Introduction to Music Technology
Spring 2002

MUSC 340 Section 1: Fridays 8:00 - 9:50 a.m., HFA 256


Dr. Katherine Norman
HFA Rm. 216, Phone: 777-2827
Office Hours: As posted.

Dr. Michael Wittgraf
HFA Rm. 272, Phone: 777-4716
Office Hours: As posted.

Text and Materials:

  • Experiencing Music Technology (Second edition)
    by David Williams and Peter Webster (available in the UND Bookstore)
  • Zip Disk

Course Description

Technology pervades life in early twenty-first century America. In this course, you will learn how to incorporate technology into your future work as a creative musician and teacher. Topics will include technologies oriented toward office productivity, multimedia/CD Rom, music notation, music sequencing, hardware configuration, and the World Wide Web. If time permits, additional topics such as presentation software and compact disc recording will also be addressed.


Grades will be calculated on the basis of the quality of your work on in-class assignments, homework assignments, and tests given throughout the semester. Many of the assignments require you to work independently in the computer lab. For each assignment you will be asked to verify that what you submit is your own work. While we don't anticipate any occurrence of scholastic dishonesty, please be aware that university policy will apply if it does occur. Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, and collusion. For more information on university policy on these matters, consult the Academic Catalog and the Code of Student Life, Section 3-3.

Attendance and Missed/Late Assignment Policy:

Regular, punctual attendance is expected. Be advised that in-class assignments cannot be made up and that a missed in-class assignment will result in a grade of zero for that assignment. Without advance arrangement, late homework assignments will be penalized; a homework assignment that is more than a week late will receive a grade of zero. By advance arrangement, and for legitimate reasons, students may receive permission to reschedule test and homework assignment deadlines. Without advance arrangement, homework assignment deadlines and tests will be rescheduled only in the case of documented emergencies. Like a missed in-class assignment, a missed test or homework assignment will result in a grade of zero for that test or assignment.

Homework Assignments for the First Half of the Semester

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