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MUS 101: INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC – Spring 2008 LECTURES: Staller 0113 Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:40 - 11:35 Professor Deborah Heckert Office: FA #3324 Email: dheckert@notes.cc.sunysb.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30, Mailbox location: Music Department Office Wednesdays, 11:30 – 12:30 or by app’t. _____________________________________________________________________________ Course at a Glance Topic: This class is designed to introduce you to a wide range of Western art music what is frequently called “classical music” from across the centuries. After a brief overview of the history of classical music and its periods, we will explore a variety of musical genres, including the symphony and opera. Requirements regular reading and listening assignments – the week’s assignments posted at the end of the previous week on Blackboard • active participation in class discussions during section meetings • two short papers (2-3 pages) – a concert report and another topic to be assigned, due as indicated below. To be submitted in hard copy. Descriptions will be posted on Blackboard. • 2 midterms, occasional quizzes, and a final examination Required Texts (available at Stony Books, across from the Stony Brook Train Station): Kerman and Tomlinson: Listen , Sixth Brief Edition. 6 CDs to accompany Sixth Brief Edition. Grading and Tentative Schedule of Dates 25% Final Examination: 30% 2 Midterm Examinations: 20% 2 Writing Assignments 25% Attendance and Participation in Discussion Sections (including quizzes) Written Assignments Due on the date given, late assignments must include a written statement indicating the reason. Typed or word-processed in a normal, black-and-white, non-italic, 12-point font, with standard margins and appropriate bibliographies and citations where appropriate. You must proofread your work! Reading Assignments Mostly contained in your Listen textbook Additional readings are posted in the Course Documents folder on Blackboard Listening Assignments: Most contained on the compact discs accompanying your Listen textbook
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occasional assignments are uploaded into the Course Documents folder on Blackboard Explanations of Procedures and Policies This class is designed to introduce you to a wide range of Western art music what is frequently called “classical music” from across the centuries. After a brief overview of the history of classical music and its periods, we will then explore a variety of musical genres, including the symphony and opera. Along with this survey of key classical genres, we will also
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