Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2016-2017

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Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding how courses with weights other than 0.5 units are counted for degree credit in their Academic Plan.

MUSIC 100s


MUSIC 100 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006944
Understanding Music
The styles, forms, techniques, and terminology of Western music through lectures and listening, as exemplified by great works from all eras of music history.
[Note: The ability to read music notation is not required.]
Antireq: MUSIC 110

MUSIC 110 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015135
Music in Cultural Contexts
An intensive study of music from around the globe and throughout the ages, employing several approaches in studying how music reflects and responds to its diverse social, political, and historical contexts.
Antireq: MUSIC 100

MUSIC 111 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006948
Fundamentals of Music Theory
An introduction to the primary skills of music practice emphasizing the reading and writing of musical notation. Students will learn elementary keyboard, listening, and sight-singing skills.
[Note: For students with minimal musical background. Does not fulfill Music major or minor requirements.]

MUSIC 116 ENS 0.25Course ID: 006951
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]

MUSIC 117 ENS 0.25Course ID: 006952
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]
Prereq: MUSIC 116

MUSIC 140 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006959
Popular Music and Culture
An examination of the styles, forms and development of 20th-century popular music. The social, commercial and technological aspects of popular music are considered.

MUSIC 200s


MUSIC 216 ENS 0.25Course ID: 006981
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]
Prereq: MUSIC 117

MUSIC 217 ENS 0.25Course ID: 006982
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]
Prereq: MUSIC 216

MUSIC 222 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006986
Conducting 1
A study of conducting techniques appropriate for song leading, choral rehearsal and public performance. The course will include score analysis and rehearsal procedures for music from a wide variety of historical styles.
Prereq: MUSIC 100, 270, 271

MUSIC 226 STU 0.50Course ID: 006988
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Royal Conservatory Grade 8 Level. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Studio Fee.]
Department Consent Required
Coreq: Any of MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317

MUSIC 227 STU 0.50Course ID: 006989
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 226.
Coreq: One of MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316, 317

MUSIC 231 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006990
Music Cognition
The study of music from a behavioural science perspective. Topics include auditory perception, creativity and aesthetic experience, emotive human responses, and the social psychology of music activities. Recent research in the field of music cognition will be explored in detail.
Prereq: MUSIC 100 or 110

MUSIC 232 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015136
Music as a Global Phenomenon
A survey of music studied in cross-cultural perspective with regard to its sound, performance practices, meanings, and functions from selected world traditions found in the diverse cultures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Antireq: MUSIC 245

MUSIC 233 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015137
Musical Rhythm in Global Perspective
A multidisciplinary survey of rhythm in selected musics examined in terms of scientific, symbolic, and experiential knowledge that connects it to the concepts of time, history, biology, evolution, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, and contemporary globalized culture.

MUSIC 240 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006991
Introduction to Jazz
A survey of the development of jazz schools and individual styles as well as a study of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic improvisation. Styles will be demonstrated through recordings and live performance.

MUSIC 246 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011587
Soundtracks: Music in Film
An examination of the techniques, styles, and functions of music in film, and how music interacts with image and narrative to create meanings. Weekly screenings of films selected from the 1930's to the present.

MUSIC 253 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007001
Cathedral and Court: Music to 1600
A study of major developments in western music during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Gregorian chant, mass, secular songs, instrumental music, and other musical genres that flourished under courtly and church patronage from the early Christian church to 1600.

MUSIC 254 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007002
Monteverdi to Mozart: Music from 1600-1800
A study of Baroque and Classical music of the 17th and 18th centuries in cultural, political, and artistic contexts. Topics include the development of opera, choral music, symphony, sonata, and the music of Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and others.

MUSIC 255 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007003
The Romantic Century: Beethoven and Beyond
A study of music of the 19th century in cultural, political, and artistic contexts. Topics include the development of principal forms in the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Bruckner, and others.

