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For the Proposal: Write a 2-3 paragraph overview of your research topic that est

For the Proposal: Write a 2-3 paragraph overview of your research topic that establishes your topic and the scope and intent of your inquiry. Try to focus on a particular question that interests you; this may form the basis of your thesis in the next stage of the project.
For the Bibliography: Create a working bibliography that adheres to the formatting standards in the syllabus and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Annotate your bibliography by writing a short (1-2 sentence) descriiption for each source. Identify the topic, author, and publication date of your source, and state why the source is useful for your research project. Your annotations should reflect your own original thought. Rewording or summarizing from another source in this context is plagiarism.
Guidelines:
Your bibliography should contain at least six high-quality sources.
Include a combination of books, journal articles, and dissertations/theses. The majority of your sources should be no more than twenty-five years old. Check with me before using any sources that are more than forty years old.
Your bibliography should include at least two relevant articles from Grove Online.
Include at least one item acquired through ILL/WorldCat.
The following items should not be used as sources:
Textbooks
Wikipedia and other unreliable or unattributed online sources
Liner notes or program notes (unless they are directly relevant to your research; for example, a paper on Leonard Bernstein’s programmatic writing.)
Class materials or discussion
Shared Research Folder
Create a shared folder on Drive, Dropbox, or a similar service. Save PDF copies and scans of your research materials in the folder. Include the link to your folder in your proposal.

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Summary: Follows these steps to write your 3-2-1 assignment: 1.

Summary:
Follows these steps to write your 3-2-1 assignment:
1. Watch one of the assigned films from the unit (Save the Last Dance or Into the Beat).
2. Read the assigned article from the unit.
3. Attend the virtual Lecture.
4. Open a new Word document on your computer (do not use Pages. It is incompatible with Turnitin)
5. In 500-750 words, double-spaced and in your words, respond to the following three prompts:
a) Identify 3 different ideas or concepts that you thought were significant from the assigned article.
b) Apply 2 different ideas or concepts from the article to the film you watched.
c) Describe 1 specific dance scene from the film that illustrates the key theme for the unit.
6. Upload your assignment to the Turnitin submission link for that unit on eClass.

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) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exem

) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exemplifies the theme for this unit – race. This can be from one of the films we watched or from Youtube, Vimeo or social media as long as the url is accessible to your TA. The dancing may be of any genre or style.
2) Watch the video multiple times.
3) Go to the Movement Descriiption Forum on eClass and reply to your TA’s post.
4) Copy and paste the url.
5) Introduce the scene or video: include the name of the artist(s), dancers, song title or film title. Song titles should be in quotation marks (e.g.“Time of My Life”). Film titles should be in italics (e.g. Dirty Dancing). Both songs and film titles should include the release year the first time you mention them. For example, “Time of My Life” (1987) and Dirty Dancing (1987).
6) Describe the dancing in a way that would help someone imagine it. Use the Movement Vocabulary Worksheet to help you describe the movements you see. Consider using analogies or metaphors to capture the feeling of a movement. Try doing the movements yourself and see how they feel in your body.
7) Then, in complete sentences, answer the following question:
8) Using examples, discuss what is the dance or choreography in the scene doing? Is it….
A) Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting?
B) A narrative device?
C) Interpretive?
D) All three things at the same time?
– Race
– Class
– Sexuality
– Gender
– Power
– Is it telling a story?
– What story is it telling?
– How is it telling the story?
– How does the dancing influence the arc of the story?
– What is it interpreting?
– Lyrics?
– Rhythm?
– Instrumentation?
– Emotion and mood?
– Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting and
– Telling a story and
– Interpreting

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) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exem

) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exemplifies the theme for this unit – race. This can be from one of the films we watched or from Youtube, Vimeo or social media as long as the url is accessible to your TA. The dancing may be of any genre or style.
2) Watch the video multiple times.
3) Go to the Movement Descriiption Forum on eClass and reply to your TA’s post.
4) Copy and paste the url.
5) Introduce the scene or video: include the name of the artist(s), dancers, song title or film title. Song titles should be in quotation marks (e.g.“Time of My Life”). Film titles should be in italics (e.g. Dirty Dancing). Both songs and film titles should include the release year the first time you mention them. For example, “Time of My Life” (1987) and Dirty Dancing (1987).
6) Describe the dancing in a way that would help someone imagine it. Use the Movement Vocabulary Worksheet to help you describe the movements you see. Consider using analogies or metaphors to capture the feeling of a movement. Try doing the movements yourself and see how they feel in your body.
7) Then, in complete sentences, answer the following question:
8) Using examples, discuss what is the dance or choreography in the scene doing? Is it….
A) Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting?
B) A narrative device?
C) Interpretive?
D) All three things at the same time?
– Race
– Class
– Sexuality
– Gender
– Power
– Is it telling a story?
– What story is it telling?
– How is it telling the story?
– How does the dancing influence the arc of the story?
– What is it interpreting?
– Lyrics?
– Rhythm?
– Instrumentation?
– Emotion and mood?
– Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting and
– Telling a story and
– Interpreting

