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Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to use this course

    • How to use this course

    • Introduction to HUM 210 Online

    • Syllabus

    • Syllabus Walk Through

    • Collaborate with your peers online

    • Accessing the Online Community

    • Course Resources and Links

    • A Note About Quizzes

  • 2

    Introduction to Learning (Online)

    • Work Hard on the Following Question

    • An Important Question

    • Prime Your Mind for Learning

    • Generating History

    • Generate More

    • I Practice What I Preach

    • You create the answers

    • You create the answers - Quiz

  • 3

    Questions to Get Started

    • Questions to get started

    • What were those questions about?

  • 4

    The second step in the process

    • In your own words, a survey

    • Elaboration

    • Practice what you preach: elaboration

    • A note about the next question...

    • An elaborative-generative question

  • 5

    The third step in the process.

    • Are memories related?

    • Everything Is one

    • Mapping

    • Learn Mapping Quiz

    • Mapping Maps

    • Geniuses Use Maps and So Should You

  • 6

    So what does all this have to do with American Music?

    • The daily class outline

    • The daily class outline

    • Wrap up

    • Share in the community

  • 7

    Introduction to American Popular Music

    • Generate: What is American Popular Music?

    • What is American Popular Music?

    • What is music?

    • Theme One: Listening To Music

    • Generate: Identity?

    • Theme Two: Music and Identity

    • Generate: Technology?

    • Theme Three: Music and Technology

    • Generate: Music Business

    • Theme Four: The Music Business

    • Generate: Centers and Peripheries

    • Theme Five: Centers and Peripheries

    • Streams of Tradition: The Sources of Popular Music

    • Time?

  • 8

    The National Anthem

    • Intro to American Genres

    • Nation Anthem Lyrics

    • A History of the National Anthem's Lyrics

    • 1812 and Key's Poem

    • Stealing from the Brits?

    • Associations with Britain (and Greece and Rome)?

  • 9

    Identifying Streams of Influence

    • Generate: Identifying Themes and Streams

    • National Anthem - Commentary

    • Survey

  • 10

    Course Content - Part I

    • Course Content - Part I

  • 11

    19th Century America

    • American Revolution

    • Reading the Declaration

    • The Declaration of Independence

    • What does the Declaration of Independence mean?

    • Declaration of Independence Read Through with Commentary

    • Question of American Identity?

    • Question of American Identity: Generate

    • 1788 - The Constitution and Amendments

    • Question of American Identity: The Constitution and Bill of Rights

    • The North Industrializes

    • The Eerie Canal and the Balance of Power

    • 1846 - The War with Mexico

    • Generate: What were the causes of the Civil War?

    • Elaborate: Civil War

    • Causes of the Civil War

    • Generate: Civil War and Music

    • Survey

  • 12

    Music and the Effects of the Civil War

    • Where are the immigrants from?

    • Immigration to the US Before 1865

    • Generate : Effects of Immigration before 1865

    • American Identity before and after the Civil War

    • Intro: Stephen Foster

    • Generate: Lyrics to 'Old Folks at Home'

    • Lyrics: Old Folks at Home

    • Listening: Old Folks at Home

    • Generate: Lyrics of 'Oh! Susanna'

    • Lyrics to 'Oh! Susanna'

    • Listening: Oh! Susanna

    • Generate: Lyrics to 'Old Black Joe'

    • Listening: Old Black Joe

    • Old Black Joe

    • Generate: Beautiful Dreamer

    • Summary: Stephen Foster

    • Survey

  • 13

    The 19th Century 1865-1900

    • Intro: Postbellum America

    • Generate: Effects of Industrialization

    • Industrialization

    • Generate: Urbanization and Music

    • The 14th & 15th Amendments

    • Elaboration: 14th and 15th Amendments

    • Overview: Government and Politics 1865-1900

  • 14

    The Music of the mid to late 19th Century

    • What is minstrelsy?

    • Listening: Camptown Races

    • Generate: Was minstrelsy racist?

    • Roots of Minstrelsy

    • Generate: Was minstrelsy racist?

    • About the performance of Camptown Races

    • Generate: Was minstrelsy racist?

    • Origins of blackface in European Opera

    • Generate: What was up with minstrelsy then?

    • Minstrely Reprise

    • Jim Crow

    • Listening: Jim Crow

    • Generate: What is the meaning of the lyrics to Jim Crow?

    • Race and Class in Jim Crow

    • Quadrille and Cake Walk

    • Why the shift?

    • Scott Joplin

    • Listening: Joplin plays the Maple Leaf Rag

    • Generate: Joplin

    • John Philip Sousa

    • Listening: Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever

    • Generate: Sousa

    • Charles Harris

    • Listening: After the Ball

    • Listening: Break the news to mother

    • Generate: Harris

    • Wrapping up the 19th Century

    • 19th Century Wrap Up Questions

    • Survey

  • 15

    Writing Day!

    • Intro To Writing Day

    • Download Quiz 1

    • Quiz 1 Preparation

    • Quiz 1 - Practice

    • Organizing your ideas for Quiz 1

    • Quiz 1 - Practice Again

    • Organizing your ideas for Quiz 1 - Take 2

    • Quiz 1 - Practice Yet Again

    • Quiz 1 - Review Recap

    • Midterm Essay Preparation Guide

    • Midterm Essay Prep

  • 16

    Quiz 1 + Essay Prep Tk 2: Due Friday July 10

    • Overview - Quiz 1, 1920s, Essay Prep

    • Quiz 1 - Official Quiz for Grade

    • Gettin Started on the Essay Outline

    • Thinking through your essay outline

    • Essay Topic and Outline Submission

    • How to Submit Your Essay Next Week

  • 17

    Midterm Submission, Quiz 2 Prep - Due Monday July 13

    • Upload your midterm essay

    • Optional: Upload midterm document link

    • Download Quiz 2

  • 18

    1900s-1930s Historical Background

    • Overview 1900s - 1930s

    • A brief history of the radio

    • Generate: The Radio

    • The 18th Amendment

    • Generate: 18th

    • The 19th Amendment

    • Generate: 19th

    • Overvew: Tin Pan Alley

    • Generate: Mass Media and Tin Pan Alley

    • ASCAP

    • Urbanization & Immigration

  • 19

    Final Preparation

    • Final Paper Topics - Summer 2020

    • Potential Topics for Final Paper - Summer 2020

  • 20

    Quiz 2 Preparation

    • Quiz 2 Preparation

    • The Question: Quiz 2

  • 21

    Finals + Quiz 2 - Due Monday August 3

    • Quiz 2 - Graded

    • Upload your final essay

    • Optional: Upload final document link