charge www.prenhall.com/bonds
Course Timeline: Musical Period:
Weeks 1-4/5 Classic; test announced at least 1 week prior
Weeks 5-8/9 Romantic; test announced as above
Weeks 9-15 20
thcentury; test as above
12/7&8 Comprehensive Final Exam
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, , unless specific selections are deleted by the instructor. Start listening YESTERDAY!!! Vol.1
Additional written and/or listening assignments may be assigned for extra credit at your request.
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.
Submission Format Policy
Projects and research papers will be time-consuming, and force you to challenge your own conceptions of music and to think “outside the
box.” Nothing will be asked of you that you cannot do, but nothing will be handed to you without effort on your part. Written projects must be written using Microsoft Word or compatible (save in Rich Text Format) and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Late assignments and papers will receive one letter grade less than full score for each week late (= 2 points per day).
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
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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 seven (7) 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.