MUSIC 256 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007004
Music Since 1900
A study of music of the 20th and early 21st centuries in cultural, political, and artistic contexts. Topics include modern and contemporary composers' challenges to traditional musical ideals in the music of Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Cage, and others.

MUSIC 260 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007009
The Symphony
A survey of the great symphonies from Haydn to Stravinsky, through lectures and listening. A portion of the course will be devoted to works being performed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra during the term.
[Note: The ability to read music notation is not required.]

MUSIC 261 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010205
Opera
An introduction to the themes, sources, forms, and nature of opera through selected works from Monteverdi to Britten. The course explores ways that drama is interpreted through music and considers opera in a broader context of social and artistic issues.
[Note: The ability to read music notation is not required.]

MUSIC 262 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015138
Music for Vocal Ensemble
A survey of the great masterpieces for vocal ensemble from Medieval times to the present studied through reading, lecture, and listening. Principle choral genres of each historical era are studied and discussed including works performed by the Grand Philharmonic Choir during the term.
[Note: The ability to read music notation is not required.]
Antireq: MUSIC 290 taken Winter 2015

MUSIC 270 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007018
Music Theory 1
The study of basic melodic, harmonic and voice leading concepts including an introduction to figured bass and functional harmony. Ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard lab sessions will be integrated with written and analytical work.
[Note: A basic knowledge of scales, triads, and music notation is required.]

MUSIC 271 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007020
Music Theory 2
The study of harmony, counterpoint and form of 18th- and early 19th-century music. Sight-singing, ear-training and keyboard lab sessions will be integrated with written and analytical work.
Prereq: MUSIC 270

MUSIC 275 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 007025
Music and Technology
A hands-on introduction to music and technology, including recording, audio editing, digital signal processing, and MIDI. Course work will foster a practical understanding of digital music production software and techniques, and involve electroacoustic or acoustic composition.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Prereq: MUSIC 100 or 110

MUSIC 290 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010206
Special Topics
A special study of a selected topic in music. Consult department for details.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

MUSIC 300s


MUSIC 316 ENS 0.25Course ID: 007036
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]
Prereq: MUSIC 217

MUSIC 317 ENS 0.25Course ID: 007037
Music Ensemble
The study of selected music literature through rehearsals and performance in one of the Music Department's ensembles: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir, Vocal Techniques, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, World Music Ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.
[Note: For musical reasons, admission to any particular ensemble is at the discretion of the director. Audition required. Contact music department prior to first day of class. Offered on a CR/NCR basis.]
Prereq: MUSIC 316

MUSIC 322 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007038
Conducting 2
A continuation of the study of conducting techniques begun in MUSIC 222. The course focuses on the development of analytical and musical skills including score study, aural skills, and gestural clarity.
Prereq: MUSIC 222

MUSIC 326 STU 0.50Course ID: 007039
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 100, 227, 270; Music Majors and Minors.
Coreq: MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317.

MUSIC 327 STU 0.50Course ID: 007040
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 326.
Coreq: MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317

MUSIC 332 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007041
Aesthetics of Music
This course employs various methods to explore questions of musical meaning. Through study and discussion of selected sources from antiquity to the present, such themes as imitation, abstraction, beauty and other debated issues will be examined in historical context and in relation to the other arts.
Instructor Consent Required

MUSIC 333 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015139
Music and Landscape
This course explores how landscape is represented in music from Vivaldi and Beethoven to popular genres and Canadian music. Topics include the role of landscape and music in cultural identity, ways in which music evokes space and place, music and the environment, soundscape, and site-specific music.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: MUSIC 390 taken Winter 2011, 2014

MUSIC 334 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007042
Women and Music
An examination of women's roles in music from a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include women's music as a genre, historical accounts of women's music-making, the effects of gender ideology on women's musical activities, and music behaviour and performance in inter-gender relations.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with WS 334)

MUSIC 335 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015140
Perspectives in Music and Peace
This course examines music's role in peace and conflict from a variety of perspectives through listening, reading, discussion, and using examples from around the world. Topics include the use of music in dissent and resistance, and as an instrument of propaganda, conflict, and peacebuilding.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: MUSIC 391 taken Winter 2015 and PACS 301 taken Winter 2015
(Cross-listed with PACS 335)

