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Revision Date: 10-Jan-22
 

Spring 2022 | MUS-1010-VO01 - Music Appreciation


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-25-2022 to 05-09-2022
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-13-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-27-2022 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Emily Nyman
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Arts & Aesthetics
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

A survey of the history of Western music including the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. Through directed listening, students learn to distinguish styles and composers and discuss major historical developments.


Essential Objectives

1. Recognize and describe the fundamental elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony and texture.
2. Distinguish among the many musical forms from simple phrases and theme to the more complicated sonata, concerto, and symphony.
3. Identify and discuss the different forms of composition typically used by composers (e.g., variation, counterpoint).
4. Identify and discuss the different forms of music and identify the major periods of music development from the medieval to the present.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Spring 2022 textbook details will be available on 2021-10-18. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Methods

Each Week includes:

  • "Start Here" - Contains weekly reading and listening assignments, weekly posting timeline, lecture notes/outline, Forum A Reading Questions and Forum B Instructor Thought Questions/discussion topics.
  • Power Point presentation for clarification of new vocabulary and concepts from the reading/listening assignments.
  • Links to online resources related to the weekly topics to clarify and enrich learning.
  • Forum A gradebook rubric for specific and timely feedback from the instructor.
  • Forum B gradebook rubric for specific and timely feedback from the instructor.
  • Forum B discussion structure inclusive of opportunities for dialog between students and between students and instructor, with prompts for additional research into the weekly lesson topics.

Additionally, students reflect on their learning every 3-4 weeks based on unit completion. Reflection includes self-assessment of prior learning, connection with current/new learning, and identification of related topics of interest for further research.

The midterm and final essays are creative journal/letter formats from the point of view of composers, and encompass several aspects of the course content, including time period, compositional style/genre, relevant experiences, and accomplishments.


Evaluation Criteria

Please Note: The textbook and recordings set ARE REQUIRED (see below).

Required materials: You will need the textbook AND the recordings/MP3 disc or online access/download for this course.

1. Music: An Appreciation, Brief 10th edition (10/e) by Roger Kamien

ISBN: 9781264029716. This is for the Loose-Leaf form which is the most economical print version of the book. The 10th edition brief is a new edition this year, so it is best to get the new edition so that you have the same content and full compatibility with the mp3 recordings (also required).

2. MP3 Download Card for Music: An Appreciation, Brief 10th edition by Roger Kamien.

ISBN: 9781264029723. This is the most up to date recording collection and goes along with the listening guides in the textbook, so it is best to get this latest edition so that you have all the recordings you need to fully analyze the music.

You may look for new, used, and rental options. HOWEVER, if you decide to purchase a different form or from a different source than this bookstore, be sure you get BOTH the textbook and the recordings for the 10th brief edition. Please email me with any questions you have about the required materials PRIOR to the start of class.

Student learning will be assessed via:

  • answers to weekly questions about the reading (Forum A),
  • student-to-student and student-to-teacher feedback and discussion (Forum B),
  • Unit Wrap up/Reflection on Learning every 3-4 weeks (Forum C),
  • and a creative midterm and final essay.
  • The text (10th edition, brief) and access to the recordings are required.
  • There will be posting requirements specified each week. Adherence to the posting guidelines and schedule is imperative for successful completion of this course.

I chose this particular text/recordings set because it is comprehensive with an emphasis on enlightenment and enjoyment. In the author’s words, “A successful introductory music course is one that promotes a positive attitude toward music. Students should come away with a basic knowledge of the evolution of music, and with the aural ability to recognize specific forms, musical techniques, and historical styles. This text provides material for various approaches and different levels of rigor...The text is designed to develop the student’s listening abilities and to heighten his/her interest in music. It seeks to establish music as a lifelong source of pleasure, inspiration, and cultural enrichment.”

Class participation expectations: Since we don’t have a chance to meet face-to-face on a weekly basis, it is important to have an online format which ensures that we have a chance to communicate as a class regularly and have opportunities for meaningful exchange. Such a structure will also ensure that I can assess your learning continuously and accurately.

Therefore, I have devised the following:

  • By Monday 6:00 pm, I will have the new week’s Assignments posted.
  • By Friday evening students should have read the assigned text and posted their responses to the current week’s questions (Forum A – Weekly Reading Questions).
  • By Saturday evening, students should answer the instructor thought question(s) (Forum B – Weekly Participation/Discussion) AND pose their own question related to the current lesson.
  • By Sunday, students should answer another student's question (Forum B – Participation/Discussion), and
  • by Monday, students should respond to the instructor's additional comments or requests for additional information. By Monday midnight, the week closes.

The above schedule will allow for timely completion of current assignments and class discussion of the current week’s lesson. Any reading answers or participation posts for a given week that are posted AFTER the week is over will not receive credit. It is fine to be ahead of schedule WITHIN the current week’s Lesson. However, please don’t ask to receive and post assignments weeks ahead of time. For the most part, class discussion should focus on the current week’s lesson. Failure to post in the B Forum (class participation) will result in lost points; please plan to be part of weekly discussions.

Assessment Criteria:

Grading Rubric Criteria and Points - Forum A Answers to the Reading Questions - These are the guidelines I use to assess Forum A work and calculate points:
• Forum A post includes: Comprehensive and accurate answers to all questions, clearly stated, detailed, with examples, no grammatical errors, posted on time = 25/25 points
• Forum A post includes Basic answers, accurate, some detail, a few grammatical errors, posted on time = 20/25 points.
• Forum A post has incomplete or inaccurate answers, few details, unclear thought, significant grammatical errors, posted on time = 10-15/25 points. If this is the case, instructor will initiate private dialog with student to identify needs, provide support, and offer opportunity to redo the assignment within the new week’s time-frame. The expectation is student engagement and eventual improvement in timeliness and quality of posts.

