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MU 161 Music Theory
Corrao, Timothy C.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseMU 161 Music Theory HO
SemesterSP2005
FacultyCorrao, Timothy C.
TitleArtist-in-Residence
Office LocationChapel Lower Level (Studio 1)
Office Hours11 AM.-12 pm  M-F; 10 AM-11:30 AM T-R
Daytime PhoneOffice:  (816) 584-6484
E-Mailtim.corrao@park.edu
Semester DatesJan. 10-May 6, 2005
Class DaysM-W-F (Classroom); T-R (Lab)
Class Time9-9:50 AM (Classroom): 8:45-10 AM (Lab)
PerquisitesMU160 or permission of Program Director
Credit Hours4

Textbook:
Ottman, Robert. "Elementary Harmony Theory and Practice, 5th ed." and "Music for Sight-Singing,6th ed." (Upper Saddle River,NJ: Prentice-Hall)


Course Description:
A continuation of the fundamentals of harmony and basic elements of sight-singing, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, keyboard, timbre, texture, and form used both in aural and visual analysis.  Course has a required laboratory session.  Pre-requisite: MU160.  3:2:4

Educational Philosophy:
In order to be a truly "complete" musician you must understand how the music "works" from within.  Skill as a performer is only one side of the coin.  Just as a computer technician must know the principles of how computers work, so must you know the principles of melody, harmony, counterpoint, and all the other aspects of music in order to learn your music and play with understanding.  My aim is to equip you with these skills, not for their own sake, but to give you a foundation to support your study and performance.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  You will continue to become familiar with and proficient in chord construction and inversionm,part-writing,and elementary modulation.
2.  You will apply these concepts at the keyboard.
3.  You will continue to develop proficiency in listening and sight-singing.
4.  You will have regulat assignments to be completed out of class.

Course Assessment:
Based on in-class participation and outside assignments completed in a timely manner.

Grading:
Your grade will be based on the following:
      Daily class work         60%
      Outside assignments,ongoing exams      40%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will lose one (1) letter grade for each late day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The basis of classroom conduct is mutual respect.  I assume you are all here to learn and will expect a courteous, respectful attitude from and toward everyone.  In keeping with the ideal of a distraction-free learning environment, all students will set their cell phones and pagers to "vibrate" or turn them off.  Please leave the room if you must take a call.  I believe in a relaxed, friendly classroom environment.  Please help to maintain it.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK            ASSIGNMENT
1-2         The Leading-Tone and Supertonic Triads
           (Ottman Chapter 10)
3-4         Nonharmonic Tones
           (Ottman Chap. 11-12)
5-6         Dominant Seventh and Supertonic Seventh Chords
           (Chap. 13)
7-8         Submediant and Mediant Triads
           (Chap. 14)
SPRING BREAK - MARCH 5-13.
9           The Melodic Line II
           (Chap. 15)
10-11       The v and VII Triads - Phrygian Cadences
           (Chap. 16)
12-13       Harmonic Sequence
           (Chap. 17)
14-15       Secondary Dominant Chords - Elementary
           Modulation
           (CHap. 18)
16          FINAL EXAMS.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
In addition, anyone who engages in academic dishonisty such as cheating on exams or plagiarism will receive a failing grade for that assignment and possible expulsion from the class.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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