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Music 1A Calendar

(Calendars from previous terms are found on the Music 1A Syllabus Archive page.)

Week One: 1/8-1/12

Lecture Topics

  • Course Orientation and Elements

Study in Text

  • First week checklist
  • Concert Report Information – Read all links in the Concert Report sections of sidebar before last meeting class of the week.
  • Part I: Chapters 1-3 & 5 (Elements)

Due

  • Submit a grade access code at the web site before the second class meeting. (Instructions in class and by email to enrolled students.)
  • Music 1A First Week Survey due at the second class meeting of week I. Contact the instructor immediately if you have problems finding or printing the survey.

Quizzes and Tests

  • No quiz during week one. First quiz at the first class meeting of week 2.

Notes

  • Students in the De Anza College Honors Program and taking Music 1A for honors credit must arrange a meeting with the instructor no later than Thursday this week. Read the Honors Addendum link in the sidebar.
  • Contact the instructor right away if you encounter any problems with online course materials and assignments.
  • To avoid being dropped, contact the instructor right away if you must miss any classes during the first week.

Week Two: 1/15*-1/19

Lecture Topics

  • Elements

Study in Text

  • Part I: Chapters 6-10 (Elements)

Due

  • Assignment 1 (8th Edition) or Assignment 1 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the link to the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the link to the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz at first class of week: Part I: Chapters 1-3 & 5 (Elements)
    The first quiz also includes questions about the Concert Report assignments as described at this website. (NOTE: Quizzes are based on the previous week’s study assignment as described in the Study in Text sections of this calendar.)

Notes

  • *Holiday on Monday, January 15 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — No classes, campus closed.
  • The first weekly quiz of the quarter is at the start of the first class of the week. You must bring a Scantron (as described elsewhere on this website) and a pencil.
  • The first weekly listening assignments is due next week – see the week three section of the calendar for details.
  • Honors students must meet with instructor during an office hour to present and discuss their project proposals.

1/22-1/26

Lecture Topics

  • Elements

Study in Text

  • Part VII: Chapters 1-3 (Non-western Music) and Part II: Chapters 1-2 (Middle Ages and Renaissance Music)

Due

  • Assignment 2 (8th Edition) or Assignment 2 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part I: Chapters 6-10 (Elements)

Notes

  • This weekend would be a good time to attend your concert for the Concert Report assignment, especially if cost, transportation, schedule, or other factors limit the events you can attend.
  • Note that the first test is next week.
  • Honors students must meet with instructor during an office hour to present their revised and final project proposals for approval.

Week Four: 1/29-2/2

Lecture Topics

  • Music in Nonwestern Cultures; Middle Ages and Renaissance

Study in Text

  • Part III: Chapters 1-15. (Baroque Era Music)

Due

  • No listening assignment due this week.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part VII: Chapters 1-3 (Non-western Music) and Part II: Chapters 1-2 (Middle Ages and Renaissance Music)
  • TEST #1 on Wednesday(Elements, Middle Ages and Renaissance, Music in Non-Western Cultures) Test dates are subject to change as announced in class.

Notes

  • This weekend would be the best time to attend your concert for the Concert Report assignment if you have not already done so.

Week Five: 2/5-2/9

Lecture Topics

  • Baroque Period

Study in Text

  • Part IV: Chapters 1-8. (Classical Era Music)

Due

  • Assignment 3 (8th Edition) or Assignment 3 (7th Edition) is due on  Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of weekPart III: Chapters 1-15. (Baroque Era Music)

Notes

  • Concert Report is due next week at first class meeting.
  • This weekend is your last opportunity to attend a concert for the first Concert Report assignment. However, if you wait until this weekend to attend and encounter problems, you may have difficulties completing your assignment by the deadline.

Week Six: 2/12-2/16**

Lecture Topics

  • Classical Period

Study in Text

  • Part IV: Chapters 9-12. (Classical Era Music)

Due

  • Concert Report due on Monday at start of class.
  • Assignment 4 (8th Edition) or Assignment 4 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part IV: Chapters 1-8. (Classical Era Music)

Notes

  • The Concert Report is due at the first class meeting of the week, unless a change is announced elsewhere on this calendar or in class.
  • **Holiday on Friday, February 16 — Presidents Day Weekend — No classes, campus closed. (Does not affect the Music 1A class)
  • Honors students must meet with instructor during an office hour this week to discuss progress on their projects. By this time all research must be finished and the basic content of the project complete. If the student is on track, we will schedule the presentation at this point, typically for weeks 9 or 10 at the instructor’s discretion.

Week Seven: 2/19***-2/23

Lecture Topics

  • Classical Period

Study in Text

  • Part V: Chapters 1-8. (Romantic Era Music)

Due

  • Assignment 5 (8th Edition) or Assignment 5 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part IV: Chapters 9-12. (Classical Era Music) 

Notes

  • ***Holiday on Monday, February 19 — Presidents Day Weekend — No classes, campus closed.
  • The Monday, February 19 holiday may lead to some changes in the calendar. If so, they will be announced in class.
  • This weekend would be a good time to attend your second concert for the optional second Concert Report assignment. (Be aware the concert opportunities may be quite limited as the end of the term approaches.)
  • Note that Test #2 is next week.

Week Eight: 2/26-3/2

Lecture Topics

  • Romantic Period

Study in Text

  • Part V: Chapters 9-18. (Romantic Era Music)

Due

  • Assignment 6 (8th Edition) or Assignment 6 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at second class of week. Part V: Chapters 1-8. (Romantic Era Music) — date subject to change as announced in class.
  • TEST #2 on Monday. (Baroque and Classical) It is possible that the test date will be changed/delayed, in which case an announcement will be made in class.

