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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 495
COURSE TITLE: Systematic Musicology
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Charles Stolte
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: An exploration of the many qualities that music partakes of as an art form, from acoustics and psychology to aesthetics and historiography.

Prerequisites: MUSI 306 and one 300-level course in music
REQUIRED TEXTS: Kloppers, J.J.K. Music 495 Systematic Musicology Coursepack. J.J.K. Kloppers, 2012.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Participation, discussion25%
Assignments25%
Midterm Exam25%
Final Exam25%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Students will be introduced to foundational issues in music and to various Systematic Musicology disciplines through class lectures and reading assignments.
  • Participation through class discussion contributes significantly to your grade I this a-typical music class. Reading and thinking enable discussion. Do them all consistently.
  • A mid-term examination will be conducted during the eighth week of the course.
  • A non-cumulative final examination will be conducted during final exam week.
  • No supplemental exams will be given.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction
  • Philosophical issues in music
  • Numerical aspects of music
  • Physical aspects of Music; Waveform, Spectrum analysis (Guest lecturer: Dr. Brian Martin)
  • Physiological and Psychological aspects of Music (Guest lecturer: Dr Heather Looy)
  • Symbolic aspects of music
  • Logical aspects of Music
  • Aesthetics of Music (Guest lecturer: Dr Jeff Dudiak)
  • Historic aspects of Music; Historiography of Music
  • Sociological aspects of Music (Guest lecturer: Dr. David Long)
  • Juridical and Ethical aspects of Music
  • Faith aspects of Music
  • Terminology in Music


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