Please print out this course description and read it before proceeding with the course.
Instructor Dr. Lisa Rehwoldt
Hours By appointment
Phone (410) 961-7151
This course is designed to introduce the student to Western Art Music. The student will learn about the elements of music and listen to, read about, and discuss the great music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods.
After completing this course you will be able to:
Text and Materials
Kamien, Roger. Music: An Appreciation (Brief), Seventh Edition . McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2010 and accompanying CD set. (Available in HCC Bookstore)
Required Viewers, Plug-ins, or Players
Visit the Distance Learning homepage and click on the link “Technical Information” to download common plug-ins. The following plug-ins are required for this class:
Class Communications: What to Expect from Your Instructor
Grades will be determined by your scores on the following learning activities:
The appropriate Canvas class discussion topic will be posted by the instructor by 8:00 a.m. on a Monday, initial responses posted by Wednesday, and the discussion will close on Friday. In an online class, these postings and reactions are how we establish a dialogue in the class, so they are a very important part of the course.
There will be four exams and several short quizzes.
Exams will be open book and will not be taken on-campus.
Concert Attendance and Reviews
Students must attend at least three formal concerts, and must choose two of these to review. Each review must be at least two pages (550-600 words). A brief proposal stating which concerts you choose to attend must be submitted and approved by the instructor.
Students are responsible for maintaining copies of all written work on their computer or on a thumb drive in case of the need for retransmission. Students are responsible for keeping the instructor informed in the event of emergencies or unusual circumstances leading to extended absence from the class participation. Contact the instructor immediately via phone or Mail.
Extra Help in Writing
If you feel the need for more guidance with your writing, there are several places to go. You can see me during my office hours, or schedule an appointment. HCC also offers help through HOWL, the HCC Online Writing Lab, through the Learning Assistance Center and Tutoring at http://www.howardcc.edu/students/academic_support_services/lac_and_tutoring/HOWL/Index.html
What to Do If You Need Help
About the Course
If you have questions about your course (assignments, due dates, problems completing assignments, how to submit assignment or navigate the Canvas course site, etc.), you should contact me by Canvas Mail or by phone. The HCC Help Desk cannot answer questions about specific course content.
Help using Canvas
Canvas has a built-in Help that can be accessed from any page in your course. Look for the Help link at the top of each page.
Difficulty Logging on to Canvas:
If you are having difficulty logging in to Canvas and you know it is not a result of problems with your Internet Service Provider or your browser, contact:
Help Desk: General Information or this form to request help.
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