Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSI-1306 (Section: 71B, CRN: 92738)
Music Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Paul McCluskey
Email mccluskeype@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6520
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 144
Office Hours Office Hours by appointment via Blackboard Collaborate.
Additional Contact Information Blackboard Collaborate
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 a digital book (open educational resources) with free access through the blackboard. Understanding Music: Past and Present by N. Alan Clark (Author), Thomas Heflin (Author), Jeffrey Kluball (Author).

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; 3abck) Students will be able to map, associate, and compare the development of music with the different periods of human history (PSLO 1abck; 3abcd; 4abc). Students will be able to describe and differentiate musical styles as related to cultural trends. (PSLO 1abck; 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Lecture Topics Outline Course Introduction
Module 1: Music Fundamentals
Module 2: Music of the Middle Ages Era
Module 3: Music of the Renaissance Era
Module 4: Music of the Baroque Era
Module 5: Music of the Classical Era
Module 6: Music of the Romantic Era
Module 7: Music of the 20th Century and Present Time
Module 8: Popular Music in the United States.

Major Assignments Schedule

Each Module will consist of listening assignments, active class discussions, lecture, defining terms and individuals assignments, and culminate in an examination.

Module 1: Music Fundamentals (weeks 1 & 2)

Module 2: Music of the Middle Ages Era (week 3)

Module 3: Music of the Renaissance Era (weeks 4 & 5)

Module 4: Music of the Baroque Era (weeks 6 & 7)

Module 5: Music of the Classical Era (weeks 8 & 9)

Module 6: Music of the Romantic Era (weeks 10 & 11)

Module 7: Music of the 20th Century and Present (weeks 12 & 13)

Module 8: Popular Music of the United States of America (weeks 14 & 15)
Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 9:30 AM   Through  December 7, 2023 - 11:0 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 50% (Modules 1 - 8)
Assignments 50% (Listening assignments, Discussion Boards, Terms and Important Individuals assignments)

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Academic honesty is expected. With artificial intelligence in the minds of many the instructor has taken the policy that assignments must be given citations of where the information was found. Grades will be posted in Blackboard as they are assessed. As this is an online course meetings will need to be virtual. To schedule a visit the student will need to send an Email to: mccluskeype@lamarpa.edu. We can use collaborate for a screen to screen meeting.

Attendance Policy Even though this is an online course it is expected that each student will actively participate by completing assignments in Blackboard before deadlines. Consequences for missing deadlines will be at the instructors discretion. They will definitely constitute lowering the grade for the assignment so as to be fair to classmates that completed the assignment in a timely manner. If you miss deadlines 5 times, you will fail the course. 
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student 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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

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