Music Theory II
Course DetailsCourse Number: MUSC 1613 Section Number: 101
Location: Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number: C117A
Days & Times:
Course Number: MUSC 1613 Music Theory II
Section Number: 101
Location: FA C117 A
Class Time: 10:00-10:50 AM
Instructor: Dr. Tim Justus 397-4502
firstname.lastname@example.org FA C117F
MUSC 1613, Music Theory II is a continuation of Music Theory I, and constitutes a study of the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony and form in the context of the tonal music of the common practice period of the 18th and 19th centuries. Activities include practice in writing this style, and analysis of selected pieces. In combination with Sight Singing and Ear Training, this course forms the essential foundation for continued study of music at all levels.
Continued understanding of the structure of the music of the 18th and 19th century as related to melody, chord progression, and voice leading, and practice in writing short exercises in the style.
Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music, 6th Edition. McGraw Hill).
Other Materials Needed:
Manuscript paper, soft lead pencils, ruler or straight edge, and other music manuscript preparation materials. (All work will be done in pencil. Specific assignments may be accomplished on Finale®.)
Instruction will take place in the form of lecture, analysis, in-class performance and exercise, assigned textbook reading assignments, out of class work, handouts, discussion and computer assisted learning and composition.
30% Class work, homework, class participation
There will be fifteen (15) homework assignments. Each will be graded on a 100 point scale.
Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Quizzes may not be made up.
There will be five (5) exams given over significant topics graded on a 100 point scale. At least a week notice will be given prior to exams. Missing an exam is highly discouraged. Make up exams are given at the convenience of the instructor. All exams will be taken in pencil. The final exam will not be weighted any heavier than other exams, but will however be cumulative, due to the nature of the course content. The final exam will be given during the final exam period. The final exam may not be made up. There will be no exceptions. Travel or flight plans, work, concerts, lessons etc., are not valid excuses.
There will be five (5) short composition projects graded on a 100 point scale.
Student Honor Creed:
As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of the course. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will count 10% of the total grade. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
Absences will have consequences.
· Individuals missing 10% of class may be denied the option for makeup exams or homework, even for missing a test with an excuse.
· In borderline grade cases, attendance will be considered a factor, for or against.
Excused absences include:
· Attendance at authorized off-campus activities or functions.
· Confinement to a university or other health facility when a written excuse is provided.
· Absences incurred due to illness, documented by a doctor’s excuse. Exams and class-work missed during a period of excused absence must be made up the week following the absence.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.
Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported to the MSU and the MSU Department of Education.
Writing Proficiency Requirement:
All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.