MUS 715, Music Theory Analysis for the Educator Online course materials were created by William Wieland.
Northern State University — 2 credits — offered online every fall semester in odd-numbered years — Budget 4 hours per week from August 21 December 5, 2015, except the week of Thanksgiving. I will accept late work through December 13, 2017.
Dr. Travis Netzer
NSU Box 1146
1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Office: Johnson Fine Arts Center 124
tel: 605-626-3362
fax: 605-626-2263
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Office Hours: Please e-mail me to schedule a phone call, D2L Chat session, Blackboard Collaborate session, or Skype session.
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Prerequisite: Only graduate students may enroll in 700-level courses.
Course Description (from the NSU catalog): This course examines useful and practical approaches of score analysis, formal structures, and organizational systems for the benefit of music educators.
Required Materials: Because fantastic materials are available free online, no textbook is required. You need access to a computer connected to the internet with speakers and a printer as well as pencil, paper, and staff paper. Free staff paper can be printed from the Theory Things web site. Look under Staff Paper.
Optional Text: Blatter. Revisiting Music Theory. Routledge. 2007. (ISBN-10: 0415974402, ISBN-13: 978-0415974400)
Rationale, Goals, Objectives, Activities and Assessments Instructional methodologies: Analyzing, reading, reflecting, researching, creating, sharing.
Schedule:       Welcome!       Weeks 1–5       Weeks 6–10       Weeks 11–16       D2L (Discuss, Dropbox, Grades)
I will give brief feedback to all D2L Dropbox submissions. However, I will not reply to all D2L Discuss posts to avoid becoming a helicopter professor. 
Grades: 50% Weekly Assignments (See weeks 1–16 above.) Grading Rubrics
25% Proctored Comprehensive Music Fundamentals Exam and grading rubric
25% Analysis (Place the final draft in your MME Capstone Portfolio.) Grading Rubric
Assignments are due on Fridays. I will post grades on D2L by the following Tuesday. 
A — 90 and above
B — 80 to 90
C — 70 to 80
D — 60 to 70
F — Below 60
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Academic Honesty: Please refer to the NSU Student Handbook 20162017. Caveat: I frequently make minor changes to my course materials.