North Arkansas College Course Syllabus for Music Appreciation Summer 1, 2015 1. Course Identification Course Name: (MUS 1003) Music Appreciation Instructor: JoAnn Walden Office Location: M129 Office Hours: By appointment only during summer Best to contact me at this email address: email@example.com (This address will be checked several times throughout every day.) 2. Catalog Course Description Music appreciation is a survey of music history literature with emphasis on listening and evaluating all types of music. It includes the works and influence of the major composers, the media through which music is produced, instruments of the orchestra, voice, solo and ensemble combinations, music elements, and music terminology. 3. Rationale for Course Music appreciation is one of the educational core classes and is transferable to other colleges. 4. Audience for Course Music Appreciation is open to any Northark student. 5. General Course Goals Understand the fundamental properties of music Become familiar with different musical instruments Learn about major historical figures throughout the history of music Identify some of the important works of music Be able to identify and discuss the basic elements that make up a musical composition 6. Specific Course Outcomes/Objectives/Competencies By the end of the semester students will be able to: Identify different instruments and sections of the orchestra Identify various compositions of music Identify different styles of music Identify various musical vocabulary terms Understand the uniqueness and importance of various composers throughout different periods of history 7. Resources Needed for the Course (REQUIRED MATERIALS) Personal computer: The student is expected to have access to a computer with these system requirements. If you have any problems with your computer, ie, computer crashes, internet goes down, or etc., it is your responsibility to have a backup plan. Email Account: A Northark email account was issued to you automatically when you enrolled in your classes. To access your email, navigate to Northark’s Web site at www.northark.edu. On the Students tab, you should see a link Student Email. You may also access your email from web.mail.northark.edu. Your email address will be your firstname.lastname@example.org Textbook: Kamien, Roger. Music: An Appreciation, Eighth Brief Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-783731-0 MP3 Download Card ISBN: 978-1-25-924329-5 8. Resources Available for the Course Resources on the north and south campus including the library, computer labs, and the Learning Assistance Center (math & science tutors, writing lab, testing center) The website for your textbook: connectkamien.com offers you the ability to purchase access to the ebook verison of your text as well as all of the music on the CDs 9. Instructional/Teaching Methods Textbook reading and video viewing on the internet will be encouraged through thought-provoking assignments. Student-Lead discussions with guidance from the instructor 10. Attendance policy Students in online courses must take a proctored final/major exam. If you are unable to be on Northark’s campus for the proctored final/major exam then it is your responsibility to find your own test proctor and complete the Proctor Nomination form which can be obtained from your instructor. Arrangements must be approved by your instructor at least 2 weeks before the exam. 11. Course Evaluation (Grading) Procedures Chapter Assignments As you work your way through the information provided in each of the Parts 1-7, as suggested on the Northark Portal website for this course, you will find details about required assignments, forum responses, activities, and quizzes. Assignments will require you to read the text material and listen to the CDs that accompany your text. Assignments may also require you to view videos on sites such as youtube.com, and/or participate in discussion forums. These assignments/activities & quizzes will account for 60% of your final grade. Mid-term and Final There will be 2 listening exams completed in the North Arkansas Testing Center during the semester, one at midterm and one at final exam time. A detailed study guide will be provided in the Portal website for each of these exams. The average of your 2 listening exams will account for 40% of your final grade. EXTRA CREDIT You can earn limited extra credit in this course by attending a classical music concert and completing a short written assignment. Please contact me if you are interested in earning extra credit. The following grading scale will be used in this class: A=100%-90% B=89%-80% C=79%-70% D=69%-60% F=59% and below Missing Assignments You will not be allowed to make up assignments after the due date has passed. Please complete all assignments on time. 12. Assistance available for the course If you are having any issues in your online course, the first person you should contact is your instructor by email. If you need technical assistance for logon issues, contact Brenda Freitas (Northark IT department) at email@example.com or 870.391.3275. 13. Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty, as defined in the Student Handbook, will not be tolerated. Any form of academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, test tampering, and facilitating academic dishonesty, will be reported and will result in disciplinary action. Please consult the Student Handbook for information on how to resolve disciplinary action. 14. Provision for Changing the Syllabus The syllabus is always subject to change. In the event of a change, I will upload an addendum to the syllabus and post an announcement in “Course Announcements". 15. Online Participation Policy The instructor may suggest that a student needs to drop the course when the student does not participate for 2 weeks. Participation may be in a variety of forms: Submit an assignment Participate in discussion Respond to email Contact the instructor If a student decides they do not want to complete the course, it is important that the course be officially dropped in the Registrar’s Office. Dropping a course (in order to receive a W, rather than an F on a transcript) must be completed by the student, not the Instructor. 16. Academic Dishonesty Academic fraud and dishonesty are defined as follows: Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of academic dishonesty. Test tampering: Intentionally gaining access to restricted test booklets, banks, questions, or answers before a test is given; or tampering with questions or answers after a test is taken. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words and ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise. Academic dishonesty will not be permitted. It shall be at the instructor’s discretion to fail the student for that assignment, remove the student from the class, reduce the student’s grade or petition to have the student suspended from the college. 17. Accommodations for Students with Special Needs: North Arkansas College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their requests in the following way: (1) talk to the instructor after class or during office hours about their disability or special need related to classroom work; and/or (2) contact Special Services in Room M188 and ask to speak to Kim Brecklein. 18. The syllabus acknowledgment must be returned via File Exchange by the 10 th day of the semester.