MUL 1010 – Music Appreciation
Miami-Dade College – Summer 2016
M. Cristina Verdesoto
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the different historical periods and musical styles throughout the history of music. By analyzing the different musical styles through listening examples and class discussions, students will learn to identify them and know their place and importance in history. This class does not require previous musical background.
Book: Roger Kamien’s Music An Appreciation, Brief 8thedition (not required)
2 quizzes 20%
Attendance & 15%
Final Exam 35%
Participation: Attendance is required and will be taken at the beginning of class. You must email or speak to me before missing class if you need to be excused. You are responsible for the material discussed in class that day and the assignments due the following class. Please arrive on time and come prepared to work with the necessary supplies.
**Unexcused absences and recurrent lateness will result in a deduction of your participation grade.
**There will be NO makeups for missed assignments/exams unless it is a special circumstance such as illness with the appropriate doctor’s note, note for official school business or religious observance.
Communication : The best way to communicate with me is by email. Assignments and class notes will be posted at: http://www.virtualstudent.org/courses/mul1010/
Academic Honesty: It is expected that all submitted work represent the ideas and efforts of the individual student .Cheating of any kind will result in an “F” grade and possibly disciplinary action. Please refer to the section on Academic Dishonesty in the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook available online. (http://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf). Students should be especially mindful to avoid plagiarism in their homework assignments and essays. Students should cite whatever sources they use to aid them in completing their homework assignments and essays, utilizing a recognized citation format. Plagiarism may result in failing a particular assignment or failing the course.
ACCESS Students: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all qualified students enrolled in this course are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for the course. Students are responsible for presenting ACCESS information at the beginning of the semester. For more information on this program please visit http://www.mdc.edu/access/
Classroom Behavior: No food or drink is permitted in the classroom. Turn off all cell phones or put in silent mode.
WEEK 1 – Elements of Music
WEEK 2 – Middle Ages/Renaissance
WEEK 3 – Baroque/opera
WEEK 4 – Classical
WEEK 5 – Classical/Romantic
WEEK 6 – Romantic/ FINAL EXAM