Fiu music appreciation class syllabus @hghs 2014 fall semester


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Fiu music appreciation class syllabus @hghs 2014 fall semester

  1. 1. Syllabus for dual enrollment course, MUL 1010 Music Appreciation, through FIU at Hialeah Gardens High School, Fall of 2014 Dual Enrollment Course: Music Appreciation MUL 1010 Instructor: Anabel Parra Start Date: September 10, 2014 End Date: December 17th, 2014 Time: Wednesdays from 2:30 – 5 PM Place: Hialeah Gardens High School Media Center in Room 1112 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Online Blog and Listening/Viewing Resource: http:// Additional audio resources: Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music – 6 Compact Discs Selected music from personal iTunes library and personal music library of compact discs. Selected compact discs from Hialeah Gardens High School Media Center Reference resources: A Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, W.W. Norton & Sons, N.Y., 2010 ISBN: 978-0-393-93251-5 Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music (4th Edition), 2011 ISBN: 978-0-393-93526-4 Course Description: Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and selected video content. Three class hours per week, 40 hours a semester. Credits: Three college credits and .5 high school graduation credit in Fine Arts (semester course). Prerequisite: 3.0 high school GPA and in junior or senior year in high school. Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes: Music appreciation is a general survey course including music from various styles, cultures and historical periods. The general objectives of the course are:  To introduce the student to music sources other than the normal mass media offerings available.  To give the student tools to increase listening pleasure and understanding.  Students will develop a better understanding of the elements of music and how these affect the sound and style of music.  Students will gain knowledge of Western musical styles and their historic context.  Students will develop an awareness of major composers, their contributions to music, and their prospective stylistic significance.  Students will identify assigned musical works by means of listening quizzes.  Students will come away with a new artistic experience which they may continue to explore, in more advanced ways, relate to other course work or assimilate into their own personal lives as expressive human beings.
  2. 2. Course Content: This is an online course where most resources, class presentations and reviews for quizzes and exams can be found on the blog: During the course of study, the student will learn to hear and discuss music by using the elements of timbre, melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. The student will also learn general information about major composers, music terminology and how the elements of music are used in the style periods of western classical music. UNIT I- FUNDAMENTALS Week 1- Syllabus overview/Course Procedures/Basic Music Vocabulary & Elements of Music Week 2- Ancient Greece & Rome Week 3-Instruments of the Orchestra and Voice Type….First Quiz UNIT II: THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE Week 3- Music in the Middle Ages; Week 4- Music in the Renaissance ….Second Quiz UNIT III: THE BAROQUE PERIOD Week 4- Introduction to J.S. Bach….Third Quiz Week 5- Forms/New instruments/Instrumental Music Week 6- Baroque Instrumental Music/Opera Week 7- Other Choral Music/Finish Unit (Third Quiz) and Mid-Term Review Week 8- MID-TERM Go Over Exam/ The Piano UNIT IV: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD Week 9- Introduction to Classical Form and Composition Layout Week 10- Focus on Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven. Week 11 –Review/Finish Unit…..Fourth Quiz UNIT V: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD Week 11- Introduction to Romantic Short Forms Week 12 – Virtuosos/Nationalism/Orchestration/Program Music/Italian Opera Week 13- Richard Wagner/Finish Unit ….Fifth Quiz…. and begin. UNIT VI: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND Week 13 – Introduction to early 20th Century music Week 14- French Impression/Communist Russia Week 15- Final Exam Review/ Research paper due TBA
  3. 3. Course Requirements: The final grade will be determined by class participation and assignments, weekly quizzes, a midterm exam, a comprehensive final exam, and one research paper. Grading Criteria: Students are graded according to their effort and accomplishment. Your final grade for the course will be calculated according to the following:  Mid-Term Exam covering all material to that point (20% of the total grade)  Final Exam Comprehensive for the entire semester (20% of total grade)  Quizzes: (20% of total grade) Lowest Grade will be Dropped  Research paper (20% of the total grade)  Class Participation/ Assignments (20% of the total grade) Each assignment and the final grade will be given a numerical value that corresponds to the following: A (90-100) B (80 – 90) C (70 – 80) D (60 – 70) F (59 – 0) Quizzes and exams must be taken when scheduled. If there are extenuating circumstances that require you to miss a quiz or exam, then you will be able to make them up at the discretion of the instructor. Class Participation: There may come times during our class that I would like to engage in class discussion, whether it is about the material or about any music events occurring in the media. If asked to contribute, please respond in order to further discussion and provide insight. If you miss a class, you will be counted absent for class participation and, therefore, your grade in this category will be affected. Academic Integrity The instructor has the primary responsibility for identifying and responding to clear instances of student plagiarism and/or cheating. Plagiarism is defined as offering another(s) work as one(s) own without appropriate acknowledgment. Cheating may be defined as dishonesty of any kind in a student's academic program (e.g., unauthorized copying from another(s) work, alteration of official grades, etc.). A student shall neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Evidence of cheating, plagiarism or multiple submissions of assignment will lead to grade 0 (zero) in that assignment. Additional Instructor's Guidelines: The Internet is a valid tool of research and I encourage you to use it. However, be sure to use reliable sources. Cite your sources! This means that it is extremely important that any direct quote from printed material or any web site be cited as a reference source. The extracted text should be preceded by and should end with quotation marks. You must also include footnote or end note indicating the origin of the quote, failing to do so characterizes plagiarism.
  4. 4. Cell Phones: Cell phones should be turned off and set on “vibrate” after entering the classroom. No texting will be allowed during class time. If you have an unforeseen emergency, please let me know immediately. Additional information on the appropriate use of electronic devices while in school can be found in your Gladiator Student Planner. Please be respectful. In other words – please refrain from using cell/mobile phones and media devices. Laptops are permissible as long as you are only taking notes in class. Students will be dismissed from class for any violation of this policy. Other Matters: We are guests in Room 1112 which means that all furniture, equipment and textbooks, etc. found in this room must be respected and cared for. This means NO FOOD, DRINK OR GUM in the room at any time. All paper must be thrown in the trash and removed from the floor. Do NOT touch or use any computers and/or equipment found in this room .Please report any discrepancies that you find in your area of the room to the instructor immediately. Iif any problems arise for you during the semester i.e. if you are unable to attend class, or if you need any clarification on anything, please feel free to e-mail me: