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EIT 171 Songwriting I
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introduction to the basics of song writing, including lyrics, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic development, form and emotional content.

Prerequisites: MTC100

Corequisites: MTC100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Express different processes to create song ideas and lyrics from varied sources. (CSLO 2 & 3)
2. (Synthesis Level) Model the relationship between rhythm and lyrics and how it can affect the style of a song. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
3. (Application Level) Apply appropriate scales to write melodies to convey appropriate emotional content. (CSLO 2 & 3)
4. (Comprehension Level) Select appropriate chord progressions to accompany a melody to represent the emotional content of a melody and its lyrics. (CSLO 2 & 3)
5. (Application Level) Use functional and appropriate cadences to delineate different sections of a song. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Select the appropriate form for a song that is being developed, based on lyrics, theme or style. (CSLO 2 & 3)
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop title(s) for a song and explain the function of a title. (CSLO 2)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation