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Appreciation of Music

Course Details

Course Number
1033
Section Number
1033
Semester
Spring 2018
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C111
Days & Times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-10:50

Professor
Dr. Tim Justus (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

 

  1. To become familiar with some basic terminology of classical art music
  2. To gain a basic knowledge of musical structure and form of art music
  3. To be able to identify selected works and historical periods based on general characteristics
  4. To investigate the unique characteristics and differences of each style period and of major composers of that period
Grading Standards

Grading

 

Grading Scale:

91-100=A

81-90=B

71-80=C

61-70=D

 

 

 

Exams

Points/Grade Calculation

Exam 1 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 2 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 3 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 4 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 5 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 6 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

To calculate your final grade, take the average of the 6 exam scores and divide by 6

Ex: 486 total exam score, divided by 6=81.  81=B

 

 

 

Exams

There will be six (6) exams with exams 1-5 administered in two parts; Part 1 is a 50 question multiple choice exam, with each question worth one (1) point. Part 2 is a 10 question listening exam with each question worth five (5) points, with the two parts together comprising a 100 point exam. The two parts of the exam will be administered separately on successive class days. Exams correspond to the division of parts in the text. Both parts of Exam 6 will be administered during the final examination period.

 

Exam questions will be taken from the text, the instructor’s presentation, and class discussion. Links to listening examples will be distributed electronically.  

All examination materials will be provided by the instructor. Exam scores will be returned at the classroom door as soon as available. (Not always the next class period.) Your privacy will be insured.

 

Exam scores for Exam 6, the final exam, will be posted the day following the exam, outside room C117O (Instructor’s university office).

 

Final Exam

Both parts of Exam 6, the “final” exam” will be given during the final exam period with the first hour designated for the written portion and the second hour designated for the listening portion. Exam 6 (final exam) counts the same as the other five exams.

 

Final Exam 05/09/2018 10:30-12:30
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

Late Work 

See “Make Up Work” below.  

 

Make Up Work/Tests

Examinations, with the exception of the final exam, may be made up within a week of the original examination dates, for excused absences, i.e. illness with a doctor’s excuse or official university function. The final exam MAY NOT 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

“Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes for which they are enrolled.” (Student Handbook, p. 39)  Excused absences are recognized for illness and university sponsored official events.

 

There is no specific university policy regarding attendance; instructors are allowed to determine their own. For purposes of this class anyone missing 10% of the total number of classes (5) may be denied the opportunity for making up

a missed exam.

 

Roll is kept on a daily basis. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. Instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by the instructor.

Other Policies

Course Syllabus: Music Appreciation

College of Fine Arts

MUSC 1033 Section 202

Spring 2018 January 13-May 12, 2018

 

Contact Information

Instructor:  Dr. Tim Justus

Office:       Fain Fine Arts Building C117O

Office Hours:List office hours

Office phone: (940) 397.6839

E-mail:      timothy.justus@mwsu.edu

 

Course Description

The course is intended to increase the variety and depth of an individual’s understanding and appreciation of the art music of western civilization, and to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of music as an art in general.

 

Course Objectives:

 

  1. To become familiar with some basic terminology of classical art music
  2. To gain a basic knowledge of musical structure and form of art music
  3. To be able to identify selected works and historical periods based on general characteristics
  4. To investigate the unique characteristics and differences of each style period and of major composers of that period

Textbook & Instructional Materials

Wright, Craig. Listening to Western Music. (Cengage, 7th/8th ed.)

 

Study Hours and Tutoring Assistance

Any member of the course may request assistance from the instructor during regular office hours or at any other time by appointment.

 

Student Handbook

https://mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/student-life/Student%20Handbook%202016-17%20(web).pdf

 

Academic Misconduct Policy & Procedures

Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Office of Student Conduct.

 

Grading

 

Grading Scale:

91-100=A

81-90=B

71-80=C

61-70=D

 

 

 

Exams

Points/Grade Calculation

Exam 1 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 2 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 3 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 4 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 5 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

Exam 6 Parts 1/2

50/50=100

To calculate your final grade, take the average of the 6 exam scores and divide by 6

Ex: 486 total exam score, divided by 6=81.  81=B

 

 

 

Exams

There will be six (6) exams with exams 1-5 administered in two parts; Part 1 is a 50 question multiple choice exam, with each question worth one (1) point. Part 2 is a 10 question listening exam with each question worth five (5) points, with the two parts together comprising a 100 point exam. The two parts of the exam will be administered separately on successive class days. Exams correspond to the division of parts in the text. Both parts of Exam 6 will be administered during the final examination period.

