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MUS-320-20, Women and Music (SP15)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Christy Izdebski

SCHEDULE/ DAY/TIME: T1/Tuesdays/6:00-8:45 P.M., 01/27/2015-03/03/2015

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 and the upper level music requirement for Education majors.

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:

-Attendance at each class session

-Listening to the CD recordings that accompany the text

-Readings in the text and supplementary material distributed in class

-Summary Papers assigned during the first two class sessions

-Class presentation of individual research projects – Class 4—February 17

GRADING:

60% -- Class assignments—readings, listening to CDs, and printed Summary Papers  

20% -- Research report and class presentation--Due February 17

20% -- Final Examination—Due March 17

**DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU CAN ATTEND EVERY  SCHEDULED CLASS SESSION;  ABSENCES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE  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, 2nd edition. TEXT – ISBN 1-55861-074-X

LEONARDA CD’SLE 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.