Approved by Faculty Senate 11/18/02

University Studies Course Approval-Critical Analysis Flag

 

Department or Program: Music

Course Number: 402

Number of Credits 3

Course Title: Form and Analysis

 

Catalog Description:

Analysis of compositions as to form, melodic and harmonic structure. Students compositions modeled after works analyzed. Offered alternate years.

 

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2:

write original Yes

 

Department Contact Person for this Course:

Email:

jhoch@winona.edu

James Hoch

 

 

Rationale:

This course is designed as a University Studies Course with a Critical Analysis Flag. The course objectives and requirements demonstrate that students utilize proper techniques for analyzing the structure and validity of arguments regarding compositional forms. Students will complete written analyses of a variety of musical forms with justifications and arguments for their conclusions.

 

Description of the requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to:

a. recognize and evaluate appropriate evidence to advance a claim;

The students earn significant course credit through analysis projects in which they examine various musical forms of composers representing different styles. They use melodic, harmonic, textural and structural components of the works as evidence to support their claims designating types and forms of compositional design.

 

b. apply critical analytical skills in making decisions or in advancing a theoretical position;

Course requirements include written analyses demonstrating their analytical skills in determining the compositional design of the musical works. Students also apply their understanding of the musical forms through original composition.

 

C. evaluate alternative arguments, decision strategies, or theories within a systematic framework.

The students engage in class discussions that review and evaluate peer analysis projects and peer composition. Within the theoretical framework of musical analysis, students critically examine analysis projects and compositions for alternative design possibilities or theories.

FORM & ANALYSIS

MWF 100-1:50     PAC 112

Dr. James S. Hoch

Office: PAC 141

Office Hour: posted on door

Office phone: 457-5253

 

TEXT: Spring and Hutcheson. Musical Form and Analysis.

Iowa: Brown & Benchmark, 1995.

Materials Needed:

manuscript paper and/or spiral manuscript book

 

OBJECTIVES:

This is a Critical Thinking Flag course in the University Studies program. As such, it includes requirements and learning activities that promote the students' abilities to:

A. recognize and evaluate appropriate evidence to advance a claim;

B. apply critical analytical skills in making decisions or in advancing a theoretical position;

C. evaluate alternative arguments, decision strategies, or theories within a systematic framework.

bulletacquire more understanding about music by examining its structure
bullet"think the composer's thoughts" and communicate those musical ideas more effectively to our listeners. (from Spring & Hutcheson) bulletexamine the way we perceive music--how does it make sense? bulletExamine the musical patterns --the "blueprints"! forms staffing from simple to complex, from single movement
to multimovement implications for the performer and the composer.

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:

1. COME TO CLASS!!

2. COME TO CLASS ON TIME!!!

3. TURN IN WORK WHEN SCHEDULED. All homework assignments must be turned in during class. Late assignments will not be accepted (unless extremely extenuating circumstances).

4. Alll homework is to be done in pencil.

 

TEACHER EXPECTATIONS:

1.   COME TO CLASS!!

2. COME TO CLASS ON TIME!!!

3. LEAD STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS ON THE ANALYSES

4. Return homework as fast possible

 

GRADING RATIONALE:

I believe the nature of this class is one of intensive study which analyzes and dissects musical examples. I do not feel
that exams are necessary. The course is designed to progress from the simple forms to the complex. All along the
way, the student will be analyzing and completing homework assignments and projects.

 

GRADE DETERMINATION:

Homework and Analyzes: 60 %

Commencement Assignment: 40% (see book page 255)

 

ASSESSMENT OF HOMEWORK AND COMMENCEMENT ASSIGNMENT

bulletwork completed on time bulletneatness of work: typed (wordprocess) examples pasted in bulletdepth and thoroughness of explanation regarding analysis

FORM & ANALYSIS

 

 

POLICY ON LATE ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMS:

All due dates for homework assignments are firm. No extensions. The only excuses accepted are: death in
family with note from the Dean, severe illness with a note from physician, or hospitalization. if you need
any help with the material or clarification on assignments, etc., please see me during my office hour or
contact me for an appointment.

I Will be glad to give you the extra time.

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my responsibilities and how my grade is determined.

 

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