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Music Theory 3
MUSIC THEORY 3
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 296 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Semester three of a three semester sequence focused on compositional techniques of the 20th Century.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Beginning with Impressionism, the class moves through modality, serial and set techniques, and studies the work of some of the more significant composers of the 20th Century. Content and emphasis varies somewhat with each instructor.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Analyze and understand usage of the above compositional techniques in actual music.
2. Apply understanding to music studied on instruments.
3. Develop a greater understanding of 20th Century music and composers.
REQUIREMENTS: Class meets three times weekly with frequent assignments of varying length, quizzes, analysis projects, composition projects and usually, three tests, depending on the focus of the instructor.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of first semester music theory and aural skills classes. While second semester classes are not absolutely necessary, they are recommended and teacher permission should be obtained before taking this course before completion of semester two.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002