 

Exam questions will be taken from the text, the instructor’s presentation, and class discussion. Links to listening examples will be distributed electronically.  

All examination materials will be provided by the instructor. Exam scores will be returned at the classroom door as soon as available. (Not always the next class period.) Your privacy will be insured.

 

Exam scores for Exam 6, the final exam, will be posted the day following the exam, outside room C117O (Instructor’s university office).

 

Final Exam

Both parts of Exam 6, the “final” exam” will be given during the final exam period with the first hour designated for the written portion and the second hour designated for the listening portion. Exam 6 (final exam) counts the same as the other five exams.

 

The final exam MAY NOT be made up. Do not plan to take the exam early or late because of travel plans, sporting events, etc.

 

Extra Credit

There are no extra credit assignments or extra credit provisions in this course.

 

Late Work 

See “Make Up Work” below.  

 

Make Up Work/Tests

Examinations, with the exception of the final exam, may be made up within a week of the original examination dates, for excused absences, i.e. illness with a doctor’s excuse or official university function. The final exam MAY NOT be made up.

 

Important Dates

Last day for term schedule changes: 1/16-18  

Deadline to file for graduation: 2/19

Last Day to drop with a grade of “W:” 3/26

       

Refer to: Drops, Withdrawals & Void

 

Desire-to-Learn (D2L)

This course will not require any D2L resources.

 

Attendance

“Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes for which they are enrolled.” (Student Handbook, p. 39)  Excused absences are recognized for illness and university sponsored official events.

 

There is no specific university policy regarding attendance; instructors are allowed to determine their own. For purposes of this class anyone missing 10% of the total number of classes (5) may be denied the opportunity for making up

a missed exam.

 

Roll is kept on a daily basis. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. Instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by the instructor.

 

Computer Requirements

It is your responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer for this class. Study guides and links to listening examples are sent to the e-mail address specified in the detail class list provided to the instructor. Personal computer technical difficulties will not be considered a reason for failure to have the study guide or listening example links.  Computers are available on campus in various areas of the buildings as well as the Academic Success Center.

 

Instructor Class Policies

Initial the roll sheet at the door for each class period. New material, study guides, notes, etc., are also distributed at the door.

 

The university policy for C111 is that food and drinks are NOT permitted. Please do not put yourself in a situation in which the instructor has to ask for food and drinks to be removed. Disregarding this request could result in dismissal from that class meeting

 

Disruptive behavior, as determined by the instructor, may be subject for removal from class.

 

Disruptive activities include but are not limited to;

Conversing with another person in such a way that it is distracting to the class or to the instructor or creates an interruption in the class sequence

 

Speaking disrespectfully to another person in class

 

Use of an electronic device in such a way as to be considered by the instructor to be disruptive. Electronic devices are not permitted during examination periods.

 

Repeatedly leaving the room

 

Creating a circumstance or situation that disrupts the classroom decorum or other behavior of a nature considered to be a distraction

 

Making a video or audio recording of the instructor without permission is prohibited, as is the posting a video of classroom activity to a social media site without the written permission of the instructor.

Change of Schedule

A student dropping a course (but not withdrawing from the University) within the first 12 class days of a regular semester or the first four class days of a summer semester is eligible for a100% refund of applicable tuition and fees. Dates are published in the Schedule of Classes each semester.

 

Refund and Repayment Policy

A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from Midwestern State University (MSU) may be eligible to receive a refund for all or a portion of the tuition, fees and room/board charges that were paid to MSU for the semester. HOWEVER, if the student received financial aid (federal/state/institutional grants, loans and/or scholarships), all or a portion of the refund may be returned to the financial aid programs. As described below, two formulas (federal and state) exists in determining the amount of the refund. (Examples of each refund calculation will be made available upon request).

 

Disability Support Services

Midwestern State University is committed to providing equal access for qualified students with disabilities to all university courses and programs, and by law all students with disabilities are guaranteed a learning environment that provides reasonable accommodation of their disability. This guarantee is provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA reads: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.” The Director of Disability Support Services serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940) 397.4140, TDD (940) 397.4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center 168.

