Indie Fall 2014 Essay example

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ENG 375: Syllabus
Titans of Business: Independent Labels: Little Labels Big Sound Five week course, 1 credit: October 29- December 5, 2014

Instructor: Charlene Heldt ASU Polytechnic
School of Letters and Science
E-mail: or

Titans of Business, Independent Labels will explore the significance of the Independent Record labels. We will study the impact on the Music Industry made by the founders, artists and the musical genres.

Required Text: Little Labels Big Sound Rick Kennedy and Randy McNutt, Indiana University Press, copyright 1999. ISBN: 0-253-21434-3
Available at the Downtown Bookstore; you may call and they should send it to you: 602-496-0347

Questions to Explore: Some of the questions and issues we will explore in this course include:

1. Were the founders insightful or greedy?
2. Did the label make the artist or did the artist make the label?
3. Why is the independent Record Label business important?
4. Technological advances and the Music Industry, how are they related?
5. Good management qualities.

Course Schedule:

Week 1: October 29-November 4, 2014
Learning Unit 1
Post your introduction in the Cyber Café on Day 1 of class. Discussion Question 1

Week 2: November 5-12, 2014

Learning Unit 2: DQ 2

Week 3: November 13-19, 2014

Learning Unit 3: DQ 3 and Abstract
Abstract Due Tuesday, November 18th

Week 4: November 20-26, 2014

Learning Unit 4: DQ 4

Week 5: November 29-December 5, 2014
Learning Unit 5: DQ 5
Final Paper due Friday, December 5th at 11:59 p.m. MST Attach to appropriate drop-box and submit to SafeAssign.
Multiple Choice Assignment on Blackboard due Friday, December 6th at 11:59 p.m. MST

Grades and point structure is as follows:

Cyber Cafe
2 points
Discussion Questions (five at 6 points each)
30 points
Assignment (multiple choice)
20 points
5 points
Assignment: Final Paper
43 points
Total points
100 points

A: 90 – 100 points
B: 80 – 89 points
C: 70 – 79 points
D: 60- 69 points
E: 0 -59 points


Final grades are determined by the total points you have earned out of a possible 100 points. Grades are not determined out of how many points you attempt.
Discussion Questions are worth 6 points each: You earn 2 points for your initial response to the question with an additional 2