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Mus 698 Bach: the Baroque & Beyond
Syllabus Fall 1997
| Instructor | Course | Description | Prerequisites | Objectives |
| Format | Text | Requirements & Grading | Topics | Bibliography |
- Instructor: Dr. Timothy Smith
Office: 37-163 - Telephone: 523-8929 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: available any time by e-mail
- Course: Mus 698 (1 cr.) Graduate Seminar Bach: the Baroque & Beyond
- Description: Study of emergent themes of the baroque which achieved heights of tonal complexity in the music of J. S. Bach, and have influenced composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Prerequisites: Students are eligible to take this course who are: self-motivated, able to work alone, have access to the Internet, are conversant with technological applications as they pertain thereto, and have completed the undergraduate music theory sequence (or permission of the instructor).
- Objectives: (1) study distinctive concepts of 18th-century music and how they manifest themselves in a work of J. S. Bach and a work by a subsequent romantic or 20th-century composer. (2) experiment with, and learn from, various web-mediated approaches to instruction, conferencing, consensus building, and document creation.
- Format: This course will be delivered via the World-Wide Web at: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/bbbhome.html. The course will be fully asynchronous--students may work through a series of lessons, in any order, at their own pace. There will be no formal class time or location--class members may participate from anywhere in the world so long as they have access to the Internet. The course will take the form of a series of four lessons, each one including reading, score study, listening, and a group assignment. Assignments consist of a series of questions to which students must reply. Students are encouraged to use the Mus 698 Bach conference web site at NAU's Virtual Conference Center to collaborate in response to these questions.
Marissen, Michael, editor. "Creative Responses to Bach from Mozart to Hindemith" (Bach Perspectives Vol 3). University of Nebraska Press, 1998, 240 pages (ISBN: 0803210485). This book can be purchased from the University of Nebraska Press Online for $55.00 (plus $4.00 shipping).
This course will be listening intensive, with all of the aural examples coming from compact disk recordings available in the School of Performing Arts Computer Media Center. Off-campus students would need to purchase these CDs or check them out from a local library. Most of these CDs can be purchased off the Internet at Classical Insites via their handy CD search page.
- Requirements and Grading:
- Instructor Evaluation (40%): This component of the grade will be based upon the instructor's assessment of each student's participation in the course and substance of encounter with the course objectives and essential material.
- Student Evaluation (20%): With respect to the second course objective, By December 1, 1997, students must submit an evaluation of the course. This document must be a collaborative effort...again, the Mus 698 Bach conference web site would be an appropriate forum. While students are free to comment upon content, they are especially encouraged to evaluate experiences and impressions with respect to delivery of content. Bearing in mind that this is the first time a course like this has been offered on the World-Wide Web, students are urged to be frank, but constructive, in their comments. The purpose of this assignment is to assist the instructor in the design of the course as it continues to evolve. This assignment will receive a grade of 100% if it is completed on time.
- Complete each lesson and do all assignments (40%):
- Topics: see http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/bbbhome.html
- Bibliography: see http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/bachindex.html#bibliography