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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE7492
Tracking Number - 1831

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-26
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-09-29
  2. Department: Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 2402-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Victor Fung
  6. Phone: 41145
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUE
  9. Number: 7492
  10. Full Title: Music Cognition
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  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 Cognition
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: A critical examination of theories and research in music cognition in relation to perception and developmental psychology.

  25. 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,
  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? 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. 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.
  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Major Topics: -- Perception of sound

    -- Musical memory, thinking, and organizations

    -- Music in infancy through adulthood

    -- Music and language

  32. 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.

  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:
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