NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

College and Community Chorale

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: College and Community Chorale
    B. Course Number: MU 131 - 10200
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Th 7:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Wong, Yau-Sun
    G. Office: Watson Hall (WH) 108A
    H. Email Address: YSWong@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2844
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: WH105
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The NMJC Chorale is an ensemble for both college members and members of the community. The Chorale prepares various styles of repertoire for public performance. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credit hours. The Chorale meets one evening per week for two hours. This is a one credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The New Mexico Junior College and Community Chorale is an opportunity for the junior college to further attain its mandate as an integral part of the community through supporting the Performing Arts and music education. The Chorale brings together students and community members to share in quality music making. Both groups benefit from each others education and experience.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    There are no required materials for this course. Music will be provided by the instructor.

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Attendance is mandatory in this course. However, we do understand that illnesses and family problems do occur. You are allowed two (2) periods to deal with such matters. We do request that you contact the instructor in advance of the absence to inform the instructor of your intentions. After two absences the
    instructor reserves the right to lower the students grade accordingly.(e.g. from A to B; B to C and etc...
    Tardiness is also not tolerated; two late attendances will be regarded as one absence. If a student is ten minutes late for a lesson, the
    instructor will consider the student absent.

    Students may achieve the grade of A by:
    1. Attending all rehearsals and performances
    2. Learning the music to the best of their ability
    3. Attending all concerts and events
    4. Having a positive attitude

    The grades of B, C, D, and F will be given to students that fail to meet the above requirements.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The following Departmental Student Learning Outcomes will be emphasized in each of the NMJC Music Department courses:

    1. Students will perform or create a piece of work that embodies skills and competence in their area of focus.
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques to create a successful piece of work.
    3. Students will identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    As a member of the New Mexico Junior College and Community Chorale each choral member will:

    A. Have the opportunity to learn a major choral work and several selections
    B. Learn the discipline in choral singing to build a quality choral ensemble
    C. Perform at least one concert program
    D. Build community spirit through music



  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    Weekly rehearsals

    New Mexico Junior College & Community Chorale-Spring 2017

    Spring concert will be conducted at Hillcrest Baptist Church 6:30 pm evening service. (First Sunday of May)
    Dress Code: Concert Black