Grading Rubric Criteria and Points - Forum B Discussion/Participation - These are the guidelines I use to assess Forum B work and calculate points; The B Forum requires a minimum of 4 specific types of posts. Total forum points = 25, accumulated as follows:
• Response to the instructor thought question is comprehensive, accurate, detailed, with examples and correct grammar, posted on time = 10/10 points.
• Student generated thought question connects prior knowledge and experience to the current lesson and explains why the specific topic is personally important; prompts classmates to thinks and share beyond the weekly lesson content, posted on time = 5/5 points.
• Student generated response to another student’s thought question uses details and examples to illustrate and support assumptions, opinions, and new insights related to the question posed considering the weekly lesson and personal experience, posted on time = 5/5 points.
• Student’s response to my request for additional information DURING the forum B dialog/discussion elaborates on perspective, provides examples, demonstrates more in-depth thought, and considerations for further research, posted on time = 5/5 points.

Some weeks will also include Forum C assignments related to Unit Wrap up/Reflection on Learning. Grading Rubric for Forum C (total points = 25, distributed as follows): Reflection on learning contains all components of "Reflection" above (15 points); Further research includes identification of interest, web based resources, and trivia challenge (5 points); Response to a classmate includes reference to their interest, connection with one's own interests and knowledge, and evidence of visiting the web-based resource (5 points).

Students lose 5 points a day for lateness; forums close at the end of the week.

Midterm and Final: Essays are worth 100 points each and are evaluated on the following: Creative perspective/format (25 points), inclusion of biographical information and related content (50 points), Language, grammar (punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and clarity), and source citing/usage (25 points), and submitting on time. 100 points each. See midterm and final narrative guideline modules for more detailed guidelines and instruction.

Attendance - Weekly attendance is imperative to successfully complete this course. Missing more than 3 classes will result in a failing grade regardless of the number of points earned in other weeks.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, just ask.

Course Description Syllabus for Music Appreciation Spring 2022

Week I - Instructor/student introductions; Class format, text, resources;

Part I: Musical Elements. Introduction, Sound

Week 2 - Elements continued. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments

Week 3 – Elements continued. Rhythm, Music Notation, Melody, and Harmony

Week 4 - Elements completed. Key, Musical Texture, Musical Form, and Musical Style; Unit I Review/Reflection

Week 5 – Part II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance

Week 6 – Part III: The Baroque Period

Week 7 – Unit II/III Unit Review/Reflection. Midterm Essay due

Week 8 - Part IV: Introduction to The Classical Period - The Classical Style (1750-1820) and Composer, Patron, and the Public in the Classical Period; Musical Forms of the Classical Period

Week 9 – The Classical Period completed. Classical Composers

Week 10 – Part V: The Romantic Period. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900), Romantic Composers And Their Public, and The Art Song

Week 11 – The Romantic Period continued. The Romantic Period Composers

Week 12 – The Romantic Period completed - Program Music, Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music, More Romantic Period Composers. Unit IV/V Review/Reflection

Week 13 – Part VI: The 20thCentury and beyond. Musical Styles from 1900-1945, Music And Musicians In Society since 1900, Impressionism And Symbolism, Neoclassicism, Expressionism, and Music in America.

Week 14 – The 20th Century completed. Musical Styles Since 1945.

Week 15 – Non-Western Music; Final Essay due.

Note: This is a topic/lesson outline based on the weekly reading assignments and discussion topics. Student learning will be assessed via answers to weekly questions about the reading, student-to-student and student-to-teacher discussion, and a creative midterm and final essay.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

See Week 1 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Week I - Instructor/student introductions; Class format, text, resources;

Part I: Musical Elements. Introduction, Sound

  

Introductions; Reading Questions; Discussion

 

2

See Week 2 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Elements continued. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

3

See Week 3 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Elements continued. Rhythm, Music Notation, Melody, and Harmony

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

4

See Week 4 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Elements completed. Key, Musical Texture, Musical Form, and Musical Style; Unit I Review/Reflection

  

Reading Questions; Discussion; Unit Review/Reflection

 

5

See Week 5 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Part II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

6

See Week 6 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Part III: The Baroque Period

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

7

See Week 7 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Unit II/III Unit Review/Reflection. Midterm Essay due

  

Unit Review/Reflection; Midterm Essay

 

8

See Week 8 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Part IV: Introduction to The Classical Period - The Classical Style (1750-1820) and Composer, Patron, and the Public in the Classical Period; Musical Forms of the Classical Period

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

9

See Week 9 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

The Classical Period completed. Classical Composers

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

10

See Week 10 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Part V: The Romantic Period. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900), Romantic Composers And Their Public, and The Art Song

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

11

See Week 11 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

The Romantic Period continued. The Romantic Period Composers

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

12

See Week 12 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

The Romantic Period completed - Program Music, Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music, More Romantic Period Composers. Unit IV/V Review/Reflection

  

Reading Questions; Discussion; Unit Review/Reflection

 

13

See Week 13 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Part VI: The 20thCentury and beyond. Musical Styles from 1900-1945, Music And Musicians In Society since 1900, Impressionism And Symbolism, Neoclassicism, Expressionism, and Music in America.

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

14

See Week 14 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

The 20th Century completed. Musical Styles Since 1945.

  

Reading Questions; Discussion

 

15

See Week 15 "Start Here" for specific information; see the course description for a general topic list.

  

Non-Western Music; Final Essay due.

  

Reading Questions; Discussion; Final Essay

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.





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