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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUN6135

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to gc 2/8/13 - Required for Music Performance, Music Ed. GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. Apprd eff 6/1/13. Apprd as 6135L (Lab class)

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2992 2012-10-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200-10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Matthew McCutchen 8139740845

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUN 6135 Symphonic Band

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Symphonic Band
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    The Symphonic Band fosters the highest performance standards of wind and percussion literature. Although made up primarily of music majors, the course is open to all university students by comprehensive auditions. It is repeatable for up to 8 credits.

  3. Justification

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

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    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 has been in existence as a subsection of the Wind Ensemble for years. In a typical semester there are 70+ undergraduates and 1-3 graduate students enrolled.

    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.)

    Experience working with middle and high school bands is imperative. Previous experience directing collegiate bands is desirable.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To perform the music at the highest possible artistic and technical level

    To grow musically

    To grow professionally

    To grow emotionally

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will increase their knowledge of instrumental performance practices, historic and modern wind band repertoire, rehearsal techniques, and musical decision making.

    C. Major Topics

    There will be a minimum of two concerts each semester. All concerts are open to the public.

    D. Textbooks

    All music is supplied by USF School of Music.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Grades will be based primarily upon attendance.

    The following criteria should help the symphonic band member understand grading procedures more clearly:

    A. Unexcused absence from rehearsal = grade lowered one letter

    B. Two tardies to rehearsal = grade lowered one letter

    C. Unexcused absence from performance = grade lowered 2 letters

    D. Tardy to performance = grade lowered one letter

    E. Chronic lack of preparedness = grade lowered 1 to 3 letters

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    There will be a minimum of two concerts each semester. All concerts are open to the public.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    As it is impossible to re-create a missed rehearsal or performance, no make-up work will be assigned. The Symphonic Band will follow the University's Policy on Academic Integrity.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Music Education

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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