Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-1423- Section: 01
Audio Electronics
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Instructor Information
Instructor Leigh Stiles
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Performing Arts Center - Room: 137
Hours:Location: UITC - Room: 105 TR 7pm-8:50pm, F 2:30pm-4:15pm
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Basic concepts in electricity, Ohm's Law, circuit analysis and troubleshooting. Includes soldering techniques and equipment maintenance.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Solve circuit problems using Ohm's Law. (PSLO 1)
2. Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques in recording and sound reinforcement. (PSLO 1)
3. Demonstrate preventive maintenance routines in recording and sound reinforcement. (PSLO 1)
4. Utilize soldering and safety techniques. (PSLO 1)
5. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO-Alpha)
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
1. Applies commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
2. Applies commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
3. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
4. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
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.

*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.

Electronics, Concepts, Labs, and Projects: For Media Enthusiasts, Students, and Professional
Author: Alden Hackmann
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books; Pap/Dvdr edition (October 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1480342432
ISBN-13: 978-1480342439

*PLEASE NOTE: You will be responsible for purchasing components to build your own audio devices. This will cost about $60-$90 depending upon the devices you would like to construct.
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Assignment Review; Pretest; Some Good Web Resources; What is Audio and Electronics?; The Electrical Representation of Sound; PRE TEST

Week 2: Introduction to Basic Electrical Theory; Basic DC; Who is Hugh LeCaine?; Intro to Soldering Irons; Introduction to Schematics; QUIZ 1

Week 3: Introduction to Basic Electrical Theory; Basic AC; Understanding the Fundamentals of Phase; Continue Soldering Introduction; Continue Schematics; REVIEW for TEST 1 On Basic Electrical Theory; QUIZ 2

Week 4: Introduction to Electronics Components and Tools; Resistance and Resistors; Who is Fritz Sennheiser; DC, AC, Phase; QUIZ 3; TEST 1

Week 5: Continue Introduction to Electronic Components and Tools; Capacitors and Capacitance; R/C Circuits; QUIZ 4

Week 6: Ohm's Law; Joule's Law; Using Ohm's Law to Analyze Circuits; Using Ohm's Law for Capacitive Reactance; QUIZ 5

Week 7: REVIEW for TEST 2; Reading Block Diagrams; Reading Schematics; Magnetism and Electricity; Coils, Crystals; QUIZ 6

Week 8: Transformers; More Than Meets The Eye? QUIZ 7 & 8; TEST 2

Week 9: **SPRING BREAK**

Week 10: The Bipolar Transistor?; More Calculating Resistance; QUIZ 9

Week 11: The Field Effect Transistor; REVIEW for TEST 3; QUIZ 10

Week 12: Electron Tubes; More Calculating Capacitance; QUIZ 11; TEST 3

Week 13: Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors; Integrated Circuits; Who is Saul Walker?;

Week 14 The Audio Signal; Frequency Response of Practical Audio Devices; Audio Characteristics and Components; QUIZ 13


Major Assignments
Week 1: PRE TEST
Week 2: Quiz 1
Week 3: Quiz 2
Week 4: Quiz 3; TEST 1
Week 5: Quiz 4
Week 6: Quiz 5
Week 7: Quiz 6
Week 8: Quiz 7 & Quiz 8; TEST 2
Week 10: Quiz 9
Week 11: Quiz 10
Week 12: Quiz 11; TEST 3
Week 13: Quiz 12
Week 14: Quiz 13
Week 15: Quiz 14; POST TEST


Projects TBA

Final Exam Date May 11, 2021 - 6:30 PM   Through  May 11, 2021 - 9:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance - 10%
Class Participation - 10%
Quizzes - 15% (Weekly Vocabulary Quizzes)
Projects - 25%
Tests (x 4) - 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No late work will be accepted in this class unless the student presents proof of extenuating circumstances.

All of your grades will be available for you in my grades section of our Blackboard Page.
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 5% of your attendance grade for a Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday class. If you are late for class or leave class early 3 times you will receive an additional absence of every time this occurs.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

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.