Georgia Highlands College
- Robert C. Adams
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office – Bartow Center 229
- Please feel free to Email me with any questions
- Joseph Machlis and Kristine Forney, The Enjoyment of Music, 11th Ed.
- Accompanied by the Recordings DVD
The purpose of music appreciation is to develop one’s awareness and sensitivity to good music (which includes a wide range of musical genres) through live performances and recordings. No previous knowledge of music is required. The course is open to anyone who wishes to develop a knowledge and love of good music. The main focus of the course is to expose the student to as much music as possible to achieve the goal of broadening the students’ enjoyment of music.
Course Outcomes for MUSC 1100 (Music Appreciation):
- Students will develop a better understanding of the elements of music and how these affect the sound and style of music.
- Students will gain knowledge of Western musical styles and their historic context.
- Students will develop an awareness of major composers, their contributions to music, and their prospective stylistic significance.
- Students will identify assigned musical works by means of listening quizzes.
- Students will attend classical music events, as determined appropriate by the instructor, and will write concert reports on their listening experiences.
- Students will come away with a new artistic experience which they may continue to explore in more advanced ways, relate to other course work or assimilate into their own personal lives as expressive human beings.
- Students will demonstrate their ability to express ideas logically and clearly in standard written English
- Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend college level written texts.
- Students will demonstrate ability to use discipline specific software to enhance their understanding of the discipline.
- Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between language and culture.
- Students will be able to analyze major themes relevant to the humanities.
- Students will gain a deeper perspective on cultural issues relevant to the humanities.
- Students will understand historical issues pertinent to their coursework in the humanities.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of relevant terminology in humanities courses.
- Students will be able to write personal, cogent interpretations about a work of art.
- Students will be able to place literature and other artistic works into a historical context.
|A = 90- 100%||B= 80 – 89%||C= 70- 79%|
|D = 60 – 69%||F = 59% and below|
|Test #1||_________ out of 100 points|
|Test #2||_________ out of 100 points|
|Test #3||_________ out of 100 points|
|LE #1||_________ out of 75 points|
|Test #4||_________ out of 115 points|
|LE #2||_________ out of 75 points|
|CR #1||_________ out of 75 points|
|CR #2||_________ out of 75 points|
|IC Project||_________ out of 100 points|
|Total:||_________ divided by 815 equals||__________ final average|
- Tests must be taken when scheduled. If there are extenuating circumstances that require you to miss a test, then you will be able to make-up the exam on the dates of the listening exams. There are NO make-ups for the listening exams.
- For classes that meet twice a week—after the fifth absence, the student will not be allowed to return to class until he/she has met with the division chair.
- For classes that meet once a week—after the third absence, the student will not be allowed to return to class until he/she has met with the division chair.
- Each instructor will decide whether to distinguish between excused/unexcused absences in his/her classes.
- Based on Humanities Division Policy, a student who misses five classes may not return to the class without appealing to the division chair. This appeal must be made within 3-5 days following the fifth absence. Otherwise the student may not return to the class and no appeal will be allowed.
- Once again if any problems arise during the semester, if you are unable to attend class, or if you need any clarification on anything, please feel free to e-mail me.
- Please be respectful. In other words – please refrain from using cell/mobile phones and media devices. Laptops are permissible as long as you are only taking notes in class. Students will be dismissed from class for any violation of this policy.
- Disability Statement: Students who feel that they need accommodation due to a disability should feel free to discuss this with me early in the term. Georgia Highlands College has resources available for students with certain disabilities. Accommodations may be made (such as providing materials in alternative formats, assuring physical access to classrooms or being sensitive to interaction difficulties that may be posed by communication and/or learning disabilities) through Student Support Services on all campuses. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact: Cartersville 678-872-8004; Douglasville and Floyd 706-368-7536; Marietta 678-915-5021; Paulding 678-946-1029.
- This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.
- Policies on student conduct and academic integrity: Policies on student conduct and academic integrity are in the College’s “Student Rights & Responsibilities” document. This can be accessed via the following URL: http://www.highlands.edu/site/student-rights.