Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSI-1306- Section: 71
Music Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Blas Canedo Gonzalez
Phone(409) 984-6547
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 138
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
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.)
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Summarize the elements of music as related to historical trends.(PSLO 1abcd; 3 abcd)

Summarize development of different music styles as related to cultural trends.(PSLO 1abcd; 2abc; 3 abcd)

Summarize the different historical period music related to major composers. (PSLO 1abcd; 3abced, 4abc)
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.

* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Music an Appreciation( Brief Edition) by Roger Kamien, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1259870545
ISBN-10: 1259870545
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Quizzes and assignments TBA on a weekly basis.

The class will follows the same order of the textbook.

Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review;
I: Elements of Music, chapter I: Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color

Week 2: I: Elements of Music, chapter 2: Performing Media Voice and Instruments

Week 3: I: Elements of Music, chapter 3: Rhythm
chapter 4: Music Notation
chapter 5: Melody
chapter 6: Harmony

Week 4: I: Elements of Music, chapter 7: Key
chapter 8: Musical Texture
chapter 9: Musical Form
chapter 10: Musical Style

Week 5: II. The Middle Ages and Renaissance Periods

Week 6: III.The Baroque Period, instrumental music: Concerto, ritornello, fugue, sonata, suite

Week 7: III. The Baroque Period, Vocal music: Opera, Oratorio, cantata

Week 8: IV. The Classical Period: The classical style, Sonata form, Themes and Variation

Week 9: IV. MIDTERM; The Classical Period: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Week 10: V. Romantic Period: The Art Song

Week 11: V. Program Music and Nationalism

Week 12: VI The Twentieth Century and Beyond: Music Styles, Impressionism and Symbolism;
Neoclassicism, Expressionism

Week 13: VI The Twentieth Century and beyond: Music Styles sing 1945

Week 14: VI The Twentieth Century and beyond: Jazz

Week 15: VI The Twentieth Century and beyond: Rock


Final Exam Date May 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 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 35%
Quizzes 35%
Class Participation 30% (Class participation means submitting your weekly assignments according to the deadlines for each assignment)
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy This is an online course that is required you to assist and actively participate in every session.

Participation is graded. Participation means that you have to actively write on the discussion board, doyour listening exercise and follow up at least two times a week with every assignment.

We will study onechapter per week.

You will have assignments every week and they count as your class participation grade.

You will have at least one quiz every two weeks.

You will have one exam every month (February, March, and April).

The last week of classes (May) you will not have a quiz but the Final Exam.

What count as an absence?

This an online course. Not doing one assignment counts as an absence. More than 5 absences will make you fail this course. Absences will count against your final attendance grade as well. Attendance is tracked via blackboard.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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