IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE CLASSROOM, ALL ATTENDEES MUST SURRENDER ALL ELECTRONICS, INCLUDING CELL PHONES, TO THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH PERIOD. THEY WILL BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE PERIOD. ANY ATTENDEE NOT ABIDING BY THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSROOM.
Out of the Blues and into Rock
PM to 3:25 PM, MWF/Steinman 214
|TEXT||Katherine Charlton. Rock Music Styles: a history. New York: McGraw-Hill.|
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,
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. The instructor is the sole arbiter of whether 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 quizzes and
exams missed because of such excused absence, no grade will be
entered. For quizzes and exams missed because of an unexcused
absence, the grade will be a 0 for the missed assignment(s).
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
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.
||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.|
|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
|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.
One graded item (except for exams) may be missed without penalty. There are no makeups.
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.
|The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.|