Music 130 syllabus
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MUSC 130: Music Theory I Fall 2015 T/Th 8:00-‐9:15 a.m. or 9:30-‐10:45 a.m., HFAC 248 Instructor: Whitney Berry Office: HFAC 282 Phone: 777-‐4716 E-‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: M/T/W/Th, 11:00-‐11:50 a.m. or by appointment Co-‐requisite: MUSC 131: Aural Skills I Course Description This course deals with the fundamentals and structure of tonal music. Emphasis will be placed on the development of music notation and analysis skills through practical and creative experiences . Course Goals 1) Students will accurately identify fundamental components of written music. 2) Students will accurately notate fundamental components of music. 3) Students will demonstrate an understanding of compositional conventions of the Common P ractice period. 4) Students will apply their knowledge of music fundamentals and common practice conventions to original music composition. Required Materials The Practice of Harmony, Peter Spencer, 6th ed. (ISBN 978-‐0-‐205-‐71719-‐4) *NEW copies only Staff paper Pencil and good eraser Small (1 inch) 3-‐ring binder (for handouts) Grade Distribution Grading Scale Unit Tests 30% A = 92-‐100% Quizzes 15% B = 83-‐91% Assignments 20% C = 74-‐82% Final Exam 25% D = 65-‐73% Participation 10% F = 64% and below Unit Tests and Quizzes • There will be 4 unit tests during the semester , which combined, count for 30% of the final grade. A fifth unit test will be scheduled at the end of the semester as a make -‐up test for students who have missed or done poorly on one of the four unit tests. The dates of the unit tests can be found on the attached class schedule. • There will be 10 quizzes during the semester, which combined, count for 15% of the final grade. At the end of the semester, the 2 lowest quiz scores will be dropped so that only the highest 8 quizzes will count toward the final grade. All quizzes will be on a "surprise" basis an d will be based on material covered in previous classes. Because of the built in test make-‐up and dropped quiz score opportunities , missed tests and quizzes may not be made up during the semester except in extreme circumstances. Appropriate documentation must be provided in such circumstances. (E.g. Doctor’s note) MUSC 130 Syllabus Fall 2015 – Page 1 gnments •Assignments will be given DAILY and will be designed to emphasize the concepts learned in class, and to give the student the opportunity to gain further competence in and understanding of the course material. •Students will be notified of assignments in class and on Blackboard. •Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date . Late assignments will not be accepted. •Assignments will be assessed on the b asis of completion only and not assigned individual grades. Students are responsible for checking their answers with the answer keys provided, and/or for incorporating corrections marked by the instructor. •The assignment portion of the grade will be determined by the percentage of assignments completed, as illustrated by the chart below: Percentage Completed Assignment Grade 95-‐100% 20% (full credit) 75-‐94% 15% 50-‐74% 10% 25-‐49% 5% 0-‐24% 0% •Optional assignments will be given frequently for extra practice and/or to make up for incomplete assignments. The assignment percentage will be calculated by dividing the student’s total number of completed assignments (both required and optional) by the number of "required" assignments only. (E.g. a student completing 5 required and 3 optional assignments at a point in the course where 10 required assignments have been given would have an assignment percentage of 80%.) Updated assignment totals will be posted periodically on Blackboard as a convenience, but it is the student’s responsibility to monitor his or her own completion of assignments. • EXTRA CREDIT (up to 5%) will be given for assignment totals that exceed 100% as follows: Percentage Completed Assignment Grade 100-‐124% 21% (1% bonus) 125-‐149% 22% (2% bonus) 150-‐174% 23% (3% bonus) 175-‐199% 24% (4% bonus) 200% and over 25% (5% bonus) A Special Note About Assignments and Absences If a student is excused from class, it is expected that he or she turn in the assignments both due, and given that day on the next class period, unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor. A current list of all required and optional assignments will be posted on Blackboard after each class period. It is the student’s responsibility to check this list for any missed assignments. MUSC 130 Syllabus Fall 2015 – Page 2 Participation • Due to the emphasis placed on group discussion and learning from peers, it is essential that students attend every class. If a student needs to be absent from class, he or she must notify the instructor (by voicemail or e -‐mail) no later than one hour prior to the class period for the absence to be excused. In extreme circumstances, an absence may be excused after the class period with appropria te written documentation only (E.g. Doctor’s note). • All students are allowed TWO UNEXCUSED absences without penalty. The THIRD unexcused absence will result in the loss of HALF of the participation grade (5%) and the FOURTH unexcused absence will result in the loss of the remainder of participation grade (5%). At any time, a student may request an update on the number of unexcused absences recorded by the instructor. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to keep track of this information to avoid penalty. • Students are responsible for getting the notes, handouts and assignments they missed from the instructor, other students, or the course Blackboard site. sroom Etiquette • If the classroom doors are closed upon your arrival, please wait outside in the hallway until you are invited in. • Please SILENCE all mobile devices and refrain from inappropriate usage during class. • Use of laptop or tablet computers during cl ass is prohibited unless specifically requested by the instructor. • Be supportive and respectful of your classmates. You will be working in groups most of the time and it is important to be cordial, courteous and helpful to others. Communication All course related communications will be sent via e -‐mail to the address students have set as their preferred address on Blackboard. Students are responsible for providing a working e -‐mail address on Blackboard and checking it daily . In addition, a Blackboard site has been established for this course which will contain course materials, announcements, assignments and grades. Disability Accommodations If you have emergency medical information to share with me, need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, or you need disability accommodations in this course, please make an appointment with me. My office is located in Hughes Fine Arts Center room 28 2 and my office hours are T/R 9:00 -‐9:50 a.m. If you plan to request disability accommodations, you are expected to register with Disability Services for Students,190 McCannel Hall, 777-‐3425 (v/tty). Statement of Academic Integrity Students are expected to practice the highest form of ethics, honesty and integrity in all their academic work. Any form of academic dishonesty (plagiarism, cheating, misrepresentation) will be handled as as detailed in the UND Code of Student Life, Section IIIa-‐3. MUSC 130 Syllabus Fall 2015 – Page 3 TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE (subject to revision as necessary ) Tuesday, September 29 Unit Test 1 Clefs and Pitch, Scales, Key Sig natures (Chapters 1-‐3) Tuesday, October 20 Unit Test 2 Intervals, Triads & V7 (Chapters 4-‐5 & supplemental material ) Tuesday, November 10 Unit Test 3 Rhythm (Chapter 6) Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess -‐ no classes Thursday, December 3 Unit Test 4 Four-‐part Vocal Writing, Primary Triads in Root Position (Chapter 7-‐8) Thursday, December 10 Test 5 (Unit Test Make-‐up) Final Exam material Friday, December 11 Reading and Review Day – no classes *Possible additional exam review session on this day FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 9:30 SECTION Tuesday, December 15 8:00 a.m. -‐10:00 a.m. HFAC 248 8:00 SECTION Thursday, December 187 8:00 a.m. -‐10:00 a.m. HFAC 248 MUSC 130 Syllabus Fall 2015 – Page 4
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