Music Theory IV Syllabus


COURSE                  MUSI 272

TIME/LOCATION   2:30-3:25 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//272.htm

REQUIRED TEXTS

DESCRIPTION
MUSI 272 is the fourth 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 century to the present.  We will begin with a review of extended tertian harmony.  We will continue with an examination of various topics which characterize the compositional, theoretic, and analytic concepts of the 20th century.  MUSI 272 is coordinated with MUSI 272X 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, part-writing according to prescribed parameters, and expressing all these goals in appropriate technical language and notation.

ASSIGNMENTS (QUIZZES AND EXAMS) POLICY If two or more assignments are missed for whatever reason, it is highly recommend that the student meet with the instructor 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 271 AND MUSI 271X


GRADING SCALE 
50% Quizzes
A  =  93-100
25% Exam 1
A- =  90-92
25% Exam 2
B+ =  87-89

B  =  83-86 

B- =  80-82

C+ =  77-79 

C  =  73-76

C- =  70-72

D+ =  67-69

D  =  63-66

D- =  60-62

F  =  00-59

EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY.



Theory IV Tentative Outline

WEEK 1 (first 3 wks cover Chapter 27)

WEEK 2 WEEK 3
WEEK 4(remainder of semester covers Chapter 28) WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 WEEK 8 WEEK 9 WEEK 10 WEEK 11 WEEK 12 WEEK 13 WEEK 14
LECTURE NOTES

FURTHER POLICIES

  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.

The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.


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