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MU 115 Computer Music Editing
Sims, Robert Lamar


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CourseMU 115 Computer Music Editing HO
SemesterFA2005
FacultySims, Robert Lamar
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesB.M. University of Maryland, piano performance
M.M  University of Maryland, piano performance
Office HoursBy appointment
Other Phone816-838-7458
E-Mailrobert.sims@park.edu
Semester Dates8/22/05 - 12/18/05
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time11:35 - 12:50 PM
Credit Hours1

Textbook:
Finale:  An Easy Guide to Music Notation


Course Description:
An introduction to computer assisted production of print music using Finale. Open to all students.  1:2:1

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is to assist the student in gaining access to information and know-how from internal and external sources, empowering the student to become self-motivating and self-sufficient.  The instructor will interact with students as a class and as individuals to assist them in mastering the course material and in expanding their ability to learn in a variety of styles.

Learning Outcomes:

Learn, practice, and demonstrate mastery of basic use of Finale music notation computer software

Course Assessment:
Tutorial projects as presented in the textbook

Grading:
A total of 100 points divided by 746 pages of text
Exact point value for each chapter available upon request
Point value for each chapter is determined by the number of pages in the chapter.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work will ideally be submitted on schedule, but must be submitted by the last day of classes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respect and cooperation with instructor, other students, and self.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See grid below.

 TuesdayThursday
Week - 1August 23
Complete Chapter 1 Begin Chapter 2
August 25
Complete Chapter 2
Begin Chapter 3
Week - 2August 30
Complete Chapter 3
September 1
Complete Chapter 4
Begin Chapter 5
Week - 3September 6
Complete Chapter 5
Begin Chapter 6
September 8
Complete Chapter 6
Week - 4September 13
Complete Chapter 7
September 15
Complete Chapter 8
Week - 5September 20
Begin Chapter 9
September 22
Complete Chapter 9
Begin Chapter 10
Week - 6September 27
Continue Chapter 10
September 29
Complete Chapter 10
Week - 7October 4
Begin Chapter 11
October 6
Complete Chapter 11
Week - 8October 11
Begin Chapter 12
October 13
Complete Chapter 12
Week - 9October 18
Fall Recess
October 20
Fall Recess
Week - 10October 25
Begin Chapter 13
October 27
Complete Chapter 13
Week - 11November 1
Begin Chapter 14
November 3
Complete Chapter 14
Week - 12November 8
Begin Chapter 15
November 10
Complete Chapter 15
Week - 13November 15
Begin Chapter 16
November 17
Continue Chapter 16
Week - 14November 22
Continue Chapter 16
November 24
Thanksgiving Recess
Week - 15November 29
Complete Chapter 16
December 1
Complete Chapter 17
Week - 16December 6
Complete Chapter 18
December 8
Complete Chapters 19, 20, and 21

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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