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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Music in composition. The change will appear in the in the College of Fine Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The dean of the college approved the request on March 10, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on April 14, 2009, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the executive vice chancellor of academic affairs.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by five p.m. on April 28, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 23, 2009.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Music: Composition Major

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Change text to reference chapter two for core curriculum. Degree requirements are now broken down into Prescribed Work, Major Requirements, and Electives.
2. Remove statement “At least fifty-seven semester hours, consisting of” in the music literature, theory, and composition section of Major Requirements.
3. Combine music literature and music theory sections.
4. Add Music 313M (History of Music I).
5. Remove Music 221J (Music Analysis first semester) and 221K (Music Analysis second semester). Add Music 321J (Music Analysis). 321J is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
6. Reduce Music 364 (Advanced Ear Training) to a one-hour course (164). 164 is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
7. Remove one semester of Music 214C (Beginning Composition).
8. Add Music 329G (Intermediate Electronic Composition).
9. Add Music 106R (Composition Recital). 106R is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
10. Remove two hours of electives.
11. Add new electives statement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 242

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. “At least fifty-seven semester hours, consisting of” statement has been removed, because MUS 313M will double-dip with the core writing requirement and thus will not add hours counted toward the degree.
3. Music literature and music theory sections have been combined into one numbered point for consistency with all other degrees offered by the Butler School of Music.
4. MUS 313M has been added for consistency with the other Bachelor of Music degrees offered by the Butler School of Music.
5. MUS 321J has replaced MUS 221J and 221K, because a one-semester three-hour course can better cover the required educational content. The Butler School of Music plans to offer many courses in a standardized three-credit hour format in the future.
6. MUS 364 has been reduced by two hours, because MUS 321J will incorporate much of the content of MUS 364.
7. One semester of MUS 214C has been removed because one semester of 214C is an adequate prerequisite for MUS 224G (Intermediate Composition).
8. MUS 329G has been added since electronic music technologies are increasingly prominent and relevant for today’s students.
9. MUS 106R has been added to award course credit for the required recital.
10. Two hours of electives have been removed to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to remain at 120 hours required for the degree.
11. Since double-dipping between core and major requirements is allowed, an electives statement has been added indicating that additional coursework may be needed to attain the 120 hours required for the degree.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. Yes, it incorporates the new core curriculum requirements.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 2/27/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 3/5/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 3/10/2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.