UNDERGRADUATE MUSIC HISTORY ASSESSMENT EXAM

The Undergraduate Music History Assessment Exam is a one-hour test administered during the Convocation hour the semester before the student files for graduation. The diagnostic tests students' general knowledge of music history across the time span covered in Music 161A & B (classical antiquity through modern times). Although a student must take the test in order to graduate, the test is not scored as pass/fail and does not affect graduation. The purpose of the test is for the Department to (1) gauge the student's retention of his/her knowledge of music history and (2) gather data useful for assessing how well the students are being prepared in music history.

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UNDERGRADUATE MUSIC THEORY ASSESSMENT EXAM

The Undergraduate Music Theory Assessment Exam is a one-hour test administered during the Convocation hour the semester before the student files for graduation. The diagnostic tests students' general knowledge of music theory, from basic scales and chords to the analysis of two pieces. The test covers concepts from Music 40-43 and Music 144 (the four semester Music Theory sequence and Form and Analysis). Although a student must take the test in order to graduate, the test is not scored as pass/fail and does not affect graduation. The purpose of the test is for the Department to (1) gauge the student's retention of his/her knowledge of music theory and (2) gather data useful for assessing how well the students are being prepared in music theory.

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