**MUSIC APPRECIATION syllabus MUS 1030 W08/W3 FALL 2015

MUS 1030 online W08/W3 FALL 2015

MUSIC APPRECIATION MUS 1030 online W08/W3                  three hours credit, Dr. Thomas King   Fall 2015

Email: <kingt@apsu.edu> OR <tking@elearn.apsu.edu> Note: For time-sensitive issues, please contact the instructor at <kingt@apsu.edu>    Phone/Text 931-220-2853 ONLY in emergency situations AND ONLY between 8 a. m.-8 p. m. Central time

Course DESCRIPTION: An introductory course designed to create an awareness of the contribution which western classical music can make toward the enrichment of living.

Course PREREQUISITES: none

REQUIRED TEXT: Music: An Appreciation. (8th Brief Edition) by Roger Kamien with CONNECT UPGRADE edition. (see below how to access the listening examples through CONNECT)

Course REQUIREMENTS: Textbook reading assignments, listening examples, quizzes, group discussions, and a written report(s). Short *Self Assessment Tests (S-A-Ts) for each module are encouraged and will contribute to your grade. You are expected to view the course homepage everyday for announcements, specific directions, information and updates regarding assignments. Access this course from any computer that has internet connection and external audio speakers. There will be LOTS of music listening. Purchase compatible headphones for privacy while listening to recordings.

Course OBJECTIVES:

To stimulate curiosity and enthusiasm for music

To identify and differentiate western, classical music elements, forms and styles

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 1 of 10

To compare and contrast composers’ lives, individual styles, and representative works

To explain perceptive listening and identify representative works

To write a performance report/concert review about a live concert.

To write a term paper on a musical topic (***for extra credit points)

To fulfill a GEN ED CORE Humanities requirement

SUGGESTIONS: Be very aware of all deadlines. Print out the calendar of important dates. Post comments often for discussion. Read the discussion guideline for more details. For your convenience, all quizzes and exams will be available for 72 hours before the deadline. Go to “Content” to become familiar with the various resources and guidelines.

Grading: Your final grade will be determined from a possible 1000 points based on the following scale:

  • 25% *Self-Assessment Tests (S-A-Ts)
- 15 Self-Assessment Tests: 250 points
  • 40% Unit Quizzes (including the Midterm and the Final) – 5 Unit **Quizzes: 200 points – Midterm Exam: 100 points
- Final Exam: 100 points
  • 35% Coursework
- Discussions: 160 points – Assignments: 140 points
- Course Understanding Agreement: 10 points – Performance Report/Concert Review: 40 points
  • A = (900-­‐1000)
 B = (800-­‐899) C = (700-­‐799)                        D = (600-­‐699)    F = (0-­‐599)
  • MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 2 of 10
  • Midterm grades: A mid-term grade shall be awarded for all students in this course. The grade awarded may not necessarily be based on 50% of the course requirements and may or may not differ from the final grade. Your mid-term grade will be posted on AP Web.
  • Assignments and Schedule: 
The dates listed in BOLD BLUE include the range of the part being studied. We will cover 6 parts over the semester. The dates listed in BOLD BLACK are the due dates for the Tests, Quizzes, the Midterm, the Final, and the Performance Report/Concert Review. ALL quizzes, tests, discussions, assignments, Dropbox submissions, the Midterm Exam, and the Final Exam are available for 72 hours prior to the due date posted.
  • Please put all of the due dates on your calendar. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines. Note that the class progresses very quickly. All assignments are due by 11:59 pm on the date posted. (ONE minute before MIDNIGHT) Timings are included for each test or quiz so that you may plan accordingly.

Entire Course Schedule

August 24 – August 30, 2015

Introductions

Wednesday, August 26, 2015: Last day to Drop/Add -
Read the Course Explanation and fill out the Course Understanding Agreement (CUA) Due: Course Understanding Agreement to the Dropbox – 10 points

Sunday, August 30, 2015:Due: Discussion Forum: “Introductions” I and II – 10 points each (you must complete both) AND this is the last day to have purchased the textbook AND have it in your

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 3 of 10

possession.

August 31 – September 16, 2015 (September 7 is Labor Day)

Part I: Elements

Module 1 Read Textbook pp. 1-­‐31 (sections 1-­‐3), 54—56 SUMMARY, 389-­‐405 (Part VII, supp. reading for Part I Quiz)

Friday, Sept. 4: Due: Test (S-A-T)–20 points (20 minutes)
                                      Due: Discussion Forum: “Elements of Music” I – 10 points

“14th day”-­ you must have contributed to the class by this date or you will receive “FN.”

