College of Arts and Sciences
DR. SUSAN C. BARFIELD PHONE: (406) 657-2316
OFFICE HOURS (COE 271): Mondays 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Wednesdays 8:00-10:00 a.m.:
REQUIRED TEXT and MyMusicLab Access: Nettl, B., Capwell, C., Wong,
Bound Book w/ MyMusicLab – ISBN: 9780205234714
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces students to the uses and functions of music in various cultures. The style of music used and performance of music in selected cultures of Africa, Latin America (including jazz), North America (including Native American and Ethnic North America), Asia, and the Middle East as well as folk music of Europe will be explored.
1. Attain higher levels of personal achievement in understanding music of the world
2. Research, collect and organize information on a music culture
3. Develop an understanding and appreciation for the importance of individualization in the development of the whole person.
1. TSW understand the basic vocabulary and current critical issues of world music as evidenced by chapter exams, classroom presentation, or PowerPoint presentations.
2. TSW create a personal instrument as evidenced by a presentation of that instrument to the class.
3. TSW use computer technology (D2L, internet exploration and research, PowerPoint, and YouTube as evidenced by chapter exams and PowerPoint presentations).
Accommodations: Please contact me to discuss any special needs and to agree upon necessary accommodations, including any cultural considerations
Students with disabilities,
whether physical, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need
accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact Disability Support
Services (DSS) as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are
implemented in a timely fashion. Please meet with DSS staff to verify your
eligibility for any classroom accommodations and for academic assistance
related to your disability. Disability Support Services is located in the
Late assignments will have 5 points per week deducted from the total score received on that assignment.
1. (100 pts.) MyMusicLab Chapter Exams (10 highest scores)
2. (100 pts.) Attendance Class attendance and participation in class discussions (4 pts. per day- pts. will be deducted for being tardy or leaving class early)
5. (20 pts.) Instrument Creation-due Final Day
B 252-275 pts.
C 228-251 pts.
D 204-227 pts.
Sept 5 Course and Text Introduction
Chapter Presentation assigned
PowerPoint Presentations assigned
14 Chapter 1 D2L Post-test
17 Work on PowerPoint Presentation and Chapter Presentation
19 The Music of India - Chap. 2
21 Chapter 2 Chapter Exam (D2L)
24 Music of the Middle East – Chap. 3
26 Music of the
28 Chapter 3 Chapter Exam (D2L)
Oct 1 The Music of China – Chap. 4
3 The Music of China – Chap. 4 cont.
5 Chapter 4 Chapter Exam (D2L)
8 The Music of Japan – Chap. 5
10 The Music of Japan – Chap. 5 cont.
12 Chapter 5 Chapter Exam (D2L)
15 The Music of Indonesia – Chap. 6
17 The Music of Indonesia – Chap. 6 cont.
19 Chapter 6 Chapter Exam (D2L)
22 The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa – Chap. 7
24 The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa – Chap. 7 cont.
26 Chapter 7 Chapter Exam (D2L)
29 The Musical Culture of Europe– Chap. 8
31 The Musical Culture of
Nov 2 Chapter 8 Chapter Exam (D2L)
5 Music in Latin America – Chap. 9
7 Music in Latin America – Chap. 9 cont.
9 Chapter 9 Chapter Exam (D2L)
12 Veteran’s Day – No class
14 Music in the Caribbean – Chap. 10
19 Music in the Caribbean – Chap. 10 cont. (optional Chapter 10 Chapter Exam -BONUS)
21 Thanksgiving Break – no class
26 Native American Music – Chap. 11
28 Native American Music – Chap. 11 cont.
30 Chapter 11 Chapter Exam (D2L)
Dec 3 Ethnic North America – Chap. 12
7 Chapter 12 Chapter Exam (D2L)
FINAL MONDAY, DEC. 10th (International Music Day) 10:00 –11:50 a.m.
ALL COURSEWORK MUST BE HANDED IN BY DECEMBER 7TH TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT!
Subject to change: Updated 12/10/12