Arts, Sciences and Learning Resources Syllabus Fall 2013 Syllabus Overview: Your college syllabus is your road map to success. You should always keep your syllabus with your class notes AND REFER TO IT OFTEN DURING YOUR ONLINE CLASS. Please CAREFULLY review this syllabus. Your syllabus represents a binding agreement between you and your instructor. The course syllabus will also be available in Blackboard. The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus, except for the grading scale and attendance policy, anytime during the course. You will be notified of all changes in writing. Course Information: Course Title: Music Appreciation Course Number & Section Number: MUS 110-I01 Credit Hours/Contact Hours: This class receives 3 credit hours and has 3 contact hours. (3 0 0 3) Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NONE (MY MUSIC LAB Class ID = dejong79393) Drop Deadline: The last day to drop this course without a grade penalty is October 29, 2013. Faculty Information: Instructor: Mr. Dennis de Jong Office Location: GDB #134 Office Hours: MO 1-2pm, WD 1-3pm, TU/TH 10-11am (or by appt.) Email: email@example.com Phone number: 919.209.2212 Course Description: This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Format: This course will be taught as a 100% online course. You will be using Blackboard and online elements to learn content, complete chapter quizzes and exams participate in discussion boards and submit papers as well as to explore additional resources. It is very important that you access My Music Lab through the JCC Blackboard MUS 110-I1 portal. Please review the course calendar for specific due dates, and online requirements. You should expect to spend a minimum of 3hr/wk on Blackboard and My Music Lab to complete assignments. The concert review and listening guide will be submitted online to the instructor. The instructor will be available to students during posted office hours, as well as other times by appointment. (Online students are welcome to any of my seated MUS 110-J01/J02 classes, TU 11am12:15pm. Please identify yourself as such and be on time.)
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to.... 1. Describe the elements of music 2. Recognize and identify common western instruments and voice types 3. Discuss the historical and social context of western music 4. Distinguish and analyze various eras, forms, genres, and composers of western music 5. Communicate about western music using proper terminology 6. Respond critically to a variety of global genres, becoming more discerning consumers and producers of music.
Text, Technology and additional materials Listen to This 2e, Mark Evan Bonds. Pearson Education by Prentice Hall, NJ, 2011. MY MUSIC LAB ACCESS REQUIRED! (This will not come with a used text, but you can purchase an access card by itself. Through BB, and then click any My Lab icon to register, access and associate with the appropriate class -Class ID = dejong79393)
Because you have registered for an online course, you are responsible for having access to technology. All students taking online courses are expected to have access to a computer with online access at home, work, a public library, a neighbor, etc. Not having access to a computer with online access will not be an acceptable excuse for late/missing assignments. Students assume the responsibility of securing appropriate technology to complete the course requirements. Technical/support questions regarding Blackboard should be directed to JCC’s JOLT (Jaguar Office of Learning Technology 919-464-2260). Technical/support questions regarding My Music Lab should be directed to Pearson’s Technical Support (Student telephone support 24/7 | 800-6776337). General course questions should be posted to the HELP FORUM under the Discussion Board tab. Course Overview Please see course calendar. Discussion Boards A total of five discussion boards will be graded and required throughout the semester. Often, the forums will be open over more than a single week, encouraging your thoughtful and meaningful input. For each graded discussion board the student will be required to complete one original post and two provoking responses to a colleagues’ post. Where appropriate, a discussion board rubric will be posted to guide you. Discussion boards are a critical writing component of the course, and will be graded for content, correct grammar and spelling. Refrain from sarcasm and avoid bold and all cap statements in replies. Please note the Acceptable Use documentation below. Your investment in the discussion boards will be evident in your posts and your earned grade. I will make every effort to comment on posts, but please understand that I cannot comment on every post all of the time. In addition, there will always be an open HELP discussion board, and a CYBER CAFÉ. If you have ANY general course question regarding navigation of Blackboard or My Music Lab, concerns about content, confirmation of due dates, PLEASE POST THESE TO THE HELP FORUM. DO NOT EMAIL ME WITH GENERAL QUESTIONS. Once you post your question to the HELP forum, I or other students in the class will have an opportunity to post a solution. The CYBER CAFÉ 2
is meant to be a casual forum for the intellectual interchange of ideas and content related to musical topics. Let’s tee it up, and see where it takes us! Policy Provisions for Acceptable Use The following computer uses shall not be permitted, and violations may result in a loss of access, and as applicable, the involvement of law enforcement agencies and potential prosecution: 1. Sending or displaying obscene messages or images; 2. Using obscene language; 3. Harassing, insulting or attacking others; 4. Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks; 5. Violating copyright laws; 6. Using the passwords or identities of others; 7. Trespassing in the folders, work or files of others; 8. Intentionally wasting limited resources; and 9. Employing the network for commercial purposes. The computer network shall be provided for faculty and students to conduct research and for communications. Faculty, staff and students shall be expected to be responsible for appropriate behavior with regard to use of the College’s computer network and computing resources, and given that communications on the network are often public in nature. Access to the computer network shall be considered a privilege, not a right. Access entails responsibility, and access to Network Services shall be provided to employees and students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Evaluation Methods GRADING: My Music Lab Chapter Posttests....................................................................... 35% 6 Unit Exams ..................................................................................................... 30% 5 Discussion Board Forums ............................................................................... 20% Listening Guide Project ....................................................................................... 5% Concert Review ................................................................................................. 10% GRADING SCALE: A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 59 and below
Late assignments/exams will NOT be accepted for credit, regardless of circumstance or absence. CRITICAL SUCCESS STRATEGIES: (Recommended topics that students need to know) Attendance and good study habits are your keys to success, and it is imperative that you remain current with the listening/reading & posttest portions of the course. Late assignments, posttests, papers and unit exams will NOT be accepted for credit, regardless of circumstance. Plan ahead. Technical difficulties can often be solved given enough lead time. Your inability to complete an assignment or exam hours or minutes before it is due will not be viewed favorably if you had an entire week to complete the task. I request 24-48 hours to respond to email inquiries, though often it will be much shorter. Post general questions to the HELP discussion board for immediate feedback! I am not tech support – please direct these questions to appropriate personnel that can help you. See above. Please use your JCC email for all course correspondence. 3
Studying for this course requires equal parts listening to musical examples AND reading on musical examples learning terminology, genre classifications and stylistic trends. The instructor will specify materials and formats for the written assignments, and rubrics will be made available. ALL WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK AT 12 NOON. At this time they close, and the next week becomes available. To be counted present for the week, you must complete ALL required components of the weeks’ assignment. You will be marked absent if any weekly work is incomplete.
DEPARTMENT ONLINE or HYBRID COURSE ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance in class is expected of all students in order for them to achieve their potential in class and to develop desirable personal traits necessary to succeed in employment. This course is considered an online (or hybrid). In order for you to be considered “attending” this course, you must engage in this course as much as (or more than) you would in a traditional classroom. To be engaged, you must actively participate in all components of the course. Since course content and teaching methods vary, each department will determine its own requirements for attendance. Please read the following information carefully and be sure you understand your requirements for this course.
All students must enter class prior to the class 10 percent (census) date, which is the date, set by the state for reporting purposes. The 10 percent date for this class is August 26, 2013. Each student will be officially “entered” into the class upon completion of the Verify Your Enrollment quiz (typically within 24 hours of the start of the course). The Enrollment Verification Assignment that will be loaded in Blackboard for each online course. Completion of this assignment will initiate the “E” for students on the class roster. The Enrollment Verification Assignment will be located in the course menu and entitled “Verify Your Enrollment”. Students are not considered “entered” in the course until they complete the “Verify Your Enrollment” quiz. If a student has not completed the Verify Your Enrollment quiz or otherwise engaged in the course (i.e., submissions, posts, quizzes, etc.) prior to the 10 percent date, the student will be reported as having not attended (NA). (NEW)
For this course, if a student misses more than 12.5% or 2 weeks in the course the student will be dropped. The student can be dropped at ANY TIME during the semester including that time period before the date designated each semester as the last day a student can drop without grade penalty. The 12.5% rule includes absences from class for any reason. If a student is dropped by an instructor due to excessive absences, a grade of “WF” will be issued, and could affect his/her financial aid. The student must obtain the permission of the instructor to reenter class. If this request is denied, the student may petition the Dean for reinstatement. If the Dean denies the request, the Vice President of Instruction will make the final ruling on the decision.
Class attendance is calculated from the first scheduled class meeting to the last. Students who choose to participate in College related activities such as SGA or Athletics must adhere to the attendance policy. Students are responsible for informing their instructors in advance of absences and are expected to make arrangements for making up work missed. In such cases, upon 4
approval of the instructor, class time missed will not be counted as absences provided the students are otherwise in good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA). For hybrid and online attendance, completion of weekly assignments will constitute your weekly attendance status. ALL WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK AT 12 NOON. To be counted present for the week, you must complete ALL required components of the weeks’ assignment. You will be marked absent if any weekly work is incomplete.
