CINE-410
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Cinema Production
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema. A rigorous and intensive practical course in the techniques of sound motion picture production. Working in the 16mm format, students complete a series of individual and group projects. Students learn the fundamentals of production management, camera work, sensitometry, lighting, sound recording and mixing, double-system editing, printing and laboratory processes. Students are required to share in the expenses of their productions. Required of Cinema majors. Prerequisite: 310.
CINE-412
Credit Hours:
4
Theory of Cinema
An investigation of the salient theories of cinema from the pioneering work of Eisenstein and Pudovkin to current work in ideological, structuralist, and semiotic analysis. Reference is made to traditional literary and art criticism, as well as to relevant sociological and anthropological research. Little attention is paid to routine journalistic film criticism. Emphasis is on screenings, readings, research, and critical papers. Prerequisite: CINE 104. Required of Cinema majors.
CINE-419
Credit Hours:
4
Cinema Workshop
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production. The course involves students in the creation of works of cinematic art in 16mm sound format as a total process from script to screen. Some advanced video production may be permissible, by consent. Students are required to share in the expenses of their productions. Repeatable up to a limit of 16 credit hours. It should be noted that Cinema Workshop is not designed to provide professional training but rather to permit students to explore their creative abilities while employing professional tools and procedures. Prerequisites: 410.
CINE-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
CINE-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
DANC-122
Credit Hours:
2
African/Diasporan Dance I
African/Diasporan Dance I focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional African forms, dances of the African Diaspora, African American vernacular, Hip-Hop, Contemporary African, etc.). Taught from a cultural perspective, this course emphasizes fundamentals such as fluidity, use of the head, spine and pelvis, grounded and weighted qualities, isolations and complex embodied rhythms. Concert attendance, short written critical responses and weekly written journals are examples of outside work that is required. Cross-listed with Black Studies. No previous dance experience is expected.
DANC-132
Credit Hours:
2
Modern/Postmodern Dance I
Modern/Postmodern Dance I is designed for students with no dance experience. Offering an introduction to basic movement ideas, classes are structured with initial floor warmup sequences, followed by standing exercises and phrase work. Students will be challenged with selfawareness while moving and to develop a basic understanding of and sensitivity to dynamics, phrasing, gravity and weight, and to become attentive to their own movement potential. Exercises emphasizing placement, flexibility and strength are taught. Attention to the body, breath, momentum and the use of gravity for efficiency is emphasized and improvisation is introduced. In addition to movement work, class time may include video viewings of moments in modern dance history, short readings, creative movement projects and quizzes. Concert attendance, short written critical responses, and short composition assignments are examples of outside work that is required.
DANC-174
Credit Hours:
4
Understanding Dance as an Art Form
Understanding Dance as an Art Form is open to students with an interest in dance in practice and in theory. It serves to introduce students to the many sub-disciplines and theoretical approaches in the field of dance. No dance experience is necessary. Students will sample modern/postmodern, African/Diasporan dance, and other forms dependent on the guest artists areas of expertise in a handful of master classes while considering dance as a socio-cultural mode of expression within a fine arts agenda. Field trips to live concerts will be included and are required as "texts" for this course. Students should be prepared to commit to 2-4 field trips over the course of the semester. (Not offered 2013-2014)
DANC-194
Credit Hours:
2-4
Special Topics in Dance
DANC-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in Dance
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
DANC-210
Credit Hours:
4
Seminar in Production
Seminar in Production focuses on many aspects of dance concert production. Topics covered include budgeting, marketing, graphic design, costume design/construction, lighting design for dance, box office and house management, video documentation, scheduling and backstage production. Professionals/faculty will make presentations in the various subfields. Students will collaborate in the production of major department-sponsored events. Limited readings are assigned. A portfolio of completed work is required.
DANC-211
Credit Hours:
.5-2
Performance Workshop
The technical aspects of producing a concert are applied through practical experience. Performance space preparation, generally termed the "load-in" (hanging lights, laying the floor and building audience space) and the designing of lights, costumes, and publicity are taught or deepened by means of application. Students are awarded credit based on the number of hours of involvement. Students with Seminar in Production (DANC 210) or similar appropriate training or experience will be given preference in this course.
