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* Basic computer experience, including file organization and software installation.
* Interest in developing intelligent-listening and sound-structuring skills.
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# Basic computer experience, including file organization and software installation.
# Interest in developing intelligent-listening and sound-structuring skills.
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'''Grading Scale:'''
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'''Scale:''' A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: <60. The grades of B+/–, C+/–, and D+/–
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A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: <60. The grades of B+/–, C+/–, and D+/–
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Attendance to all class meetings is absolutely necessary. Each unexcused absence will result in points reduced from the course grade. In the event of personal or family emergencies, students are encouraged to seek help in managing their class absences at the [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/services/absence.php | Dean of Students Office]].

You need to attend, at least, '''three''' campus events related to music. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count. '''Within a week''' from the event, you should bring:
* an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.); and
* a notecard (choose your size) with your name, a summary of the event, and a short reaction.
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Attendance to all class meetings is absolutely necessary. Each unexcused absence will result in points reduced from the course grade. In the event of personal or family emergencies, students are encouraged to seek help in managing their class absences at the [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/services/absence.php | Dean of Students Office]].\\
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'''Concert Attendance Requirement:'''
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To receive a passing grade for the course, you must average a passing grade on each of the
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Students are required to attend at least two CofC contemporary music concerts during the semester, and write a paragraph describing or critiquing one of the pieces performed. Eligible concerts include the Magnetic South concert series, the CofC contemporary ensemble concerts, and the Composition Seminar and Forum concerts. Details will be announced during the semester. \\

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'''Final Grade Computation:''' Assignments (4-6) 30%, Tests (2) 40%, Comprehensive Final
Exam '''or''' Final Project 20
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'''Final Grade Computation:'''
Group Projects/Quizzes: 60
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* '''You must do your assignments alone''' (or with your teammates, for group assignments).
* You are not allowed to discuss assignments and possible solutions with any person other than
the instructor (or with your teammates, for group assignments). Any violation of these rules is an honor offense.
* On assignments you will be asked to identify the person(s) you received help from, if any.
* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php | Student Handbook]]''', especially sections on ''The Honor Code'' (p. 11), and ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12). There is other useful information there.
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Students are expected to abide by the C of C Honor Code, and follow the guidelines for academic integrity. Violators will be reported without exception.
For more information, consult
the [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php | Student Handbook]]. \\
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* Attendance at tests is mandatory. You must complete tests with no discussion or sharing of information with other students.
* Calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. may not be used during a test, unless otherwise directed.\\

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'''Classroom Policies:'''
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* You are expected to attend all classes, and be in class on-time. '''If you accumulate 4 or more absences, you may be given a 'WA' grade'''.
** If you miss class, you must [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/general_info/absence/ | get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office]].
** If you miss class, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
* You are expected to take good notes during lecture.
* You are expected to participate in class with questions and invited discussion.
* You are expected to do your own work during class activities, exercises, and assignments.
* You should '''turn off all electronic devices''' (e.g., cell phones, pagers, etc.).
* Since we are in a lab, you must use the computers only as directed (e.g., no checking email, or playing games) during class.
* In summary, you should contribute positively to the classroom learning experience, and respect your classmates right to learn (see College of Charleston '''[[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php | Student Handbook]]''', section on ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 58)).\\

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'''Assignment Policies:'''
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* Assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design, style, and correctness of result.
* Submission instructions will be provided for each assignment.\\

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'''Late Policy:'''
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* You have '''four "late" days''' for the whole semester. You may use these days as you wish for assignment submission. If you use them up, no late assignments will be accepted.
* '''If you submit everything on time''' (i.e., use no late days), you will earn an additional '''2.5 bonus points''' on your course grade.
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Also see [[http://music.cofc.edu/documents/hearing_health.pdf | information on hearing health and hearing loss]] and describes precautionary measures that all of us should practice daily.
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# Basic computer experience, including file organization and software installation.
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* Basic computer experience, including file organization and software installation.
* Interest in developing intelligent-listening and sound-structuring skills.
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Students need their own laptops and headphones.

