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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUS6000
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-10-01
  2. Department: School of Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 2402-01
  5. Contact Person: Sang-Hie Lee
  6. Phone: 41762
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUS
  9. Number: 6000
  10. Full Title: Music, Medicine, and Myths
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Music and Medicine
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate standing & Upper-level undergraduates with Advisor's permission
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: The course focuses on integration of the body, mind, and emotion in music learning and performing; causes, prevention, and treatment of music-related injury; rehabilitation and effective management of performance anxiety.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Since music educators and medical professionals collaborated to form a Performing Arts Medical Association in the early 1980s, the field of musician's health has progressed steadily. In 2003, NASM emphasized the necessity to address health issues in musi
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? We anticipate increased enrollment in this course among performing musicians as well as researchers. Currently, trial offering of this course is cross-listed in School of Medicine for bioethics students and medical students.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course is offered as Selected Topics course for the first time in Fall of 2005.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A doctorate degree in music field with strong research records in music medicine and psychomusicology.
  29. Objectives: Students will learn about medical issues inherent in performing arts and explore causes, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of injury.

    Students will know about current research, research questions, methods, and results in

    the field of performing arts medicine.

    Students will develop critical skills in discussing myths involved in our arts.

    Students will develop healthy practice habits and cognitive kills to manage performance anxiety.

    Student will develop a sense of responsibility to relate their professional interests to the world issues.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Student will know how intelligence and emotion work together in music learning and music performance.

    Student will know cause, prevention, and treatment of music-related injury.

    Student will know rehabilitation procedures for post-treatment.

    Student will know the healing power of music.

    Student will know the role of music in promoting healthier society.

  31. Major Topics: o Performing Artists' Health: Personal, Professional, and Social Context

    o Neurophysiology of Music Making

    o Mind-body Connection

    o Injury: Causes and Treatments

    o Prevention and Rehabilitation

    o The Anatomy of Performance Anxiety

    o Music and Healing

    o Emotional Intelligence

    o Healthy Music Making

    o Music's Power to the World

  32. Textbooks: Course pack from source reading (see syllabus for bibliography).
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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