DANC-222
Credit Hours:
2
African/Diasporan Dance II
African/Diasporan Dance II focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional African forms, dances of the African Diaspora, Hip-Hop, African American vernacular, contemporary African, etc.). Taught from a cultural perspective, this course deepens exposure to fundatmentals and aesthetics with complex phrasing and multi-laytered movement. Emphasis is placed on fluidity, use of the head, spine, and pelvis, grounded and weighted qualities, isolations and complex embodied rhythms. Limited work outside the classroom is required. Examples include concert attendance, focused relative research inquiries, weekly journal writing, and video essays. Cross-listed with Black Studies 222. Level II is only open to students with previous dance experience in any genre.
DANC-232
Credit Hours:
2
Modern/Postmodern Dance II
Modern/Postmodern Dance II is designed for students with a sound background in dance training and a general understanding of placement and basic dance movements. Classes are structured with initial floor warm-up sequences, followed by standing exercises and phrase work. Students will be challenged with self-awareness while moving and to develop a basic understanding of and sensitivity to focus, dynamics, phrasing, gravity and weight, and distinct movement qualities, and to become attentive to their own movement potential. A focus on flow, spherical space and the ability to move in and out of the floor will be integral to this class, as will clarity and efficiency of movement. Limited work outside the classroom is required. Examples include concert attendance, focused historic/cultural research inquiries, weekly journal writing, and video essays. Level II is only open to students with previous dance experience in any genre.
DANC-274
Credit Hours:
4
Cultural Studies
We will frame Western concert dance as a complex political activity made public through various agendas of race, creed, national origin, sexuality, and gender. Students may simultaneously be exposed to poststructuralist epistemology, feminist theory, and power & justice ideology while they are meeting a survey of historical works. In this way, the course is less about coming to know a canon of "masterworks" and more about learning how to interrogate dance in many cultures from multiple perspectives. Students will be expected to engage in movement activities as a method toward an embodied understanding of theory, but will not be evaluated on their movement performance or ability. No dance experience necessary. May be cross-listed with Women's Studies, Black Studies and/or Queer Studies.
DANC-284
Credit Hours:
4
Choreographic Investigations
This course focuses on the regular creation and presentation of assigned short movement studies that focus on principles of dance composition for the concert stage. Through solo, duet and group forms students learn about the compositional elements of space, time, dynamics, flow and shape, discover their own unique movement style, become familiar with how the body works and how it can be expressive, and expand their own definitions of dance. Three fundamental aspects of creative work in movement will be emphasized: movement invention, compositional structure, and creating meaning. A desire to take risks and be transformed, a willingness to use the body as an expressive tool, an eagerness to learn, and willingness to question personal choices are essential for success in this class. An interest, ability and a desire to be physically challenged to work toward expressive clarity in movement, is assumed. Pre-requisite: 100 level movement course.
DANC-285
Credit Hours:
4
African Movement Aesthetics
This course engages characteristics and values of African movement to investigate compositional structure. Through various exercises and assignments, students examine concepts such as: balance, walking, masking, rhythm, repetition, improvisation, standing and sitting as tools for composing. Students investigate the manipulation of space, time and energy, and create source material from personal movement exploration, structured improvisation, master classes, and guided exercises. Other course tools include videos, journals, art and community feedback. Ultimately, the course aims to resource the aesthetics of African movement (kinesthetic, philosophical, linear and nonlinear) as methods for composing solo, duet, and group work. Prerequisite: Any 100 level or above movement course or permission of instructor.
