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MUSC 2614

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 2
Course Title Music Theory IV
Prerequisite(s) MUSC 2613 with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s) MUSC 1607 and MUSC 2624
Catalog Description
This course is a continuation of MUSC 2613. Topics covered include the harmonic elements of the late romantic, impressionistic, and contemporary periods. Analysis includes works from the romantic period by Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, and from the contemporary period by Cowell, Cage, Crumb, Schoenberg, Bartok, Messiaen, Hanson, and Hindemith, as well as brief views of their theoretical and compositional techniques. Projects include analysis of full symphonic score examples from the classical period and the completion of a composition using techniques of the contemporary period. Keyboard harmony skills parallel these topics.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course the student will be able to:
1. Add to their harmonic language with modes and foreign chords not covered in the previous course.
2. Analyze simple piano works of Brahms, Chopin, and Schumann.
3. Analyze works of the 20th century using serial techniques and set-theory of Schoenberg.
4. Analyze non-serial works through the theories of Messiaen, Hanson, and Hindemith.
5. Complete a composition in the serial technique or other 20th century style.
6. Give a complete harmonic analysis of a portion of a full symphonic score from the classical period.
7. Keyboard harmony skills will cover the techniques above and accompanying, score reading and transposition

General Education Outcomes
A student who completes Theory IV will be able to:
1. Analyze simple piano works of Brahms, Chopin, and Schumann containing modulations and foreign chords
2. Analyze works of the 20th century that use serial techniques
3. Analyze non-serial works through the theories of Messiaen, Hanson, Forte and Hindemith.
4. Compose in the serial technique or other 20th century style
5. Give a complete harmonic analysis of a full symphonic score from the classical period.

Course Content
Inharmonic Spellings, Inharmonic Modulations, Ninth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Chords
Survey of the Serial and Non-Serial Techniques & Theories of 20th Century composers.
Advanced analysis of late romantic and chromatic chorales of Bach.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
1. COURSE GRADE
· Quizzes
· Completion of Written Assignments
· Final Composition Project
· Orchestral Score Analysis
· Completion of CAI components
· Final Exam (Written and Keyboard Harmony)
· 70% from the written area and 30% from the keyboard harmony area
1. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
During this course a "Junior Entrance Level" theory test is given to assess overall knowledge and understanding attained from the Music Theory sequence.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Evaluation of test results:
o Reveals content areas that need revision, addition to, or deletion from the four semester sequence
o Identifies content areas that are problematic in regard to student comprehension and retention
o Encourages communication with senior institutions regarding content areas and levels of difficulty expected for admission

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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