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* Andrew Brown and Bill Manaris (2013), ''Making Music with Python", draft manuscript.
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* Bill Manaris and Andrew Brown (2013), ''Making Music with Python", draft manuscript.
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* Umberto Eco, "The Aesthetics of Proportion", in ''Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages'', ch. 3, pp. 28-42, Yale University Press, 1988.
* Joachim-Ernst Berendt, "Before We Make Music, the Music Makes Us", in ''The World is Sound'', ch. 4, pp. 57-75, Destiny Books, 1991.
* Fritjof Carpa, "Foreword", in Joachim-Ernst Berendt, ''The World is Sound'', pp. xi-xiii, Destiny Books, 1991.

Additional reading materials will provided via handouts and the [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2012.CSCI180
| class website]].\\
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Additional reading materials will provided via handouts and the [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Spring2013.HONS381| class website]].\\
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* Understand the fundamentals of music theory.
* Analyze music and create musical studies modeled on pre-existing works.
* Perform rhythmic patterns and sing melodies.
* Understand important developments in musical styles in the twentieth century and the present
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* Apply numeric and string data types to represent information.
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* Introduce music composition in the context of designing sound in time, graphic representation (musical notation), sound as a building block, basic principles of sound organization.
* Learn basic principles for group collaboration
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* Apply Python numeric and string data types to represent information.
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* Understand for-loops and use them to design processes involving repetition.
* Understand if statements and use them to design processes involving selection.
* Understand functions and use them to design processes involving modularization.
* Use predefined classes in program development (object-based programming).
* Understand events and graphical user interfaces and use them to develop simple computer-based instruments for electroacoustic music.
* Learn basic principles for group collaboration
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* Understand sound as a time-based event with spatial parameters.
* Create representations of notes, phrases, parts, and scores in Python.
* Create divisions of space and time continua into small increments and organize them with scales.
* Understand the concept of modular design in sound.
* Understand the basic algorithmic building blocks: sequence, selection, iteration, and modularization (functions and objects).
* Apply additive processes to pitch and rhythm cells.
* Understand the concept of indeterminacy within certain levels of divisions of musical space, while maintaining determinacy in large-scale structure.
* Understand Python’s random operations and apply (map) them to create musical structures.
* Analyze methods of organizing global musical structures.
* Understand Python’s if statement and apply it to implement algorithmic selection patterns.
* Understand Python’s for-loop statement and apply it to implement algorithmic iteration patterns.
* Understand sound blocks and sound masses.
* Apply Python’s list data structure to represent sequences of data.
* Understand Python’s functions and apply them to modularize algorithmic processes.
* Develop musical gestures and incorporate them within global formal designs.
* Understand Python’s classes and apply them to build computer music instruments.
* Analyze and manipulate musical timbre.
* Understand and apply principles of event-driven programming.
* Learn graphical user interface (GUI) widgets and use them to create basic GUIs.
* Understand basic principles of psychoacoustics and music perception and cognition.
* Analyze existing idioms and generate a new one.
* Create interactive computer music instruments
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* '''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''
** Students will be exposed to computer data modeling
, algorithmic techniques, and research related to computing in the arts.

* '''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the '''Center for Student Learning''', the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''
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** Students will attend '''campus events''' related to music and art (see below).

* '''Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

* '''Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''
** Readings will explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences.

* '''Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''
** Student will participate in various collaborative activities, such as collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\

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Attendance to all class meetings is absolutely necessary. Each unexcused absence will result in points reduced from the course grade. In the event of personal or family emergencies, students are encouraged to seek help in managing their class absences at the [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/services/absence.php | Dean of Students Office]].
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Dr. Yiorgos Vassilandonakis\\
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Monday, Wednesday 2 - 3:30PM.\\
Friday 2 - 3PM\\
Other hours available by appointment.

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Room: 204 Cato Center \\
Phone: (95)3-3845 \\
E-mail: vassilandonakisy@cofc.edu \\
Web: http
://music.cofc.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-listing/vassilandonakis-yiorgos.php
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Principles of music composition and computer programming for developing interactive computer music environments. Team-based, project-driven exploration of Python programming, time-based structures, algorithmic processes, soundscapes, graphical user interfaces, musical language and style.

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A course introducing the creative side of computing in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Emphasis will be given to computing and computational thinking related to music making. Students will develop several digital artifacts and elementary musical compositions.