DANC-286
Credit Hours:
4
Improvisation in Performance
Improvisation in Performance focuses on the act of spontaneous choreography and composition though solo and ensemble work with the goal of understanding and experiencing improvisation in performance work. Students learn Ensemble Thinking techniques and are exposed to Contact Improvisation. Texts include performances in theatre and dance both here and in Columbus, as well as selected readings. Students discover, through these, what artists and scholars consider to be the perimeters of performance, the definition of improvisation, and the unique potential of movement. Through a consistent practice, students fine-tune their own ideas about these and work to discover their own movement preferences and capabilities. Students risk the act of moving, revealing, performing, and improvising. The semester culminates in an improvised performance work developed by the class. Pre-requisite: Any 100 level or above movement course or permission of instructor. (Not offered 2013-2014)
DANC-287
Credit Hours:
4
Site-Based Composition
In this course, students study and research composition for the human body in relation to its environment, placing and shaping the body in juxtaposition or in relation to specific and chosen spaces. We study site-based performance works by contemporary artists and learn about the issues surrounding this kind of work. The underlying principles of this course are the formal elements that inform the aesthetics of composition, noticing how these basic compositional elements create tension, drama and meaning and can point to content that is inherent in the form and in relation to the environment. The final project is the creation of a site-based movement/performance work in a chosen site in the Denison Community/Granville Village area that is presented at the end of the semester. An interest in and curiosity about the body as the subject of creative work is essential. Pre-requisite: Any 100 level or above movement course or permission of instructor. (Not offered 2013-2014)
DANC-288
Credit Hours:
4
Text/Voice-based Composition
This course engages text, voice, and theatrical material to investigate dance making and performance. Students explore words, poetry, music and sound to craft and support movement. Through various exercises and assignments, the course examines motifs such as: speaking while moving; chanting while moving; words into movement; and words as music as methods for composing. Work outside the classroom is required. Examples include concert attendance, creative writing, weekly journal writing, and video essays. Ultimately, the course aims to overlap the boundaries of theatre and dance to explore movement composition. Prerequisite: Any 100 level or above movement course or permission of instructor. (Not offered 2013-2014)
DANC-294
Credit Hours:
2-4
Special Topics in Dance
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study are arranged and offered. This course can be taken more than once for credit. Courses recently offered are Dance/Draw, Contact Improvisation, Music for Dance, Creative Collaboration in the Arts, Modernism Re-Composed, and "Music/Movement/Interaction." Whether this course substitutes in the major or minor for an "area study," and if so for which one, depends on the topic. Generally, these courses will fulfill a major or minor requirement
DANC-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Dance
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
DANC-322
Credit Hours:
2
African/Diasporan Dance III
African/Diasporan Dance III focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional African forms, dances of the African Diaspora, African American vernacular, Hip-Hop, contemporary African, etc.). Taught from a cultural perspective, it is designed for students with significant experiences in African/Diasporan dance technique. This course approaches technique holistically and provides students with the rigorous practice required for performance. Emphasis is placed on fluidity, use of the head, spine, and pelvis, grounded and weighted qualities, isolations, and understanding or complex embodied rhythms. Because this course meets approximately 6 hours per week, little outside work is required. Cross-listed with Black Studies 327. Permission of instructor required.
DANC-332
Credit Hours:
2
Modern/Postmodern Dance III
Modern/Postmodern Dance III is designed for students with significant experience in modern, postmodern, or contemporary dance training. This course provides the student with the rigorous training required for performance, demands an attitude that anticipates professionalism, and will continue to develop strength, flexibility, endurance, and sensitivity to gravity, momentum and phrasing. A willingness to think broadly about movement, to be open to new perspectives and possibilities and to take risks and be fully engaged without knowing exactly what you are doing will be essential and encouraged. This class will focus on process and will ask students to consider how they move and why. Students will be challenged to discover their own movement potential and methods for accomplishing physical tasks. Permission of instructor required.
DANC-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Individual pursuits in (1) composition/improvisation/choreography, (2) history/cultural studies/criticism, (3) somatics/systems of movement re-education, or (4) movement analysis/reconstruction, under the supervision of a faculty member. Only those students who have had the initial coursework in that pursuit may apply.
DANC-362
Credit Hours:
.5-4
Directed Study
Individual pursuits in (1) composition/improvisation/choreography, (2) history/cultural studies/criticism, (3) somatics/systems of movement re-education, or (4) movement analysis/reconstruction, under the supervision of a faculty member. Only those students who have had the initial coursework in that pursuit may apply.
DANC-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
DANC-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
DANC-374
Credit Hours:
4
Somatics I
Through various approaches to learning (memorizing factual information, sharing personal body-centered stories, drawing evocative and descriptive images, and moving through guided developmental movement explorations), students are introduced to anatomy and kinesiology in their own bodies. The course materials approach the body primarily from a first-person stance through different kinds of movement activities in relation to reflexes and developmental material through skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems. Students are required to keep weekly journals, work in small study groups in and out of class, and create a series of personal bodywork sessions for themselves to illustrate their command of anatomical and kinesiological terminology and reasoning based on the principles of basic neurological patterns.