MUSIC 355 FLD 0.50Course ID: 007045
Music and Culture Travel Course
A Spring term seminar approximately three weeks long, taught on location including daily lectures, attendance at music performances, and tours to places of cultural importance. Past and possible future locations include Vienna, London, Leipzig, South Africa, Morocco, Bali, and Estonia.
[Note: Additional costs will apply.]
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 361 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007049
Art Song
A study of the music written for solo voice from the 17th century to the present.
Prereq: MUSIC 100 or 110

MUSIC 362 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007050
Piano Literature
A study of music for solo piano from its 17th- and 18th-century antecedents to the present. Using historical and analytical approaches, individual works will be considered within a tradition of particular forms, genres, and styles.
Prereq: MUSIC 100 or 110

MUSIC 363 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007051
The Christian Hymn
The origins of the Christian hymn and its development up to the present. The course considers the hymn as theological, poetic, musical, cultural, and spiritual expression, and the use of hymns in a variety of worship settings.
[Note: This course fulfils an Area 2C requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
(Cross-listed with CMW 363, RS 357)

MUSIC 364 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007052
Worship and its Music
The nature of worship and the role of music within worship in historical, theological, and cultural perspective. Field trips to services of various traditions.
[Note: This course fulfils an Area 2C requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
(Cross-listed with CMW 364, RS 358)

MUSIC 370 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 007058
Music Theory 3 (19th-Century)
The study of chromatic harmony as well as melodic and formal aspects of 19th-century music. Ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard lab sessions will be integrated with written and analytical work.
Prereq: MUSIC 271

MUSIC 371 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 007059
Theory 4 (20th-Century)
The study of the compositional aspects of 20th-century music, including extended tonality, atonality, 12-tone writing, neo-classical idioms and contemporary compositional procedures. Lab sessions will cover non-tonal melodic reading and complex chord structures.
Prereq: MUSIC 370

MUSIC 376 SEM 0.50Course ID: 007064
Composition Seminar
An exploration of the discipline and craft of composing and arranging. Topics include choral, chamber ensemble, and orchestral techniques; electronic music; and charting for popular music. The course includes both score preparation and opportunities for recital performances of original works.
Prereq: MUSIC 271

MUSIC 380 RDG 0.50Course ID: 007066
Directed Study in Music
An independent term project completed under tutorial guidance of a faculty advisor.
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 381 RDG 0.50Course ID: 007069
Directed Study in Music
An independent term project completed under tutorial guidance of a faculty advisor.
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 390 SEM 0.50Course ID: 007072
Special Topics in Music
A special study of a selected topic in music. Consult department for details.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to three times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 391 SEM 0.50Course ID: 007073
Special Topics in Music 2
A special study of a selected topic in music. Consult department for details.
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 392 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015141
Special Topics in Global Music
A study of a selected topic in global music. Consult department for details.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to 2 times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required

MUSIC 400s


MUSIC 426 STU 0.50Course ID: 007076
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 327.
Coreq: MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317

MUSIC 427 STU 0.50Course ID: 007077
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 426.
Coreq: MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317.
Antireq: MUSIC 428

MUSIC 428 STU 0.50Course ID: 013997
Music Studio
Individual instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Classical Guitar and orchestral instruments. Students perform a senior recital in place of a jury.
[Note: Studio Fee]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 426.
Coreq: MUSIC 116, 117, 216, 217, 316 or 317.
Antireq: MUSIC 427

MUSIC 491 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012958
Senior Research Seminar
A research seminar for Music majors designed to give students an opportunity to develop research techniques through individual research projects and regular meetings with other students and faculty.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Music

MUSIC 492 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 007083
Senior Honours Thesis
An independent research project for Honours Music students. The topic is determined through consultation between the student and a faculty advisor.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: MUSIC 491