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Course Descriptions

MUSI 1303: Fundamentals of Music

Class Program
Credits 3 3 Lecture Hours 48 Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours

Course Description:  Intro to basic music theory. Study of scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, and meter and rhythm. Does not apply to music major degree.


Co-Requisites and Pre-Requisites: None         Lab Fees:  None          Required Materials:  TBA


Course Learning Objectives:  Ability to master required skills identified in course description and ability to advance to freshman theory. Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Construct all major and minor scales and key signatures.

2. Construct simple and compound intervals, triads and seventh chords of any quality.

3. Identify and perform basic rhythmic and pitch patterns common in tonal music, and properly notate basic rhythms in simple or compound meters.

4. Identify fundamental musical elements aurally and/or on the keyboard.

5. Use appropriate musical vocabulary to describe theoretical concepts.


Attendance Policy:  No more than three unexcused absences in a semester.


Grading Criteria: Student performance will be measured using periodic exams and written assignments.


Evaluation Standards:

A = 90 – 100%

B = 80 – 89%

C = 70 – 79%

D = 60 – 69%

F = 0 – 59%


Academic Integrity Policy:

Academic Integrity is fundamental to the educational mission of Weatherford College and the College expects its students to maintain high standards of personal and scholarly conduct. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on an examination or other academic work, plagiarism, collusion, and the abuse of resource materials. Any student who is demonstrated to have engaged in any of these activities will be subject to immediate disciplinary action in accordance with institutional procedures.


ADA Statement:

Any student with a documented disability (e.g. learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) may contact the Office of Disabilities located in the upper floor of the Student Services Building on the Weatherford College Weatherford Campus to request reasonable accommodations. Phone: 817-598-6350 Office Location: Office Number 115 B in the Student Services Building Weatherford College 225 College Park Drive Weatherford, Texas


Revised: 04/21/2020