MUS-715-NT1-NT2 Music Theory Analysis for the Educator William Wieland
Fall Semester, 20232 creditsPrerequisite: Only graduate students may enroll in 700-level courses.
NSU Course Catalog Description: This course examines useful and practical approaches of score analysis, formal structures, and organizational systems for the benefit of music educators.
Course Schedule — Please budget 4 hours per week from August 21 – December 5, 2023. I will accept late work through December 13, 2023.
Instructor: Dr. William Wieland
Spafford Hall 304
tel: 605-626-2499
fax: 605-626-2263
NSU Box 1011
1200 S Jay St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Office Hours: Please e-mail me, phone me, or ask for a Zoom session. I will reply to e-mails within 24 hours except weekends and holidays.
Technical Requirements: Access to a computer connected to the internet with speakers and a printer as well as proficiency with D2L (Discuss, Dropbox, and Grades) and a word processor. Please have a backup plan in case of an internet connection issue or computer malfunction.
Technical Support:   605-626-2283 or (NSU Technology Services Support)
Netiquette:  — Write short messages. Include just one idea per message.
  — Think, then type. Humor and sarcasm are often misunderstood.
  — Be diplomatic. Your words are written and can easily be made public.
Required Materials: Pencil, paper, staff paper, and Beethoven’s Symphony 5, Mvt. I.
Optional Textbooks: Blatter. Revisiting Music Theory. 2nd ed. Routledge. 2017.
Burstein and Straus. Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony. 2nd ed. Norton. 2020.
Rationale, Goals, Objectives, Activities and AssessmentsInstructional methodologies: Analyzing, reading, reflecting, researching, creating, sharing.
Grades: 40% — Weekly Assignments (Analyzing, Reading, and Sharing) — Grading Rubrics
20% — Scavenger Hunts (and grading rubric)
20% — Proctored Comprehensive Music Fundamentals Exam (and grading rubric)
20% — Personal Project (Place the final draft in your MME Capstone Portfolio.)
Assignments are due on Tuesdays. I will post grades on D2L by Friday. 
A — 90 and above
B — 80 to 90
C — 70 to 80
D — 60 to 70
F — Below 60
Academic FreedomAcademic Success SupportADA StatementDiversity StatementLand Acknowledgement Statement
Academic Honesty: Please refer to the South Dakota Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct.
Attendance: Online course attendance is determined by weekly assignment submissions.
Attendance Confirmation: The attendance confirmation date is September 3, 2021. Fee payments are due as well.
Caveat: I frequently make minor changes to the course materials. 
Student Academic Misconduct (Cheating and Plagiarism): pages 22 & 23 of the NSU Student Handbook 2021–2022
Feedback: I give brief feedback to all D2L Dropbox submissions, but do not reply to all D2L Discuss posts to avoid becoming a helicopter professor.
Freedom in Learning: pages 23 & 24 of the NSU Student Handbook 2021–2022
Make-up Policies: Refer to the grading rubrics after Grades above.