This course will introduce computer programming and music through the study, transcription, and creation of musical works. Music topics include notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction, sight-singing, ear training, and readings in music history and aesthetics. Computing topics include data types, variables, assignment, selection, iteration, lists, functions, classes, events, and graphical user interfaces. Students will experience the computer as a musical instrument and a creative environment to develop fluency with musical practices, such as algorithmic composition, developing simple computer instruments, electroacoustic music, and minimalism
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# Basic computer experience, including file organization and software installation.
# Interest in developing intelligent-listening
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'''Prerequisites/ Requirements:'''
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* Students '''must bring their own laptops and headphones'''.
* Students must have basic computer experience (e.g., file organization and software installation).
* Students must have interest in music and developing skills in musical practice.
* Course is open to all majors. No previous programming experience required.\\

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'''Tentative Outline:'''
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'''Week 1:''' Introduction to computers and music; history (Pythagoras; the harmonic series; Antikythera mechanism; harmony of the spheres; cymatics); description of areas and existing tools; automated music. (Ch. 1)

'''Week 2:''' Electronic music technologies; algorithmic music; algorithmic music composition; the computer as a musical instrument; installing Python and jMusic; operating system basics; creating your first Python program (first.py). (Ch. 1)

'''Week 3:''' Computer representation of music; sonic events; notes; common practice notation; note durations; note pitches; note timbre; piano roll; representing music in Python (pitches are numbers, durations are numbers). (Ch. 2)

'''Week 4:''' Transcribing music to jythonMusic; the jythonMusic data structure: Note, Phrase, Part, and Score; time and key signatures; repetition and phasing; Python lists. (Ch. 3)

'''Week 5:''' Creating polyphony and repetition; managing musical parts; how to build a musical canon; the jMusic Mod class: transpose, repeat, invert, etc. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 6:''' Chord progressions; making arpeggios; jMusic CPhrase objects; the Python for-loop; more on Python lists. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 7:''' Making canons and transcriptions with jMusic. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 8:''' Algorithmic music; writing music in code; Python numbers, data types, variables; syntax errors. (Ch. 5)

'''Week 9:''' Randomness and choices; exploring the role of chance, uncertainty and improvisation in music making. Covers Python if statements; randomness as an approximation to creativity; different random number generators; mapping from one numeric range to another (stretching and shifting); sonification. (Ch. 5 cont'd)

'''Week 10:''' Continuation of randomness and choices; music influenced by structures in the natural world; sonification of data patterns in the world; various power laws; file I/O; fractals; intro to recursion. (Ch. 6)

'''Week 11:''' Digital audio: sound and timbre; the properties of digital audio and how to manipulate it; digital audio, bits and bytes; audio file I/O; Python float type; Python advanced list operations; Python for-loop; Python casting; more involved algorithms and problem solving (e.g., for digital effects). (Ch. 7)

'''Week 12:''' Soundscapes: making musical collages in Python; processes for sound design and for arranging sounds as musical collages; more advanced digital audio concepts; python functions; encapsulation; information hiding. (Ch. 7)

'''Week 13:''' Algorithmic composition; program structure and design; top-down design, bottom-up implementation; testing strategies; working with riffs, themes, and sections; music structure, reuse and modification of materials; musical forms (ABA, AABA, etc.); Python functions (used to generate parts of musical compositions). (Ch. 8)

'''Week 14-15:''' Create simple graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in Python; how to develop instruments combining jMusic with sliders, buttons, etc.; creating computer instruments for performance (e.g., drum sequencer, flute, ambiance machine, etc.). (Ch. 9)
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''Computer Science:'' Algorithm, setting up Python and the music library, data types, variables, assignment, arithmetic operators, input / output, MIDI language and protocol, selection (if statements), relational operators, iteration (loops), lists, functions, audio representations (WAVE, MP3), modularization (functions), classes (object-oriented design), events, and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

''Music:'' Aural awareness, musical space (line, register, field), sound elements (envelope, timbre) and properties (pitch, rhythm, timbre, spatial orientation), time structuring & time scales (rhythm and pulse complexes, event density, beat modulation, serialization, palindromes, open time fields, psycho-physical time), pitch organization systems, (horizontal and vertical), grammar and syntax of traditional and non-traditional musical languages (communications systems), gesture-form-structure, global musical structures and systems, applications of fractals in musical time and space, soundscape & texture building, interactive music models, psychoacoustics, basic principles of composition.

