PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects

Music

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Music Videos   (FIL-307)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of the genre of music videos.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the history and evolution of the music video
  • Identify noteworthy videos and provide a brief history of their importance to the genre
  • Examine developments in video production and discuss how these have impacted the music video genre
  • Demonstrate an understanding of impact Music video have had on the music industry and film editing in general

 
Rock and Roll Music   (MUS-212)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Survey of important performers and styles from the 1950's to the present, and of the music's African, rhythm and blues, and classical music sources. Evaluation and analysis of the basic ingredients of music related to the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of music with regard to the principles of theme.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for producing great music.
  • Analyze the ways in which content has changed as the music has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of how music is delivered.
  • Discuss the roles targeting messages in music.
  • Evaluate several examples of music for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct an extended evaluation of various types of music identifying a problem and a solution that incorporations the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

 
Film Music Composition I   (MUS-348)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Composing music for films.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the relationship between image and music in film
  • Identify and discuss at least five major composers of music in film throughout its early history.
  • Discuss and describe the different types of film music and their ensembles.
  • Articulate how film music has evolved by decade since its inception, noting definitive benchmark films.
  • Identify and discuss at least five specific films and their music, noting their importance in history.
  • Articulate the various roles of composers, arrangers, musicians, and other key players in film music.
  • Explain the variations of themes and motifs in film music.

 
Film Music Composition II   (MUS-349)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of composing music for films.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the significance of a soundtrack throughout a film including opening and closing credits, and throughout the film.
  • Identify and discuss at least six major composers of music in film throughout its recent history.
  • Discuss and describe the different types of film music and their ensembles.
  • Articulate how film music has evolved by decade since its inception, noting definitive benchmark films.
  • Identify and discuss at least six specific films and their music, noting their importance in history.
  • Articulate the various roles of composers, arrangers, musicians, and other key players in film music.
  • Explain the variations of themes and motifs in film music and highlight at least five, from varying composers, that define the genre.
  • Discuss the significance of the music critic

 
Reviewing Music   (MUS-383)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Evaluation and analysis of the basic ingredients of music related to the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of music with regard to the principles of theme.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for producing great music.
  • Analyze the ways in which content has changed as the music has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of how music is delivered.
  • Discuss the roles targeting messages in music.
  • Evaluate several examples of music for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct an extended evaluation of various types of music identifying a problem and a solution that incorporations the principles of theme, content, and characterization.

 
Jewish Music   (MUS-391)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to biblical cantillation, medieval Jewish music, liturgical and Hasidic melodies, Yiddish folk songs, and the music of modern Israel. 
Music Appreciation   (MUS-100)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of the materials and basic components of music, of primary musical forms and major musical styles, and of the development of music from the Baroque period to the present.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical origins of music.
  • Student can demonstrate knowledge of the major historical periods in Western music development, the characteristics of the dominant style(s) characterizing each period, and major developments in each period, such as in form, function and instrumental use.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the musicians and composers of each period in Western musical development and how they related to the culture of the societies in which they lived and worked.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between classical (or art) music and popular music.

 
Beginning String Pedagogy II   (MUS-119)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examines the techniques, methods and materials for teaching an advanced beginning music student (levels III and IV), including an evaluation and critical analysis of appropriate music literature toward developing a more sophisticated music literacy and musicianship as well as practical training in effective practice habits, recital preparation, motivational strategies and studio policies.  
Beginning Pedagogy II   (MUS-129)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examines the techniques, methods and materials for teaching an advanced beginning music student (levels III and IV), including an evaluation and critical analysis of appropriate music literature toward developing a more sophisticated music literacy and musicianship as well as practical training in effective practice habits, recital preparation, motivational strategies and studio policies. 
Intermediate String Pedagogy I   (MUS-202)   3.00 s.h.  
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Explores the techniques, methods and materials for teaching an intermediate music student (levels V and VI), including an evaluation and critical analysis of appropriate music literature toward developing a more sophisticated music literacy and musicianship as well as practical training in effective practice habits, recital preparation, motivational strategies and studio policies.  
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