Theory II

MUSI 1312

MWF 9:00-9:50AM, Room 118

Instructor:  Dr. Vicky V. Johnson, Room 122

Office hours posted on office door

E-mail:  vjohnson@tarleton.edu

Phone:  Ext. 9238

For week by week description of requirements, assignments, and exams, refer to the Course Outline at the following link:

http://www.tarleton.edu/faculty/boucher/Theory%20II%20Course%20Outline.htm

 

 

Course Description

 

 

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Part-writing of figured bass requiring all diatonic triads and seventh chords; nonharmonic tones and elementary modulation, harmonization of melodies in eighteenth-century style.  Prerequisite:  MUSC 1311.

 

 

 

Required Texts and Materials

 

 

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Music staff paper.  Go here  to print staff paper with keyboard and here for various other configurations.

 

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Notebook:  it will not be graded, but returned assignments will be your exam study materials

 

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Pencil and eraser.  I will not accept any assignment written in ink.  Mechanical pencils are a good choice. 

 

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Bring these materials to every class session.

 

Note:  You MUST have access to a computer for receiving e-mails, checking the Course Outline, receiving assignments, downloading and uploading assignments, and to score student compositions.    There are computers available in the Fine Arts building and in the library, open at scheduled times, but it is your responsibility to access these course elements as necessary.  Your failure to do so is not an excuse for late or missed assignments, or for missing course updates or other communication.  Finale (notation program) is available on computers in the Fine Arts building, but those labs are also used for classes, so schedule their use in advance.

 

Course Work Includes

 

 

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In-class lectures, discussions and analyses

 

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Written assignments, including student composition

 

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Individual work on computer programs

Note:  Please see the Course Outline for specific topics, schedule, requirements, and deadlines.

 

 

Assignments

 

 

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All homework assignments are due at the start of class on the due date specified in the Course Outline. Specific instructions for assignments will often be listed in the Course Outline which will be updated on the course web page.  It is important to refer to this page often.  Any modifications to the schedule will be announced in class.

 

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Late assignments will only be accepted with prior approval and then at a penalty of ten points per day.

 

 

 

Grading Will Be Based On

 

 

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50%   Class assignments, compositions

 

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20%   Midterm exam 

 

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20%   Final exam

 

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10%   Class participation

 

Note:  Music exists in time.  It is important for music professionals to be able to perceive and identify musical elements quickly or they will be of little use.  For this reason, proficiency in the areas of music theory includes speed as well as understanding and assessment will include both.

 

 

Attendance Policy

 

 

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Attendance is required. Absences will only be excused with proper written documentation on letterhead. This includes a note from a healthcare provider in case of illness or a form signed by a sponsor (presented in advance) in the case of a University sanctioned activity.  Attendance at funerals and court appearances will also be excused with proper documentation.

 

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Class will begin on time.  Use this link to set your watch.

 

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A student's absences will not change any deadline or assignment requirements.  You are always responsible for any material you miss, so check the Course Outline and/or a fellow classmate for announcements, assignments, and requirements.

 

Classroom Policy

 

 

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No food or drink in the classroom.

 

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Turn off your cell phones and put them out of sight - mine and yours.  Text messaging is prohibited in the classroom.

 

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Attention will be given to the lesson at hand, or you will be excused from the classroom.  (In other words, no working on other homework, personal business, sleeping, etc.)

 

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Keep your backpacks and other personal belongings out of the aisles.

 

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Do not leave the room during class except for emergency.

 

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If your conduct for any reason is unacceptable, you will be asked to leave.  Do not return to class until you have made an appointment to see me and the situation has been resolved.

 

Academic Conduct

Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person's materials or ideas as one's own), or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are all impermissible.  This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks, or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination; the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers; or the presentation of unacknowledged material as if it were the student's own work.

 

Any student caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive a grade of "F" for the class.  Further disciplinary action may also be taken beyond the Department of Fine Arts.  This decision will be mine in consultation with the department head.  Cheating is serious business and the penalties for engaging in this sort of activity will be severe.  Consult the following link for further information on academic conduct as specified in your student handbook.  http://www.tarleton.edu/catalog/academic-information/academic-honesty.html

 

 

Students With Disabilities Policy

It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws. If you are a student with a disability seeking accommodations for this course, please contact Trina Geye, Director of Student Disability Services, at 254.968.9400 or geye@tarleton.edu. Student Disability Services is located in Math 201. More information can be found at www.tarleton.edu/sds or in the University Catalog.

 

 

Created and maintained by Vicky V. Johnson