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
tel: 605-626-2499
fax: 605-626-2263
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Office Hours: Please e-mail me to schedule a phone call, D2L Chat session, Blackboard Collaborate session, or Skype session.
Technical Support: 605-626-2283 Please contact NSU Technology Services for technical support, including D2L.
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.
Course Schedule:   Welcome!   Weeks 1–5   Weeks 6–10   Weeks 11–16   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.
Grades: 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 20182019.   Caveat: I frequently make minor changes to my course materials.