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Last approved: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:01:25 GMT

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MUS (Music)
206
016052
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
America's Music
America's Music
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tom Koch
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030NoOnly one section per offering
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Historical survey of music in the United States, including classical and popular, secular and religious, vocal and instrumental music genres and styles from the 18th to 21st centuries, studied in the context of relevant social and cultural issues. Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and cover the cost of an on- or off-campus event.

This course may ask students to attend on- or off-campus events at their own transportation and admission costs.


Yes
Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and cover the cost of an on- or off-campus event.
Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
US Diversity
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Students will describe specific aesthetic, cultural, and historical contexts of music performed and composed in the United States.
 
 
Unit test with essay questions, such as explain the cultural and historical context for the minstrel show of the 1840s and 1850s. Be sure to use information from your reading and listening assignments in your answer.
 
 
Through an analysis of the musical elements, students will acquire listening skills that enable them to explain how a piece of music unfolds in time.
 
 
Students will attend a live concert featuring American Music and write an evaluation that includes basic music theory terminology.
 
 
Discuss comparative values of several works of American music using appropriate analytical and musicological methods.
 
 
Students will analyze and compare the musical characteristics of several works of American music written or performed between 1917 and 1945 in order to determine political meanings.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 
Students will describe ways in which particular composers or performers identify with, embrace, or reject certain ethnic, racial, class,religious, or sexual orientation identities in their works.
 
 
Students will interpret selected musical works in relation to a cultural context by discussing these works from the point of view of the ethnic and racial identities of the composers/performers.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Students will discuss the interplay among race, class, and age in an examination between high art and vernacular strands in American music.
 
 
Students will compare three versions of All Along the Watchtower: the Bob Dylan's original folk song, Jimi Hendrix's rock version, and an high art setting by John Corigliano for soprano and orchestra of the Dylan text (not music). They will describe the various racial, class, and age traditions associated with each.
Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
None
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
No
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
An Introduction America's Music, Second Edition by Richard Crawford and Larry Hamberlin ($112.50)
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Please see attached syllabus. GEP review
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and cover the cost of an on- or off-campus event.
No new resources

  1. Help students develop a sense of inquiry and of responsibility for their own learning. Help students see the interrelationship of questions they ask during their education and larger issues in their own lives. Help students begin to understand their lives in terms of larger sets of questions or problems that affect and concern them as members of society. Help them develop not just problem analysis but empathy.

  2. Foster intellectual development and growth toward intellectual maturity. Education is more than ‘just learning the facts,’ and learning is more than merely accumulating data.

  3. Provide guided practice in critical and creative thinking. Critical thinking is the active, persistent, and careful consideration of beliefs or knowledge in light of evidence. Habitual skepticism of all information, or information from a particular source, is not critical thinking. Creative thinking is the generation of new ideas leading to innovation.

  4. Provide guided practice in developing appropriate habits of mind, such as Reflective Thinking, Interdependence, Accuracy, Open-mindedness, Empathy, Perseverance, Exploration, and Creativity.

  5. Promote development of essential lifelong skills in listening, asking questions, looking for answers, evaluating evidence, and communicating findings through clear writing and speaking.

  6. Students will move beyond simply learning facts to making critically reasoned judgments grounded in the academic content of the course.

  7. Students will explain, hypothesize, or interpret a disciplinary issue, based on critically analyzed evidence (data).


Student Learning Outcomes

This course fulfills a General Education Program Requirement in the Visual and Performing Arts Category and the Diversity Category.


Visual and Performing Arts:


Learning Outcomes:  By the end of this course, students will be able to:



  1. Describe specific aesthetic, cultural, and historical contexts of music performed and composed in the United States.

  2. Through an analysis of the musical elements, acquire listening skills that enable them to explain how a piece of music unfolds in time. 

  3. Discuss comparative values of several works of American music using appropriate analytical and musicological methods.


U.S. Diversity:


Learning Outcomes:  By the end of this course, students will be able to:



  1. Describe ways in which particular composers or performers identify with, embrace, or reject certain ethnic, racial, class, religious, or sexual orientation identities in their works.

  2. Discuss the interplay among race, class, and age in an examination between high art and vernacular strands in American music.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment20%Final Paper – Students will write a 5-7 page research paper on a topic of their choice.
Short Paper12%Short Paper #1 – Write an essay of 500-700 words defining the term “American music.”
Short Paper12%Short Paper #2 – Cover Song Project –
Students will compare and contrast a popular song and a cover of that song recorded later.
Test10%There will be two tests given
Test10%There will be two tests given
Quizzes10%Moodle Quizzes
Class readings will consist of assignments from the textbook, and some short supplementary selections posted on the Moodle site. A quiz is posted for each textbook reading and should be taken after reading the chapter. Sometimes there are also quizzes related to the listening or the supplementary reading. The quizzes are open book, and you may take them twice if you are unhappy with the grade the first time through. The quiz will remain open until 9:00 a.m. the morning the reading assignment is due. All the quizzes together will make up 10% of the grade. The flashcards that are posted on the Moodle site are completely voluntary and are only there as a study aid. IT IS UP TO THE STUDENT TO CHECK THE MOODLE SITE EVERY DAY TO SEE IF THERE IS A QUIZ DUE!!!!
Other10%Moodle Assignments
Moodle Assignments are a little more involved than quizzes. They are due by 9 a.m. and should be submitted through the Moodle Assignment link. They are worth 10% of the grade
Participation10%All students start with a 100 in class participation. The participation grade has two parts—attendance and behavior during class. Students are allowed FOUR unexecused absences. For every unexecused absence after four, the participation grade is lowered by 10 points. During class meetings students are expected to participate in small group discussions as well as in whole group discussion. All students are expected to talk during the break out sessions. I understand that some students are uncomfortable sharing in front of the whole group, but participation can also mean behavioral gestures, such as receptive body language and responsive facial expression, as evidence that the student is following and interested in the discussion.
Oral Presentation3%Oral Report
Pairs of students will give an oral report to the class about a figure in American music as appropriate throughout the semester.
Written Assignment3%Concert Report – All students must attend one concert of American music and write a report on the experience and the music they heard.
This course is being evaluated for GEP review
kkharris (Mon, 02 May 2016 19:17:34 GMT): Course approved (University College CCC 5/2/16) pending revisions to the syllabus regarding formatting of learning out comes, contact information for the instructor, and the clear articulation of the attendance and class participation policies for grading.
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