(Done Paper) MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGEɾCITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK MUS100: Intro to World Music with Dr. Manes

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(Done Paper) MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGEɾCITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK MUS100: Intro to World Music with Dr. Manes

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGEɾCITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
MUS100: Intro to World Music with Dr. Manes
THE FINAL PAPER for SPRING 2017
Due: Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11:59PM
Based on the two fieldwork assignments that you have done, you will have to write a 4-5 page (appx. 1250 –
1500 word) paper that compares and contrasts the two performances, and also conduct some original
research into the musical cultures that you have observed. You should find a commonality that transcended
these two concerts, and create some sort of thesis, and illustrate your points throughout your paper. Some
points to include in the paper are delineated below.
1) Research into the history and the social context of the musical cultures. You should talk about the
importance of the chosen genre in the culture of the people performing and listening to the music. For this,
you should do some original library research into the musical culture, and write briefly about the historical
and the social context in which these two musical cultures came to be. Seamlessly integrating the
historical/social influences with your analysis of the performances will genuinely impress me, and earn you
high marks on this essay. Some questions to ponder are: Who are the performers? Who are the listeners?
What role do they play in the societies from which the music originates? How do these aspects differ in the
two different musical traditions that you have observed? Make sure you include appropriate citations.
2) Differences in the music itself. How did the two concerts – and by extension the two musical cultures
that you observed – differ in the use of musical components (e.g., rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, etc.).
How do they differ in the use of instruments and the human voice?
3) African/Caribbean origins. Many traditions that you have written about either are or have
African/Caribbean influences. What specific aspects would you consider African-influenced? Is it in the
music itself (e.g., use of polyrhythm, call-and-response form)? Also, as the social/communal context is
important in African traditions, how do these musical traditions affect the communities in which they are
situated? Again, this is where some of the library research may come in handy.
4) Critique of the Performances. I would like to hear your voice about the two performances. What did you
like? What didn’t you like? Were you impressed with the musicality of the performers? How about the
audience? Why did you decide to pick these two particular performances to attend, and how did it work out?
Successful essays should follow any compelling arguments that use descriptive, comparative, or
argumentative points of view. Sources referenced in the textbook may be a good place to start, as well as
the Garland Encyclopedia of Music and the Oxford Music Online databases, available at the MEC library
website (Wikipedia is not acceptable as a source).
I am looking for a paper that has an introduction with a clearly laid-out thesis, three main sections that
support your perspective, and a conclusion that seamlessly connects the themes you’ve explored. As you
write, keep in mind the rubric that will be used to grade your paper (printed on the back). Please format the
papers using either APA or MLA styles. You must submit on Blackboard and upload saved as an MS Word
file (.doc). As an alternative, you may use a rich-text file (.rtf). As well, please include your name in the title
of the file. Papers should be double-spaced, written using either 12-point Times New Roman or Ariel fonts.
Be careful when you quote from reference materials. If you need to quote a source, it needs to be
less than 30 words, and only used to advance the point you are making. If over 30 words, you need
to paraphrase and shorten using your own words. Also, quoting without a source is considered
plagiarism, which, according to the Medgar Evers College Student Handbook, will cause you to
receive an automatic F on the assignment. Please cite your sources appropriately!
EXTRA CREDIT: If you go to the Writing Center in the Library for feedback, you will receive 2% added to
your semester grade. If you end up with an 88 (B+), and get 2 points added, that’s a 90 (A-).
Final Paper Rubric (B) for MUS 100 (Departmental) *Note: The fieldwork assignments used Rubric A
% A B C D
Thesis 15%
Explain the
performances
Thesis statement
involves
combining two
fieldwork
assignments;
followed Rubric
(A) for Fieldwork
Assignment in
both
Thesis statement
involves
combining two
fieldwork
assignments but
75% of the
answers to
analytical
questions not
included
Thesis
statement
involves only
one fieldwork
assignment;
50% of the
answers to
analytical
questions not
included
Thesis statement
involves no evidence
of the fieldwork
assignments (or
evidence of recorded
material has been
submitted as fieldwork
assignment papers)
and less than 25% of
the answers to
analytical questions
included
Evidence 25% Narrative
demonstrates
mastery of terms
from the text
combined with
proper description
and analysis of
the scenes
Narrative
demonstrates a
75% mastery of
terms from the
text combined
with proper
description and
analysis of the
scenes
Narrative
demonstrates
a 50% mastery
of terms from
the text
combined with
proper
description
and analysis of
the scenes
Narrative
demonstrates only one
fieldwork Assignment,
(evidence of recorded
material has been
submitted as fieldwork
assignment papers)
and less than 25% of
the answers to
analytical questions
included in Rubric (A)
Your position
25%
Demonstrated
choice of type a
paper
(comparative,
descriptive or
argumentative) is
clearly developed
and explained in
outline
Demonstrated 50%
choice of type a
paper (comparative,
descriptive or
argumentative) not
clearly developed
and explained and
presented in the
outline
Demonstrated
25% type a
paper
(comparative,
descriptive or
argumentative)
not developed
or explained;
no outline
presented
Demonstrated little
or no choice of type
a paper
(comparative,
descriptive or
argumentative)
explained or
developed; failed to
present outline
Conclusion
25%
Conclusion
demonstrates
organization logical
flow of using an
outline as
previously
presented; followed
Rubric (B)
Conclusion
demonstrates
50% organization
logical flow of
using an outline
as previously
presented
Conclusion
demonstrates
25%
organization
logical flow of
using an outline
as previously
presented
Lacks conclusive
statement because
paper is
disorganized; outline
not previously
presented
Presentation
10%
Demonstrated
proper
grammatical,
editing, and
citation skills
Demonstrated
evidence of some
but not all proper
grammatical
editing problems,
and citation skills
Demonstrated
evidence of lack of
proper
grammatical
errors, editing
problems, and
citation skills
Demonstrated no
evidence of poor
grammatical errors,
editing problems,
and citation sk

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