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Out of the Blues and into Rock
COURSE MUSI 104
TIME/LOCATION 2:30 PM to 3:25 PM, MWF/Steinman 214
INSTRUCTOR Pandel Collaros
OFFICE 211 Steinman
HOURS by appointment
PHONES 304-829-7331
E-MAIL pcollaro@bethanywv.edu
WEB PAGE http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/104.htm
TEXT Katherine Charlton.  Rock Music Styles:  a history.  New York:  McGraw-Hill.
DESCRIPTION This course focuses on the impact of the African American genre of music known as blues on popular music as it developed in North America and Britain during the 1960s and 1970s.  Activities include lectures, readings, watching DVDs, listening to CDs, live in-class performances, and writing.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance is highly recommended. Much of the course material is presented in class and may not be found in the text or materials outside the class. Quizzes and exams missed for whatever reason may not be made up. For either one quiz or exam missed because of an excused absence, no grade will be entered. The instructor is the sole arbiter of whether such an absence is excused or unexcused; the instructor will make such a determination in a fair and objective way on an ad hoc basis. For all other quizzes and exams missed, the grade will be a 0. It is your responsibility to determine your schedule (sports, Greek, other class activities and the like) for the entire semester by the end of the week, and to consider dropping this class by the end of the drop/add period if your attendance in this class is in jeopardy because of other activities.
ASSESSABLE LEARNING
   GOALS

Quizzes and exams will assess the student's success in absorbing the content of the course, recognizing relationships among the different topics, synthesizing new and appropriate content appropriate to the subject matter, and expressing all these goals in scholarly written communication.
ASSIGNMENTS POLICY
If two or more assignment are missed for whatever reason, it is highly recommend that the student meet with the intstructor to discuss withdrawal from the course.
OBJECTIVES
The student is expected to acquire a comfortable familiarity with the course content.  The student should be able to approach the material in a critical and scholarly fashion as demonstrated by proficient writing and appropriate responses to quiz and exam questions.  An affective objective is that the student develops an appreciation for the blues and its historical ramifications for music and culture in general.
PREREQUISITES
Permission of instructor
GRADING
50% Quizzes
25%
Exam 2
25%
Exam 1


SCALE
A 93-100% B- 80-82% D+ 67-69%
A-
90-92% C+ 77-79%
D 63-66%
B+
87-89% C 73-76% D- 60-62%
B 83-86% C- 70-72% 
F 00-59%
The above grading scale will be used unless the average grade is less than 75% at which point grade values may be adjusted.
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY IF IT VARIES FROM THE STANDARD BETHANY FORM, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY
FURTHER POLICIES
There are no makeups.
No final grades will be given out to anyone including graduating/comping seniors. You will get grades from the registrar. This is irrevocable and without exception. Don't even ask.
Before I will consider providing a reference or recommendation, you
1. Must have taken at least two classes with me, one of which must be academic,
2. Must have received an A or B in all courses taken with me,
3. Waive right to see said reference or recommendation, and
4. Must have always addressed me as Professor Collaros
In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the beginning of the term as directed by the administration, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.
Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Bethany College Policy on Academic Honesty (see College Catalogue section on Academic Honesty). Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work.
Grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor. Electronic devices must be out of sight and turned off at all times in the classroom or you will be asked to leave.
The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

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