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Viewing: MUS 320 : Music of the 20th Century

Last approved: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:41:42 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:43:55 GMT

Changes proposed by: tdkoch
Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
MUS (Music)
320
016074
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Music of the 20th Century
Music 20th Cent
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
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
 
 
Tom Koch
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2525NoOnly one section
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: One 3-hour MUS class
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Study of Western Art Music from 1900 to present, emphasizing significant composers, repertoire, and compositional procedures and trends, including traditional, atonal, serial, aleatoric, electronic and computer music. Students may be required to attend and purchase a ticket to an on-campus event and to provide their own transportation to an off-campus event.

GEP review


Yes
As part of the course's learning objective that students experience a live musical event, students may be required to attend and purchase a ticket to an on-campus event.
Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
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 describe specific social, historical, and artistic contexts of 20th-century Western music, such as composition and performance opportunities, political and economic circumstances, contributions of contemporary literary and artistic movements, and the effects of the social and physical sciences.
 
 
Sample essay question: Discuss how the major themes of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes-the individual against crowd and the individual banished by a hypocritical society-reflect the composer's own sense of alienation due to his pacifism and homosexuality.
 
 
Students will identify the variety of meanings a work of art may communicate based on an analysis of the musical elements, including melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, form, genre, and text
 
 
Sample essay question: Based on his use of collage, pastiche, and neo-Romanticism, in what ways does Rochberg’s String Quartet no. 3 reveal a Postmodernist aesthetic?
 
 
Students will develop critical listening skills that enable them to distinguish the ways composers organize musical elements to create an art work that is coherent and unified.
 
 
Students will attend a live performance and submit a Concert Review that answers the question: in each work you hear, explain how the composer and (by extension) the performer(s) organize the musical elements to create a coherent and unified work of art?
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:
 
 
Students will explain the historical and cultural consequences of music composed and performed in the United States and Western Europe between 1880 and the present.
 
 
Sample essay question: Compare Stalin's theory of Socialist Realism and Hitler's agenda against "Degenerate Art." How did the implementation of these doctrines impact the careers of composers like Shostakovich and Webern?
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Students will articulate the social attitudes and artistic responses of representative European nations to the introduction of musical styles characteristic of other nations
 
 
Sample essay question: Compare the ambivalence toward jazz among American composers and audiences with the enthusiastic acceptance of jazz among European composers and audiences. Why was jazz taken more seriously in France and Germany than in the United States?
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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.
 
N/A
 
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: Any one 3-hour MUS class
 
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)
 
None
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 and assignments are drawn from Richard Taruskin and Christopher Gibbs, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition. Oxford University Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-19-509762-7. Two copies of the textbook are on reserve at Hill Library. Purchase of the textbook is optional. Cost $48.44 at www.textbook.com
 
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.
 
Students may be required to attend an on- or off-campus musical event at their own cost and to provide their own means of transportation.
No new resources required

See attached syllabus


Student Learning Outcomes

See attached syllabus


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
OtherVariousSee attached syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus

kkharris (Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:16:41 GMT): Action approved at University College CCC pending revisions to GEP outcomes and syllabus on 11/9/15.
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