Course Policies and Grading

This class requires on-time and regular attendance, active listening and engagement. Be courteous and respectful of the perspectives of all members of the class.   Laptops are permitted for class note-taking only.  Cellphones must be put away.   Recording devices are not permitted unless recommended by the Department of Accessibility Services. Be considerate of class members and the instructor by not leaving class while it is in session.  Two class absences are allowed without penalty. For each additional absence, a student’s final course grade will be lowered by five points.   Please report any problems with the syllabus website, web links, or the course reserves materials to Prof. Tullos.

Attendance, quizzes, summaries, and commentaries on the assigned reading and listening.   (70% of final grade)
To aid in cumulative learning, short quizzes and/or 250-300 word summaries of the day’s readings-viewings are often assigned.  Printed copies of  summaries are due at the time of the class session (late submissions may result in a lowered grade for that day).

Because the website syllabus is subject to change, check it regularly — refresh your browser. 

Midterm Exam (30% of final grade). The exam will cover the readings, lectures, and selected musical examples assigned in the course.  See the syllabus for a more detailed description of the Midterm. Exam consists of music listening identifications (title, artist, approximate date, and a sentence or two about the song’s historical-geographical significance), as well as short-answer, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The midterm will also have a take-home short essay. Songs to identify for the listening portion of the midterm are in green typeface and bold.

Course Deadlines: All deadlines are indicated on the course syllabus. Extensions will be made on an individual basis at the instructor’s discretion.

Student assistance from Emory College: For questions about academics, advising, or support resources contact oue [dot] advising [at] emory [dot] edu

The Emory Forward site provides the latest COVID-19 guidance, policies, and protocols for the university. Masks are required indoors at all times.

Read and abide by the Emory University Honor Code.

Accessiblilty Services: The Emory Office of Accessibility Services offers reasonable accommodations and assistance to students with a documented disability. You must register with ODS and supply your teacher with a letter from this office that details the specific accommodations that you need. ODS is located in the Administration Building Rm 110. You may contact this office by phone at 404-727-6016.