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Instructions Goal: The goal of this project is to explore the history, culture,

Instructions
Goal: The goal of this project is to explore the history, culture, instruments and musical elements of a specific style of non-Western music from one of the world’s local cultures.
Course Objectives:
CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.
CO-4: Examine different styles of music found around the world.
Descriiption:
In this project, you will create an informative PowerPoint presentation featuring the music of a specific non-Western culture. (Note that the term “world music” in the context of this assignment refers to music that is not based in the Western tradition of music. If you are not sure if your chosen topic is a style of non-Western music, contact your instructor, who will provide guidance on your topic selection.) Something to consider when choosing your topic is to make sure it is a style of music that is still in existence and performed, so you will be able to find musical examples and address all of the required elements of the assignment.
The presentation should include the following:
1. A summary of the chosen culture including a short history.
2. A brief explanation of some beliefs and traditions of the culture.
3. Descriiption of the instruments used in that culture’s music.
4. Explanation of the key attributes of the culture’s music, including melody, harmony, timbre, texture, rhythm and form. (If the style of music you choose does not include one or more of these musical elements, then you need to explain why that musical element is not present in the music.)
5. Specific introduction to one piece of music from the culture. Include at least three examples of the music, such as through linking to YouTube performances. Be sure to include a descriiption of one of the musical examples.
Your project should include photos and video (either linked or embedded). Embedded photos and videos need to be cited.
Your choice of world music must be a style of traditional music that is non-Western or not from the Western tradition of music, therefore avoid choosing styles of music from the U.S., Canada, or Europe, including jazz, folk, or any type of pop music (including hip hop). For example, a pop or rock band from Europe or Japan would not be appropriate for this assignment. Celtic or Irish music are also not appropriate styles of music because these are European styles of music. Also, because most students are already familiar with Reggae music, do not choose Reggae for your topic.
Sources must be valid, academic sources (i.e. Please do not use non-academic websites, such as Wikipedia or About.com). Your project should not contain more than 15% direct quotes and direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be cited in the body of the text and in a reference section.

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Instructions Goal: The goal of this project is to explore the history, culture,

Instructions
Goal: The goal of this project is to explore the history, culture, instruments and musical elements of a specific style of non-Western music from one of the world’s local cultures.
Course Objectives:
CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.
CO-4: Examine different styles of music found around the world.
Descriiption:
In this project, you will create an informative PowerPoint presentation featuring the music of a specific non-Western culture. (Note that the term “world music” in the context of this assignment refers to music that is not based in the Western tradition of music. If you are not sure if your chosen topic is a style of non-Western music, contact your instructor, who will provide guidance on your topic selection.) Something to consider when choosing your topic is to make sure it is a style of music that is still in existence and performed, so you will be able to find musical examples and address all of the required elements of the assignment.
The presentation should include the following:
1. A summary of the chosen culture including a short history.
2. A brief explanation of some beliefs and traditions of the culture.
3. Descriiption of the instruments used in that culture’s music.
4. Explanation of the key attributes of the culture’s music, including melody, harmony, timbre, texture, rhythm and form. (If the style of music you choose does not include one or more of these musical elements, then you need to explain why that musical element is not present in the music.)
5. Specific introduction to one piece of music from the culture. Include at least three examples of the music, such as through linking to YouTube performances. Be sure to include a descriiption of one of the musical examples.
Your project should include photos and video (either linked or embedded). Embedded photos and videos need to be cited.
Your choice of world music must be a style of traditional music that is non-Western or not from the Western tradition of music, therefore avoid choosing styles of music from the U.S., Canada, or Europe, including jazz, folk, or any type of pop music (including hip hop). For example, a pop or rock band from Europe or Japan would not be appropriate for this assignment. Celtic or Irish music are also not appropriate styles of music because these are European styles of music. Also, because most students are already familiar with Reggae music, do not choose Reggae for your topic.
Sources must be valid, academic sources (i.e. Please do not use non-academic websites, such as Wikipedia or About.com). Your project should not contain more than 15% direct quotes and direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be cited in the body of the text and in a reference section.

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Find a piece of literature from the middle ages and read it. Post the year, coun

Find a piece of literature from the middle ages and read it. Post the year, country of origin, author, and title of the literature you chose. Then take a few paragraphs to discuss anything that stuck out to you about life in the middle ages. What can you gather (from your reading) about what life was like in the middle ages? Explore any thoughts you may have, the intention of this assignment is to encourage you to think about what life was like in the middle ages as you learn about the time period’s music. Below is a copy of the Canterbury Tales. You may use an excerpt from this to fulfill the assignment if you so desire.

