Course Cost

Semester: Spring 2020
Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0

Because students can take this course for different credit hours, the cost will vary.

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Spring 2020

This course offers in-depth exploration of a special topic, issue or trend in the field of music. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 semester hours for different special topics; 6 semester hours may apply to a degree or certificate.

Status Days Times Location Instructor Books / Materials Ticket # CRN
Open MW 3:30pm-4:45pm
Course Location

Sugar Grove Campus, VonOhlen Hall, Room 232

Sugar Grove Campus
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
(630) 466-7900

Lathan View

Topic: Songwriting, Credits: 3, This course introduces students to the fundamentals of songwriting. Study begins by covering popular song forms followed by in-depth study and work in the art of lyric writing. Study continues with principles of harmony, chord writing, and basic principles of melody. All study includes audio and written examples of commercially successful songs from the tin-pan alley era through today. Basic concepts of copyright law and performing rights societies are also covered.