Monday, September 7: ***TERM PAPER explanation and list of possible topics will be in NEWS. The Term Paper is COMPLETELY for extra credit and can obviously HELP your overall grade. See total explanation at the end of the syllabus under ***

Module 2 Read Textbook pp. 32-­‐49 (sections 4-­‐9), 54—56 SUMMARY

Tuesday, Sept. 8:Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
            Due: Discussion Forum: “Elements of Music” II – 10 points

Module 3 Read Textbook pp. 27—28, 46-­‐56 (sections 2, 8-­‐10)

Thursday, Sept. 10:Due: S-A-T – 10 points (10 minutes)
        Due: Discussion Forum: “Elements of Music” III -­‐ 10 points
       Due: Assignment 1, First half, in the Discussion Forum labeled “Assignments” 10 points   See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 4 of 10

Sunday, Sept. 13:Due: Assignment 1, Second half, in the Discussion Forum labeled “Assignments” – 10 points See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

Wednesday, Sept. 16:Due: Part I “Elements” Quiz** -­‐ 40 points (multiple choice, TF, short answer, 60 minutes) Review the three previous S-A-T’s for possible questions and answers.

September 17 – 29, 2015

Part II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance

Module 4 Read Textbook pp. 59-­‐79 (section 1)

Saturday, Sept. 19:Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
        Due: Discussion Forum: “Middle Ages and Renaissance” I -­‐ 10 points

Module 5 Read Textbook pp. 79-­‐95 (section 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 22:Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
          Due: Discussion Forum: “Middle Ages and Renaissance” – II – 10 points

Friday, Sept. 25:Due: Assignment 2 – 20 points to Dropbox   See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

Tuesday, Sept. 29:Due: Part II Quiz -­‐ 40 points (Listening, Multiple Choice, TF, short answer, 60 minutes)

September 30 – October 20, 2015

Part III: The Baroque Period

Module 6 Read Textbook pp. 97-­‐124 (sections 1-­‐8)

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 5 of 10

Friday, Oct. 2: Due: S-A-T – 30 points (30 minutes)
                   Due: Discussion Forum: “The Baroque Period” I -­‐ 10 points

Module 7 Read Textbook pp. 125-­‐148 (sections 9-­‐15)

Tuesday, Oct. 6:Due: S-A-T – 30 points (30 minutes)
             Due: Discussion Forum: “The Baroque Period” II -­‐ 10 points

Friday, Oct. 9:Due: Assignment 3 – 20 points submitted to Dropbox See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

(October 13, 14 is Fall Break)

Tuesday, Oct. 20:Due: MIDTERM EXAM covering all material to date -­‐ 100 points (CUMULATIVE, Listening, Multiple Choice, Matching, TF, 90 minutes) Review all S-A-T’s and Quizzes for possible questions and answers included in the MIDTERM EXAM.

If you have not participated in at least 5 Discussion Forums, 3 Tests, and 1 Quiz by this date, you will receive an “FA” for the Midterm grade.

October 21 – November 2, 2015

Part IV: The Classical Period

Module 8 Read Textbook pp. 151-­‐164 (sections 1-­‐3)

Thursday, Oct. 22:Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
          Due: Discussion Forum: “The Classical Period” I-­‐ 10 points

Module 9 Read Textbook pp. 165-­‐173 (sections 4-­‐9)

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 6 of 10

Saturday, Oct. 24:Due: S-A-T – 20 points (20 minutes)
 No Discussion Forum for this Module

Module 10 Read Textbook pp. 173-­‐202 (sections 10-­‐12)

Tuesday, Oct. 27:Due: S-A-T – 10 points (10 minutes)
           Due: Discussion Forum: “The Classical Period” II-­‐ 10 points

Saturday, Oct. 31:Due: Assignment 4 – 20 points submitted to Dropbox

See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

Monday, Nov. 2:Due: Part IV Quiz -­‐ 40 points (Listening, Multiple Choice, TF, short answer, 60 minutes)

November 3 – November 15, 2015

Part V: The Romantic Period

Module 11 Read Textbook pp. 205-­‐227 (sections 1-­‐6)

Wednesday, Nov. 4:Due: S-A-T –10 points (10 minutes)
        Due: Discussion Forum: “The Romantic Period” I-­‐ 10 points