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Why do we Music? Jonathan Isaacs Greetings, friends. I want to take some time to

Why do we Music?
Jonathan Isaacs
Greetings, friends. I want to take some time to introduce a concept with which anthropologists and musicologists concern themselves. In the sixties, an American anthropologist named Alan P. Merriam wrote a book that established “Merriam’s 10 functions of music” as a tool for analyzing musical behaviors in Humans. Put simply, the 10 functions could be used to describe why people use or participate in music. More specifically, these functions can analyze the relationship between music and society, and the purpose a particular musicking serves within the culture with which it is associated?
While music is not a “universal language”–which could be taken to mean that it is not necessary that one culture’s music be recognizable as music to other cultures–musicking is a universal human phenomenon. Here is a list of Merriam’s Ten Functions of Music:
The function of emotional expression (pg. 219).
The function of aesthetic enjoyment (pg. 223).
The function of entertainment (pg. 223).
The function of communication (pg. 223).
The function of symbolic representation (pg. 223).
The function of physical response (pg. 223).
The function of enforcing conformity to social norms (pg. 224)
The function of validation of social institutions and religious rituals (pg. 224).
The function of contribution to the continuity and stability of culture (pg. 225).
The function of contribution to the integration of society (pg. 226).
For more detailed discussion of these functions, see the chapter Merriam wrote to describe these things here. The page numbers listed above coordinate with the link destination.

Choose 2 functions and you will write or make a video of you discussing these functions. Please Explain and Define these functions in your own words. Use specific examples of music or musicking that makes it clear how you participated in music that fulfilled one of these functions. Submit your 250 word essay, or video with 250 word transcriipt to this discussion board feed. You must also comment 100 words total on one other post. You will be required to post once first before you can read any other posts. Then, you may start commenting on other student’s posts.
If you choose the video option instead of writing the 250 words, you may make the video on YouTube and embed it in your thread, or you may copy and paste a link to your video. Please make sure to include a transcriipt of your video when you post. I will count words and carefully consider the rubric. The students receiving perfect scores on this assignment will carefully fulfill all the requirements in the rubric while they demonstrate an honest attempt to consider the concept and make appropriate applications to their work.

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Find a piece of literature from the middle ages and read it. Post the year, coun

Find a piece of literature from the middle ages and read it. Post the year, country of origin, author, and title of the literature you chose. Then take a few paragraphs to discuss anything that stuck out to you about life in the middle ages. What can you gather (from your reading) about what life was like in the middle ages? Explore any thoughts you may have, the intention of this assignment is to encourage you to think about what life was like in the middle ages as you learn about the time period’s music. Below is a copy of the Canterbury Tales. You may use an excerpt from this to fulfill the assignment if you so desire.

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Why do we Music? Jonathan Isaacs Greetings, friends. I want to take some time to

Why do we Music?
Jonathan Isaacs
Greetings, friends. I want to take some time to introduce a concept with which anthropologists and musicologists concern themselves. In the sixties, an American anthropologist named Alan P. Merriam wrote a book that established “Merriam’s 10 functions of music” as a tool for analyzing musical behaviors in Humans. Put simply, the 10 functions could be used to describe why people use or participate in music. More specifically, these functions can analyze the relationship between music and society, and the purpose a particular musicking serves within the culture with which it is associated?
While music is not a “universal language”–which could be taken to mean that it is not necessary that one culture’s music be recognizable as music to other cultures–musicking is a universal human phenomenon. Here is a list of Merriam’s Ten Functions of Music:
The function of emotional expression (pg. 219).
The function of aesthetic enjoyment (pg. 223).
The function of entertainment (pg. 223).
The function of communication (pg. 223).
The function of symbolic representation (pg. 223).
The function of physical response (pg. 223).
The function of enforcing conformity to social norms (pg. 224)
The function of validation of social institutions and religious rituals (pg. 224).
The function of contribution to the continuity and stability of culture (pg. 225).
The function of contribution to the integration of society (pg. 226).
For more detailed discussion of these functions, see the chapter Merriam wrote to describe these things here. The page numbers listed above coordinate with the link destination.

Choose 2 functions and you will write or make a video of you discussing these functions. Please Explain and Define these functions in your own words. Use specific examples of music or musicking that makes it clear how you participated in music that fulfilled one of these functions. Submit your 250 word essay, or video with 250 word transcriipt to this discussion board feed. You must also comment 100 words total on one other post. You will be required to post once first before you can read any other posts. Then, you may start commenting on other student’s posts.
If you choose the video option instead of writing the 250 words, you may make the video on YouTube and embed it in your thread, or you may copy and paste a link to your video. Please make sure to include a transcriipt of your video when you post. I will count words and carefully consider the rubric. The students receiving perfect scores on this assignment will carefully fulfill all the requirements in the rubric while they demonstrate an honest attempt to consider the concept and make appropriate applications to their work.