The Jaguar Office of Learning Technologies (JOLT) is available to assist you with technical difficulties or training on distance education technology. You are encouraged to seek their assistance and training resources for online and hybrid courses. The main email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is 919-464-2260.
RELIGIOUS OR SOLEMN OBSERVANCE POLICY Johnston Community College authorizes two excused absences from classes each academic year for religious or solemn observances. For the purposes of this policy, an academic year begins on the first day of fall classes in August and ends on the last day of summer classes in July each year. Students requesting absence from class for religious or solemn observance must complete the Religious or Solemn Observance Absence Request Form and obtain instructor approval at least two weeks prior to the date of the absence. Students who miss class for religious or solemn observance will be granted the opportunity to make up work missed due to the absence.
GENERAL POLICIES Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarship and morality. A complete listing of all college policies is available in the latest edition of the JCC catalog. Academic Integrity The following regulation sets forth rules of conduct prohibiting cheating. Taking or acquiring possession of any academic material (test information, research papers, noted, etc.) from a member of the college staff or student body without permission; receiving or giving help during tests; submitting papers or reports (that are supposed to be original work) that are not entirely the student’s own; not giving credit for others’ work (plagiarism). Violation of one or more of these rules may result in one of the following sanctions: Reprimand Probation Interim Suspension Loss of Academic Credit or Grade Suspension Expulsion Minors on Campus College policy does not allow minors to be brought to class(es). Minors are not allowed on campus while parents are attending class(es). Bringing guests to class(es) is a potential disruption for others and places the college in a position of liability. Confidentiality Policy 5
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Johnston Community College does not release student information concerning attendance, grades, GPA, or withdrawals to anyone, including parents or employers, without proper documentation to the Registrar's office. If documentation is provided, the Registrar will notify faculty if it is permissible to release information.
Campus Resources & Information
(Please see the JCC website for complete information including hours of operation) The open computer lab is located in Wilson, Room C2007. Other general use computers can be found in the Library and the Academic Skills Center. You will need a valid student ID to access these areas.
Academic assistance is primarily available through the Tutoring and Writing Center (TWC). Tutoring sessions, workshops, and numerous learning resources are available free of charge to currently enrolled students. Tutoring is available in most subject areas by peer and professional tutors. Please see the TWC site under Quick Links at www.johnstoncc.edu
Additional academic assistance is available through: Faculty Office Hours Academic Skills Center SMARTHINKING online tutoring Student Support Services Program (TRIO)
Disability Services – The Disability Services Office helps adapt Johnston Community College’s general services to the individual and specialized needs of students who have special health conditions, disabilities, or limitations. Services are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973, as amended in 1998 in Part IV of the Workforce Investment Act, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our goal is to ensure all qualified students with equal opportunity and access to all programs and facilities. Disability Services Office – 919-209-2120 Student Services Office – 919-209-2128 TTY – 919-209-2154 Inclement Weather Policy – The President or designee of Johnston Community College will be responsible for canceling classes in the event of inclement weather or other emergencies. Unless announcements are made to cancel or delay classes, classes will be in session. If classes are canceled or delayed, announcements will be made on the local television and radio stations or the JCC website (www.johnstoncc.edu). Online classes typically are not
impacted by inclement weather. Unless otherwise posted by your instructor, continue the online class as directed. If for some reason inclement weather impacts you personally and prevents you from completing expectations of your class, contact your instructor immediately. Canceled classes or classes that do not meet for any reason will require a mandatory make up assignment.
JCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. As a member of this organization, Johnston Community College (JCC) was required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that identifies a specific area for improvement. Entitled “On the Write Path,” the JCC QEP is a key component of the Institution’s accreditation process. More importantly, “On the Write Path” is designed to help students discover, sharpen, and employ appropriate writing skills for academic, professional, and personal situations. "On the Write Path,” demonstrates a commitment by the Institution to emphasize the importance of effective writing. This commitment is supported by all members of the College including faculty, staff and the administration. Implementation of the Johnston Community College Quality Enhancement Plan is well underway. Our goal is to help you! Whether texting, tweeting, emailing, composing an essay, completing a research paper, writing personally or in an employment situation, throughout a lifetime there is a significant amount of time communicating via the written word. What may not be realized is that writing needs to be appropriate for a given situation, in the right tone, and customtailored for a specific audience. Knowing and effectively applying these basic principles can be instrumental to a person’s overall success. Please take advantage of the following resources to ensure your written work is “On The Write Path”! On Campus:
Writing Studio – Wilson Building (Writing Enhancement) Tutoring Center – Wilson Building (Writing Remediation)
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