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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


October 29, 2007

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Premalatha Junius, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Course Change
Department: Music

Purpose and nature of change: Change credit hours and course description

Rationale for Course Change Request: For the last two summers the music department has offered a one-credit, online class entitled “Introduction to Music Fundamentals” using the exploratory course number MU 2255. The enrollment for each summer was over 20 students. This class is targeted to incoming music majors who have limited exposure to music theory to help prepare them for the fast pace of the Basic Music I class (MU 2211).

The three-credit MU 1102 (Fundamentals of Music) has been in the catalog for many years but has not been taught since the mid 1990’s. By altering the number of credit hours and the course description for this existing course, this course number (MU 1102) may be used in lieu of the 2255 course number. The amount of work required to complete the online course is not excessive and falls within the time limits of a one-credit course.

Old Prefix: MU
Old Number: 1102

New Prefix: ___N___
New Number: ___NA___

Old Course Title: Fundamentals of Music
New Course Title: ___NA___
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces: NA

Complete only items below being changed

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
OLD Credit(s) _3__ Undergraduate
NEW Credit(s) _1__ Undergraduate
OLD Credit(s) __NA__ Graduate
NEW Credit(s) __NA__ Graduate

For variable credits, list Minimum Credit _____ Maximum Credits _____
OLD Clock Hours: Lecture _3__ Recitation _____ Lab _____
NEW Clock Hours: Lecture _1__ Recitation _____ Lab _____
OLD Contract Hours: Lecture __3_ Recitation _____ Lab _____
NEW Contract Hours: Lecture _1__ Recitation _____ Lab _____

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
An overview of music theory fundamentals, including notes, key signatures, scales, intervals, triads, Mm seventh chords, and rhythm.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) no.
Estimated Frequency of Offering: Summers



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