House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus MUSI-1310-01 - American Popular Music
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
MUSI-1310-01 - American Popular Music
|Instructor||Freyermuth, John Edward|
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|Course Description||A survey of commercial music industry trends and developments through historical analysis. Topics include the evolution of the music industry with emphasis on the development of popular musical styles and the impact of culture and technology on industry growth. The birth and evolution of Ragtime, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Country, R&B, Swing, and Rock and Roll will be examined in context of each style’s connection to subsequent iterations, resulting in the popular music of today, along with a historical examination of how those music styles both reflect and influence American society and culture at large.|
American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, 3rd Edition, By Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman
|Attendance Policy||You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count agianst your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each Tuesday and Thursday absence deducts 7.5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Museum Worksheet 5%
Class particiipation 10%
Concert Attendance and Critiques 10%
Oral Presentation 15%
Final Exam 20%
|Final Exam Date||May 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Assignment Review; Chapter 1: Themes and Streams of American Popular Music
Week 2: Chapter 2: Popular Music of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Week 3: Chapter 3: Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935
Week 4: Chapter 4: The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley; Museum Worksheet Due
Week 5: Chapter 5: Race Records and Hillbilly Music
Week 6: Chapter 6: The Swing Era, 1935-1945
Week 7: Chapter 7: The Postwar Era 1946-1954; Midterm Review
Week 8: Midterm; Chapter 8: Rock 'N' Roll 1954-1959
Week 9: Chapter 9: American Pop and the British Invasion 1960's
Week 10: Chapter 10: Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock 1960's
Week 11: Chapter 11: Rock Music, Disco and the Popular Mainstream
Week 12: Chapter 12: Progressive Country, Reggae, Slasa, Punk, Funk, and Hip-Hop 1970's; Concert Critique 1 Due
Week 13: Chapter 13: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular Mainstream 1980
Week 14: Chapter 14: Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business
Week 15: Presentations
Week 16: Presentations; Concert Critique 2 Due; Final Exam Review
Week 17: Presentations; Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 4 Museum Worksheet Due
Week 8 Midterm Exam
Week 12 Concert Critique 1 Due
Week 14 Concert Critique 2 Due
Week 15 Oral Presentation Due
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
a. Demonstrates thesis clarity
b. Organizes information
c. Uses support
d. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities
a. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
b. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context
c. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
a. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
b. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
c. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
d. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
a. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
b. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology
c. Presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Summarize the history and development of pupular musical styles as related to social trends. (PSLO 1ABCD, 3ABCD)
2. Summarize the history and development of popular muiscal styles as related to technological trends. (PSLO 1ABCD, 3ABCD, 4ABC)
3. Summarize the history and development of popular musical styles as related to cultural trends. (PSLO 1ABCD, 2ABC, 3 ABCD)
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