Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSI-1310- Section: 5E
|Description||General survey of various styles of music in America. Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music which promotes the appreciation of cultural expressions.|
1. Summarize the history and development of popular musical styles as related to social trends. (PSLO 1,2,5,4) Measured by embedded test questions, group discussion presentation assignments, classroom discussions, reading responses and essay rubric.
2. Summarize the history and development of popular musical styles as related to technological trends. (PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, essay rubric, reading responses and group discussion presentation assignments.
3. Summarize the history and development of popular musical styles as related to cultural trends. (PSLO 1,2,4,5) Measured by embedded test questions, essay rubric, classroom discussions, reading responses and oral presentation rubric.
4. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO- Alpha) Measured by pre-test/ post-test.
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.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills -Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication. Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities. Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one's own culture in relation to others.
American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, 5th Ed.
Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman
Oxford University Press, 2018
I: Themes and
II: Popular Music of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries;
III: Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935
IV: The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley
V Race Records and Hillbilly Music
VI: The Swing Era, 1935-1945
VII: The Postwar Era 1946-1954
VIII: Rock 'N' Roll 1954-1959
IX: American Pop and the British Invasion 1960's
X: Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock
XI:Rock Music, Disco and the Popular Mainstream
XII:Progressive Country, Reggae, Salsa, Punk, Funk,
and Hip-Hop 1970's
XIII: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular
Mainstream 1980; MTV and its impact on how America discovers new
XIV:Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment
XV: The Internet Age
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Chapter 1: Themes and Streams of American Popular Music; Pretest
Week 2: Chapter 2: Popular Music of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries; Quiz 1
Week 3: Chapter 3: Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935: Review for Test 1
Week 4: Chapter 4: The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley; Test 1;
Week 5: Chapter 5: Race Records and Hillbilly Music; Group Discussion Assignment 1, examining the differences and similarities between Hillbilly and Race Records
Week 6: Chapter 6: The Swing Era, 1935-1945; Quiz 2
Week 7: Chapter 7: The Postwar Era 1946-1954; Midterm Review
Week 8: Midterm; Chapter 8: Rock 'N' Roll 1954-1959
Week 9: Chapter 9: American Pop and the British Invasion 1960's
Week 10: Chapter 10: Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock 1960's; Quiz 3; Group Discussion Assignment 2 examining the impact of Urban Folk Music on American Society in the years leading up the 1960's
Week 11: Chapter 11: Rock Music, Disco and the Popular Mainstream; Review for Test 3
Week 12: Chapter 12: Progressive Country, Reggae, Salsa, Punk, Funk, and Hip-Hop 1970's; Test 3
Week 13: Chapter 13: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular Mainstream 1980; MTV and its impact on how America discovers new music.
Week 14: Chapter 14: Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business; Quiz 4; Group Discussion Assignment 3 examining the Hip-Hop and impact on copyright law in America.
Week 15: Chapter 15: Conclusion; Final Exam Review
Week 16: Final Exam; Post test
|Final Exam Date||May 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM Through May 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Attendance - 10%
Class participation - 10%
Quizzes (x4)- 25%
Group Discussions and Presentations Analyzing the Cultural Impact of Assigned Pieces of Music (x3) 15%
Tests (x4) - 40%
No late work will be accepted in this class unless the student presents proof of extenuating circumstances.
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|Attendance Policy||You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count against your grade in the attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 7.5% of your attendance grade for a Tuesday and Thursday class. If you are late for class or leave class early 3 times you will receive an additional absence for every time this occurs.|
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