DANC-375
Credit Hours:
4
Somatics II
This course will guide students on an extended journey deep into their own somatic experiences. The course materials are designed each time this course is offered to employ various somatic practices centered on individual movement challenges. Students are required to keep weekly journals, work in semi-private explorations both in and out of class, and create a series of personal bodywork sessions for themselves to illustrate their progress. Prerequisite: Dance 374.
DANC-384
Credit Hours:
4
Laban Movement Analysis
Students explore aspects of Effort, Shape, Space, and Body as defined in the Laban tradition. Materials focus on observing, analyzing, and recording any kind of human movement practice. All students should expect to create movement studies and to motif their work as part of this inquiry. Interest in creating and observing qualities of movement practice is essential. Dance experience is helpful, but not required.
DANC-385
Credit Hours:
4
Labanotation
Students explore aspects of Direction, Level, Timing, and Part of the Body Moving as defined in the Laban tradition. Students should expect to read movement studies from several different dance genres, including folk, ballet, modern, and postmodern dance in Western and non-western traditions. Short movement studies will be recorded. Those wishing may take the International Elementary and/or Intermediate Certification exam at the conclusion of this course. Previous dance experience is certainly helpful, but not required.
DANC-386
Credit Hours:
4
Reconstruction
This course functions like a performance course, reconstructing dance movement from a score for inclusion in a public performance. The 4-credit course is distinguished from a 2-credit performance course in that students will be not necessarily perform, but will be responsible for the reconstruction of the choreography. They will meet for the standard 4 hours per week (56 contact hours) as well as be responsible 4 hours/week in rehearsal with other student dancers and work 4 hours/week on assignments. The 168 hours (56 contact hours with the advisor, 56 out-of-class hours, and 56 hours with peer rehearsing) will also be "loaded" into Weeks #2-#10 of the semester, allowing the course to end before the semester concludes. The work can be performed publicly only with permission of the copyright holder of the dance.
DANC-394
Credit Hours:
2-4
Special Topics in Dance
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study will be arranged and offered. This course can be taken more than once for credit. Courses recently offered are Contact Improvisation, Music for Dance and Creative Collaboration in the Arts.
DANC-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in Dance
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
DANC-422
Credit Hours:
1
Performance: African/Diasporan
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in African/Diasporan dance are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance. Participation can include attending biweekly company classes and contributing to the production of the performance. Differences in course number refer to genres of performance work. By audition or invitation only; auditions are typically held during the first two weeks of each semester or immediately preceding a short residency by a guest artist. Cross-listed with Black Studies 422.
DANC-424
Credit Hours:
.5
Performance: African/Diasporan (Student)
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in African/Diasporan forms created by students who have completed adequate choreographic studies coursework. Student participants learn and rehearse these student-generated projects for public performance. The project is supervised by faculty. Enrollment is by audition or invitation only. Auditions are arranged by the student choreographer, often during the first two weeks of each semester.
DANC-432
Credit Hours:
1
Performance: Modern/Postmodern
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in modern/postmodern dance are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance. Participation can include attending biweekly company classes and contributing to the production of performance. Differences in course number refer to genres of performance work. By audition or invitation only; auditions are typically held during the first two weeks of each semester or immediately preceding a short residency by a guest artist.
DANC-434
Credit Hours:
.5
Performance: Modern/Postmodern (Student)
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Modern/Postmodern forms created by students who have completed adequate choreographic studies coursework. Student participants learn and rehearse these student generated projects for public performance. The project is supervised by faculty. Enrollment is by audition or invitation only. Auditions are arranged by the student choreographer, often during the first two weeks of each semester.
DANC-442
Credit Hours:
1
Performance: Ballet
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in ballet are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance. Participation can include attending biweekly company classes and contributing to the production of the performance. Differences in course number refer to genres of performance work. By audition or invitation only; auditions are typically held during the first two weeks of each semester or immediately preceding a short residency by a guest artist.
DANC-444
Credit Hours:
.5
Performance: Ballet (Student)
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Ballet forms created by students who have completed adequate choreographic studies coursework. Student participants learn and rehearse these student-generated projects for public performance. The project is supervised by faculty. Enrollment is by audition or invitation only. Auditions are arranged by the student choreographer, often during the first two weeks of each semester.
