NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Music Appreciation

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Music Appreciation
    B. Course Number: MU 213 - 30093
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 9:30:00 AM - 10:45:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    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): College reading level.
    M. Corequisite(s): NA
    N. Class Location: WH105
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course explores the ideas of music in society and its cultural relevance. The course fulfills the Humanities requirement for non-music majors in an associate degree program. The students will discuss the elements of sound and music, and stylistically explore four major periods in Western art and music. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is an introduction to various musical styles through extensive listening. Course content includes a survey of Western art music as well as examples of blues, jazz, musical theater, rock, and non-Western music. The course is intended for entry-level college students (either non majors or majors); no prior musical experience is necessary for success in the class.
    This course is a general education course, which will transfer to most New Mexico schools. The student should check on transferability.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    EXPERIENCE MUSIC! EXPERIENCE MUSIC! Fourth Edition
    CHARLTON, KATHERINE
    Publisher: McGraw Hill
    ISBN:ISBN:9781259695193 ("Connect Code and Text bundle)
    Using Connect
    Log onto:
    http://connect.mheducation.com/class/r-patman-fall-2016-2 (Links to an external site.)
    Create your profile.
    Go to the "Library" tab.
    Click on"Media".
    Listen to the audio for the assignment given.
    Here are the Connect guide links, if you need further help.
    Further help can be found at this web address:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02c4z3Xu0jw&feature=youtu.be (Links to an external site.)
    You can also call tech support
    TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR INSTRUCTORS & STUDENTS
    1-800-331-5094





    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Live Concert Report(s)-10%


    Five Quizzes-40%

    Online submission of assignments or discussion contribution-40%

    Final Exam 10%

    Resulting in:

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


    Attendance is mandatory.
    Response Time Frames:
    I check my email MWF mornings from 9:30-9:50 and most evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 pm MST.
    Assignment grades are posted on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings.

  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

    1. Students will analyze and critically interpret significant and primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film.)


    2. Students will compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual).
    3. Students will recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.


    4. Students will draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.

    The primary objective of this course will be to give the student an understanding of the development of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition, some attention will be given to Jazz and Non-Western Music. The student should be able to understand the major trends in Western music as well as its function in society, while looking at parallels with other fine arts.

    Additionally, music appreciation students should also:

    1. Explore the materials from which all styles of music are built;
    2. Master a common vocabulary for discussion of music of all styles;
    3. Develop skills of aesthetic judgment and critical thinking through music listening;
    4. Integrate the role of music within historical, artistic, and cultural traditions;
    5. Understand the roles that music plays in different cultures;
    6. Grasp the influence of popular and world musics on art music;
    7. Build technological skills related to music and music listening;
    8. Appreciate the creative process of music through interactive study.
    9.Analyze and critically interpret significant and primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film.)
    10. Students will compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual.)
    11. Recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.
    12. Draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.



  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The primary objective of this course will be to give the student an understanding of the development of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition, some attention will be given to Jazz and Non-Western Music. The student should be able to understand the major trends in Western music as well as its function in society, while looking at parallels with other fine arts.
    All music students should:
    1. Recognize the value of music to our culture, community, and individual experience.
    2. Learn the development of musicians, performers, music educators, scholars, music business, music therapy, and musicology.
    3. Receive a sound preparation to further study in music education, business and/or performance.
    4. Have opportunities to perform, study, create, and experience music.
    5. Create an artistic environment which fosters the development of personal realizations that are essential to the fabric of a healthy society.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Online etiquette is mandatory. Daily access to a computer is mandatory. You will have greater success in this course by being patient and polite with your professor and other students.
    For best success follow the modules. Assignments are worth 40% of your final grade. Read the chapter first, observe the power point presentation, observe the lecture notes. Complete the assignments that are based on a 100 point scale. The Rubric for each assignment includes completeion of the defintions (20 pts), history of the composers (30 pts), information for the listening assignment (30pts), and your thoughts, at least 5 sentences (20 pts.) Assignments must be less than 50% unoriginal work. Points will be taken off for 60-79% or the assignment will receive a "0" for 80-100% unoriginal work.
    If your work is copied exact from the text or from another student or source, you will receive a "0" for the assignment. If plagiarism continues, you will receive a "0" for the course.
    The student must also submit comments to the "discussion" page for 100 points total credit. Interactive discussions are crucial for online learning.
    One concert report is mandatory for this course. This assignment is worth 10% of the final grade. Attend one live concert/theater production/ballet and follow the criteria given. Give proof of attendance.
    Quiz/test(40% of final grade)-go to the quiz page in the module and complete the quiz within the given time limit.
    Final exam is cumulative and worth 10% of your final grade.

  11. 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 Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

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

    Week 1 and 2
    Module 0 Introduction
    Module 1 Elements
    chapter 1 Elements of Music
    chapter 2 Key, texture, form
    chapter 3 Instruments

    Quiz chapters 1 and 2

    Week 3
    Module 2
    chapter 4 Medieval Era
    chapter 5 Renaissance era


    Week 4
    Module 3 Baroque era
    chapter 6 Opera
    chapter 7 Cantata
    chapter 8 Oratorio


    Week 5
    Module 4 Baroque Era
    chapter 9 Chamber Music
    chapter 10 Orchestra

    Quiz Baroque era

    Week 6
    Module 5 Classical Era
    chapter 11 Symphony
    chapter 12 Concerto
    chapter 13 Chamber Music

    Week 7
    Module 6 Classical Era
    chapter 14 Vocal Music
    chapter 15 Beethoven

    Quiz Classical era

    Week 8
    Module 7- Romantic Era 1
    chapter 16 Songs
    chapter 17 Piano
    chapter 18 Program Music

    Week 9
    Module 8-Romantic Era 1
    chapter 19 Nationalism
    chapter 20 Overture

    Quiz Romantic era 1

    Week 10
    Module 9 Romantic Era 2
    chapter 21 Concerto
    chapter 22 Choral Music
    chapter 23 Symphonies

    Week 11
    Module 10 Romantic Era 2
    chapter 24 Opera in France and Italy
    chapter 25 German Opera


    Week 12
    Module 11 Contemporary Era
    chapter 26 Impressionism and Symbolism
    chapter 27 Primitivism and Neoclassicism

    Week 13
    Module 12 Contemporary Era
    chapter 28 Eastern European Nationalism
    chapter 29 Serialism

    Quiz No.5

    Week 14
    Module 13 American Music
    chapter 30 before WWII
    chapter 31 Early Jazz
    chapter 32 Later Jazz

    Week 15
    Module 14 American Music
    chapter 33 Classical Jazz
    chapter 34 American Classical


    Week 16
    Module 15 New Music
    chapter 37 World music
    chapter 38 After WWII
    chapter 39 Minimalism
    chapter 40 Rock and Roll


    Final exam due December 10 by 5:00pm
    Concert report due December 10 by 5:00pm