Musicology 408 u.grad. (#16240) / 508 grad. (#16245)
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and Wednesdays 3:10 a.m.4:30 &
Office hours: immediately after Mon./Wed. discussions or by appointment
Required Texts: are available at Shaman Drum Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor (313 S. State, 2nd Fl. / 6627407).
1. Larry Timm, "The Soul of Cinema," ca. $40
2. Michel Chion, "Audio-Vision," ca. $20
3. Aaron Copland "What to Listen For in Music," ca. $6
4. Knowing the Score, edited by David Morgan (optional)
5. Additional readings will be made available as needed via the CourseTools site.
Course grades will be evaluated using a point system measured against a straight (non-curved) grading scale:
NOTE: If you find that you are having trouble in the class, please come and talk to me. I rarely if ever change a grade unless a mathematical mistake has been made, but I can make practical suggestions for how to improve your performance on the next assignment in hopes of raising your mark overall.
Your grade will be penalized 5% if a project is turned in one class late and 15% if it is two classes late. Work late more than two classes (one week) will not be accepted, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.
In order to keep the class operating smoothly, quizzes cannot be made up, regardless of the reason for an absence. You can complete extra credit work if your grade has been damaged by an unavoidable absence.
Regular attendance is one aspect of your class participation grade. While I do not take attendance, I do notice regular absences. If you are going out of town for more than one class period, please let me know. You can continue to participate online from any web connection. Points for quizzes or other assignments missed should be made up using extra credit.
Cheating and/or plagiarism are not acceptable. Collaboration and research are encouraged when such is cited. The University has clear, published policies on this matter that will be followed in this class. (Go to http://www.lib.umich.edu/acadintegrity for more information). It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of this policy. Your name or signature on each test or assignment will be taken to be your pledge that you have read, understood, and followed these guidelines. If you have any questions, at any time, do not hesitate to speak with me. The minimum penalty for cheating will be a zero on the assignment and a grade penalty of -5% against your final grade.
At the core of this discussion based class is a mutual respect for the ideas, beliefs, and experience of others different from oneself. I expect and demand that courtesy be extended to all voices in the class. If an individual threatens to dominate a discussion and thereby silence others, I reserve the right to interrupt the discussion. Please be considerate of and respect such interruptions. Everyone will have a chance to be heard.
Email Discussion List (email@example.com)
An email discussion group has been set up for this course, primarily for last-minute announcements. I will subscribe all class participants to this list using the information on your online course registration form. The email group will allow me to post reminders, questions, and suggestions regarding the class. Students may also post questions, when no appropriate forum exists on the CourseTools site. Although I will try to repeat all important information during class time, please check your email on a regular basis so that you don’t miss these notices.
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