SYLLABUS MUL2380 Course Title: Number: Schedule: Room: Term: Credits: MUL 2380 – Jazz & Popular Music in America 759350 (Kendall) TR 5:40 PM – 6:55 PM 8222 2013-1 3 Instructor Information Dr. Eduardo J. Calle, (EdD – DHEL, M.M., B.M.), Associate Professor Senior of Music Business & Production Office: Kendall 8213-2 Telephone: 305-237-0593 E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.drcalle.com Angel: https://angel.mdc.edu Office Hours: http://faculty.mymdc.net Course Description A survey of the development of popular and jazz music with an emphasis on musical styles and outstanding artists. Fulfills Gordon Rule writing requirement. (3 hr. lecture) Course Objectives: This course is designed to help you: To acquire a vocabulary of musical terms and their application to the listening process. To develop an awareness of the cross-cultural origins of Jazz and Popular Music. To develop listening skills in recognizing stylistic differences between various individuals and musical eras. To become acquainted with a select group of performers whose contributions have significantly impacted the stylistic development of Jazz and Poplar Music. General Education Outcomes This course serves to reinforce MDC’s general education outcomes. The Miami Dade College learning outcomes are available online at: http://www.mdc.edu/learningoutcomes/outcomes.aspx Required Text Gridley, M. (2011). Concise guide to jazz (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. ISBN-13: 978-0205102334 2 Supplies Students are required to bring a writing instrument and notebook or paper to each and every class meeting. Students are expected to have access to a computer and the Internet. Resources www.drcalle.com www.youtube.com www.allmusic.com www.ascap.com www.bls.gov (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics) www.bmi.com www.cia.gov (Central Intelligence Agency) www.copyright.gov (U.S. Copyright Office) www.ethics.org (Ethics Resource Center) http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?langid=100&navid=54&itemid=22942 (Pro Tools manual) www.drcalle.com www.harryfox.com www.irs.gov www.mdc.edu https://mycourses.mdc.edu (Angel learning portal) www.nces.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics) www.sba.gov (Small Business Administration) www.soundexchange.com www.sunbiz.org (Florida Division of Corporations) www.usdol.gov (U.S. Department of Labor) www.uspto.gov (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) Course Requirements Schedule of assignments (all assignments will be posted on Angel) o Week 2: Quiz 1 (20% of final grade) o Week 4: Quiz 2 (20% of final grade) o Week 6: Midterm (20% of final grade) o Week 8: Written concert review due o Week 10: Written concert review corrections due (20% of final grade) o Week 12: Final Exam (20% of final grade) The MDC academic calendar is available at: http://www.mdc.edu/main/academics/academic_calendar.asp Course Evaluation/Grading Policy/Assessment Methods/Schedule Course grading scale: A: 90 – 100 B: 80 – 89 C: 70 – 79 D: 60 – 69 F: 59 or lower 3 Tests: All tests will be issued and graded via Angel. Assignments: All assignments will be issued and graded via Angel. Grading policy: Scores for each test or assignments will be calculated by dividing the number of points earned by the number of possible points. The percentage grades for each test and assignment will be totaled and computed into a final a grade in accordance with the course grading scale. Policies Attendance is mandatory. Every absence will result in a one percent deduction from the overall grade. In other words, if your average is 92 and you missed four courses, your overall average will be 88. Lateness is discouraged. Please be on time. Class participation is encouraged. Missed assignments can only be made up in cases involving excused absences. Illness/emergencies should be reported to the professor via E-mail. Students are expected to observe the academic honesty policies detailed in the MDC publication outlining student rights and responsibilities. This document is available at http://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf Students with special needs should contact the instructor or the appropriate college department. In case of emergency, the class will exercise college-mandated emergency procedures. Available Support Services The Kendall MIDI lab is located in room 8111. The Kendall computer courtyard is located in building 3. The Kendall music lab is located in room M-335. Disability Services – please contact student services. ACCESS Department - students who experience learning difficulties or have disabilities are urged to visit an ACCESS advisor to determine if eligible for any special services.