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Theory IV

Course Details

Course Number
MUSC 2613
Section Number
MUSC 2613
Semester
Spring 2017
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C117A
Professor
Dr. Tim Justus (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Final Exam 05/08/2017 8:00-10:00 AM
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
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Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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MUSC 2613 Music Theory IV

Spring 2017

 

Course Number:             MUSC 2613 Music Theory IV

Section Number:           201

Location:                        FA C117 A

Class Time:                    9:00-9:50 AM/Friday 1:00-1:50

Instructor:                     Dr. Tim Justus                            397-6839

                                       timothy.justus@mwsu.edu           FA C117O    

Course Description:

MUSC 2613, Music Theory IV is a continuation of Music Theory III, and constitutes a study of the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony and form in the context of the expanded tonal music of the late 19th centuries, and rhythmic, harmonic and melodic elements of the 20th century. Activities include practice in writing this style, and analysis of selected pieces. The lab for Theory IV meets once a week, Friday at 1 PM.

Course Objectives:

Continued understanding of the structure of the music of the 19th century as related to melody, chord progression, and voice leading, and practice in writing short exercises in the style, and an introduction to the music of the 20th century, and rhythmic, harmonic and melodic techniques and resources.

 

Textbook:

Kostka, Stefan, and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony/w workbook. Additional material will consist of instructor handouts, appropriate musical scores and recordings. Please be familiar with the IMSLP website.

 

Other Materials Needed:

Manuscript paper, soft lead pencils, ruler or straight edge, and other music manuscript preparation materials. (All work will be done in pencil. Specific assignments may be accomplished on Finale®.) 

 

Course Evaluation:

          Instruction:

Instruction will take place in the form of lecture, analysis, in-class performance and exercise, assigned textbook reading assignments, out of class work, handouts, discussion and computer assisted learning and composition.

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Scale

90-100-A

80-89-B

70-79-C

60-69-D

59- F

 

33%   Class work, homework, class participation, attendance

 

33%   Quizzes

Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Quizzes may not be           made up.

 

33%   Exams

There will be five (5) exams. At least a week notice will be given prior to exams. Missing an exam is highly discouraged. Make up exams are given at the convenience of the instructor. All exams will be taken in pencil. The final exam will not be weighted any heavier than other exams, but will however be cumulative, due to the nature of the course content. The final exam will be given during the final exam period. The final exam may not be made up. There will be no exceptions. Travel or flight plans, work, concerts, lessons etc., are not valid excuses.

 

Student Honor Creed:

 

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of the course. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.  While no specific number of unexcused absences will result in the reduction of grade, unexcused absences exceeding three (5) will result in forfeiture of the option to take make-up exams, turn in make-up assignments, and the consideration of borderline grade averages.

 

Absences have consequences.

  • Individuals missing 10% of class may be denied the option for makeup exams or homework, even for missing a test with an excuse.
  • In borderline grade cases, attendance will be considered a factor, for or against.

 

Excused absences include:

  • Attendance at authorized off-campus activities or functions.
  • Confinement to a university or other health facility when a written excuse is provided.
  • Absences incurred due to illness, documented by a doctor’s excuse. Exams and class-work missed during a period of excused absence must be made up the week following the absence.

 

Special Needs:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Privacy Statement:

Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

 

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported to the MSU and the MSU Department of Education.

Concealed Handgun Statement

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

Sequence for course work:

Because the course content is delivered based on the learning pace of the class it is not possible to determine a specific day that a topic will be covered or an exam given. The general topic sequence will be:

  1. Instructional text reading, presentation of topic material and practice classwork
  2. Quiz
  3. Additional in class practice
  4. Exam

Final Exam: Monday, May 8, 2016 8:00-10:00 AM

 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2017,  8:00 AM

Final Exam

 

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.