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MUSIC 2B03 W. Music Hist:1890-Present (C01)

Academic Year: Winter 2019

Term: Winter

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Andrew Mitchell

Email: amitche@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 433

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 24217

Office Hours: by appointment



Course Objectives:

In this course we will examine the history of Western European music from the very end of the nineteenth century to the present. The material will be presented through lectures, weekly readings from the assigned textbook and weekly listening assignments from the music provided on the Norton website.  In addition students will be required to complete testing and a written assignment (essay).  All testing (except for the final exam) will take place during class time. 

Prerequisite: Registration in level II of a Music program.

Course Objectives:  

By the end of this course, students should 

  • know main developments and be able to define terms relating to the history of the western European tradition (1890-present)
  • recognize (both aurally and through score analysis) stylistic characteristics of various composers and periods within the era under study
  • aurally recognize specific compositions from the era under study
  • hone critical thinking, research and writing skills through class discussion and writing assignment 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Hanning, Barbara R. A Concise History of Western Music, 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2014.  Includes access to listening materials (Total Access).

Norton Anthology of Western Music, 7th ed.  Vol. 3. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2014.

 


Method of Assessment:

Course Evaluation:

In-class Test #1      Thurs. Jan 31 20%
In-class Test #2 Thurs. Mar. 7 20%
Essay: Tues. Apr. 2

30%

Cumulative Final Exam:     TBA 30%

N.B. Students will receive at least 20% of their final grade before March 15, 2019.

 

               

                                                            

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Attendance: Full attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.  Students are responsible for any material (including class notes) missed because of absence. Notes in this class will not be provided by the instructor for any reason.  

Dates: Students are required to write tests and submit assignments on the dates indicated. Late assignments will be deducted 5% per class-day late (assignments must be submitted during class-time to the instructor or they will be considered late).  Alternate test dates and assignment due 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.  An alternate date for the final exam will not be considered for any reason by the instructor.  Applications for deferred exams must be made directly to the examinations office.
 

 

 


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.


Topics and Readings:

Music 2B03: Course Schedule

N.B. Details of this schedule may be changed throughout the duration of the course

DATES

CONTENT

READING

LISTENING*

 

Week 1 (Jan. 7, 8, 10)

Introduction and Classical Modernism

Pages 502-532

NAWM 158, 165, 167, 169, 170, 171

 

Week 2 (Jan. 14, 15, 17)

 

 

 

 

Week 3 (Jan. 21, 22, 24)

Vernacular Music in America

Pages 533-552

NAWM 164, 181, 182, 183, 184, 197, 182

 

Week 4 (Jan. 28, 29, 31)

Thurs. Jan 31: Test #1

 

 

 

 

Week 5 (Feb. 4, 5, 7)

Radical Modernism

Pages 553-585

172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179,  180

 

Week 6 (Feb. 11, 12, 14)

 

 

 

 

MIDTERM BREAK

 

 

 

 

Week 7 (Feb. 25, 26, 28)

 

Music Between The Two World Wars

Pages 586-607

185, 187,  188, 189, 192, 193, 195

 

Week 8 (Mar. 4, 5, 7)

Thurs. Mar. 7: Test #2

 

 

 

 

Week 9 (Mar. 11, 12, 14)

The Changing World of Postwar Music

Pages 608-629

197, 201, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208

 

Week 10 (Mar. 18, 19, 21)

 

 

 

 

Week 11 (Mar. 25, 26, 28)

 

Into the Twenty-First Century

Pages 630-646

210, 211, 209, 215, 220

 

Week 12 (Apr. 1, 2, 4) Tues. Apr. 2: Essay Due

 

 

 

 

Week 13 (Apr. 8, 9)

TBA

 

 

 

FINAL EXAM: DATE TBA

 

 

 

 

*NAWM = Norton Anthology of Western Music (vol. 3).  The numbers indicated are the “item numbers” in the anthology, not page numbers. 


Other Course Information:

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  HYPERLINK "http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity" http://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. 

Turnitin.com:  In this course we will be using a web-based service (Turnitin.com) to reveal plagiarism. Students will be required to submit their work electronically to Turnitin.com and in hard copy so that it can be checked for academic dishonesty.  Students who do not wish to submit their work to Turnitin.com must still submit a copy to the instructor. No penalty will be assigned to a student who does not submit work to Turnitin.com. All submitted work is subject to normal verification that standards of academic integrity have been upheld (e.g., on-line search, etc.). To see the Turnitin.com Policy, please go to www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity.

Avenue to Learn:  In this course we will be using Avenue to Learn.  Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic components of this course, private information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in the same course.  The available information is dependent on the technology used.  Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure.  If you have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.