Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-1405- Section: 50
Live Sound I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Laura Pineda
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 137-D
Hours:M-W 8-9am, F 8am-12pm by appt.
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Describe signal flow in sound reinforcement setup. (PLSO 2,3)(PLSO 1,2,3)
2. Explain the function, characteristics, and specifications of the components of a sound reinforcement system. (PLSO 2,3) (PLSO 1,2,3)
3. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO- Alpha)
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
1. Applies commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
2. Applies commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
3. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
4. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
Textbooks The Sound Reinforcement Handbook By: Gary Davis and Ralph Jones
ISBN-10: 0881889008
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Week 1: Syllabus and assignments overview; Basic PA overview and set-up; Pre-test
Week 2: Vocabulary Quiz 1
Week 3: Reading Quiz 1
Week 4: Reading Quiz 2
Week 5: Reading Quiz 3
Week 6: Reading Test 1/Hands-on Test 1
Week 7: Reading Quiz 4
Week 8: Reading Quiz 5
Week 9: Reading Quiz 6
Week 10: Reading Test 2/Hands-on Test 2
Week 11: Reading Quiz 7
Week 12: Reading Quiz 8
Week 13: Reading Quiz 9
Week 14: Hands-on Test 3
Week 15: Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance 10%

Class Participation 15%

Quizzes 20%

Hands-on Tests 30%

Reading Tests 25%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy You are given one free absence before your lates/absences start to count against the attendance percentage of your overall grade. After each subsequent absence, 7.5% will be deducted from your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence. If you are forced to leave class early it will count against you in the late column. Plan accordingly.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.