Music Theory II

All electronic devices are to be turned off and kept out of sight while in the classroom

or you will be asked to leave



COURSE MUSI 172
TIME/LOCATION 12:20 PM to 1:15 PM, MWF, 214 Steinman
INSTRUCTOR Pandel Collaros
OFFICE 211 Steinman
HOURS by appointment
PHONES (office) 829-7331, (home) 740-264-5739
E-MAIL collaros623@comcast.net
WEB PAGE http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/172.htm
RECOMMENDED
   TEXTS
Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony, latest edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Workbook for Tonal Harmony, latest edition. New York:  McGraw-Hill.

DESCRIPTION Required of all music majors and minors, MUSI 172 is the second semester of an integrated two-year music theory sequence. This course continues the study of the harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal practices of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, but may include study of more recent literature as well. We will begin with a review of topics from the previous semester. We will continue with an examination of various concepts that will lead to a solid understanding of diatonic modulation by the end of the semester. MUSI 172 is coordinated with MUSI 172X and will parallel the concepts presented there as much as possible.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance is highly recommended.  Much of the course material is presented in class and may not be found in the text or materials outside the class.  Quizzes and exams missed for whatever reason may not be made up.  The instructor is the sole arbiter of whether an absence is excused or unexcused; the instructor will make such a determination in a fair and objective way on an ad hoc basis.  For quizzes and exams missed because of such excused absence, no grade will be entered.  For quizzes and exams missed because of an unexcused absence, the grade will be a 0 for the missed assignment(s).
ASSESSABLE 
   LEARNING
   GOALS

Quizzes and exams will assess the student's success in absorbing the content of the course, applying standard analytical techniques, extrapolating variant or new analytical techniques from learned principles, partwriting according to prescribed parameters, and expressing all these goals in appropriate technical language and notation.
ASSIGNMENTS 
   (QUIZZES AND
   EXAMS)  
   POLICY

If two or more assignment are missed for whatever reason, it is highly recommend that the student meet with the intstructor to discuss withdrawal from the course.
OBJECTIVES
The student is expected to acquire a comfortable familiarity with the relevant technical language and analytical techniques appropriate to this level of undergraduate music theory as taught in the United States.
PREREQUISITES
MUSI 171 AND MUSI 171X 
GRADING
50%      Quizzes
25%      Exam 1
25%      Exam 2
At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor.
SCALE
A
A-
B+
B
=   93-100
=   90-92
=   87-89
=   83-86

B-
C+
C
C-
=   80-82
=   77-79
=   73-76
=   70-72

D+
D
D-
F
=   67-69
=   63-66
=   60-62
=   00-59

  • If pencil is not used or if standard size printed music manuscript is not used where appropriate for a particular graded item, that item will be given the grade of zero.
  • No final grades will be given out to anyone including graduating/comping seniors. You will get grades from the registrar. This is irrevocable and without exception. Don't even ask.
  • Before I will consider providing a reference or recommendation, you

    1.Must always address me as Professor Collaros,

    2.Must have taken at least two classes with me, one of which must be academic,

    3.Must have received an A or B in all courses taken with me, and

    4.Waive right to see said reference or recommendation.

  • Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Bethany College Policy on Academic Honesty (see College Catalogue section on Academic Honesty). Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work.
  • At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor.
  • In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the beginning of the term as directed by the administration, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.
Everyone is expected to have a working email address, to give it to me immediately if it varies from the standard Bethany College form, and to check it daily.
The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.