|MUS 715, Music Theory Analysis for the Educator||Fall Semester, 2019||Official Notices||William Wieland|
|Northern State University — 2 credits — offered online every fall semester in odd-numbered years — Budget 4 hours per week from August 26 – December 10, 2019, except the week of Thanksgiving. I will accept late work through December 18, 2019.|
Dr. William Wieland|
NSU Box 1011
1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Office: Spafford Hall 304|
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Prerequisite: Only graduate students may enroll in 700-level courses.|
Course Description (from the NSU catalog): This course examines useful and practical approaches of score analysis, formal structures, and organizational systems for the benefit of music educators.
Technical Requirements: Access to a computer connected to the internet with speakers and a printer as well as proficiency with D2L and a word processor.|
Please have a backup plan in case of an internet connection issue or computer malfunction.
Required Materials: Pencil, paper, and staff paper.
Required Textbook: Michael Rogers. Teaching Approaches in Music Theory. Any edition is fine. (Used copies of the 1984 edition can cost less than $10.)
Optional Textbooks: Blatter. Revisiting Music Theory. Routledge. 2007. (ISBN-10: 0415974402, ISBN-13: 978-0415974400)
Burstein and Straus. Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony. W.W. Norton. 2016. (ISBN-10: 0393600467, ISBN-13: 978-0393600469)
|Rationale, Goals, Objectives, Activities and Assessments||Instructional methodologies: Analyzing, reading, reflecting, researching, creating, sharing.|
D2L (Discuss, Dropbox, Grades)|
I will give brief feedback to all D2L Dropbox submissions. However, I will not reply to all D2L Discuss posts to avoid becoming a helicopter professor.
Attendance: Online course attendance is determined by weekly assignment submissions.
40% — Weekly Assignments (See weeks 1–16 above.) — Grading Rubrics|
20% — Scavenger Hunts (and grading rubric)
20% — Proctored Comprehensive Music Fundamentals Exam (and grading rubric)
20% — Analysis (Place the final draft in your MME Capstone Portfolio.) — Grading Rubric
Assignments are due on Fridays. I will post grades on D2L by the following Tuesday.
A — 90 and above
B — 80 to 90
C — 70 to 80
D — 60 to 70
F — Below 60
|Academic Honesty: Please refer to the NSU Student Handbook 2018–2019. Caveat: I frequently make minor changes to my course materials.|