The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Music Introduction to Film Music Spring 2012 Course Number: 025:066/MUS:1066 Class Meetings: 9:30-‐10:45 Tu/Th Location: UCC Recital Hall Instructor:
Dr. Jonathan Allen jonathan-‐firstname.lastname@example.org ofOice: 319.335.1655 Jessica Ducharme jessica-‐email@example.com ofOice: 319.XXX.XXXX
Required Materials: Hickman, Roger. Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. Course Objectives: This course will familiarize students with the major styles and composers of Oilm music from the early twentieth century to the present. Through a focus on case studies, students will gain an understanding of the different roles music can play in cinema. Several brief response papers will give students opportunities to employ critical thinking and listening skills to the analysis of particular Oilms or key scenes. Grading Breakdown: Exams (3) -‐ Exams will include a combination of listening and/or viewing questions, multiple choice questions, and short answer questions. Exam 1 -‐ 20% Exam 2 -‐ 20% Exam 3 -‐ 20% Response Papers (3) -‐ Response Papers will be two to three pages in length and will ask students to engage critically with a Oilm or selected scenes. SpeciOic assignments will be handed out in class. Assignment 1: Discussion Questions -‐ 10% Assignment 2: Essay 1 -‐ 15% Assignment 3: Essay 2 -‐ 15% Attendance Policy -‐ You are allowed one unexcused absence from lecture. For each additional unexcused absence, your Oinal grade will be lowered by one point. Class Schedule: UNIT 1: Exploring Film and Music Week 1: January 24
Syllabus; Introduction to course.
Chapter 1 -‐ Wagner’s Prelude. Chapter 2 -‐ Drama and Film.
Week 2: January 31
Chapter 3 -‐ Elements of Music. Chapter 4 -‐ Listening to Film Music.
Chapter 5 -‐ Birth of an Art Form, 1895-‐1907. Chapter 6 -‐ The Foundations of Modern Film, 1897-‐1919.
UNIT 2: The Silent Film Era -‐ 1895-‐1928 Week 3: February 7
Chapter 7 -‐ CASE STUDY: Birth of a Nation. Writing Assignment #1 (Discussion Questions) Due.
Chapter 8 -‐ The Golden Age of Silent Film, 1920-‐1928. Chapter 9 -‐ The Transition to Sound, 1926-‐1928.
UNIT 3: The Sound Era Begins -‐ 1928-‐1944 Week 4: February 14
Chapter 10 -‐ The Early Years of Sound, 1928-‐1933 Chapter 11 -‐ Entering a New Golden Age, 1934-‐1938.
Chapter 12 -‐ Hollywood’s Greatest Year: 1939. Chapter 13 -‐ Modern Voices, 1936-‐1944.
Chapter 14 -‐ CASE STUDY: Casablanca Writing Assignment #2 (Essay 1) Due
Week 5: February 21 February 23
UNIT 4: Entering a Cold War -‐ 1944-‐1959 Week 6: February 28
Chapter 15 -‐ Postwar Trends, 1944-‐1949. Chapter 16 -‐ Country, Rock, and All That Jazz, 1950-‐1956.
Chapter 17 -‐ Expanding Modern Styles, 1950-‐1956. Chapter 18 -‐ Close of the Decade, 1956-‐1959.
Week 7 March 6
Chapter 19 -‐ CASE STUDY: Scenes from Ben-‐Hur
UNIT 5: A New American Cinema -‐ 1960-‐1976
Chapter 20 -‐ CASE STUDY: Scenes from Psycho
March 13, 15
SPRING BREAK -‐ NO CLASSES
Chapter 21 -‐ Declining Traditions, 1960-‐1967.
Week 9 March 20
Chapter 22 -‐ The Emerging New Era, 1960-‐1967.
Chapter 23 -‐ Crisis Years, 1968-‐1972. Chapter 24 -‐ The Postwar Years, 1973-‐1976.
Week 10 March 27
UNIT 6: The Classic Revival, 1977-‐1988
Chapter 25 -‐ Star Wars and Postmodernism, 1977-‐1984.
Week 11 April 3
Chapter 26 -‐ CASE STUDY: E.T. the Extra-‐Terrestrial.
E.T. the Extra-‐Terrestrial continued.
Chapter 27 -‐ In the Shadow of Star Wars, 1977-‐1984. Chapter 28 -‐ Settings Far and Near, 1982-‐1988.
Chapter 29 -‐ New Box-‐OfOice Kings, 1984-‐1988.
Week 12 April 10 April 12
UNIT 7: Fin de Siècle and the New Millennium, 1989-‐2004 Week 13 April 17
Chapter 30 -‐ Symphonic Scores, 1989-‐1996.
Chapter 31 -‐ Popular Music, Animation, and Realism, 1989-‐1996.
Week 14 April 24
Chapter 32 -‐ The Sinking Titanic, 1997-‐2000. Writing Assignment #3 Due (Essay #2)
Chapter 33 -‐ CASE STUDY: The Red Violin
Week 15 May 1
The Red Violin -‐ continued.
Chapter 34 -‐ The New Millennium, 2001-‐2004. Final exam review.
Exam 3 to be held during Final Exam time
Administrative Home The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the administrative home of this course and governs matters such as the add/drop deadlines, the second-‐grade-‐only option, and other related issues. Different colleges may have different policies. Questions may be addressed to 120 Schaeffer Hall, or see the CLAS Student Academic Handbook. Electronic Communication University policy speciOies that students are responsible for all ofOicial correspondences sent to their University of Iowa e-‐mail address (@uiowa.edu). Faculty and students should use this account for correspondences. (Operations Manual, III.15.2. Scroll down to k.11.) Accommodations for Disabilities A student seeking academic accommodations should Oirst register with Student Disability Services and then meet privately with the course instructor to make particular arrangements. See www.uiowa.edu/~sds/ for more information. Academic Honesty The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences expects all students to do their own work, as stated in the CLAS Code of Academic Honesty. Instructors fail any assignment that shows evidence of plagiarism or other forms of cheating, also reporting the student's name to the College. A student reported to the College for cheating is placed on disciplinary probation; a student reported twice is suspended or expelled. CLAS Final Examination Policies Final exams may be offered only during Oinals week. No exams of any kind are allowed during the last week of classes. Students should not ask their instructor to reschedule a Oinal exam since the College does not permit rescheduling of a Oinal exam once the semester has begun. Questions should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Curriculum. Making a Suggestion or a Complaint Students with a suggestion or complaint should Oirst visit the instructor, then the course supervisor, and then the departmental DEO. Complaints must be made within six months of the incident. See the CLAS Student Academic Handbook. Understanding Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment subverts the mission of the University and threatens the well-‐being of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the UI community have a responsibility to uphold this mission and to contribute to a safe environment that enhances learning. Incidents of sexual harassment should be reported immediately. See the UI Comprehensive Guide on Sexual Harassment for assistance, deOinitions, and the full University policy. Reacting Safely to Severe Weather In severe weather, class members should seek appropriate shelter immediately, leaving the classroom if necessary. The class will continue if possible when the event is over. For more information on Hawk Alert and the siren warning system, visit the Public Safety web site. *These CLAS policy and procedural statements have been summarized from the web pages of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The University of Iowa Operations Manual.