''Synthesis Experiences:'' Students will follow pair-programming paradigm to develop music compositions through algorithmic design and implementation in Python.
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'''Professor:'''
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Dr. Bill Manaris\\

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'''Office:'''
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Room: 223 J.C. Long Building \\
Phone: (95)3-8159 \\
E-mail: manarisb@cofc.edu \\
Web: http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/\\

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'''Office Hours:'''
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Monday, Wednesday 2 - 3:30PM.\\
Friday 2 - 3PM\\
Other hours available by appointment.

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'''Course Description:'''
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A course introducing the creative side of computing in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Emphasis will be given to computing and computational thinking related to music making. Students will develop several digital artifacts and elementary musical compositions.

This course will introduce computer programming and music through the study, transcription, and creation of musical works. Music topics include notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction, sight-singing, ear training, and readings in music history and aesthetics. Computing topics include data types, variables, assignment, selection, iteration, lists, functions, classes, events, and graphical user interfaces. Students will experience the computer as a musical instrument and a creative environment to develop fluency with musical practices, such as algorithmic composition, developing simple computer instruments, electroacoustic music, and minimalism.

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'''Prerequisites/ Requirements:'''
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* Students '''must bring their own laptops and headphones'''.
* Students must have basic computer experience (e.g., file organization and software installation).
* Students must have interest in music and developing skills in musical practice.
* Course is open to all majors. No previous programming experience required.\\

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'''Tentative Outline:'''
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'''Week 1:''' Introduction to computers and music; history (Pythagoras; the harmonic series; Antikythera mechanism; harmony of the spheres; cymatics); description of areas and existing tools; automated music. (Ch. 1)

'''Week 2:''' Electronic music technologies; algorithmic music; algorithmic music composition; the computer as a musical instrument; installing Python and jMusic; operating system basics; creating your first Python program (first.py). (Ch. 1)

'''Week 3:''' Computer representation of music; sonic events; notes; common practice notation; note durations; note pitches; note timbre; piano roll; representing music in Python (pitches are numbers, durations are numbers). (Ch. 2)

'''Week 4:''' Transcribing music to jythonMusic; the jythonMusic data structure: Note, Phrase, Part, and Score; time and key signatures; repetition and phasing; Python lists. (Ch. 3)

'''Week 5:''' Creating polyphony and repetition; managing musical parts; how to build a musical canon; the jMusic Mod class: transpose, repeat, invert, etc. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 6:''' Chord progressions; making arpeggios; jMusic CPhrase objects; the Python for-loop; more on Python lists. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 7:''' Making canons and transcriptions with jMusic. (Ch. 4)

'''Week 8:''' Algorithmic music; writing music in code; Python numbers, data types, variables; syntax errors. (Ch. 5)

'''Week 9:''' Randomness and choices; exploring the role of chance, uncertainty and improvisation in music making. Covers Python if statements; randomness as an approximation to creativity; different random number generators; mapping from one numeric range to another (stretching and shifting); sonification. (Ch. 5 cont'd)

'''Week 10:''' Continuation of randomness and choices; music influenced by structures in the natural world; sonification of data patterns in the world; various power laws; file I/O; fractals; intro to recursion. (Ch. 6)

'''Week 11:''' Digital audio: sound and timbre; the properties of digital audio and how to manipulate it; digital audio, bits and bytes; audio file I/O; Python float type; Python advanced list operations; Python for-loop; Python casting; more involved algorithms and problem solving (e.g., for digital effects). (Ch. 7)

'''Week 12:''' Soundscapes: making musical collages in Python; processes for sound design and for arranging sounds as musical collages; more advanced digital audio concepts; python functions; encapsulation; information hiding. (Ch. 7)

'''Week 13:''' Algorithmic composition; program structure and design; top-down design, bottom-up implementation; testing strategies; working with riffs, themes, and sections; music structure, reuse and modification of materials; musical forms (ABA, AABA, etc.); Python functions (used to generate parts of musical compositions). (Ch. 8)

'''Week 14-15:''' Create simple graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in Python; how to develop instruments combining jMusic with sliders, buttons, etc.; creating computer instruments for performance (e.g., drum sequencer, flute, ambiance machine, etc.). (Ch. 9)

The above outline is tentative; some topics may be added, others subtracted, as interest suggests and time permits.

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'''Textbook:'''
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* Andrew Brown and Bill Manaris (2013), ''Making Music with Python", draft manuscript.

