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					Syllabus for Mus 101 online
Updated 2/15/2011

(1) STUDENT COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Students registered in this class must have:
a. Access to the Internet with at least a 56K speed modem
b. A web browser
(2) TIME REQUIREMENTS:
3 hours per week listening to the selections on the CDs.
3 hours per week "online" (research and discussion)
3 hours per week writing and reading

(3) TEXTBOOK/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:
a. The Student Guide to be used for this class is Music Appreciation Online
by Donald D. Megill and David W. Megill. The publisher is Kendall Hunt.
The text can be ordered from the bookstore.
b.You should have 3 cds. If you opt to buy a book without cds, you will
need to listen to your music online at Pandora or Youtube or buy the
individual pieces through itunes.br> c. The Interactive Listening Lab does
not work without cds. br>
(4) OFFICE HOURS:
Office hours will be mainly by email. Your instructor will try to answer all
messages within a 24-hour period. Same-day responses (even on
weekends) will be made if possible. Face-to-face office appointments are
available if the email format cannot completely answer your needs.

(5) ASSIGNMENTS/GRADING:
Assignments will include concert reports, papers, and tests on assigned
reading and listening. The following are the areas of activity that will be
graded:
1. Concerts—Students will be required to attend three concerts and submit
the reports in the last topic of the course. Most school music departments
offer several concerts each semester, and you may choose to attend
others offered in your local area. Each concert report will be awarded up to
10 points for a non-classical concert and 15 points for a classical one,
depending on the quality of the concert report (one page in length). You
are expected to stay for the entire concert and write about the entire
concert. As you are not turning in stubs or programs, make sure you
include those details in the report. A maximum of four concert reports will
receive credit. Any concert, regardless of style, is acceptable. At least one
must be a traditional "classical" concert.
2. Essay Topics—350-500 word essays (approx.) will be described and
explained for many lessons in this course. If the book and the online
content differ, PLEASE FOLLOW THE ONLINE CONTENT. ALL of these
assignments will require you to define new terms, and listen to assigned
excerpts and respond to what you have heard. Each topic will be awarded
up to 30 points maximum. Written assignments can be turned in late for up
to 50% of the points.
3. Tests—Tests will be taken on the website as well, and the results will be
sent to your instructor. Tests cannot be submitted late as the links close
permanently so allow time. Some tests are accompanied by 5 point self-
evaluations.
4. Grading—Grading will be based on assignments, concert reports and
tests.
5. There are 2 20 point listening exercises that can be presented in bullet-
style format.
(6) SOFTWARE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS:
You will be spending most of your time listening. The Listening Guides are
extremely useful. Use them often.

(7) TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES:
We hope that there will be few technical problems. Home technical
problems will be the most difficult to solve, so it is in your best interest to
be familiar with the communications software you use to get on the
Internet.


How Do I Get an A?

You will notice that points are given to each assignment, test, discussion
and concert report. Points are an important part of this grading system;
HOWEVER, completing the work is equally as important. The grading
breakdown is usually as follows:
A = approximately 86% or more and finishing ALL of the assignments,
tests, 3 concert reports.
B = approximately 76% or more and completing all of the assignments,
tests, 2 concert reports.
C = approximately 66% or more and at least five 30 point assignments
(one-page essays) must be completed.
D = approximately 56% or more.
F = less than 55%.

The links will stay open for all WRITTEN assignments for the whole course
time, BUT you will not receive full points for your work unless you turn it in
ON TIME. Any late assignments will receive no more than 50% of the
possible points. Quizzes are closed permanently at their due time, so allow
extra time for glitches. All work can be done early, at your convenience.

At the end of the class, point adjustments will be made for the missed
assignments or tests for the A and B grades. Where appropriate + and -
grades will be assigned. The grading sheet records the percentage you
have of total points available. Do not be alarmed at the small percentages
at the beginning. As you near the end, the percentage will look better!

Assignments:

      Writing Assignment - Reaction to Prelude to Appreciation
            Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 02:45 pm

      Writing Assignment - Self evaluation
            Tuesday, 18 January 2011, 11:55 pm

      Practice Test - Musical Intrument Identification

      Instrument Identification in Britten (graded test))
      Thursday, 20 January 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Forms used by Britten
            Tuesday, 18 January 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Monophony to Polyphony
      Monday, 24 January 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Motets and Madrigals
            Monday, 31 January 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Opera and Oratorio
            Monday, 7 February 2011, 11:55 pm

      Listening Identification: Medieval, Renaissance, & Baroque
             Monday, 14 February 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Self evaluation
            Monday, 14 February 2011, 11:55 pm

      Writing Assignment - Sonata Allegro Form
            Sunday, 20 February 2011, 11:55 pm
Listening Identification: Classical/Viennese and Romantic
       Saturday, 26 February 2011, 11:55 pm

Writing Assignment - Self evaluation
      Saturday, 26 February 2011, 11:55 pm

Writing Assignment - Choose three 20th century sel...
Friday, 4 March 2011, 12:55 am

Writing Assignment - The Concerto
      Friday, 11 March 2011, 12:55 am

Listening Identification: 20th Century and New Music
       Thursday, 17 March 2011, 01:55 am

Listening Identification: Final (Cumulative)
       Saturday, 19 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Writing Assignment - Self evaluation
      Saturday, 19 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Writing Assignment - One among the many
      Saturday, 19 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Concert Report #1
     Friday, 4 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Concert Report #2
     Friday, 11 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Concert Report #3
     Saturday, 19 March 2011, 11:55 pm

Extra credit concert report
      Saturday, 19 March 2011, 11:55 pm          -

				
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