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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI100
COURSE TITLE:Rudiments of Music
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A study of the notation, scales, intervals, chords, terminology, and other concepts of music theory.  No previous experience in music or music theory is assumed.  Open to all students; no prerequisite.
PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.
NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The goal of MUSI 100 is to develop in each student a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of music that will provide a foundation for future development of musical skills.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Rhythm/ Meter
Pitch/Melody
Major Scales/Major Keys
Intervals
Minor Scales/Minor Keys
Harmony - Chords
Introduction to Harmonizing and Composing


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
No textbook required.

In addition to the text, you should bring to class, every day, a sharp pencil, several sheets of music manuscript paper, and a three-ring binder or folder.


EVALUATION:
7-9 short quizzes which, averaged together, will account for 60 % of your final grade.

A final exam which will account for 15 % of your final grade.

Class participation will account for 10 % of your final grade.

Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. Your homework assignments will be collected and marked with suggestions for improvement, however, you will not be graded on how many questions you answer correctly. You simply must put in a good faith effort to receive credit. This is your chance to make mistakes and to learn from them. At the end of the semester, you will receive a grade based upon the number of assignments completed. This will account for 1 5% of your final grade. Late homework will not be accepted.

Missed quizzes will be made up only under extraordinary circumstances (death in the family, family emergency, religious holidays, illness, and college functions for which excuses are issued). These absences require written documentation.

Grading Scale:
100% - 93% - A
92% - 84% - B
83% - 75% - C
74% - 66% - D
Below 66% - F
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REVISION:
Fall 2010

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