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MUSIC 1AA3 INTRO:HISTORY OF MUSIC II

Academic Year: Spring/Summer 2014

Term: 1

Day/Evening: D

Office Hours: TBA



Course Objectives:

Course Description

In this course we will examine the history of Western European music from Classical music to contemporary Canadian music. The material will be presented through lectures, weekly readings from the assigned textbook and weekly listening from the assigned text. All testing will take place during class time.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define main developments & terms relating to the history of European music (c. 1750-present)

  • Aurally recognize stylistic characteristics of various periods of European music (c. 1750-present)

  • Aurally recognize specific compositions from the periods under study

  • Discover new styles of music and be able to discuss your preferences


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Required Materials:

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Music Then and Now, W.W. Norton Co.

 

Focus of lectures:

Will be posted on the Avenue to Learn course site


Method of Assessment:

Evaluation

In-class Test  #1         May 21                                                       20%

In-class Test  #2         June 4                                                         20%

Listening guide           due June 9                                                  20%

Final Exam                 June 18                                                        40%

 

Students are required to write tests and submit assignments on the dates indicated. Late assignments will be deducted 10% per class-day late (assignments must be submitted during class-time to the instructor or they will be considered late). Alternate test dates for individual students will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, appropriate documentation may be required, and if it is not provided, students risk forfeiting the mark for the course requirement.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

University Statement on Academic Dishonesty:

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g.. The grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads:’ Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty’)>, and/or expulsion from the university.

 

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty, please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at:

http://mcmaster/ca/senate/academic/ac integrity.htm

 

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

1. Plagiarism, e.g. The submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained

2. Improper collaboration in group work.

3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

 

Statement Regarding E-Mail Policy

“It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication between students and instructors (including TA’s) must originate from their official McMaster University accounts. The policy protects the confidentiality and sensitivity of information and confirms the identities of both students and instructor. The School of the Arts’ instructors will delete messages that do not originate from McMaster email accounts.”

 

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.