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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE7492

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-26
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1831 2005-09-29
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 2402-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Fung 41145

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 7492 Music Cognition

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Music Cognition
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    A critical examination of theories and research in music cognition in relation to perception and developmental psychology.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Presently Ph.D. students in MUE do not have sufficient time in examining the large body of knowledge in music cognition in MUE 7815, which covers a broad range of topics in the psychology of music such as psychoacoustical foundations, affective behaviors,

    B. 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?

    This course will become one of six courses in the degree specialization from which students must take five. There is good reason to believe most students would take this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in music education, background experience with music cognition.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will:

    -- Read selected materials in the areas of music cognition, music perception, and developmental psychology of music

    -- Lead, and contribute to, discussions on reading materials and relevant topics

    -- Develop an in-depth understanding of selected theories and research

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will:

    -- Conduct and present a major project in a selected topic in music cognition based on the student's background, interest, experience, and career goal

    -- Write a publishable scholarly paper, using APA style, in a selected topic in music cognition based on the student's background, interest, experience, and career goal

    C. Major Topics

    -- Perception of sound

    -- Musical memory, thinking, and organizations

    -- Music in infancy through adulthood

    -- Music and language

    D. Textbooks

    -- Dowling, W. J. & Harwood, D. L. (1986). Music cognition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

    -- Fiske, H. E. (1996). Selected theories of music perception. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    -- Hargreaves, D. J. (1986). The developmental psychology of music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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