House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSC-1325-01 (Acoustics)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
|Instructor||Kares, Greg J|
|Course ID #||10402|
|Course Description||Principles of sound in air, sound in recording, and sound reinforcement. Topics
include acoustical properties of studios, live performance facilities, resonance, and
electronic and acoustic control.
|Required Textbooks||Master Handbook of Acoustics 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, 2009|
|Learning Objectives||Objectives: To understand the main concepts and principles behind the nature of sound. To discuss and learn about how sound is perceived by humans, takes shape in different environments and how we can control it. Special care will be taken to demystify why some spaces sound good for certain sounds and others sound badly|
|Major Assignments||Midterm paper. This is a 5 page paper that must be written in APA format.|
|Discussion Topics||Nature of sound, Components of sound waves, Methods of sound control, Behavior of sound in various spaces|
Based on a semester that typically runs 14 – 15 class weeks, the number of required classes per semester is 9. This means that the 9 classes is the minimum number of classes a student can attend and still qualify for a grade of an “A” (along with the instructor’s own grading criteria).
The grading system for audio classes is:
9 and more classes: May qualify for an A; contingent upon instructor’s other grading criteria.
8 classes: May qualify for a B but cannot qualify for an A. B is the highest grade possible when combined with other grading criteria.
7 classes: May qualify for a C but cannot qualify for an A or B. C is the highest possible grade when combined with other grading criteria.
6 classes: May qualify for an I (Incomplete) if the instructor is willing to make up classes. This is at the instructor’s discretion. Otherwise, the student will receive an F.
|Determination of Final Grade||
Final grade is based upon the following criteria: Attendance, Class Participation/Preparedness, Test Grades & Midterm Paper.
Tests/Quizzes: 20%, Class Participation: 20%, Midterm Paper: 20%, Final Exam: 20%, Attendance: 20%
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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