GORDON COLLEGE

DIVISION OF HUMANITIES

COURSE SYLLABUS

FALL 2014

 

DEPARTMENT:                       MUSIC

COURSE TITLE:                        AURAL SKILLS III

COURSE NUMBER:                MUSC 2101

INSTRUCTOR:                         DR. JAMES A. WALLACE

LOCATION:                              FINE ARTS BUILDING 111

OFFICE HOURS:                      MWF 3:00-4:00 P.M.

                                                    TR      1:00-4:00 P.M.

                                                    FINE ARTS BULDING 221

TELEPHONE:                            678-359-5293

E-MAIL:                                     jwallace@gordonstate.edu

 

TEXTBOOKS:                           MUSIC FOR EAR TRAINING

                                                    HORVIT, KOOZIN, NELSON, 2ND ED.

 

                                                    MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING

                                                    OTTMAN, 9th ED.

 

I.          COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

An advanced aural skills laboratory to complement Music Theory courses.  For music majors.  One (1) credit hour.

 

Prerequisite:  MUSC 1102 and sequential completion or consent of instructor.  The student must enroll simultaneously in the corresponding Music Theory course, MUSC 2201.

 

II.        PURPOSE

 

Aural Skills III is designed to develop basic musicianship skills.  Through class participation and homework assignments, students will develop their aural skills and enhance their music literacy.  The class will be taught by lecture, demonstrations, discussion, student demonstration and performance.

 

III.       COURSE OUTCOMES AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

Students are expected to exhibit a high level of musical discipline.  Students will demonstrate at a high level of accuracy an understanding of:

 

                                    Major and Minor Scales

                                    Diatonic Intervals

                                    Diatonic Melodies

                                    Major, Minor, Diminished, Augmented Triads

                                    Diatonic Triads and their inversions

                                    Secondary Dominant/Diminished Seventh Chords

                                    Augmented Sixth Chords

                                    Neapolitan Six Chords

                                    Dictation of Melodies and Harmonic Progressions with

                                    Modulations

 

IV.       EVALUATION/GRADING

 

Evaluation will include:

 

                        Homework/Classwork              40%

                        Sight Singing Tests                      20%

                        Quizzes                                          10%

                        Mid-Term                                      15%

                        Final Exam                                     15%

 

The College’s Grading System (see catalog) will be used to interpret your progress in class.

 

 

 

V.        ATTENDANCE

 

Attendance is essential and will be taken at the beginning of each class.  Studies consistently show that student grades are directly proportionate to student attendance. Students who wish to pass this course must attend every class period.  Attendance and punctuality will have a substantial effect on your final grade in this course.  Each unexcused absence after two (a week of classes) will result in a reduction in your final grade, up to a letter grade lower.  Three tardies equal one absence.  At the instructor’s discretion, a student with four or more unexcused absences (two weeks of classes) may be assigned a final grade of F for the course.

 

VI.       DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

 

Students who require special accommodations due to disabilities should contact the instructor during the first week of class to make appropriate arrangements.

Students with disabilities must contact the office of Student Counselor in the Student Center (second floor).  Telephone 678-359-5585.

 

VII.     ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

 

The instructor reserves the right to fail any student who displays a lack of academic integrity (cheating of ANY kind).  This applies to all tests, quizzes, and homework assignments.

VII.    ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CLASS

Students do not have permission to use electronic devices during the class period, unless the device is authorized by Gordon State College as a learning device for the needs of the student.