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Monday 1/27: Introduction to Exploring Music

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

    • “Drowning” Music Video | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, performer
    • “The Making Of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning” With Jahaan Sweet | Deconstructed”

Work Due: Joining the course site and commenting on the “Welcome” post (Due Monday 2/3 by 11:59pm on course site)

Wednesday 1/29: Music and Culture (Popular Music and World Music)

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 3-7; Digital Copy: 34-48

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: In-Class Syllabus Quiz


Monday 2/3: Music and Culture (Western Art Music)

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 8-14; Digital Copy: 48-62

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Wednesday 2/5: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Melody and Rhythm)

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Introduction, Melody, Rhythm

Assigned Listening:

Work Due: Blog #1 (Due Sunday 2/9 at 12:00pm on course site)

In-Class Links:


Monday 2/10: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Harmony, Texture, Timbre, Form)

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Sections on Harmony and Texture

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #2 (Due Sunday 2/16 at 12:00pm on course site)

Wednesday 2/12

No Class


Monday 2/17

No Class

Wednesday 2/19: Putting our Tools to Work

Reading: Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples”

Assigned Listening:

In Class Links: Topic Proposal Guidelines

Work Due: NO BLOG  DUE


Monday 2/24: Putting Our Tools to Work

Reading: Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples”

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 2/26: Workshop Day (Topic Proposal)

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

Work Due:

    • Quiz 1 (in class)
    • Music and… Playlist Topic Proposal (due Monday 3/2 by 10:45am via email)

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Monday 3/2: Music and Technology

Reading: Chapter 15, “Music and Technology” | Physical Copy: 297-308; Digital Copy: 689-718

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Music and… Playlist Topic Proposal (due Monday 3/2 by 10:45am via email)

Wednesday 3/4: Music and Film

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (229-236)

Assigned Listening:

    • Flying scene from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial | John Williams, composer
    • Opening of Metropolis | Gottfried Huppertz, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #3 (Due Sunday 3/8 at 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 3/9: Music and Film

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (237-247)

Assigned Listening:

    • The Day the Earth Stood Still | Bernard Herrmann, composer
    • Fire festival scene from The Hidden Fortress | Masaru Sato, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None.

Wednesday 3/11: Music in Concert

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (269-277)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #4 (Due Sunday 3/15 by 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 3/16: Music in Concert

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (278-291)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 3/18: Workshop Day

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due:

    • Revised Proposal and One Entry from your Music and… Playlist (due in class on paper)
    • Music and… Playlist Midterm (due Monday 3/23 by 10:45am via email)

Monday 3/23: Music and Dance

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (249-257)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Music and… Playlist Midterm (due Monday 3/23 by 10:45am via email)

Wednesday 3/25: Music and Dance

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (258-266)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Midterm Due; Blog #5 (Due Sunday 3/29 at 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 3/30: Music and Ethnicity

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (67-76)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 4/1: Music and Ethnicity

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (77-88)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #6 (Due Sunday 4/5 at 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 4/6: Music and Gender

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (91-99)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Quiz 2 (in class)

Tuesday 4/7: Music and Gender

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (100-111)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #7 (Due Sunday 4/12 at 12:00pm on course site)

Wednesday 4/8: Spring Break


Monday 4/13: Spring Break

Wednesday 4/15: Spring Break


Monday 4/20: Music and Spirituality

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (113-126)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 4/22: Music and Spirituality

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (127-136)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

    • Example 1:
    • Example 2
    • Example 3:
    • Example 4:

Work Due: Blog #8 (Due Sunday April 26 at 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 4/27: Music and Nation

Reading: Chapter 8, “Music and Nation” ()

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Quiz 3 Study Guide

Work Due:

Wednesday 4/29: Music and Nation

Reading: Chapter 8, “Music and Nation” ()

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Quiz 3 Study Guide

Work Due:

    • Blog #9 (due Sunday 5/3 at 12:00pm on course site)
    • Extra Credit Concert Report (final due date Monday 5/4 by 10:45am via email)

Monday 5/4: Work Day

Work Due:

  • Quiz 3 (in class)
  • Extra Credit Concert Report (final due date Monday 5/4 by 10:45am via email)

Wednesday 5/6: Work Day


Monday 5/11: Final Presentations

Work Due: Final Playlist Due

Wednesday 5/13: Final Presentations


Final Exam Date: Final Presentations

Final Exam Time Slot: 11am-1pm

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