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Instructor Contact Information
 
  MUSI109 - World Music
  Mode of Delivery:  Fully Online
  (Fully Online = All class meetings are conducted online with no on-campus instruction or exams)
 
 

Dr. William S. Cratty,  with Dr. N. Scott Robinson    
Music Instructor
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
E-mail: 
wcratty@san.rr.com

 
 
Textbook and Course Material Requirements
 

Introduction to World Music Online 3 CD Set and a Printed Card with Access Codes to eBook Text and Course Website, written by Dr. William S. Cratty, Jeffrey Ainis, and Shawn Woodyard.

Coast Learning Systems, 2009.  Published by Kendall Hunt Publishing.
ISBN: 978-1-4652-4539-7.
   
 

Music 109 online will require students to have access to the World Wide Web. You will do all of your work in a virtual classroom environment called MOODLE. (See below under “Course Specific Information” how access the online class with tests and assignments, etc.).

 

Please note:  The World Music online class requires a purchase of a NEW TEXTBOOK/ACCESS CODES with three compact discs and a serial # which needs to be registered at the beginning of the semester to access the online quizzes and selected assignments. A used textbook/access code will have an expired serial # that will not provide you access.   

(A new textbook/access code can only be purchased at the college bookstore or directly through the publisher, Kendall Hunt (Link to Kendall Hunt:  http://www.kendallhunt.com). 

 

Do NOT purchase the textbook/access code at a used bookstore or the internet such as Craig’s list or Amazon.com, because the serial # has been used and will not be accepted by the online program.

 

 


See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore

 
Hardware and Software Requirements
 

Hardware and Software:
To successfully complete this online course, you will be required to meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. View Hardware and Software Requirements.

Internet Browser:
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard, the online course management system for this course. To see a list of supported Internet browsers, click here.

 
Course Description
 

World Music will develop a listening perception of the music and artistic media of Asia, Indonesia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the world. The course objectives will also cover and focus on non-Western music and cultures that are pertinent to resident populations in San Diego, for example, Native American Indians, African Americans, Hispanics, and other cultures.

 
Course Objectives
 

World Music will survey and study the major genres, forms, styles, and musical periods through in-class or online listening to music from various non-Western cultures as well as through lectures, compact discs, ancillary recordings (in library and on-line sources), videos, and concerts.

 

In addition, students will early on learn and discuss the basic music elements, such as melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, and acoustics to fully appreciate and comprehend non-Western music. Also, students will receive a brief overview of all musical periods of Western Civilization Art Music for comparison and appreciation of the similarities and dissimilarities of Western and non-Western cultures and music.
 
This course is designed to support students in all majors who are interested in satisfying the general education requirements for Arts and Humanities. (FT). Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU and/or private colleges and universities. UC Transfer Course List.
 
Application and Registration Information
 

REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. Complete Online Application (for new SDCCD students). Go to Student Web Services
  2. Receive registration appointment and instructions by email or mail.
  3. Register online at the Reg-e, our online registration system.
  4. Make sure that you pay your tuition so that you don't lose your registration!   Fees and Tuition Information.
  5. Order textbooks online. Visit our online bookstore.
  6. After completion of registration on Reg-e, and several days prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email with course login instructions. If you don't receive an email please go to http://www.sdccdonline.net and login on the first day of class as follows:

    Type your Blackboard Username = 7-digit College Student Identification (CSID) number
    Type your Password =  mmddyyyy (your birthdate with no hyphens, slashes, or spaces)

    For example:  1010101 (CSID number used at registration)
                           06231980 (password for the birthdate June 23, 1980 )
     
  7. If this course is closed, please login to Reg-e to be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist is full, you will not be able to add your name to the waitlist.

You will not be able to login to your online course until the first day of the semester!!!
You must login to your online course on the first day of the session to avoid your enrollment being dropped.
Follow the login instructions at www.sdccdonline.net/login.htm

Additional Information
 


Music 109 is taught online in an MOODLE course environment. In order to access the Music 109 link, please login to Blackboard Learn (please see under Registration Directions). Once in Blackboard Learn you will find the link to Music 109 and directions on how to login in the Course Information section.

 
NOTE: Once in MOODLE you will see the menu called "Assignments".
 
SERIAL NUMBER/ACCESS CODES:
 

The World Music online class requires a purchase of a NEW TEXTBOOK/ACCESS CODES with three compact discs, which needs to be registered at the beginning of the semester to access the online quizzes and selected assignments.  A used textbook/access code will have an expired serial # that will not provide you access.

 

 

To register your serial number you must first activate an assignment or quiz, which will invoke a screen requesting you to enter your serial number.  You only have to register your serial number once.

 
Please note: Do NOT purchase the textbook at a used bookstore or the internet such as Craig’s list or Amazon.com, because the serial # has been used and will not be accepted by the online program even though they may falsely advertise it as “NEW”.

Your textbook/access codes and compact discs can ONLY be purchased at the school bookstore or directly from the publisher, Kendall-Hunt.  If the textbook/access code is unopened, a student can return textbook.

 
Please contact: Help Desk http://helpdesk.coastlinelive.com/    

Participation

Participation in an online course occurs by participating in the Discussion Topics as well as completing all assignments.  You will have several opportunities to participate in discussions.  Follow the directions carefully to receive full credit.

 

Missed Quizzes

If you miss an online quiz in this class, there will be no opportunity for you to make up the exam.   Please notify the instructor if you need to take the exam early due to schedule conflicts. In this class the lowest quiz score is not counted towards your grade.

  

Late/Missed Assignments

Assignments submitted after the due date will not receive full credit.

  

Grading

Each activity in the course is assigned a specific number of points.  Specific instructions and grading rubrics for each of these activities will be given in Moodle.  Student grades are located in the “Grades” section in Moodle.  Assignments are graded within 72 hours of submission.

 

 
 
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