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Performance Sound

Course Details

Course Number
3493
Section Number
3493
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
B120
Days & Times

TR 9:30am - 10:50am

Professor
Eric Koger (view Profile)

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Disclaimer

The information provided within this syllabus may be subject to change. Always assume that the

syllabus is correct unless the instructor has made a formal amendment.

 

Course Objectives

This course will assist you in developing and demonstrating:

1. Identify the various components of a typical sound system

a. Knowledge of the development of theatre

2. proper use of sound vocabulary

a. Theoretical/conceptual knowledge and application

b. Employability

3. a firm knowledge of setup/strike protocol and standards

a. Theoretical/conceptual knowledge and application

b. Employability

c. Safety knowledge and practice

d. Professionalism

Course Expectations

Course Requirements

To succeed in this course you will need to ensure the following requirements are met, daily.

1. Daily participation in all activities. Foundational information is given and explained in class and then

built upon over the semester. Absences will cause many issues as you move forward in this course.

2. Completion of the assigned projects on the due date. Incomplete assignments will be graded as such

and could be grounds for major point loss. Late assignments will not be accepted.

3. All assignments must be submitted in the proper format as specified when assigned. For instance,

sound files created in Audacity should ALWAYS be brought to class as an uncompressed Audacity file.

If you bring solely an MP3 file, you have not followed directions and consequences will be assessed.

4. Keep track of your grades using the  Point Breakdown section of this syllabus. If I return an

assignment on a day you are absent, it is your responsibility to seek out the missing items and grade.

5. Header information on all assignments must be in one line and contain the following: Your first and

last name, the date of submission, and the class name and number. For Instance:

Eric Koger August 25th 2017 THEA 3493 Performance Sound

In addition, all work MUST be  typed, printed, stapled, spell-checked, and grammar checked prior to

class beginning. Documents that do not meet these criteria will be assessed a point deduction.

***When printing, make sure that your name is clearly typed on your work. Not hand scrawled.

Grading Standards

Grading

Types of learning – There are three methods to learn the material in this class:

 

Lectures – ome to class and I will impart information that is different than the required

reading. Your knowledge of the lectures will be assessed through the quizzes and

discussion participation.

 

Readings – Read the text. Quizzes serve to ensure that you are reading but also serve as

assessment for the lecture material.

 

Projects – This is an opportunity to gain points by practicing the concepts that we have

discussed in class.

 

Makeup policy – Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All assignments will be formally

collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism

cannot be made up.

 

Withdrawals – It is the responsibility of the student to properly withdraw.

 

Point value/grade distribution: 100-90=A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-60=D, 59-0=F

There are 110 points possible but grades will be calculated on a 100 point scale.

20 pts – readings/quizzes, 90pts – projects

 

Point Breakdown

Be sure to track your point totals here.

POINTS

PROJECTS possible actual

Sit and Listen (5) 5

2 Moods (5) 5

Microphone Analysis (5) 5

Sound Plot (5) 5

QUIZ 1 (5) 5

Record/Edit (5) 5

Underscore (10) 10

Soundscape (10) 10

Concept/Sound Plot (10) 10

QUIZ 2 (5) 5

Special Effect Recording (10) 10

Disclaimer (5) 5

in class work (5) 5

in class work (5) 5

Overdub/Foley/Setup (20) 20

TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE----> 110 ---           <----YOUR TO TAL POINTS

Final Exam 12/12/2017 8-10am
Submission Format Policy 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

Makeup policy – Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All assignments will be formally

collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism

cannot be made up.

Plagiarism Policy

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

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

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.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance

You must attend all class periods. You are responsible for any information that you miss due to

absenteeism. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. Tardiness will count as an absence.

Three late arrivals = one absence.

Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email

to the instructor explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your

name, class period (day/time) and your situation.

Late assignments will not be accepted. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up.

Other Policies

Crew Calls

It is uncertain at this time, but there may be opportunity/need for us to accomplish a few major

goals regarding sound this semester. As I am still working out details and gathering gear, nothing

is set in stone, but be aware that there could be a few calls scheduled.

 

Conduct Statement

Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the

ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removing

the disruptive student(s) from the class.

 

Academic Dishonesty Statement

Plagiarism is (1) the use of source material of other persons (either published or unpublished,

including the Internet) without following the accepted techniques of giving credit or (2) the

submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given. If a student in the

class is caught plagiarizing, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The Student Creed

developed and adopted by the MSU Student Government reinforces the discouragement of

plagiarism and other unethical behaviors. The first statement of the Creed reads, “As an MSU

student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.” Plagiarism is lying,

cheating, and stealing.

 

Student Privacy Statement

Federal law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to parties outside

of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the

instructor will not discuss a student’s academic progress or other matters with his/her parents.

 

Disability Support Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides

comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this

legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that

provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability

requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the

Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

 

Privacy Statement

In accordance with Federal Privacy Laws a student’s personal information is protected.

As an instructor it is unlawful for me to share your personal information (including grades) with

anyone unless I have written consent. This means I will not be able to discuss your grades with

parents. If you have questions about your grades or have forgotten the grading policy for the

course please come by during office hours.

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

Perf Sound F17 syllabus-20170830-094554.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.