I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my sound studies syllabus, which is here, for the interested.
After messing around with various approaches, I’ve gone back to the required/recommended model, which assures that students can do a reasonable amount of reading in a week, but also points to other stuff that might be essential in the area. I’m going to add a supplemental bib, too, which will contain a list of texts I think are “essential knowledge” for the field. When I think back to the grad course packets I still refer back to, they were the cases where the professor provided a great deal more reading than I could possibly do at the time. So, there you have it.