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Kishwaukee College Syllabus

Fall, 2010

MUSIC APPRECIATION
MUS 220
3 credits
Section I M, W, F 9:00AM – 9:50AM
Section II M, W, F 10:00AM – 10:50AM
Aug 23, 2010 – Dec 17, 2010
Room A-201

Instructor: Tsai-yun Huang


E-mail: thuang@kishwaukeecollege.edu
Office A 205
Office Hours: By Appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MUS 220 is an introduction to representative music


masterpieces through perceptive listening with emphasis on the elements of
music, various musical forms and periods, and great composers and performers.
This course is designed to broaden the non-music major's understanding and
enjoyment of music. Three hours of lecture a week.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
1. To identify the basic music elements.
2. To identify music terminology.
3. To identify and analyze basic formal structure of music.
4. To identify the sounds and names of instruments and their coherent
settings.
5. To identify representative composers associated with certain styles of
music, placing them in the correct periods of historical contexts.
6. To understand the background and factors that contribute to certain
styles of music, respect the uniqueness and diversities of music.
7. To bring the knowledge gained from the class to daily experience of
music. Turn in a report which presents the aspects of appreciating
music learned from the class.

RECOMMENDED TEXT AND MATERIALS:


White, Gary, Stuart, David and Aviva, Elyn. Music in Our World, An Active-Listening
Approach. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2001. The CD accompanying the textbook is out
of print. However, you can get the CD in the library or purchase the songs on line:
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/music/white-miow/information_index.mhtml

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
Eating, talking, texting, reading newspapers are not allowed during class. Do not
use laptops during class, internet browsing during class is prohibited. Leaving
class early is not allowed unless you contact in advance.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Students are expected to read assigned articles and additional
materials.
2. Students must turn in assignments on time, late home work will not
be accepted.
3. Participate in the discussion online will be part of your attendance
grades. You will find related course materials such as additional
articles, music, as well as information about exams and project on the
website of the course: http://music220musicappreciation.blogspot.com/

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Only two excused absences are allowed and must be approved prior to
class.

MAKE UP POLICY:
Tests will only be made up if an University approved absence is provided
before the absence.

GRADES
Attendance 15%
2 Exams (15% each) 30%
Midterm 20%
Final Exam 25%
Final Project 10%

Please check KishSOS, My Student Info, under Academic Profile, Grades, for grade
reports.

Final Project
Turn in a paper (1500 words) reporting one or more concerts you recently
attended. The context of the paper must include music analysis using the
knowledge gained from the class. Concert tickets or programs need to be stapled
on the paper as proof of your attendance. The project is due on the last day of the
class. No late assignment will be accepted.

TENTATIVE SEMESTER SCHEDULE:


Week 1 August 23: Introduction/Music in Society (Chapter 1)
August 25: Music in Society Continued
August 27: Music in Society Continued
Week 2 August 30: Our Response to music (Chapter 2)
September 1: Our Response to music Continued
September 3: Our Response to music Continued
Week 3 September 6: Labor Day Holiday – no classes
September 8: Beat/Accent/Tempo (Chapter 3)
September 10: Beat/Accent/Tempo Continued
Week 4 September 13: Meter Continued (Chapter 4)
September 15: Meter Continued
September 17: Exam 1
Week 5 September 20: Vocal Melody (Chapter 6)
September 22: Vocal Melody Continued
September 24: Vocal Melody Continued
Week 6 September 27: Instrumental Music (Chapter 7)
September 29: Instrumental Music Continued
October 1: Instrumental Music Continued
Week 7 October 4: Vocal Melody in Opera (Chapter 8)
October 6: Vocal Melody in Opera Continued
October 8: Harmony (Chapter 9)
Week 8 October 11: Harmony Continued
October 13: Harmonizing (Chapter 10)
October 15: Fall-Midterm Break – no classes
Week 9 October 18: Harmonizing Continued
October 20: MIDTERM
October 22: The Symphony Orchestra (Chapter 11)
Week 10 October 25: The Symphony Orchestra Continued
October 27: The Symphony Orchestra Continued
October 29: Into the Recording Studio (Chapter 13)
Week 11 November 1: Into the Recording Studio Continued
November 3: Into the Recording Studio Continued
November 5: Sectional Forms I (Chapter 14)
Week 12 November 8: Sectional Forms I Continued
November 10: Sectional Forms I Continued
November 12: Sectional Forms II (Chapter 15)
Week 13 November 15: Sectional Forms II Continued
November 17: Continuous Forms I (Chapter 16)
November 19: Continuous Forms I Continued
Week 14 November 22: Exam 2
November 24: Thanksgiving Break – no classes
November 26: Thanksgiving Break – no classes
Week 15 November 29: Continuous Forms II (Chapter 17)
December 1: Continuous Forms II Continued
December 3: Improvisation and Form (Chapter 18)
Week 16 December 6: Improvisation and Form Continued
December 8: Improvisation and Form Continued
December 10: Review and additional materials
Week 17 December 13: Finals week
December 15: FINAL EXAM (Section I 8:00am-9:50am; Section II
10:00am- 11:50am)/Final Project Due

IMPORTANT DATES
September 17: Exam 1
October 20: Midterm
November 22: Exam 2
December 15: Final Exam/Final Project Due

COURSE EXIT REQUIREMENTS


Grade of “C” is required to advance in course sequence.

WITHDRAUAL POLICY
A “W” will not be given as final grade. The student is responsible for
officially withdrawing from the class according to procedures described in the
college catalog. Any student that does not officially withdraw from the class will
receive a letter grade. The last date for withdrawal for this course can be found at
“MY CLASS SCHEDULE” on KishSOS.

INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY


All course requirements must be completed by the end date for the course.
If there are extenuating circumstances which merit granting a student more time
to finish course requirements, an incomplete grade (“I”) may be given. To receive
an incomplete, an incomplete Incomplete Grade Contract Form must be
completed and approved. If the requirements are not completed the “I” may
revert to an “F”.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER DEGREE STUDENTS
As part of the assessment program, students intending to graduate with an
A.A., A.E.S, A.F.A., or A.S. Are required to submit a Degree Portfolio. Information on
the degree portfolio can be found at www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/portfolio.

COPYRIGHT
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you by the college for course use. Please understand that copyright law prohibits
copying these materials. Violation of copyright laws can lead to prosecution for a
criminal offense.

CONTENTS OF THIS SYLLABUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE