FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

GEAR 206 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Eras and Composers in Music
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 206
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to research the examples of composers’ works and eras. The course will provide general information about instruments and composition styles of the classical music.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe general history of classical music.
  • compare the differences between eras of the classical music.
  • describe the development of the instruments and orchestras.
  • discuss the classical music composers’ lives’ reflections on their works.
  • classify eras of the classical music and composition styles.
Course Description In this course, basic information about the history of classical music will be given with examples of periods, composers and works. Students will learn the differences between periods in music through composers, their works and historical events, and will have information about the historical development of the orchestra. They will be encouraged to attend classical music concerts and have information about the contemporary classical music world, while learning about the stories of the composition of major works and the importance of composers in the period.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Orientation and introduction to the course Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”
2 General information about Eras in Music, The Most Well-Known Compositions and Composers Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra “Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, “Schubert: The Music and The Man”
3 Baroque Era: The Most Well-Known Composers and Compositions - - - Life Stories of A. Vivaldi, G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, personel archive and recordings,”Film: Mein name ist Bach”, “Vivaldi Four Seasons Concerto recordings”
4 Classical Era: J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra “Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, Schubert: “The Music and The Man”
5 Romantic Era: F. Schubert, F. Mendelssohn, H. Berlioz Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra” Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, “Schubert: The Music and The Man”
6 Romantic Era: N. Paganini, F. Liszt, F. Chopin, R. Wagner Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, E.L. Voynich,” Chopin’s Letters”, Samson J.,” Music of Chopin”
7 Romantic Era: R. Schumann, C. Schumann, J. Brahms Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski “The Life of Schumann”
8 Midterm
9 Romantic Era: Russian Five, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schostakovitch Recordings
10 Romantic Era- Nationalist Composers: B. Smetana, A. Dvorak, E. Grieg Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Smetana, Dvorak, Grieg Recordings
11 Romantic Era Opera Composers and The Most-Well-Known Operas Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Madame Butterfly, Il Pagliacci, Turandot recordings
12 Post-Romantic Era: G. Mahler, R. Strauss Impressionism: C. Debussy, E. Satie Neoclassicism: I.Stravinsky Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Debussy, Ravel recordings, Mahler Symphony recordings, Debussy recordings, Stravinsky ballets, Film: ‘Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky’
13 Modern Era: A. Schönberg,M. Ravel, B. Bartok, J. Cage, Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Bela Bartok documentaries, J. Cage recordings
14 Contemporary Turkish Music Composers İLYASOĞLU Evin; “71 Turkish Composers”
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Dorling KINDERSLEY, The Complete Classical Music Guide. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), 2012. - ISBN: 9781409383161

Suggested Readings/Materials

Stanley SADIE, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford University Press, 2001. - ISBN: 9780195170672

Willi APEL, Harvard Music Dictionary. Harvard University Press, 1969. - ISBN: 9780674375017

Ed. W. FRISCH, Brahms and His World Princeton University Press. 1990. - ISBN: 9781400833627

Jan SWAFFORD, Johannes Brahms: A Biography. Random House USA Inc., 2003. - ISBN: 9780679422617

E.L. VOYNICH, Chopin’s Letters. Dover Publications, 1988. - ISBN: 9780486255644

Jim SAMSON, Music of Chopin. Clarendon Press, 1994. - ISBN: 9780198164029

Brian NEWBOULD, Schubert: The Music and The Man. University of California Press, 1999. - ISBN: 9780520219571

Wilhelm Joseph von WASIELEWSKI, The Life of Schumann. Blumenfeld Press,2011. - ISBN: 9781446057056

Evin İLYASOGLU, 71 Turkish Composers. Pan, 2007. - ISBN: 9789944396257

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
10
10
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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