Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSI-1306 (Section: 01, CRN: 92257)
Music Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Blas Canedo Gonzalez
Email canedoba@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6547
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Office Hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7-8AM; Tuesday and Thursday 1-2PM. Please email me if you need to set an appointment time.

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Course Information
Description Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

We will be using two digital books(open educational resources) with free access through the blackboard. 1. Understanding Music: Past and Present by N. Alan Clark (Author), Thomas Heflin (Author), Jeffrey Kluball (Author) 2. Music: Its Language, History, and Culture by Ray Allen, Douglas Cohen and others. ISBN: 978-0-9913887-0-7
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Students will engage in active listening to identify, interpret, distinguish, and critique the elements of music in instrumental and vocal music(classical, popular music in the USA, music for the stage and screen). (PSLO 1abdcd; 3abcd; 4abc). Students will be able to summarize the history and development of musical styles as connected to composers, musical terms, and music genres (PSLO 1abcd; 3abcd) Students will be able to map, associate, and compare the development of music with the different periods of human history (PSLO 1abcd; 3abcd; 4abc) Students will be able to describe and differentiate musical styles as related to cultural trends. (PSLO 1abcd; 2abc;3abcd) Students will be able to debate, propose, and participate with personal responsibility. (PSLO 4) Students will be able to appreciate music as an expression of social diversity, civic responsibility awareness of their own, and others' culture. (PSLO 5) Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Identify musical works and elements in a variety of styles. 2. Analyze the elements and structures of music using appropriate terminology. 3. Critically evaluate the influence of social, political, technological, and/or cultural ideas on music. 4. Articulate the significance of music as an art form within historical, cultural and social contexts.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral, and visual communication. * Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts, and constructing solutions. * Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view. * Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities. * Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Lecture Topics Outline

Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Music Fundamentals part I 

Music Fundamentals Part II

Music Fundamentals Part III

Music of the Middle Ages a

Music of the Renaissance

Music of the Baroque Period

Music of the Baroque Period

Music of the Classical Period, 

Nineteenth-Century Music and Romanticism

Nineteenth- Century, Music and Romanticism Part II

The Twentieth Century and Beyond, Part I, 

The Twentieth Century and beyond, Part II 

Popular Music in the United States

Popular Music in the United States

Major Assignments Schedule Major Assignments consist of weekly listening exercises, active class discussions, quizzes, and final exams.
Week 1: Music Fundamentals part I
Week 2: Music Fundamentals Part II
Week 3: Music Fundamentals Part III
Week 4: Music of the Middle Ages and Quiz no. 1 (Music Fundamentals)
Week 5: Music of the Renaissance
Week 6: Music of the Baroque Period, Part I
Week 7: Music of the Baroque Period, Part II
Week 8: Music of the Classical Period, Part I and Quiz no. 2 (Music of the Renaissance and Music of the Baroque)
Week 9: Music of the Classical Period, Part II and Midterm Project
Week 10: Nineteenth-Century Music and Romanticism, Part I
Week 11: Nineteenth- Century, Music and Romanticism Part II Quiz 3
Week 12: The Twentieth Century and Beyond, Part I, and Quiz no. 3 (Music of the Classical Period and 19th Century-Romanticism)
Week 13: The Twentieth Century and beyond, Part II
Week 14: Popular Music in the United States, Part I
Week 15: Popular Music in the United States, Part II

*The dates for student presentations will be announced by the instructor with at least two weeks of anticipation to the date of the presentation.
Final Exam Date December 8, 2023 - 9:30 AM   Through  December 11, 2023 - 11:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Final Exam 25% Quizzes 25% Presentations% 30 Class Attendance and Participation 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Academic Honesty: Academic honesty is expected. No copy and paste from an original source will be accepted and will be graded zero (0). This applies to everything: assignment, quiz, and test. I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must send me an email, please set an appointment with me. Office hours: Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Office: 126; Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 AM to 11 AM; Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 to 3:45 PM; Friday 9 AM to 1 PM.
Attendance Policy This is a face-to-face course and you are required to attend and actively participate in every session. Participation is graded. Participation means that you have to actively write on the discussion board, do your listening exercise, and follow up at least two times a week with every assignment. We will study different topics each week. You will have assignments every week and they count as your class participation grade as well. You will have one exam every month (September, October, and November). In the last week of classes (December), you will not have a quiz but we will prepare you for the Final Exam. What counts as an absence? This is a face-to-face course. Not attending a lecture counts as an absence. More than 5 unexcused absences will make you fail this course. Absences will count against your final attendance grade as well. Attendance is tracked every class Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
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Institutional Policies
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Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520