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MUS-320-20, Women and Music (FA13)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Christy Izdebski

SCHEDULE/ DAY/TIME: T1/Saturdays/8:30-11:15 A.M., 09/07/2013-10/19/2013                                                                              

CONTENT:

This course surveys the accomplishments of women to the field of music. A major focus of this course is listening to and discussing concert music by composers from the medieval period through the 21st century.

This course fulfills the Fine Arts and the Gender Studies general education requirements. It also fulfills a music minor requirement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Explore the contributions of women to the field of music

2. Listen to music of various styles and historical periods

3. Perceive the artistic qualities of music

4. Examine the work of women in the present artistic milieu

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

-Listening to the CD recordings that accompany the text

-Readings in the text and supplementary material distributed in class

-Summary Papers due each class

-Class presentation of individual research projects – Class 4—September 28

GRADING:

60% -- Class assignments—readings, listening to CD, and Summary Papers due each class session

20% -- Research report and presentation--Due September 28

20% -- Final Examination—Due October 19

**DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU CAN ATTEND EVERY ONE OF THE SCHEDULED CLASSES;  ABSENCES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS COURSE**

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:

Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found, By Diane Jezic – Both the textbook and the two accompanying CD’s are required

New York: The Feminist Press, 1998, 2nd edition. TEXT – ISBN 1-55861-074-X; LEONARDA CD’S – LE 353—19168-03532

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

*Bring the textbook and CD’s to every class period.