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'''References:'''
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* Michael Edwards, "Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music", ''Communications of the ACM'', Vol. 54, No. 7, pp. 58-67.
* Seth Horvitz – Eight Studies for Automatic Piano, LINE_050 (CD and Digital Edition) - http://www.lineimprint.com/editions/cd/line_050 .
* Umberto Eco, "The Aesthetics of Proportion", in ''Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages'', ch. 3, pp. 28-42, Yale University Press, 1988.
* Joachim-Ernst Berendt, "Before We Make Music, the Music Makes Us", in ''The World is Sound'', ch. 4, pp. 57-75, Destiny Books, 1991.
* Fritjof Carpa, "Foreword", in Joachim-Ernst Berendt, ''The World is Sound'', pp. xi-xiii, Destiny Books, 1991.

Additional reading materials will provided via handouts and the [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2012.CSCI180| class website]].\\

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'''Learning Outcomes:'''
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* Understand the fundamentals of music theory.
* Analyze music and create musical studies modeled on pre-existing works.
* Perform rhythmic patterns and sing melodies.
* Understand important developments in musical styles in the twentieth century and the present.
* Apply numeric and string data types to represent information.
* Use variables in program development.
* Understand arithmetic operators and use them to design expressions.
* Understand for-loops and use them to design processes involving repetition.
* Understand if statements and use them to design processes involving selection.
* Understand functions and use them to design processes involving modularization.
* Use predefined classes in program development (object-based programming).
* Understand events and graphical user interfaces and use them to develop simple computer-based instruments for electroacoustic music.
* Learn basic principles for group collaboration.

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'''First-Year Experience Learning Outcomes:'''
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* '''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''
** Students will be exposed to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and research related to computing in the arts.

* '''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the '''Center for Student Learning''', the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.
** Students will attend '''campus events''' related to music and art (see below).

* '''Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

* '''Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''
** Readings will explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences.

* '''Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''
** Student will participate in various collaborative activities, such as collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\

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'''Active Learning:'''
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You need to attend, at least, '''three''' campus events related to music. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count. '''Within a week''' from the event, you should bring:
* an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.); and
* a notecard (choose your size) with your name, a summary of the event, and a short reaction.

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'''Grading:'''
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To receive a passing grade for the course, you must average a passing grade on each of the
following: assignments, tests, and final exam.

'''Scale:''' A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: <60. The grades of B+/–, C+/–, and D+/–
may be given at the professor's discretion.

'''Final Grade Computation:''' Assignments (4-6) 30%, Tests (2) 40%, Comprehensive Final
Exam '''or''' Final Project 20%, and Class Participation 10% (includes Active Learning Events).

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'''Honor Code:'''
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* '''You must do your assignments alone''' (or with your teammates, for group assignments).
* You are not allowed to discuss assignments and possible solutions with any person other than the instructor (or with your teammates, for group assignments). Any violation of these rules is an honor offense.
* On assignments you will be asked to identify the person(s) you received help from, if any.
* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php | Student Handbook]]''', especially sections on ''The Honor Code'' (p. 11), and ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12). There is other useful information there.\\

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'''Test Policies:'''
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* Attendance at tests is mandatory. You must complete tests with no discussion or sharing of information with other students.
* Calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. may not be used during a test, unless otherwise directed.\\

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'''Classroom Policies:'''
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* You are expected to attend all classes, and be in class on-time. '''If you accumulate 4 or more absences, you may be given a 'WA' grade'''.
** If you miss class, you must [[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/general_info/absence/ | get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office]].
** If you miss class, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
* You are expected to take good notes during lecture.
* You are expected to participate in class with questions and invited discussion.
* You are expected to do your own work during class activities, exercises, and assignments.
* You should '''turn off all electronic devices''' (e.g., cell phones, pagers, etc.).
* Since we are in a lab, you must use the computers only as directed (e.g., no checking email, or playing games) during class.
* In summary, you should contribute positively to the classroom learning experience, and respect your classmates right to learn (see College of Charleston '''[[http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php | Student Handbook]]''', section on ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 58)).\\

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'''Assignment Policies:'''
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* Assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design, style, and correctness of result.
* Submission instructions will be provided for each assignment.\\

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'''Late Policy:'''
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* You have '''four "late" days''' for the whole semester. You may use these days as you wish for assignment submission. If you use them up, no late assignments will be accepted.
* '''If you submit everything on time''' (i.e., use no late days), you will earn an additional '''2.5 bonus points''' on your course grade.
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