Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-1325 (Section: 01, CRN: 90660)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Matthew Roe
Email roemr@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6338
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 155
Office Hours M-W 9am-12pm.
T-Th 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm.
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Course Information
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.
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.

Master Handbook of Acoustics by, F. Alton and Ken C. Pohlmann Recommended Acoustic Design for the Home Studio by. Mitch Gallagher
Additional Materials/Resources
Learning Outcomes 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 1: Applies commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
PSLO 2: Applies commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
PSLO 3: Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
PSLO 4: Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
Lecture Topics Outline Introduction to the course; Syllabus review
The fundamental properties of sound; Listening in class assignment
Modes and harmonics;
Sound levels and the Decibel; Vocabulary
Sound levels and electrical signals; Measurement of sound levels and electrical signals; Vocabulary
Sound in a free field; Vocabulary
Midterm (Test 2); Signals, speech, music, and noise
Room acoustics; Vocabulary
Sound isolation; Vocabulary
Small room acoustics and sound isolation;
Medium room acoustics and sound isolation; Vocabulary
Major Assignments Schedule Week 3: Quiz 1
Week 4: Quiz 2
Week 5: Test 1
Week 6: Quiz 3
Week 7: Quiz 4
Week 8: Midterm
Week 9: Quiz 5
Week 10: Quiz 6
Week 11: Quiz 7
Week 12: Quiz 8
Week 13: Test 3
Week 14: Quiz 9;
Week 16: Test 4(Final)
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 12:30 PM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 1:45 PM
Grading Scale
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 50%, Quizzes - 10%, Assignments - 10%, Projects - 15%, Final Exam/Project - 15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students can email me at anytime,
All grades will be available on Blackboard.
No late work will be accepted.
Attendance Policy After ONE unexcused Absence, Each unexcused absence will result in a reduction of one letter grade.
TWO unexcused absences means the highest letter grade achievable will be a B.
THREE unexcused absences means the highest letter grade achievable will be a C.
FOUR unexcused absences means the highest letter grade achievable will be a D.

Any excused absences must be communicated to the instructor via email BEFORE the missed class, or in case of medical emergency ASAP.

Anyone arriving to class later than 10 minutes will be listed as Tardy. Two tardies = absent
Anyone arriving to class later than 20 minutes will be listed as absent.

Unexcused Absence = Anything within the students control; Doctor Appointments, Traffic, Etc
Excused Absence = Anything out of the students control communicated in advance to the instructor and accepted at the instructor's discretion.
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