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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE6787

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-08-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Required for MA in Music Ed. To GC. Note - Texts are over 5 years old. May need justification. Approved. Nmbr 6786 apprd as 6787 Eff 8/1/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5213 2015-04-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Fung 42311 fung@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 6787 Literature Review in Music Education

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Lit Review in Music Ed
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    MUE6xxx - Research Design and Methods in Music Education

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course is designed to assist the student in developing research skills focused upon the development of a literature review in music education.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    All students in the MA in Music Education degree program will take this course.

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

    No

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

    A PhD in music education.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course should help you develop the ability to:

    1. Read and critically evaluate selected scholarly articles to identify the anatomy of

    a quality literature review.

    2. Lead, and contribute to, discussions on reading materials and relevant topics.

    3. Formulate clear research questions related to music teaching or learning.

    4. Search databases, journals, text books, doctoral dissertations, and scholarly

    resources for appropriate related sources.

    5. Organize and formulate an outline for a literature review around a topic of

    interest in music education.

    6. Synthesize information found in the literature (in your own words) and advance

    an argument.

    7. Conduct and present a literature review on a selected topic in music education

    based on the studentís background, interest, experience, and career goal.

    8. Evaluate a scholarly review of literature on a selected topic in music education

    based on the studentís background, interest, experience, and career goal.

    9. Peer-evaluate and revise literature

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate scholarly research

    2. Formulate clear research questions related to music teaching or learning

    3. Search databases for appropriate related sources

    4. Conduct a literature review around a topic of interest

    5. Peer-evaluate and revise literature reviews

    C. Major Topics

    Topic selection, drafting problem statements, reading and critically evaluating scholarly articles, critiquing literature reviews, formulating clear research questions, searching databases, formulating an outline for a literature review

    D. Textbooks

    Galvan, J.L. (2006). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN: 1884585663

    American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: author.

    In addition, supplementary readings selected readings will also be assigned

    throughout the semester as appropriate.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Galvan, J.L. (2006). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social

    and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN: 1884585663

    American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American

    Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: author.

    In addition, supplementary readings selected readings will also be assigned

    throughout the semester as appropriate.

    No other purchases.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1. Contributions to online discussions/Article Critique Presentations: 30%

    You will be expected to respond twice each week to online discussion board

    posts (answer and comment or question for a colleague). You will also be

    responsible for critiquing articles by describing their strengths and

    weaknesses. Your contributions to the class discussions will contribute to a

    better understanding of what comprises a strong literature review.

    2. Written Assignments: 20%

    Throughout the semester, you will be expected to complete writing

    assignments that demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of how to

    facilitate the basic skills necessary to complete a comprehensive and

    publishable literature review.

    3. Quizzes: 20%

    Four quizzes will be administered periodically throughout the semester to

    ensure that you understand the skills and concepts presented in the readings.

    4. Literature Review and Presentation: 30%

    Write a 20-page literature review including citations in APA style. The topic of

    the paper shall be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the

    semester. I look forward to helping you find a project that best fits your career

    path and music teaching interests.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. Contributions to online discussions/Article Critique Presentations:

    You will be expected to respond twice each week to online discussion board

    posts (answer and comment or question for a colleague). You will also be

    responsible for critiquing articles by describing their strengths and

    weaknesses. Your contributions to the class discussions will contribute to a

    better understanding of what comprises a strong literature review.

    2. Written Assignments:

    Throughout the semester, you will be expected to complete writing

    assignments that demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of how to

    facilitate the basic skills necessary to complete a comprehensive and

    publishable literature review.

    3. Quizzes:

    Four quizzes will be administered periodically throughout the semester to

    ensure that you understand the skills and concepts presented in the readings.

    4. Literature Review and Presentation

    Write a 20-page literature review including citations in APA style. The topic of

    the paper shall be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the

    semester. I look forward to helping you find a project that best fits your career

    path and music teaching interests.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Contributions to online discussions /Article Critiques (2% x 15) 30%

    Written Assignments (5% x 4) 20%

    Quizzes (5% X 4) 20%

    Literature Review and Presentation 30%

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There are no make-ups for online discussions or the final paper. Discussions posted late will receive zero point, and late papers will receive a 5% reduction in the final grade per each day being late. The final paper will not be accepted if overdue by more than seven days.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Music Education


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None.



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