Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-1325- Section: 71
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|Description||Principles of sound in air, sound in recording, and sound reinforcement. Topics include acoustical properties of studios, live performance facilities, resonance, and electronic and acoustic control.|
|Prerequisites||Principles of sound in air, sound in recording, and sound reinforcement. Topics include acoustical properties of studios, live performance facilities, resonance, and electronic and acoustic control.|
1. List specific characteristics of sound in air. (PSLO 1, 4)
2. Describe acoustical properties of halls, rooms, and studios. (PSLO 1, 4)
3. Measure and quantify sound characteristics. (PSLO 1)
4. Utilize electronic and acoustic control measures. (PLSO 1)
5. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO- Alpha)
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Applies commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
SLO 1: Students will apply commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
PSLO 2: Applies commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
SLO 2: Students will apply commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering
PSLO 3: Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
SLO 3. Students will apply basic music industry principles to professional practice.
PSLO 4: Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
SLO 4: Students will demonstrate professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the
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Week 1: Introduction to Acoustics
Week 2: The fundamental properties of sound
Week 3: The fundamental properties of sound
Week 4: The Fundamental properties of sound
Week 5: Modes and Harmonics
Week 6: Sound Levels and the Decibel
Week 7: Sound Levels and Electrical Signals
Week 8: Sound in a Free Field
Week 9: Signals, Speech, Music, and Noise
Week 10: Room Acoustics
Week 11: Room Acoustics
Week 12: Sound Isolation
Week 13; Small Room Acoustics and Sound Isolation
Week 14: Medium Room Acoustics and Sound Isolation
Week 1: Introduction to the course; Syllabus review
Week 2: The fundamental properties of sound; Listening in class assignment
Week 3: The fundamental properties of sound; Vocabulary Quiz 1
Week 4: The fundamental properties of sound; Vocabulary Quiz 2
Week 5: Modes and harmonics; Test 1
Week 6: Sound levels and the Decibel; Vocabulary Quiz 3
Week 7: Sound levels and electrical signals; Measurement of sound levels and electrical signals; Vocabulary Quiz 4
Week 8: Sound in a free field; Vocabulary Quiz 5
Week 9: Midterm (Test 2); Signals, speech, music, and noise
Week 10: Room acoustics; Vocabulary Quiz 6
Week 11: Room acoustics Part 2; Vocabulary Quiz 7
Week 12: Sound isolation; Vocabulary Quiz 8
Week 13; Small room acoustics and sound isolation; Test 3
Week 14: Medium room acoustics and sound isolation; Vocabulary Quiz 9; Test 4
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2020 - 7:00 AM Through December 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Class Attendance 10%
Class Participation 10%
Assignments 10% (Weekly)
Tests (x4) 40%
|Instructor Policies||Students can email me at anytime and I will respond as quickly as possible. All grades will be available on Blackboard.|
|Attendance Policy||You get one "free" absences before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the attendance category. After that, each TR absence deducts 7.5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence.|
|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.|
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||No late work will be accepted.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|