Course : Intro Western and World Music
- Course Number
- MUSC 2733
- Section Number
- Fall 2022
- Dr. Susan Harvey
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
Course Description: Introduction to Western and World Music History is a course designed to familiarize you with music in its numerous purposes and guises in a variety of settings, most specifically cultural, historical, and functional. You will develop an understanding of the music making (creation and performance) of others in diverse cultures.
Learning Goals: the student who passes this course will be able to:
1. Identify, recognize, and describe general stylistic characteristics of music using accepted musical terminology
2. Accurately place a musical work within an historical, cultural, or stylistic context
3. Distinguish similarities and differences in musical characteristics among art, folk,
and world music traditions
4. Understand and categorize how music functions in different historical cultures
from antiquity to 1700
5. Understand and appreciate the functions of music in society as cultural, religious,
ceremonial, inspirational, and recreational
All Assignments /Quizzes are due no later than midnight on the Saturday that ends the week.
For example, the first week of class shows an assignment for Monday, August 22. The âleewayâ in that deadline is that it must be completed no later than Saturday, August 27 at midnight. There will be no further extensions, exceptions or delays in submitting assignments. Any assignments not completed by the Saturday evening at midnight corresponding to that week, will immediately become a 0. The 0 grade will not be changed under any circumstances. Please be sure to complete all work for the week no later than Saturday evening at midnight.
Class assignments are divided into MWF divisions each week to closely align with assignments if the class were meeting in person three times per week. This is a three-credit class and the work load will be the same as a class that meets in person. The only difference is that you have the time each week to set your own study and assignment completion schedule rather than having a set class.
All grades are entered into the textbook, not into D2L. This includes assignments feedback.
Written Assignments: 20% Total (there are 6)
Quizzes: 20% (there are 30)
Final Exam: 25%
Group Project: 10%
Please note that the written assignments are weighted more than the quizzes.
You may work ahead of the scheduled classes. This includes taking the midterm and the final exam early if that aligns with your schedule.
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