DANC-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
This course, offered every fall, is designed to address the research and methodological needs of all senior dance majors and those minors choosing to undertake independent research in this or another department. The integration of movement and analytical course work through the intensive examination of a specific interest is the foundation for the senior dance major's own research. This investigation includes methodologies from books like Researching Dance by Hanstein and Fraleigh and Contemporary Choreography by Butterworth and Wildschut. This investigation, serving as preparation for DANC-452, is closely guided by the faculty. All students in the course conclude by writing a substantial prospectus or grant proposal including a focused artist or research statement and review of the relevant literature. All majors are required to take both semesters of Senior Research (DANC-451 and DANC-452).
DANC-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
This course, offered every spring, is required of all dance majors. This course focuses on the completion of a senior research project and integrates movement and analytical course work through the intensive examination of a specific interest. This course is the foundation for the senior dance major's own research. During the course of the semester's work, each student will write up a significant dance research experiment, produce several excerpts of historical works in concert, create and produce an original choreographic work, or comment on a period in dance's history or a sociological movement in dance, or the like. The resultant document/performance will be presented publicly for an identified audience in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: Dance 451. Open to dance majors only.
MUS-101
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Music: Classical
This course is an overview of western "art" music from the Middle Ages to present day. Emphasis is placed on the forms and styles of music categorized by historical periods and the composers' social environment. Extensive music listening is incorporated into the curriculum both in class and as assignments. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-102
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Music: Jazz
This course will introduce students to the uniquely American art form Jazz, through a study of the musical contributions of its major figures. The course of study will include all styles of jazz, from early jazz (Dixieland) to the music of today.
MUS-103
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Music: World Music
This course explores different approaches to music-making through the world by examining the ritual and social contexts, compositional techniques, performance styles, instruments, and learning traditions of different musical cultures. The course begins with an overview of musical terminology and ethnomusicological methodologies that can be applied to various types of global music. Subsequently, the course builds on this foundational knowledge by examining various case studies from around the world and comparing them to Western classical and popular traditions.
MUS-104
Credit Hours:
4
Music Theory I - Musical Materials
Fundamentals of written musical materials including terminology, tuning systems, notation, intervals, scales, chords, basic diatonic harmony, rhythm, simple forms, aural skills and computer music applications. (Offered fall semester)
MUS-105
Credit Hours:
4
Music Theory II - Harmonic Systems
A survey of approaches to musical harmony including linear systems (counterpoint), vertical systems (common practice tonality, polytonality), mathematical systems (serialism) and jazz systems. Prerequisite: 104. (Offered spring semester)
MUS-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
General Topics in Music
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
MUS-201
Credit Hours:
4
Music History I
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe from the Medieval era through the Baroque. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-202
Credit Hours:
4
Music History II
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe and the United States from roughly 1750 to the late 20th century. Understanding of musical notation is required. Prerequisite: 104. (Offered spring semester)
MUS-204
Credit Hours:
4
Music Theory III - Methods of Analysis
A survey of approaches to the formal analysis of music including the approaches of Rameau, Schenker, Forte and others. Prerequisite: 105. (Offered fall semester)
MUS-206
Credit Hours:
4
Conducting and Orchestration
An introduction to conducting and orchestration. Students will compose, orchestrate and conduct original works of music. Prerequisite: 105. (Offered spring semester)
MUS-214
Credit Hours:
4
Music in America
A survey of music-making in America from the colonial period to the present, including early American sacred, patriotic, and political music; musical theatre; and various popular and art music genres of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly as influenced by the collision between European and African musical traditions. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-215
Credit Hours:
4
Popular Musical Theater in America
This course studies both the antecedents to the American musical (18th century comic opera, blackface minstrels, the revue and vaudeville, and operetta) and the Broadway musical of this century, from Jerome Kern to Stephen Sondheim.
MUS-216
Credit Hours:
4
Sound Editing and Recording
A study of audio recording focusing on acoustics, microphone techniques, live and studio recording techniques, editing, signal processing and production.
MUS-217
Credit Hours:
4
Computer Music
An introduction to creating music with a computer, focusing on sequencing, sampling and direct synthesis.
