NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Advanced Harmony I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Advanced Harmony I
    B. Course Number: MU 212B - 30324
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 2
    F. Instructor: Wong, Yau-Sun
    G. Office: Watson Hall (WH) 108A
    H. Email Address: YSWong@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2844
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): College reading level, Elementary Harmony II (MU122C), or permission of instructor
    M. Corequisite(s): Aural Skills III (MU 212E)
    N. Class Location:
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course explores harmonic principles of the late 19th and early 20th century with emphasis on chromaticism and the non-tonal techniques. This is a two credit hour course. Prerequisite: MU 122B Co-requisite: MU 212E

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Advanced Harmony I is a required course for all music majors at NMJC. This course will teach the
    student in score preparation through an understanding of tertian harmony and analysis. The students will review music rudiments and begin to study the basic principles of common practice period 4-part writing and study late 19th century techniques of chromaticism.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Suggested:

    Tonal Harmony, 4th ed., by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, McCraw Hill, 2000.
    Student Workbook to accompany Tonal Harmony
    Music Manuscript Papers and Pencils

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Final grade will be assigned using the following:

    Final Exam 20%
    Assignments 20%
    Tests 50%
    Attitude, Attendance & Participation 10%


    Resulting in:
    90% - 100% = A 80% - 89% = B 70% - 79% = C 60% - 69% = D
    Below 60% = F

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The following Departmental Student Learning Outcomes will be emphasized in each of the NMJC Music Department courses:

    1. Students will perform or create a piece of work that embodies skills and competence in their area of focus.
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques to create a successful piece of work.
    3. Students will identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the conclusion of this course, a student:

    A. review the principles of voice leading, triads and their inversions, non-chord tones, and the use of seventh chords.
    B. review cadences, phrases and periods.
    C. write and identify secondary seventh chords in analysis and composition.
    D. write and identify six (6) forms of modulation in composition and analysis.
    E. identify examples of binary and ternary forms in analysis.

    A. There will be written assignments due for each chapter.
    B. There will be extra assignments from other texts.
    C. There will be a written test over each chapter.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    COURSE CONTENTS & CLASS SCHEDULE-A WEEKLY PLAN
    ADVANCED HARMONY I - 2017 Fall

    1. Review of 7th Chords. Chap. 13-15 (lecture; -mock)
    2. 7 th Chords Concluded. (review; -test)
    3. Secondary Functions I. Chap. 16 (-Labor Day; -lecture)
    4. Chap. 16 concluded. (-lecture; -test)
    5. Secondary Function II. Chap. 17 (-lecture; -mock)
    6. Chap. 17 concluded. (-review; -test)
    7. Modulations Using Diatonic Chords. Chap.18 (-lecture; -mock)
    8. Chapter 18 concluded. (-review; -test)
    9. Some Other Modulatory Techniques. Chap. 19 (-lecture; -mock)
    10. Chap. 19 concluded. (-review; -test)
    11. Binary and Ternary Forms. Chap. 20 (-lecture; -mock)
    12. Chap. 20 concluded. (-review; -test)
    13. Mode Mixture. Chap. 21 (-lecture; -mock & review)
    14. Chap. 21 concluded. (-test; -Thanksgiving)
    15. The Neapolitan Chord. Chap 22 ( -lecture; -mock)
    16. Chap. 22 concluded. (-review; -test)
    17. Final Exam- Chapters 13-22 (December of 2015, First Wednesday, 4 pm)