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MUSC 312 - HUMN 312

MUSIC & MYTHOLOGY

SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE Spring 2014 Donn A!"on - In#"r$%"or

MUSIC AND MYTHOLOGY


Si&rr N&' ( Co))&g& * Spring 2014 HUMN 312 - CRN +101,MUSC 312 - CRN +101,. Co$r#& Co(& & No/ Co$r#& Ti")& T&r1 & Y& r Co$r#& R&2/ No/ 3CRN0 In#"r$%"or4 56on& E1 i) O22i%& O22i%& Ho$r#, C) ## M&&"ing Ti1&#4 M&&"ing 5) %&, 5r&-r&7$i#i"&# Co-r&7$i#i"&# HUMN 312/MUSC312 Music and Mythology (3 credits0 Spring 2014 1019 ! 1019" #onna $%ton "&''1& "'( da%ton)sierrane*ada+edu #a*id Hall 101 Monday & -ednesday 1&2 p. and /y appoint.ent 0uesday! 0hursday 2,30&3,4" p. 1atterson 20 2N34101 or the consent o5 the instructor none

R&7$ir&( T&!"8oo9#4 0he 1o6er o5 Myth /y 7oseph Ca.p/ell He /y 8o/ert $+ 7ohnson She /y 8o/ert $+ 7ohnson -e /y 8o/ert $+ 7ohnson Op"ion ) "&!"8oo9#4 A' i) 8)& on r&#&r'& " 5ri1 Li8r r: 3oddesses in 2*ery -o.an /y 7ean Shinoda 9olen 3ods in 2*ery Man /y 7ean Shinoda 9olen 3ree: Mythology /y Sophia ;o::inou COURSE DESCRI5TION 0his is a three unit course designed as an inter&disciplinary Music and Hu.anities Course+ 0he connection /et6een the t6o 5ields o5 Music and Mythology 6ill /e e%plored 5ro. t6o di55erent directions, <+ 0he .ythology o5 .usic, -ays in 6hich the .yth and 5ol: lore o5 speci5ic societies ha*e e%plained the presence! the creation and the po6er o5 .usic= 6hat this tells us a/out the hu.an e%perience and a/out .usic+ <<+ 0he .usic o5 .ythology, 2%a.ples in the .usical literature o5 .yth as the the.atic .aterial 5or instru.ental and *ocal 6or:s+ 0he student 6ill study the .yth itsel5 and the .usical *oca/ulary the co.poser and per5or.er use to con*ey the .eaning o5 the .yth+ Class 6or: includes listening! lecture! discussion and a 5inal pro>ect co./ining .usic and .yth in an original 6ay+

STUDENT OUTCOMES 9y considering .ythology! .usic! and their inter6o*en connections! the students 6ill achie*e the 5ollo6ing outco.es, ; <n*estigate .usic and .yth as t6o po6er5ul languages+ ? 9eco.e a6are o5 di55ering roles .usic has played in society & as sho6n /y stories told a/out .usic@s creation+ ? $chie*e 5a.iliarity 6ith the .ain 3ree: gods and goddesses ? 8elate the Aualities o5 these archetypes to hu.an li5e e%perience ? 8ead .ythological literature and /e a/le to apply its lessons to present day li5e+ ? 2%tend this 5ra.e o5 re5erence to other .ythologies & including Nati*e $.erican! Norse! 3er.anic! 2nglish! and 8ussian 5ol:lore and 5airy tales+ ? 4isten to and discuss .usical .asterpieces that use .ythological the.es and stories+ ? 9e a/le to identi5y the .usical techniAues and Aualities used to represent aspects o5 the .ythological story in .usic 5or.+ ; Use .usic in a creati*e 6ay to enhance or tell the story o5 a chosen .yth+ INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES 8eading assign.ents 5ro. 3ree:! Brench! Nati*e $.erican and Norse Mythology Student presentations on other .ythological syste.s 4istening and discussion o5 .usic /ased on other .ythological the.es! 5ol: tales! 5airy tales+ 8eports and presentations on .yth&/ased .usical pieces+ Class discussions o5 readings <n&class .usical pro>ects Creati*e pro>ects co./ining .usic and .yth+ CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES 0he daily reading and 6riting assign.ents 6ill /e 5ro. that .aterial+ <n&class 6or: 6ill include listening and discussion o5 .usic /ased on other .ythological the.es! 5ol: tales! and 5airy tales+ METHODS O< ASSESSING STUDENT OUTCOMES Ho.e6or: assign.ents! presentations! AuiCCes! .id&ter. and 5inal e%a.s+

COURSE RE=UIREMENTS 8eading assign.ents 6ill /e gi*en 5or each class session+ Duestions 6ill /e assigned 5or 6riting and discussion on these readings+ 0here 6ill /e in&class listening assign.ents! response papers! and occasional 6ritten AuiCCes Eou 6ill ha*e .id&ter. and a 5inal e%a.s+ GRADING 5OLICY Yo$r 2in ) gr (& >i)) 8& (&"&r1in&( $#ing "6& 2o))o>ing p&r%&n" g&#/ A""&n( n%& 20? 5 r"i%ip "ion 20? @ri""&n ##ign1&n"# 30? E! 1# n( 7$iAA&# 30? -ritten assign.ents that are co.plete 6ill /e gi*en 5ull credit on the day they are due+ #uring the ne%t 6ee: they 6ill /e gi*en '0F credit! during the 5ollo6ing 6ee: (0 F credit+ $5ter that they 6ill not /e accepted+ A""&n( n%&4 $ great deal o5 this class is e%periential+ -riting assign.ents 6ill /e /ased on responses to classroo. discussion and .usic listening+ <n other 6ords! consistent attendance is crucial to your success in this class+ $lso! please notice that 40F o5 your class grade can only /e acco.plished /y attending classes+ 5 r"i%ip "ion4 0he uni*ersal the.es o5 .ythology create a personal response in each o5 us 6hich is uniAue and *alua/le+ Music is also an e%tre.ely su/>ecti*e co..unication .ediu. and can e*o:e strong responses and create insights on a deep le*el+ 9e responsi/le 5or your o6n sa5ety and/or co.5ort le*el in this class and respect your class.ates@ contri/utions+ 9eyond these cautionary state.ents! en>oy e%ploring these t6o 6onder5ul sources o5 riches+ @ri""&n ##ign1&n"# -ritten 6or: 6ill /e assigned 6ith reAuired readings+ <t 6ill /e graded on clarity! originality! thought5ulness! and gra..atical correctness+ < a. loo:ing 5or re5lecti*e and .eaning5ul 6or:+ E! 1# n( 7$iAA&#4 Eour .id&ter. and your 5inal 6ill ha*e an in&class co.ponent+ 0he other part 6ill /e an original 6or:s that incorporates .usic 6ith a .yth o5 your choice+ 9e thin:ing a/out .ythological stories that stri:e a strong chord 6ith you+ Choose .yths you en>oy+ +

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Music resources that 6ill /e help5ul to you are Ne6 3ro*e #ictionary o5 Music and Musicians (in the re5erence sectionH! and Ne6 3ro*e #ictionary o5 Musical <nstru.ents + + Music /oo:s are in the section .ar:ed M4 (.usic literatuireH M(actual 6ritten .usicH and M0 (0heoryH 4J3<N in5or.ation 5or SNC 1ri. 4i/rary 2lectronic #ata/ases http,//li/guides+sierrane*ada+edu/li/rary 9etts Mar:le! 4i/rary #irector e.ar:le)sierrane*ada+edu "&''1& "11 -hen you need to access SNC@s licensed data/ase content 5ro. o55 ca.pus! you 6ill need the 5ollo6ing in5or.ation, K Students, Use your 5irst initial and your last na.e as the userna.e and your 9 digit student <# nu./er as the pass6ord+

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COURSE OUTLINE AND ASSIGNMENTS


