MUS-223: Sight Reading and Ear Training III

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MUS-223 Sight Reading and Ear Training III

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 studio hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): MUS-124 with a grade of C or better

Co-requisites (if any): MUS-221 or MUS-225

Course Description in college catalog:

A continuation of MUS-124. Sight singing and dictation of melodies with limited chromaticism, two-part rhythms and diatonic harmonic dication

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Degree in Music 

A.S. Music

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Accurately notate musical examples with up to three voices, in all keys.

2. Accurately sing, aurally identify, and notate rhythms from whole notes and whole rests through sixteenth notes and sixteenth rests, including ties and syncopations.

3. Accurately sing, aurally identify, and notate all ascending and descending intervals.

4. Accurately sing diatonic melodies in all major and minor keys.

5. Aurally identify various uses of the 6/4 chord.

6. Aurally identify varying triads and seventh chords, and their inversions.

Program-specific outcomes

Prepare students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning to pursue a career in music by providing a solid foundation in the areas of musicianship and performance.

Provide the general college students with the opportunities to study music in a variety of classes that promotes intellectual inquiry, global awareness and lifelong active learning.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

1. Contribution to atmosphere of respect conducive to learning, activeparticipation, completion of weekly homework, bringing all materials daily,

on-time attendance* — 5 points weekly 30%

2. Four sight singing Quizzes — 5 points each 25%

3. Four listening Quizzes — 5 points each 25%

4. Written Final Exam**— 10%

5. Outside practice time, one hour a week practice of exercises given in class.

Keep log***

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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