 

College Policies

Smoking/Tobacco Policy

College policy strictly prohibits the use of tobacco products in any building owned or operated by WATC.  Adult students may smoke only in the outside designated-smoking areas at each location. 

Campus Carry Rules/Policies

Refer to: Campus Carry Rules and Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policy

To comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and subsequent amendments, students and employees of Midwestern State are informed that strictly enforced policies are in place which prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, including alcohol, on university property or as part of any university-sponsored activity. Students and employees are also subject to all applicable legal sanctions under local, state and federal law for any offenses involving illicit drugs on University property or at University-sponsored activities.

 

Grade Appeal Process

Students who wish to appeal a grade should consult the Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Volume LXXVIII, number 1 (2010 to 2012), pp. 75 thru 77.

 

Notice
Changes in the course syllabus, procedure, assignments, and schedule may be made at the discretion of the instructor and will be announced in class and accompanied with an e-mail notification.

 

 

Date

Text Chapter

Class #

Mon, Jan 15

MLK Holiday, No Class

1

Wed, Jan 17

Chapter 1 The Power of Music

2

Fri, Jan 19

Chapter 2 Rhythm, Melody and Harmony

3

Mon, Jan 22

Chapter 3 Color, Texture, Form and Style

4

Wed, Jan 24

Exam 1, Part 1 Written

5

Fri, Jan 26

Exam 1, Part 2 Listening

6

Mon, Jan 29

Chapter 4 Medieval Music, Church and Court

7

Wed, Jan 31

Chapter 4 Medieval Music, Sacred and Secular

8

Fri, Feb 2

Chapter 5 Renaissance Music

9

Mon, Feb 5

Chapter 5 Renaissance Music

10

Wed, Feb 7

Exam 2 , Written

11

Fri, Feb 9

Exam 2 , Listening

12

Mon, Feb 12

Chapter 6 Early Baroque

13

Wed, Feb 14

Chapter 7 Late Baroque/Instrumental Music

14

Fri, Feb 16

Chapter 8 Late Baroque, J.S. Bach

15

Mon, Feb 19

Late Baroque, G.F. Handel

16

Wed, Feb 21

Exam 3, Written

17

Fri, Feb 23

Exam 3, Listening

18

Mon, Feb 26

Chapter 10 Intro to Classical Style

19

Wed, Feb 28

Chapter 11-12 Classical Forms

20

Fri, Mar 2

Chapter 11-12 Classical Forms, cont.

21

Mon, Mar 5

Chapter 13 Classical Genres-Instrumental

22

Wed, Mar 7

Chapter 14 Classical Genres-Vocal

23

Fri, Mar 9

Chapter 15 Beethoven

24

Mon, Mar 12-Spring Break

No Class

N/A

Mon, Mar 19

Classes Resume-Chapter 15 Beethoven, cont.

25

Wed, Mar 21

Exam 4, Written

26

Fri, Mar 23

Exam 4, Listening

27

Mon, Mar 26

Chapter 16 Romanticism

28

Wed, Mar 28

Chapter 17 Art Song/Tone Poem

29

Fri, Mar 30-Easter Recess

No Class

30

Mon, Apr 2-Classes Resume

Chapter 18 Program Symphony Ballet/Nationalism

31

Wed, Apr 4

Chapter 19 Piano Music

32

Fri, Apr 6

Chapter 20 Opera (Italian)

33

Mon, Apr 9

Chapter 21 Opera (French and German)

34

Wed, Apr 11

Chapter 22 Opera (Italian Realism)

35

Fri, Apr13

Chapter 21, Opera, cont.

36

Mon, Apr 16

Chapter 23 Orchestral Music

37

Wed, Apr 18

Exam 5, Written

38

Fri, Apr 20

Exam 5, Listening

39

Mon, Apr 23

Chapter 24 Impressionism

40

Wed, Apr 25

Chapter 25 Modernism

41

Fri, Apr 27

Chapter 25, European Modernism

42

Mon, Apr 30

Chapter 26 American Modernism

43

Wed, May 2

Chapter 26 American Modernism, cont.

44

Fri, May 4

Chapter 27 Post Modernism

45

Wednesday, 5/9/18

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Exam 6 (Final Exam) Written/Listening

46

 

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.

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.