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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUL6624
Tracking Number - 2145

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-05-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 9/18; to SCNS liaison 10/12/09; was pending- had to resubmit as a change instead of a new course. Changes Approved, effective 8/1/10. posted in banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-03-30
  2. Department: Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 2402-00
  5. Contact Person: Brad Diamond
  6. Phone: 9744803
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUL
  9. Number: 6624
  10. Full Title: Song Literature
  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?: 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): Song Literature
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Song Literature covers the standard repertoire for classical voice. Open to all M.M. voice majors; other students may petition to enroll with instructor approval. This course is not repeatable for credit.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The graduate program at USF currently does not offer any courses in the field of song literature. This represents a significant weakness in the current curriculum. The addition of Song Literature is intended to address this shortcoming. Course informatio
  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? All M.M. voice students at USF will be strongly encouraged to enroll in this class as an elective. Other music students that are not vocalists would also benefit from the information taught in this class.
  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.) Successful past teaching experience at the collegiate level of similar course material is a necessary qualification for the instructor. A terminal degree in voice performance or a closely related field is preferred.
  29. Objectives: Students will study the major composers and genres of song literature. Through lectures and supporting reading assignments, the class will cover the major composers and important works of the genre. Listening assignments will be a substantive part of the class experience.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

    Develop a working knowledge of the major composers of song literature.

    Identify the most important works (via listening and score identification) within the genre of song literature.

    Effectively articulate the major stylistic trends within the genre of song

    literature from its origin to the present.

    Achieve performance proficiency through in-class performances of music.

  31. Major Topics: The origins of art song

    Art songs of the early baroque

    Middle/late baroque

    Art song of the classical era

    German lied, origins and development

    French song, Chanson through Melodie

    Early 20th century song

    Nationalism in art song

    Trends in modern art song

  32. Textbooks: Class texts will be left to the discretion of the instructor, but the following titles are offered for consideration of the proposal:

    Carol Kimball, Song: A Guide to Style and Literature

    Denis Stevens, A History of Song

  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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