Module 12 Read Textbook pp. 228-­‐244 (sections 7-­‐11)

Friday, Nov. 6:Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
                 Due: Discussion Forum: “The Romantic Period” II-­‐ 10 points

Module 13 Read Textbook pp. 245—273 (sections 12-­‐18)

Monday, Nov. 9: Due: S-A-T – 15 points (15 minutes)
               Due: Discussion Forum: “The Romantic Period” III-­‐ 10 points   (November 11 is Veteran’s Day)

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 7 of 10

Thursday, Nov. 12:Due: Assignment 5 – 20 points submitted to Dropbox

See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

Sunday, Nov. 15:Due: Part V Quiz -­‐ 40 points (Listening, Multiple Choice, TF, short answer, 60 minutes)

November 16 December 2, 2015

Part VI: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Module 14 Read Textbook pp. 277-­‐315 (sections 1-­‐10)

Wednesday, Nov. 18:Due: S-A-T –20 points (20 minutes)        Due: Discussion Forum: “The Twentieth Century” I -­‐ 10 points

Module 15 Read Textbook pp. 316-­‐337 (sections 11-­‐18)

Saturday, Nov. 21:Due: S-A-T – 10 points (10 minutes)
          Due: Discussion Forum: “The Twentieth Century” II -­‐ 10 points

Module 16 Read Textbook pp. 337-­‐370 (sections 19-­‐21), p. 389-­‐404 (Part VII)

Tuesday, Nov. 24:Due: Assignment 6 in the Discussion Forum labeled “Assignments” – 10 points

See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

(Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 25-29)

Monday, Nov. 30:Due: Part VI Quiz -­‐ 40 points (Listening, Multiple Choice, TF< short answer, 60 minutes)

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 8 of 10

Wednesday, Dec. 2:Due: Assignment 7 – 30 points submitted to Dropbox (last day of regular class)

See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

Tuesday, Dec. 8:Due: FINAL EXAM (Parts I-­‐VII) -­‐ 100 points (Listening, Multiple Choice, TF, short answer, 90 minutes)
     Due: PERFORMANCE REPORT/CONCERT REVIEW – 40 points submitted to Dropbox   See Course Content page for a detailed description of this assignment

NOTE: The above schedule and procedures are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.

If you have a condition that may affect your academic performance in this class, please discuss the issue with the Coordinator of Disability Services (Clement 131, telephone 931-221-6230, voice tty 931-221­6278).

Students must read the Code of Student Conduct in the new Student Handbook for an understanding of what will be expected of them within the academic setting. Please be bold in your discussions AND yet, be courteous and understanding of other opinions.

*S-A-T = Self Assessment Test

**Quiz = a comprehensive quiz covering multiple topics

*** Term Paper for Extra Credit. The list of approved topics and the guidelines will be given two weeks into the semester. See check points below to prove progress on the term paper and to award some points. AGAIN, the Term paper is COMPLETELY for extra credit and is worth UP TO 75 points. Even RESEARCH on the Term Paper can count for a few points of extra credit. If

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 9 of 10

YOU plan to write a term paper, PLEASE insert the following DUE DATES into your total calendar of the class schedule!

Monday, September 7: TERM PAPER explanation and list of possible topics will be provided for you in NEWS.

Monday, September 21: DUE: SEND TO DROPBOX with YOUR special name (smithj-TERM.doc) Topic name choice, 5 resource sites (NOT Wikipedia!, 3 web sites, 2 book sites with page numbers) and 4 music example sites from YouTube 10 points.

Monday, October 5: DUE: Introduction 80-100 words, 8 resource sites, 4 music examples, title of the paper, WHY this topic is interesting to you, 4 sub topics you will consider as spin offs from the title. 10 points.

Wednesday, October 14: DUE: 30 words, explain how the introduction assignment has evolved since October 6, OR explain how the topic has NOT changed and is progressing. 10 points.

Tuesday, November 3: DUE: FIRST DRAFT (500-700 words) Included are the text sites and music sites from September 22 and the Introduction (80-100 words) from October 6 or 15. 10 points.

Tuesday, November 17: DUE: SECOND DRAFT (total 500-700 words) Correct grammar, spelling, syntax, logic from First Draft – the entire paper as you envision it. 10 points.

Thursday, December 3: DUE: FINAL DRAFT OF THE TERM PAPER, the ENTIRE paper corrected and complete, as you envision it. 25 points.

MUS 1030 W08/W3, page 10 of 10

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: