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MUSIC APPRECIATION 1 CP

SYLLABUS
COURSE DETAILS

Course Code: 356100CW

Subject: Fine Arts

Required Prerequisites: None

Suggested Prerequisites: None

Duration: One semester

Course Availability: A listing of when this course is offered in the current school year can
be found on the VirtualSC Current Course Offerings page.

Class Times: There are no scheduled class meetings for this course. Instead, students are
expected to work on their own to meet the deadlines posted in the course pacing guide.
Students should expect to spend 7-9 hours a week working on this course.

Course Materials: A list of websites and online textbooks used in this course can be found
here: Music Appreciation 1 CP Course Links List. Students will need to be able to access all
of these links to access all course materials.

Final Exam: Students in this course take a VirtualSC final exam. Details on scheduling and
taking final exams can be found on the Final Exam Page of the VirtualSC webpage.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will provide instruction in the elements of music and music from the
Renaissance to the late Twentieth-Century. It will introduce the student to some of the basic
fundamental of music and focus on classical music forms of instrumental and vocal music.

The course will also share information about great composers and performers from the 15th
century through today.

The curriculum used in this course is guided by the South Carolina High School Academic
Standards for General Music.

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

COURSE INTRODUCTION

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Introduction/Overview of the course

MODULE 1

Chapter 1 Sound and Silence


Chapter 2 Dynamics and Timbre
Chapter 3 Rhythm
Chapter 4 - Melody

MODULE 2

Chapter 5 Harmony and Texture


Chapter 6 Form
Chapter 7 Style

MODULE 3

Chapter 12 Music of Elizabethan England


Chapter 14 Henry Purcell and Middle Baroque Opera
Peoples Music #3 Native American Ceremonial Music
Peoples Music #4 Anglo-American Folk Song

MODULE 4

Chapter 15 From Baroque to Classical


Chapter 16 Sonata and Suite
Chapter 17 The Baroque Concerto

MODULE 5

Chapter 19 Sacred Vocal Music: Cantata and Oratorio


Peoples Music # 7 National Anthems
Peoples Music # 8 Revolutionary Songs

MODULE 6

Chapter 20 Classical Sonata and String Quartet


Chapter 21 The Classical Symphony
Chapter 24 The Romantic Era

MODULE 7

Mid-Term Exam
Chapter 25 Beethoven and the Piano Sonata
Chapter 26 Beethoven and the Symphony
Peoples Music # 9 Steven Foster and Popular Music

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MODULE 8

Chapter 31 Early Romantic Piano Music


Chapter 35 Nationalism
Chapter 36 The Twentieth Century and Beyond

MODULE 9

Chapter 38 Impressionism and Beyond


Peoples Music # 11 The Concert Band
Peoples Music #12 Ragtime

MODULE 10

Chapter 40 Charles Ives Toward an American Art Music


Chapter 41 Let Evry Voice: The African American Spiritual
Peoples Music # 13 Classical Blues

MODULE 11

Chapter 42 The Jazz Age


Chapter 43 The Broadway Musical and American Popular Music
Chapter 46 Art and the People: The Americas

MODULE 12

Chapter 48 The American Avant-Garde After 1945


Chapter 50 Jazz, Americas Art Music
Chapter 51 Musical Theatre After Show Boat

MODULE 13

Chapter 52 Latin Dance Music


Chapter 53 The Rock Revolution
Chapter 55 Music and Film

MODULE 14

Final Exam

Students will be sent a full list of assignments and their due dates at the beginning of the
course. A sample pacing guide for this course can be found in the VirtualSC Course
Catalog.

VIRTUALSC DETAILS

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TECHNOLOGY

VirtualSC strives to provide adequate technical support to all of our students. As on online
program, VirtualSC cannot provide support for any hardware (computers, tablets or mobile
devices) that students use to access their courses. A list of technical requirements for
devices can be found on the Virtual SC Tech Help page.

A troubleshooting guide for students is provided on the Virtual SC Tech Help page. A list of
video tutorials can be found on the Student Tutorials page.

Students who need individual technical support during registration and before their courses
start should contact the VirtualSC Help Center or call Student Services directly at (803)
734-8039. Students who are actively enrolled in courses should contact their teachers for
course-specific technical support.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

VirtualSC is committed to continually enhancing the accessibility of our courses. Our


courses are regularly monitored by internal staff to check for accessibility risks. We are
working to ensure that all required videos in our courses contain captions and/or
transcripts. The program strives to ensure that all newly developed and revised courses
include structural styling to indicate headings, lists, and tables to assist in page
comprehension for screen readers.

The program continues to strive to format our courses to be compliant with the
recommendations on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

To ensure that students with special needs are being adequately served by our program,
students with IEPs and 504s are asked to comply with the VirtualSC IEP/504 Policy.

GRADING POLICY

The final grade in this course results from the following:

Coursework: 80%
End of Course Exam: 20%

Coursework grades will be based upon the quality of the student submissions, participation
in discussions, and the ability to maintain consistent communication with the instructor.

This course uses the South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale:

Letter Grade Numerical Grade


A 93-100
B 85-92
C 77-84
D 70-76
F 69-0

COMMUNICATION AND LATE WORK

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Participation and communication in an online class is critical to successful completion.
Although students can access at a time that is convenient for them, they are expected to
login regularly to the Student Dashboard and their course regularly. Students should meet
all deadlines per the pacing guide and notify the instructor in advance if extenuating
circumstances arise that prohibit the student from participating in the class as expected.
Due dates for assignments are clearly posted and no work will be accepted beyond the due
date unless a prior extension has been arranged. Students can communicate with their
instructor through various methods as posted in the course.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

VirtualSC (VSC) takes academic integrity very seriously and expects a full commitment to it
from each VSC student. All students taking courses with VirtualSC will be expected to
adhere to our Academic Integrity Policy. The full policy, including consequences for
infractions can be found on our Academic Integrity Policy Page.

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