DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
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
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.
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
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
Evaluation will include:
Sight Singing Tests 20%
Final Exam 15%
The College’s Grading System (see catalog) will be used to interpret your progress in class.
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.