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MU 261 Introduction to Music II: Music of the World
Ashe, Rebecca


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MU 261 Introduction to Music II: Music of the World

Semester

SP 2006 HO

Faculty

Ashe, Rebecca

E-Mail

rebecca.ashe@park.edu

asherebecca@hotmail.com

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Wade,Bonnie.  Thinking Musically. New York:Oxford Univesity Press,2004.


Course Description:
An introductory study of the music of non-Western cultures.  3:0:3

Class Assessment:
This course is largely dependent on class discussion. Therefore, attendance is very important.  The bulk of the material covered will be in the lectures, and not in the text.  Points will be deducted for more than three missed classes throughout the semester.
  You are asked to keep a journal. There will be specific entry topics having to do with music we have listened to in class, as well as your views concerning concerts that you have attended.  You will turn in your journal at the end of the semester for a grade.
  You are required to attend a MINIMUM of three concerts throughout the semester.  I will announce some, but not all of the performances that are happening.
   Research Paper: Toward the middle of the term (right before spring break) you will be asked to begin a research project on an aspect of world music that interests you.  You will be required to have a bibliography of ten sources (only one can be a website). The paper will be no less than six pages, double spaces, typed in 12pt. font.  You are encouraged to be creative.
   There will also be a midterm and final exam, based on material covered in the class and your textbook.  There will also be listening examples from the CD with your text.

Grading:
Participation: 40%
Research Paper: 20%
Exams: 20%
Journal: 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I do not accept late submissions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please, turn off your cell phones and other gadgets.

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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