This course is designed to increase the student’s awareness, knowledge, enjoyment and interest in diverse styles
of music by means of lectures, assigned readings, various listening opportunities, slides and films, listening labs, concert
attendance and discussion periods.
Prerequisites and Co-requisites: None
Course Competencies: Course competencies provide a statement of the scope and contents of the course, skills to be developed, and
material on which students will be evaluated.
The Student will demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of the music by:
Identifying and/or defining the elements.
b. Applying knowledge of the elements to various listening activities and
The Student will demonstrate knowledge of basic music terminology by:
Identifying and/or defining the terminology.
b. Applying knowledge of terms through descriptions of live or recorded performances.
The Student will demonstrate an understanding of various musical styles by:
Identifying and/or describing conventions from
different historical periods.
b. Identifying and/or describing conventions from different cultures.
The Student will demonstrate a comprehension of the techniques and methods used by collaborative artists in music by:
Identifying and/or describing techniques used
by the composer, conductor, and performers.
b. Relating this knowledge to a performance experience.
The Student will demonstrate knowledge of music literature by:
Connecting major works and their composers.
b. Relating major works to their historical time periods.
Matching major works to their various cultures.
The Student will demonstrate an understanding of the listener’s roll in music by:
Identifying appropriate audience etiquette.
Text: “Music, An appreciation”, Eighth Edition, by Roger Kamien
Grading Criteria: There will be four tests throughout
the semester, each worth 100 points, which will be averaged for a final grade as follows:
EXAMS 15 % EACH (4 EXAMS)
PAPER AND PRESENTATION
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ASSINGMENTS
Attendance: Attendance is Mandatory. Class participation grade will be based on student’s preparation for class, participation and
attendance to the lectures. Coming in late may result in student counted as absent. Any student leaving the class after recess
will be marked as absent.
ALL PHONES AND BEEPERS MUST BE TURN OFF IN THE CLASSROOM: IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE BEST LEARNING
Activities include lectures, readings, listening, audio-visuals (slides, films), and class discussions. Each lesson
contains study questions to enhance the students’ understanding of the textbook readings. These questions are designed
to provoke thought.
Class activities, include assigned readings and presentations.
Analysis and research work as assigned in the classroom.
After having participated in classroom discussions,
attended lectures, viewed specific films, and musical listening, studied specific works of music, and studied in accordance
with various modes of instruction chosen by the teacher, students will be able to meet each of the specific competencies.
All students will seek advice from Professor Constantinidis
about the research paper. This will be done on a topic related to any of the subject matters included in the course. This
paper should be handed to your professor on the expected day. No extensions will be granted. Paper must be neat, well organized
and typed. Paper must be on MLA, APA Style.
Attendance and Make-ups:
Class participation and assignments are an
integral part of a satisfactory grade.
There will be no make-ups for assigned work.
A documented emergency will be dealt with on
an individual basis.
If students are unable to continue in the course, they must notify the instructor. It is their responsibility to fill
out an official withdrawal form with the registrar’s office. If they do not officially withdraw, they may receive an
F in the course.
All students are mandated to adhere to the academic integrity policies
as outlined in the STUDENTS RULES AND REGULATIONS HANDBOOK. Violation of any of these policies will result in the appropriate
disciplinary actions as also outlined in the handbook.
Academic dishonesty is defined as an action inconsistent with the ethical
standards of Miami Dade College.
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation
with respect to a student’s academic performance.
Cheating on an examination;
Collaborating with others in work to be presented,
if contrary to the stated ruled of the course;
Plagiarizing, including the submission of others’
ideas or papers (whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one’s own;
Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course,
work previously presented in another course;
Knowingly and intentionally assisting another
student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination,
or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.
Some actions of academic dishonesty, such as
stealing examinations or course material and falsifying records, may be processed through the Student Disciplinary Procedure.
(From the Students’ Rights & Responsibilities Handbook. pp.
All students must come to class prepared with their own books and materials. In the interest of fairness to all students
who desire a classroom environment conductive to learning, no students will be allowed to share books.