MUS-224: Sight Reading and Ear Training IV

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MUS-224 Sight Reading and Ear Training IV

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

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): MUS-223 with a grade of C or better

Co-requisites (if any): MUS-222 or MUS-226

Course Description in college catalog:

A continuation of MUS-223. Sight singing and dictation of chromatic and expansive melodies, mixed meter rhythms and expanded four-part harmonic dictation.

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. Sing on sight using solfege melodies in all clefs that contain chromaticism, secondary functions and modulation.

2. Perform on sight rhythmic compositions in mixed meters and that use cross rhythms.

3. Perform the class materials as a solo and in small groups.

4. Dictate in four voices harmonic progressions that expand upon the basic tonic-predominant-dominant model, interval chains and different inversions of dominant seventh chords.

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:

  • 50% Exams (Midterm and Final)
  • 50% In Class Participation (including dictations, in class performances and homework)

Class Policies: Students must be respectful of others during any performance of a melody or rhythm and during any ear training/dictation portion. That means being observant, supportive and quiet so others may perform and concentrate in a supportive environment free of distractions and unnecessary noise. Keyboards are not to be used unless permission is given by the instructor.

Attendance: Attendance will be taken in every class and is imperative to passing this course. In accordance with QCC attendance requirements stated in academic standing, absences of 15% or more of the course may result in a failing grade. Excessive late arrivals or early departures may also result in a failing grade.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
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).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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