Various psychological and psychosocial aspects of human musical behavior, including introductory musical acoustics, perception and cognition of music, music and the brain, music processing across world cultures, music and emotions, music and human health, music in social contexts, and principles of experimental design.
This course was developed to provide another option for undergraduate students to fulfill the Carolina Core GSS requirement. A course focused on the psychology of music is commonly offered at many state flagship institutions and is often a popular course because it allows students to engage with music through a social science lens. The course content will be relevant to students of all majors, and the ability to read/perform music is not required. The course will be offered during the summer term and will be offered online (100% asynchronous delivery). Because many students use summer courses to help them stay "on track" with their degree plan, a summer online course will allow for the greatest amount of flexibility for those students who may not be in the local Columbia area during summers.
MUSC 210 - INDEV Committee Comments
October 3, 2016
1. The grading scale should include how many points (the word points is missing) and then add the percentages such as A = 450-500 points = 90% - 100%, etc.
2. How will article reviews and final project be assessed? There was a note that the discussion board rubric will be provided. Are there rubrics to be provided for article reviews and final project?
3. Input a statement about where rubrics can be found, such as blackboard. Do the article review forms available for download on Blackboard include the grading rubric?
4. I see a problem with the assignments in many of the modules. In that there is assigned reading, with minutes allocated (that are part of the total minutes), yet the reading is from a text that is not required. For example, in Module 2, it says: Read & Take Notes: (120 LM), Hodges & Sebald (2011) book, Chapter 4 (“Music Around the World and Across Time”).However, this is listed as an optional text.
5. Clarify eReserves The Syllabus does state that "Each module will include required reading material from the course textbook or from readings available on Blackboard through eReserves", so does this mean that these book chapters will be on eReserves? This is confusing, because the Syllabus says for the optional texts that "The texts below are not required for this course, but they are recommended for any students who seek additional reading opportunities or those who seek to add books to their personal libraries."
6. Also, the quizzes are based on the lectures and the required readings, so this needs to be clarified.
7. Clarify the statement about required readings from required text If the required readings from these various texts, other than the one 'required' text, are indeed available through eReserves, then this should be clarified
8. Needs a justification for online delivery statement.
9. Also, needs identification of provisions for student to instructor, student to student, and student to content interactions.
Thank you InDEV Committee for compiling these suggestions, Don Jordan
Don Jordan, Chair InDEV 2016-2017
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.