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music

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Contemporary Music   (MUS-294)   3.00 s.h.  
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Survey of major trends, personalities, and styles of music composed since the late nineteenth century through the present time. Consideration will be given to jazz, popular music, and musical theater, with emphasis on classical music. 
Film Music Composition I   (MUS-348)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Composing music for films.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the relationship between image and music in film
  • Identify and discuss at least five major composers of music in film throughout its early history.
  • Discuss and describe the different types of film music and their ensembles.
  • Articulate how film music has evolved by decade since its inception, noting definitive benchmark films.
  • Identify and discuss at least five specific films and their music, noting their importance in history.
  • Articulate the various roles of composers, arrangers, musicians, and other key players in film music.
  • Explain the variations of themes and motifs in film music.

 
Rock and Roll Music   (MUS-212)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Survey of important performers and styles from the 1950's to the present, and of the music's African, rhythm and blues, and classical music sources. Evaluation and analysis of the basic ingredients of music related to the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of music with regard to the principles of theme.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for producing great music.
  • Analyze the ways in which content has changed as the music has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of how music is delivered.
  • Discuss the roles targeting messages in music.
  • Evaluate several examples of music for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct an extended evaluation of various types of music identifying a problem and a solution that incorporations the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

 
Reviewing Music   (MUS-383)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Evaluation and analysis of the basic ingredients of music related to the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of music with regard to the principles of theme.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for producing great music.
  • Analyze the ways in which content has changed as the music has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of how music is delivered.
  • Discuss the roles targeting messages in music.
  • Evaluate several examples of music for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct an extended evaluation of various types of music identifying a problem and a solution that incorporations the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

 
World Music I   (MUS-337)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of selected areas of non-western music, including appropriate instrumental and performing techniques, analysis of tonal systems, melody, rhythm and musical structures. Emphasis placed on cultural context of the music

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes :

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of "non-western music."
  • For a particular area of non-western music, defines its theoretical structures, historical development, forms and uses, paying particular attention to the differences of this music as compared to Western musical practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the particular cultural influences shaping this non-western music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the musicians and composers of this non-western music and how they have related to the culture of the societies in which they live and work.

 
Music Videos   (FIL-307)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of the genre of music videos.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the history and evolution of the music video
  • Identify noteworthy videos and provide a brief history of their importance to the genre
  • Examine developments in video production and discuss how these have impacted the music video genre
  • Demonstrate an understanding of impact Music video have had on the music industry and film editing in general

 
Film Music Composition II   (MUS-349)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of composing music for films.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the significance of a soundtrack throughout a film including opening and closing credits, and throughout the film.
  • Identify and discuss at least six major composers of music in film throughout its recent history.
  • Discuss and describe the different types of film music and their ensembles.
  • Articulate how film music has evolved by decade since its inception, noting definitive benchmark films.
  • Identify and discuss at least six specific films and their music, noting their importance in history.
  • Articulate the various roles of composers, arrangers, musicians, and other key players in film music.
  • Explain the variations of themes and motifs in film music and highlight at least five, from varying composers, that define the genre.
  • Discuss the significance of the music critic

 
Music Ensemble   (MUS-316)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Rehearsal, study, and performance of music/singing ensembles of varying size and musical styles.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the most significant music ensembles from the Renaissance to the Contemporary periods of music.
  • Identify and analyze important composers and musicians who contributed to the overall development of music ensembles in Western music and their individual characteristics.
  • Describe and give examples of how other art forms, such as the visual arts and literature, have had an influence on music ensembles and/or their works.
  • Describe and analyze the important musical forms and styles of ensembles in Western music since the Renaissance.
  • Identify the important developments and changes in the use of musical instruments found within ensembles.

 
Music Appreciation   (MUS-100)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of the materials and basic components of music, of primary musical forms and major musical styles, and of the development of music from the Baroque period to the present.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical origins of music.
  • Student can demonstrate knowledge of the major historical periods in Western music development, the characteristics of the dominant style(s) characterizing each period, and major developments in each period, such as in form, function and instrumental use.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the musicians and composers of each period in Western musical development and how they related to the culture of the societies in which they lived and worked.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between classical (or art) music and popular music.

 
Theories of Music Therapy   (MUS-308)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Theoretical study of the therapeutic value of music, and the use of various musical activities as a means of reaching patients.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • A knowledge of the background and development of the major theories of music therapy
  • A knowledge of the various music and activities used with various clientele in a therapeutic setting: choose three populations to describe (for example: music therapy for children and adolescents with psychopathology, music therapy in the treatment of children with developmental delays, music therapy for alleviation of pain in cancer patients, etc.)
  • A knowledge of the literature of music therapy effects on various populations: choose three populations to describe (for example: studies with cancer patients, studies of use with children with physical challenges, studies of various uses with geriatric population, etc.)

 
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