Music Theory I is a study of notation practices, rhythm and meter, scale and mode construction, major and minor key signatures, intervals, and chords, as found in Western classical and popular music from the Baroque to the present day. This course concludes with an introduction to diatonic part-writing. Students must pass this course with a grade of C- or better to advance to Theory II (MUSC 1520). Prereq: Musicianship Assessment/Placement Exam. Offered: Fall and Spring.