MUS 83A: MUSIC & MEDICINE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||4 lecture, 1 laboratory per week (60 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in MTEC 84A.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to understand the elements of music and as applied to music therapy.
- A successful student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the historical origins and core tenets of the music therapy profession.
The student will be able to:
A. Describe historical origins of the field and profession of music therapy.
B. Explain the aesthetic, technical, social, economic, and political contexts that influence music and health from ancient times into the 21st century.
C. Understand the components of music and their relation to music therapy.
D. Identify the basic elements of music therapy treatment processes.
E. Understand the scientific research methods and appreciate the arts as music is intentionally used as medical intervention in music therapy.
F. Engage in active and passive music making experiences and develop written analyses of these experiences.
G. Demonstrate ability to plan music applications to meet a variety of music therapy goals and objectives for children, adolescents and adults.
A. Music therapy methods, techniques, materials, and equipment with their appropriate applications.
B. The philosophical, psychological, physiological, and sociological bases for the use of music as therapy.
C. Use of music applications to meet a variety of music therapy goals and objectives, including drumming, songwriting, lyric analysis, guided relaxation, movement and improvisation.
D. Reviewing the work of musicians-physicians and music therapy research in medical literature.
E. Discussing the creative power of sound, and the relationship of the history, theory, and methodologies of music and health in international health care settings.
F. Applying the art and science of music therapy in assessing the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
G. Examples of music therapy involvement presented in class, spanning cultures and nationalities, including choices of music, programming activities, and samples of client responses.
H. Composing, arranging and producing music according to music therapy and sound healing principles.
A. Directed listening of music and client interviews.
B. Practice and apply theoretical knowledge:
1. Performing on a musical instrument.
2. Songwriting or composing original music.
3. Recording and producing finished musical works.
C. Explore the relationship of music and health via readings, recordings, lectures, discussions, and musical experiences.
D. Investigate the history, theory, and practice of the creative power of sound and music in international health care settings.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Quizzes and exams on reading material and online video lectures.
B. Written assignments.
C. Research paper on a topic related to the field of music therapy.
D. Listening assignments via online delivery.
E. Final project.
F. Class presentation.
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations that demonstrate theories and techniques used by professional music therapists.
B. Classroom discussions that address the history and evolution of music therapy and sound healing.
C. Group presentations, and instructor led activities, followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Leeds, Joshua. The Power of Sound: How to Be Healthy and Productive Using Music and Sound. 2nd ed. Healing Arts Press, 2010.
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Other written materials provided by the instructor and delivered online.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Written reports about the procession and discipline of music therapy.
B. Observe therapy sessions and summarize in written reports.
C. Written papers on topics chosen in class to assimilate knowledge about specific methodologies in music therapy treatment and how it relates to a specific population or disability.
D. Written commentary on potential music therapy applications.