I have only taught this course once at UCI, and focused it on contemporary chamber music. Here is my course description from that quarter:
The course is a performance workshop for diverse types of 20th and 21st century music. Together we will develop an exciting array of pieces, working on some conventionally notated works as well as other contemporary approaches such as improvisation, electro-acoustic work, or graphic scores. We will meet as a full group roughly once per week, and students will also rehearse on their own in smaller combinations outside of class.