In this capstone contract course, students demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their concentration courses. Each student will complete the capstone project to demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected field(s) of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The capstone project may take one of several formats: a research paper, scholarly essay, portfolio, presentation of creative work, business plan, case study, or any other mode appropriate to the student’s interest and experience. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned to meet the requirements of the concentration. (3 credits)
Essential competencies for a concentration in Music History are similar to those in Applied Music but with less emphasis on music-making (performance, conducting, composition, etc.) and more on the study of music through intellectual modes of inquiry. A minimum level of competency in musicianship is expected.
- Students must have completed most of their concentration courses and take this course in their last semester. Academic Counselor approval is required to register.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who graduate with a concentration in Music will be able to:
- read music scores and demonstration functional keyboard skills, aural skills training and performance studies at a basic level;
- investigate and compare music literature, genres, composers and performance practices within the cultural contexts of various historical periods and geographic regions; and
- present research, including independent findings and interpretations, in a style appropriate to the discipline.
Course Activities and Grading
3 Assignments @ 10 points each (Weeks 2, 4 & 6)
Capstone Project (Final project) (Week 8)
- There are no required textbooks to purchase, however, students may find it helpful to refer to materials from previous courses.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.