Alexander Carpenter, PhD, MA, BMus

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Fall Term 2020 (1730)

AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

LECTURE 3A11 (86530)
2020-08-24 - 2020-09-15
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (TBD)


AUMUS 224 - Music from the Ancient to Baroque Eras

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of Western European art music from the ancient Greeks to the late Baroque period, in the context of general cultural history.

LECTURE 1A01 (86186)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
MWF 08:30 - 09:30 (TBD)


AUMUS 170 - Tuning In: An Introduction to Music

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Development of listening approaches and techniques for understanding and appreciating a variety of Western and non-Western music, and an examination of the ideologies that prompt the sampling of such music. Music studied includes Western art music, African music, First Nations music, North Indian music, and popular music.

LECTURE 1A01 (78742)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (TBD)

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

AUPHI 365 - Aesthetics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Considerations of theoretical issues related to visual arts, broadly understood and of sense experience.

LECTURE 1B01 (44019)
2021-01-25 - 2021-04-19
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (TBD)


AUMUS 226 - Music and the Moving Image

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the use of music in film, television, and video games, with an emphasis on semiotic analysis and the historical development of the aesthetics and technologies of linking music to moving images.

LECTURE 3B01 (43945)
2021-01-04 - 2021-01-20
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (TBD)


AUMUS 160 - Theoretical and Analytical Studies I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of common-practice harmony: scales and modes, intervals, triads, figured bass, cadences, phrases, periods, sentences, nonharmonic tones, harmonic progression and rhythm, part-writing, seventh chords, diatonic modulation playing simple harmonic progression formulae on piano. Prerequisites: AUMUS 100 or a score higher than 70% in the Music Theory Placement Examination (MTPE), and completion of the Keyboard Skills Interview (KSI). Corequisite: AUMUS 162.

LECTURE 1B01 (98758)
2021-01-25 - 2021-04-19
MWF 15:15 - 16:15 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUMUS 170 - Tuning In: An Introduction to Music

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Development of listening approaches and techniques for understanding and appreciating a variety of Western and non-Western music, and an examination of the ideologies that prompt the sampling of such music. Music studied includes Western art music, African music, First Nations music, North Indian music, and popular music.

LECTURE 1A01 (47522)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (AU RS 024)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUMUS 369 - Popular Music: Analysis, Interpretation, Meaning

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Critical examination of popular music, with a focus on analytical paradigms and methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to interpretation.

SEMINAR 1B01 (75655)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 10:15 - 11:15 (AU F 1 315)


AUMUS 225 - Music from the Classical Era to the Present Day

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of western European art music from the mid-18th century to the 20th century, in the context of general cultural history.

LECTURE 1B01 (75656)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 14:15 - 15:45 (AU F 1 315)


AUMUS 160 - Theoretical and Analytical Studies I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of common-practice harmony: scales and modes, intervals, triads, figured bass, cadences, phrases, periods, sentences, nonharmonic tones, harmonic progression and rhythm, part-writing, seventh chords, diatonic modulation playing simple harmonic progression formulae on piano. Prerequisites: AUMUS 100 or a score higher than 70% in the Music Theory Placement Examination (MTPE), and completion of the Keyboard Skills Interview (KSI). Corequisite: AUMUS 162.

LECTURE 1B01 (74430)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (AU F 1 315)