MUSC112 Music Theory II

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC112 Music Theory II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC111 (C or better) and by qualifying exam
Corequisites
MUSC116 Ear Training II
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
Music Theory II explores elements of diatonic harmony (including qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys). A continuation of Music Theory I and intended for music majors, MUSC112 must be taken in conjunction with MUSC116 Ear Training II.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to
      1. analyze and construct diatonic harmonies using techniques of Roman Numeral harmonic analysis, figured bass, and related symbolic nomenclatures; and
      2. define, identify, and construct qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys.

    3. Core Learning Goals


    4. This course is not in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Define, identify, and construct 1st inversion triads, six-four chords, and leading tone triads in all major/minor keys.
    2. Demonstrate proper usage of 1st inversion triads, six-four chords, and leading tone triads via applied harmonization tasks.
    3. Examine the use of non-chord tones (passing tones, neighbor tones, escape tones, pedal tones, appoggiaturas, suspensions, retardations, and anticipations etc.) in functional harmony and practice their proper applications in part-writing tasks.
    4. Define, identify, and construct diatonic seventh chords with regard to their qualities and inversions in all major/minor keys.
    5. Practice modulation to closely-related keys in a homophonic setting.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. Course-specific content will be assessed via homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated), quizzes, and exams. A departmentally-generated final comprehensive examination will be administered to assess all subject matter components that are detailed in the Learning Goals for this course.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals


    4. This course is not in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    A departmentally selected textbook and workbook are required for this course. (See course format.)
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Teaching methods employed may include, but are not limited to, specific topics, projects, assignments, approaches, time frames, A-V, etc.

Lecture
In-class drill/practice tasks
Computer-based drill
Demonstration and live performance
Reading assignments from textbooks
Homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated)
Score reading and analysis
Quizzes and exams

Review/Approval Date - 4/08