MUS-219
Credit Hours:
4
Music and Globalization
A consideration of the increasingly complex behavior of music in the modern (or postmodern) world. We will pay particular attention to the function of music: its uses, the ways in which it is part of - and helps to define - daily life for a number of diverse populations in a number of diverse locales, and the ways in which it is transmitted in a global culture. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-220
Credit Hours:
4
Women in Music
Historically, women have played an integral role in musical traditions around the world, although the extent of their contributions has only recently been recognized and studied in an academic context. This course traces the development and current state of women's roles in music, including Western art music composers, performers, critics, and teachers: performers of popular American genres such as jazz, country, and rock; and performers of popular "World Beat" and traditional world musics. Cross-listed with WMST 220.
MUS-224
Credit Hours:
4
Computer Music II
An exploration of advanced topics in computer music including interactive systems, algorithmic composition, granular synthesis, and others.
MUS-225
Credit Hours:
4
Music of the Baroque
In this course, we will look at the development of Western Art music from the end of the Renaissance period through the careers of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel, covering an approximate period of 1600-1750. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-226
Credit Hours:
4
Classical Era: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
This course will be devoted to a study of the work of the three principal composers of the classical era: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (early works). We will study the style characteristics, as well as the musical genres and forms employed. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-228
Credit Hours:
4
19th Century Music
A study of 19th-century Western art music, focusing on the genres of art song, piano music, symphonic music, chamber music, and opera, from late Beethoven to Debussy. Works will be considered in their historical and cultural context, as well as from the point of view of their musical characteristics. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-229
Credit Hours:
4
20th Century Music
In this course, we will look at the development of 20th century music idioms and compositional techniques with their larger political and cultural contexts. We will study individual works by composers as well as overall compositional trends. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-230
Credit Hours:
4
The History of American Folk and Country Music
"The History of American Folk and Country Music" is designed to broaden the students' knowledge of America's musical heritage through aural analysis of recorded and live music, as well as study of printed materials. In order to increase the knowledge of America's diverse musical heritage, students will be exposed to the contribution of European immigrants, African Americans, Hispanics, Franco-Americans and Native Americans.
MUS-234
Credit Hours:
4
History of Gospel Music
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century. The course will begin an examination of the pre-gospel era (pre-1900s-ca. 1920), move on to gospel music's beginnings (ca. 1920s), and continue unto the present. The course will explore the musical, sociological, political, and religious influences that contributed to the development of the various gospel music eras and styles. Through class lectures, demonstrations, music listening, reading and writing assignments, students will learn about the significant musical and non-musical contributions of African American gospel artists and the historical development of African American gospel music. Students will also strive to gain an understanding of the African American musical aesthetic and to determine how it is retained and expressed with African American gospel music and other musical genres. The class is open to students, staff, and faculty of all levels.
MUS-237
Credit Hours:
4
History of Bluegrass Music
Bluegrass has become one of America's most popular folk musics. The History of Bluegrass Music is a comprehensive course that traces this unique art form from its European and African roots, to the hills of Appalachia and beyond. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-239
Credit Hours:
4
The History of Rock Music
This class explores a diversity of movements within rock music from the 1950s through the present. Central to this class is the music itself. Thus while the class will explore the experiences of musicians, it will focus on building a working knowledge of the musical language of rock (including elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, style). In addition, the class will investigate music-making and listening technologies, as well as rock's relationship to its historical, cultural, and social context. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-241
Credit Hours:
1-4
Special Topics in Music Performance
Special Topics in Music Performance is a course offering that deals with various aspects of performance within music.
MUS-242
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Musicology/Music History
Special Topics in Musicology/Music History is a course offering that deals with music with respects to its history, people, and culture.
MUS-243
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Composition
Special Topics in Music Composition is a course offering that deals with the creative aspects of music composition.
MUS-244
Credit Hours:
4
Special Ensemble in Musicianship Skills
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills.
MUS-245
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Collaboration
Special Topics in Music Collaborations are courses that do not fall within the other designations and are collaborative in nature. They may be courses within the department or in collaboration with other Denison departments.
MUS-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Music
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
MUS-301
Credit Hours:
Junior Recital
The Junior Recital is a 30 to 40 minute solo performance of appropriate concert literature selected in consultation with the private lesson instructor. Must be taken concurrently with Private Lessons.