@&&9 1 * In"ro($%"ion 0uesday! 7anuary 21 I Music! Mythology 0hursday! 7anuary 23 8eading due, the 1o6er o5 Myth pps+ 1&'" @&&9 2 -M:"6 0uesday! 7anuary 2' 8eading due, the 1o6er o5 Myth pps+'(&112 0hursday! 7anuary 30 & $rchetypes and 1atriarchy Cronus! Uranus! 0itans 8eading due, M0here are 3ods in e*ery .anN 8eading dueN NBathers and Sons, Myths tell us a/out the 1atriarchy @&&9 3 - Gr&&9 Go( Ar%6&":p&# 0uesday! Be/ruary 4 & Oeus! 1oseidon! & Hades! and 5a.ily o5 origin 4istening, #e/ussy & 4a Mer 0hursday! Be/ruary ( $pollo! Her.es &! Hephaestus! 8eading due N0he 4ord o5 the Sil*er 9o6N Lideo, Bantasia @&&9 4 - Gr&&9 Go(BGo((&## Ar%6&":p&# 0uesday! Be/ruary 11 $res! #ionysus Lideo, Bantasia 0hursday! Be/ruary Be/+ 13& $.or (CupidH , $phrodite! 8eading due, 0he 1o6er o5 Myth pps+ 20 &230 I The Gift of the Goddess 8eading due, M$lche.ical 3oddessP 4istening, 0he 1lanets & /y 3usta* Holst! NLenusN and NCupidN @&&9 .- Gr&&9 Go((&## Ar%6&":p&# 0uesday! Be/ruary 1' & Lulnera/le 3oddesses, Hera! #e.eter! 1ersephone 8eading due, M 0he story o5 <oP 4istening N$riadne au5 Na%osN 0hursday! Be/ruary 20 & Lirgin 3oddesses, $rte.is! $thena! Hestia 8eading due, N 0he Horse and the Jli*eN! N0he -onder5ul -ea*erN

@&&9 C * S6& - 1syche 0uesday! Be/ruary 2" & DuiC 0hursday! Be/ruary 2 8eading due, She & pps+ i%&34= 4istening & 0he Sleep o5 1syche & Cesar Branc:

@&&9 - * S6& 0uesday! March 4& 0he 0as:s 8eading due, She & pps+ 3"&"2 0hursday March ( I 0he 0as:s 8eading due, She & pps+ "3& 2 @&&9 D 0uesday March 11 & Mid&ter. re*ie6 0hursday! March 13 & <n class Mid&ter.

M r%6 1--21 Spring Er& 9 @&&9 , - T6& O(:##&: 0uesday! March 2" I 0he Jdyssey 0hursday! March 2 Lideo , J 9rother! 6here art 0houQ @&&9 10 - H& 0uesday! $pril 1& 0he Bisher ;ing 8eading due, 0he 1o6er o5 Myth pps 1"1&20( & The Heros Adventure 8eading due, He pps+ i%&12 0hursday! $pril 3 & 1arsi5al 8eading due, MHeP pps+ 13&30= @&&9 11 - H& 0uesday! $pril ' 8eading due, He pps+ 31&"' 4istening, 1arsi5al

0hursday! $pril 10& 0he 3rail Castle 8eading due, He "'&'2 @&&9 12 - H& 0uesday! $pril 1" Lideo, 0he Bisher ;ing 0hursday! $pril 1 & NJrpheusN 8eading due, 0he 0ro>an -ar 4istening, Jrpheus and 2urydice= Lideo, 9lac: Jrpheus Hercules #ido and $eneas @&&9 13 - @& 0uesday! $pril 22 8eading due, 0he 1o6er o5 Myth pps+231&2" &Tales of Love and Marriage 8eading due, -e pps+ 1 I 34 0hursday ! $pril 24 8eading due, -e pps+ 3 &'0 4istening, 0ristan and <solde & -agner @&&9 14 - @& 0uesday! $pril 29 8eading due, -e pps+ '3&11" 0hursday! May 1 8eading due, -e pps+ 119&1((! 1'9 & 201 @&&9 1. - R&'i&> 0uesday! May (&8e*ie6 May R ' I Study days <in ) &! 14 S "$r( :F M : 10"6 11430 * 2430 p1

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