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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC& 131 - Music Theory 1

Credits: 3
Study of basic music notation with emphasis on principles of rhythm, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads and seventh chords, four-part writing, functional tonal harmony, non-harmonic tones and cadences. 

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain scales, keys, intervals, triads, clefs, meter, rhythm, and some basic harmony.
  2. Recognize major events in the development of music theory.
  3. Demonstrate proper musical notation skills.
  4. Analyze music using basic music theory knowledge.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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