World Music one of 15 all-new Classes this Fall

June 29, 2020

Two female students talking as they walk out of a building with books in hand

A total of 15 all-new classes, ranging from humanities to occupational programs, will be offered by Schoolcraft College for the Fall 2020 term. Most are the standard 15 weeks and start the week of August 31.

“Guided by input from our faculty and students, national trends in higher education and conversations with business leaders, Schoolcraft College continuously updates its curriculum to deliver an outstanding educational experience,” said Dr. Michele Kelly, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “We’re pleased to offer so many all-new classes for Fall 2020.”

Among the more notable additions are:

  • BIOL 107 - Introduction to Microbiology (no lab)
  • COMA 105 - Introduction to Communication Studies
  • ENG 120 - Introduction to Literary Studies
  • MUSIC 160 - World Music
  • PSYCH 259 - Sports Psychology

MUSIC 160, Introduction to World Music, is designed to increase understanding of performance practices and traditions from regions that may include Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. No prior technical musical experience is required, but outside listening and attendance at a live musical performance is required. The focus is an exploration of musical structure, style and function as it is expressed through and influenced by global cultures.

Further, this course counts as a Humanities credit for credentials earned at Schoolcraft and also transfers easily and often counts as Humanities and/or globally focused general education requirements depending on where you go. 

Schoolcraft College will be offering four types of courses for the Fall 2020 term: Traditional, Remote synchronous, Hybrid and Online synchronous. Here’s a brief description of each:

  • Traditional courses (TRAD), which meet on campus. Smaller classes, physical distancing and face coverings are some of the safety-minded changes in place for these classes.
  • Remote synchronous courses (RMT), which meet in real time, but remotely. Students are expected to participate in class meetings via web conferencing. Coursework is completed using the online course management platform, Blackboard.
  • Hybrid courses (HBD), which blend traditional and remote synchronous approaches. Lectures are offered remotely; students come to campus for lab work or studio time. Safety measures, such as face coverings and physical distancing, are part of the lab/studio experience.
  • Online synchronous courses (ONL), which are 100% asynchronous, meaning the class does not take place in real time. Students work on their own schedule to meet class deadlines, submitting work through the course management platform, Blackboard.

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