Our World: An Active Listening Approach White/Stuart/Aviva plus
2 companion CDs
Music in Our
World is an integrated approach to music from simple work songs to synthesizers,
using a narrative text, 2 companion website, and 2 companion music CDs.
No previous knowledge of music is needed. The core of the approach is active-listening
and will focus on the uses and elements of music. It will use examples
from around the world as well as the music that we are familiar from our
At the end of
this course, the student will be able to
Understand and use
the vocabulary and technical terms related to music
Be an active
listener, able to hear and identify individual elements of pieces
the various uses of music
the music of other cultures
collate, and present, in various formats, information on
a topic related to the text
will be 6 unit tests, 1 research paper, 1 concert attendance with
response, and 1 final group project.
will not be counted down for absences. However, here's the deal--if you
miss classes, your grade will be lower because you will not do as well
on tests and you will miss key information about assignments and group
project work. BUT-keep reading.
must be taken on the day listed in the syllabus with the following exception.
IF you contact me before the test day and time, you will be allowed to
take the test at the end of the next class period, so make arrangements
to stay after class. IF you don't contact me, you may not make up the
test. Because of the listening component for each test, makeups may
not be taken in the LAC.
6 unit tests,
50 pts- total 300 points
1 research paper,
50 pts--- total 50 points
response, 30 pts-- total 30 points Final group project, 70 pts-
total 70 points
All tests and
assignments must be completed and handed in when due in order to receive
a grade. No papers or responses will be accepted after the due date
Test 1 Take
home due Jan. 28th
Test 2 Pt.
2- Feb. 6th
Test 3 Pt.
Test 4 Pt.
Test 5 Pt.
Test 6 Take
home due May 6th
Paper-- due April 1st
Paper-- anytime up to May 8th
Presented day designated for the Final for this class.
is always welcome. You may turn in up to 2 short extra credit activities
for 10pts. which will be added to a test grade. You may also do a longer
extra credit activity for 20 pts. which will be added to either test or
paper grades. Extra credit may include-longer research projects, an in-class
performance, listening guides, film reports, or extra concerts. You may
also design your own extra credit but you must clear the topic and activity
You must attend
one concert during the semester and then hand in a response paper on that
concert. Any concert is acceptable except pop concerts (this includes anything
from country to rock to hip hop, etc.; in other words, anything that you
would normally go to see on your own). There are several concerts at Sauk
during the semester. There is also a concert series at NIU as well as one
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dixon. Don't forget that there are also
concerts at local schools and churches. All of these would satisfy this
assignment. See the Concert Paper handout for more details.
Check the link above
and to the right for the SVCC Music Department Concert schedule
for possible concerts to attend. Also,
don't forget to check out what Student Activities has to offer. Don't
forget that there are also concerts at local schools and churches
. All of these would satisfy this assignment.