Syllabus for MUS 350— 2 Credit Hours Spring 2005


Studies the development of hymnody from the Early Church to contemporary usages. Examines 19th and 20th century Gospel and their effective use in the Christian church of today. Prerequisities: None


The purpose of this course is to enable the student to obtain information concerning the development of hymns in for those in the ministry of in making congregational singing more interesting, meaningful, and spiritually informative.


As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:

A. Name the major text and writers.

B. Trace important hymnody tends.

C. Describe the use of in terms of format, context, purpose, and design.


Required Textbooks

Eskew, Harry and Hugh McElrath. Sing with Understanding. Nashville: Church Street Press, 1995.

Fettke, Tom. The Celebration . Nashville: Word Music, 1997.


A. University Policies and Procedures 1. Attendance at each class or laboratory is mandatory at Oral Roberts University. 2. Double cuts will be assessed for absences immediately preceding or following holidays. 3. Excessive absences can reduce a student’s grade or deny credit for the course. 4. Students taking a late exam because of an unauthorized absence will be charged a late exam fee. 5. Students and faculty at Oral Roberts University adhere to all laws addressing the ethical use of others’ materials, whether it is in the form of print, video, multimedia, or computer software. 6. Final exams cannot be given before their scheduled times. Students need to check the final exam schedule before planning return flights or other events at the end of the semester.

Last Revision: Spring 2005 1 B. Department Policies and Procedures – see the Music Department Student Handbook.

C. Course Policies and Procedures Evaluation Procedures 1. Written Examinations Exam #1 - 20% (Week 7) Exam #2 - 20% (Week 14) Final Exam - 30%

2. Hymn Tune Recognition Tests (15%) Test #1 - Week 5 Test #2 - Week 9 Test #3 - Week 12

3. Term Paper - (15%) Due Week 13 A 10-page, typed double-spaced paper on a personality in the history of hymnody (Calvin, Watts, Luther, etc.) or a major subject area (Pietism, the , Anabaptist, etc.) This paper is to be a well-documented, scholarly presentation.


Week 1-2 Introduction to the course, hymnal evaluations and handbooks/ Hymn Analysis/Rhetorical Devices Week 3 Inclusive language, God language, Psalters, psalm tunes Week 4 Byzantine Hymnody, Hymnody, Week 5-6 Psalmody, English Hymnody (Watts, Wesleys, Moravian Hymnody). Week 7 Oxford Movement, Victorian Movement Week 8 German Hymns, American , Sunday School Movement Week 9 Folk Hymnody, , Camp-Meeting Week 10 Traditional and Contemporary Gospel Choruses, The Gospel Week 11 Spring Break Week 12 Contemporary Hymnody, Charismatic Renewal Week 13 How to develop a Hymn Singing Church Week 14 Student Term Paper Reports Week 15 Student Term Paper Reports Week 16 Final Examination

Last Revision: Spring 2005 2 Course Inventory for ORU’s Student Learning Outcomes

MUS 350-Hymnology Spring 2005

This course contributes to the ORU student learning outcomes as indicated below: Significant Contribution – Addresses the outcome directly and includes targeted assessment. Moderate Contribution – Addresses the outcome directly or indirectly and includes some assessment. Minimal Contribution – Addresses the outcome indirectly and includes little or no assessment. No Contribution – Does not address the outcome.

The Student Learning Glossary at http://ir.oru.edu/doc/glossary.pdf defines each outcome and each of the proficiencies/capacities.

Significant Moderate Minimal No OUTCOMES & Proficiencies/Capacities Contribution Contribution Contribution Contribution

1 Outcome #1 – Spiritually Alive Proficiencies/Capacities 1A Biblical knowledge X 1B Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit X 1C Evangelistic capability X 1D Ethical behavior X

2 Outcome #2 – Intellectually Alert Proficiencies/Capacities 2A Critical thinking X 2B Information literacy X 2C Global & historical perspectives X 2D Aesthetic appreciation X 2E Intellectual creativity X

3 Outcome #3 – Physically Disciplined Proficiencies/Capacities 3A Healthy lifestyle X 3B Physically disciplined lifestyle X

4 Outcome #4 – Socially Adept Proficiencies/Capacities 4A Communication skills X 4B Interpersonal skills X 4C Appreciation of cultural & linguistic X differences 4D Responsible citizenship X 4E Leadership capacity X