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Last approved: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:01:43 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:27:16 GMT

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Major
MUS (Music)
305
016070
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Music Composition
Music Composition
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Upon Demand
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Peter Askim
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515NoOnly one section
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Theory I (MUS 103) or consent of instructor
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Study and creation of musical works. Emphasis on writing original music and works imitative of conventional and contemporary musical styles. Students may have to provide their own transportation to an on- or off-campus event and to cover the cost of that event.

This course may require students to attend on- or off-campus events, and a statement regarding student responsibility in covering the cost and providing individual transportation is necessary


Yes
Students may have to provide their own transportation to an off-campus event and to cover the cost of an on- or off-campus event.
Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the analytical and compositional techniques that form the basis of Western art music and apply these techniques to works from the Western repertoire.
 
 
Through score reading, listening exercises, and musical analysis, students will acquire a foundation in compositional techniques such as motivic permutation, scale organization, and formal structure, which they will demonstrate by application to their own compositions.
 
 
Students will develop critical listening and analytical skills and identify and apply these skills during class and on assignments in the course of active listening and musical analysis.
 
 
Students will complete listening assignments and a Listening Journal that require them to discuss repertoire using critical listening and analytical skills taught in class.
 
 
Students will create original musical compositions using techniques and standards appropriate to the discipline.
 
 
Students will compose individual works and present these in class and/or on homework assignments. These compositions will be the basis of class discussions, group critiques, and a final, live performance.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
None
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
No
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prerequisite: Music Theory I (MUS 103) or consent of instructor
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
Ability to read music
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Required readings, analyses and assignments will be posted on the Moodle site on a regular basis.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Please see attached syllabus.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
Please see attached syllabus
No new resources

See attached syllabus


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the analytical and compositional techniques that form the basis of Western art music and apply these techniques to works from the Western repertoire

  • Students will develop critical listening and analytical skills and identify and demonstrate these skills in class discussions and on assignments in the course of active listening and musical analysis.

  • Students will create original musical compositions using techniques and standards appropriate to the discipline.  


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
OtherVariousSee attached syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus
This course is being submitted for GEP review
kkharris (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:22:14 GMT): Comments from 2/8/16 University College CCC Meeting: Members suggested revising language in the syllabus regarding the midterm to be less ambiguous.
tdkoch (Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:18:29 GMT): An explanation of the midterm project has been added to the syllabus.
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