MUS-314
Credit Hours:
4
Music in America (Majors)
A survey of music-making in America from the colonial period to the present, including early American sacred, patriotic, and political music; musical theatre; and various popular and art music genres of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly as influenced by the collision between European and African musical traditions. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-319
Credit Hours:
4
Music and Globalization (Majors)
A consideration of the increasingly complex behavior of music in the modern (or postmodern) world. We will pay particular attention to the function of music: its uses, the ways in which it is part of - and helps to define - daily life for a number of diverse populations in a number of diverse locales, and the ways in which it is transmitted in a global culture. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-320
Credit Hours:
4
Women in Music (Majors)
Historically, women have played an integral role in musical traditions around the world, although the extent of their contributions has only recently been recognized and studied in an academic context. This course will trace the development and current state of women's roles in music, including Western art music composers, performers, critics, and teachers: performers of popular American genres such as jazz, country, and rock; and performers of popular "World Beat" and traditional world musics.
MUS-326
Credit Hours:
4
Classical Era: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven (Majors)
This course will be devoted to a study of the work of the three principal composers of the classical era: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven (early works). We will study the style characteristics, as well as the musical genres and forms employed. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-328
Credit Hours:
4
19th Century Music (Majors)
A study of 19th-century Western art music, focusing on the genres of art song, piano music, symphonic music, chamber music, and opera, from late Beethoven to Debussy. Works will be considered in their historical and cultural context, as well as from the point of view of their musical characteristics. Understanding of musical notation is required.
MUS-329
Credit Hours:
4
20th Century Music (Majors)
In this course, we will look at the development of 20th century music idioms and compositional techniques with their larger political and cultural contexts. We will study individual works by composers as well as overall composition trends. Understand of musical notation is required.
MUS-330
Credit Hours:
4
The History of American Folk and Country Music (Majors)
"The History of American Folk and Country Music" is designed to broaden the students' knowledge of America's musical heritage through aural analysis of recorded and live music, as well as study of printed materials. In order to increase the knowledge of America's diverse musical heritage, students will be exposed to the contribution of European immigrants. African Americans, Hispanics, Franco-American and Native Americans.
MUS-332
Credit Hours:
4
Music and Sexuality
MUS-334
Credit Hours:
4
History of African American Gospel Music (Majors)
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century. The course will began an examination of the pre-gospel era (pre-1900's-ca 1920), move on to gospel music's beginnings (ca. 1920's), and continue onto the present. The course will explore the musical sociological, political and religious influences that contributed to the development of the various gospel music eras and styles. Through class lectures, demonstrations, music listening, reading and writing assignments, students will learn about the significant musical and non-musical contributions of African American gospel artists and the historical development of African American gospel music. Students will also strive to gain an understanding of the African American musical aesthetic and to determine how it is retained and expressed with African American gospel music and other musical genres. The class is open to students, staff and faculty of all levels.
MUS-337
Credit Hours:
4
History of Bluegrass Music
Bluegrass has become one of America's most popular folk musics. The History of Bluegrass Music is a comprehensive course that traces this unique art form from its European and African roots, to the hills of Appalachia and beyond. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-339
Credit Hours:
4
The History of Rock Music
This class explores a diversity of movements within rock music from the 1950's through the present. Central to this class is the music itself. Thus while the class will explore the experiences of musicians, it will focus on building a working knowledge of the musical language of rock (including elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, style). In addition, the class will investigate music-making and listening technologies, as well as rock's relationship to its historical, cultural, and social context. The ability to read musical notation is not required.
MUS-341
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Performance
Special Topics in Music Performance is a course offering that deals with various aspects of performance within music.
MUS-342
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Musicology/Music History
Special Topics in Musicology/Music History is a course offering that deals with music with respects to its history, people, and culture.
MUS-343
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Composition
Special Topics in Music Composition is a course offering that deals with the creative aspects of music composition.
MUS-344
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Musicianship Skills
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills.
MUS-345
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Music Collaboration
Special Topics in Music Collaborations are courses that do not fall within the other designations and are collaborative in nature. They may be courses within the department or in collaboration with other Denison departments.
MUS-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
MUS-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
MUS-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
MUS-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
MUS-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in Music
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
MUS-401
Credit Hours:
Senior Recital
The Senior Recital is a 50 to 60 minute solo performance of appropriate concert literature selected in consultation with the private lesson instructor. Must be taken concurrently with Private Lessons.
MUS-402
Credit Hours:
1-4
Senior Project
The Senior Project is a composition or research project in the emphasis of the music major (composition, computer music or music history) to be selected and completed in consultation with the appropriate area instructor.
MUS-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
MUS-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research