Notes

  • Return of graded concert reports anticipated at first class meetings of the week.
  • This weekend would be a good time to attend your second concert for the optional second Concert Report assignment. Check the concert list periodically for available concerts. (Be aware the concert opportunities may be  limited as the end of the term approaches.)

Week Nine: 3/5-3/9

Lecture Topics

  • Romantic Period

Study in Text

  • Part VI: Chapters 1-10. (Twentieth Century Music)

Due

  • Assignment 7 (8th Edition) or Assignment 7 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part V: Chapters 9-18. (Romantic Era Music)

Notes

  • This weekend would be a good time to attend your second concert for the optional second Concert Report assignment. Check the concert list periodically for available concerts. (Be aware the concert opportunities may be quite limited near the end of the term.)
  • Honors students’ presentations begin.

Week Ten: 3/12-3/16

Lecture Topics

  • Romantic Period and Twentieth Century

Study in Text

  • Part VI: Chapters 11-19. (Up through Chapter 18 for students using version of the text earlier than the 8th edition.) (Twentieth Century Music — through and including the Music since 1945 chapter, but not including subsequent chapters on jazz, popular music, music theater. Subject to change as announced in class.)

Due

  • Assignment 8 (8th Edition) or Assignment 8 (7th Edition) is due on WEDNESDAY.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part VI: Chapters 1-10. (Twentieth Century Music)

Opportunities for raising your course grade

Students working to improved their grades should pay attention to several important deadlines next week. See the week 11 calendar entry below for details.

  1. This weekend is your last-chance opportunity to attend a concert for the optional second Concert Report assignment if you did not already do so. However, if you wait until this weekend to attend and encounter problems, you may have difficulties completing your assignment by the deadline.
  2. Students desiring to re-take one of the earlier exams must submit written requests by their first class meeting in week 11. See week 11 and week 12 in the calendar for additional information. More information about this option is found on the tests page.
  3. You may re-submit one of the earlier listening assignments (#1-#7) at the first class meeting of week 11. This may be an assignment that you did not turn in or an assignment on which you would like to earn a higher grade.
  4. Plan to attend Extra Credit concerts by De Anza College Music Department groups at the end of the term. Extra credit “reviews” are always due at the next class session following the concert and that late extra credit reviews are not accepted.

Notes

  • Honors students’ presentations conclude.

Week Eleven: 3/19-3/23

Lecture Topics

  • Twentieth Century

Study in Text

  • No new text assignment. (Subject to change.)

Due

  • Assignment 9 (8th Edition) or Assignment 9 (7th Edition) is due on Wednesday.
    Note that the 8th edition assignment is for students using the current 8th edition of the text and the 7th edition assignment is for students using the older 7th edition of the text. Page number references and musical examples on the two assignment versions differ. Be sure to print all pages of the assignment.
  • Several options for improving your grade are due this week:
      1. Optional resubmission of one homework assignment – Due at the first class meeting of the week. Students may resubmit one homework assignment selected from assignments #1-7 and earn a higher grade on it. No late submissions accepted under any circumstances.
      2. Optional second Concert Report due at the first class meeting of the week – see green sheet for explanation. Late reports are not accepted.
      3. Optional Test Re-take requests are due at the first class meeting of the week. See the tests page and the final exam section listing below in this calendar for description of this option. You must turn in a written request by this deadline. Your request must include your name and the test you wish to re-take, either test #1 or test #2. Late requests are not accepted.
      4. Extra Credit “reviews” of concerts by De Anza College Music Department groups are always due at the next class session following the concert and late extra credit reviews are not accepted.

Quizzes and Tests

  • Quiz on last week’s study assignment at first class of week: Part VI: Chapters 11-18. (Twentieth Century Music)
  • Optional retake of quiz #10 at second class meeting of the week.

Notes

  • The final regular class meetings for the quarter are this week.
  • Final exams are scheduled for next week.
  • Check the following Week Twelve section to verify the day and time of your final exam session. Attendance at the final exam session is mandatory.
  • Note that final exam session schedules are not the same as the regular class meeting schedules.

Week Twelve: 3/26-3/30

FINAL EXAMS WEEK

  • Final exam session (test #3) is on Monday, March 26 at 9:15-11:15AM.

Test #3 at the final exam session focuses on material since test #2. It is not a comprehensive exam covering all subjects studied during the quarter.

Due

  • Any remaining extra credit reviews from concerts that took place between the last regular class meeting and the final exam must be submitted at your final exam session. Late extra credit reviews are not accepted.

Notes

  • Final exams are scheduled on Monday through Friday of week 12. You are required to attend the scheduled final exam session for your class. Exam sessions may be at different times and on different days than the regular class meetings during the rest of the term. Resolve all schedule conflicts (with other classes, your job, your family, etc.) well ahead of time, as exceptions to the published exam schedule are virtually never granted except in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Students who submitted a written request may re-take one of earlier tests during the final exam session and raise their grade for that earlier test to the average of the two test grades if the average is higher than the original grade. After completing test #3 at the final exam session, qualifying students will be given a version of the earlier test that they have requested to re-take. See the tests page and the information in the week 11 section of this calendar for additional requirements, including a deadline for submitting your request to re-take a test. (Note: You will not be allowed to re-take one of the tests unless you submitted a written request by the deadline as described in the week 11 section of the calendar.)
  • Grades will be posted online during the week after final exams at the latest and will remain available here for about one week after the end of the term. Check the web site for updates.
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