Feb 09, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered as follows to indicate levels of difficulty and degrees of specialization:

  1000 series courses, for the most part, cover a wide range of material and serve as introductions to a particular discipline. Generally appropriate for first-year students.
  2000 series courses are more specific in focus than 1000 series; they may require some previous knowledge of a subject. Generally appropriate for sophomores.
  3000 series courses are clearly upper-level courses that require significant background in a field and may have specific prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
  4000 series courses require extensive background in a field and usually have prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
 

History

  
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    HIST 4208 - Internship in History


    2 Course Unit(s)
    A program offering supervised placement in organizations providing experience in use, dissemination, or administration of historical materials and information. The student chooses an appropriate organization in consultation with the internship supervisor. A total of 2 course units may be counted toward the major. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing, history major, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    HIST 4444 - Senior Research Seminar


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An extensive study of a period of history, culminating in a research paper or a bibliographic essay. May be repeated an indefinite number of times provided the topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): HIST 4194  or permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    HIST 4904 - Senior Honors


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Provides an opportunity for the qualified history major to do independent work in the field under the supervision of a faculty member. A senior who has taken 7 courses in history and who has a 3.0 grade point average overall and in major courses may apply to enter the program by submitting a project proposal and securing permission of the faculty. Students may receive credit for either 1 or 2 course units, depending on the project, but they may not receive credit for more than 1 course unit per term.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    HIST 4908 - Senior Honors


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Provides an opportunity for the qualified history major to do independent work in the field under the supervision of a faculty member. A senior who has taken 7 courses in history and who has a 3.0 grade point average overall and in major courses may apply to enter the program by submitting a project proposal and securing permission of the faculty. Students may receive credit for either 1 or 2 course units, depending on the project, but they may not receive credit for more than 1 course unit per term.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Interdisciplinary Studies

  
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    IDS 1111 - Service Learning in Guatemala


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Students will spend a week in Guatemala for a service learning course. This course will allow the students to become immersed in a foreign culture as they explore different cities and villages in and around Guatemala City. There will be opportunities to work on different service projects such as building a home, working at an orphanage, and helping at a village school. These projects will vary for each iteration of the course. May be repeated for credit. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2014 - Liberal Arts in Action: Conversations About Great Books


    1 Course Unit(s)
    In a leisurely, reflective atmosphere, students discuss significant works in the tradition of liberal education, with the aim of mutually inquiring how a text works and exploring its understanding of humans and their world. Each iteration of the course will develop a central theme to focus the discussion. Students’ writing and oral mid-term and final exams will both further the above aim and build connections among the texts read. Course may be repeated once for credit if the reading material differs substantially. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2104 - Creative Disruption


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Through class discussion of a variety of texts—social and political theory, feminist theory, interventionist art, philosophy, popular media outlets, psychology, and literature—this course encourages students to interrogate culturally established norms and the systems of power that benefit from them. Students learn to question their own participation within systems of control and to stage daily disruptions to these systems.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2204 - The Garden of Transylvania


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Includes readings on gardens plus planning and creating an actual garden. The class will research soil testing methods and discuss sustainable organic gardening, companion planting, cultural traditions, and the sociology and philosophy of gardening. The class will work on local community gardens, hear from experts on sustainable academic farms, and discuss composting, weeding, harvesting, and saving seeds. Works of philosophers, poets, scientists, artists, and farmers will be covered, mostly about gardens.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2291 - Special Topics


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically in order to present creative or special topics of interdisciplinary interest. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Particular instructors may choose standard or CR/NC grading for the class.

    General Education Requirement(s): IDS 2294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2292 - Special Topics


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically in order to present creative or special topics of interdisciplinary interest. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Particular instructors may choose standard or CR/NC grading for the class.

    General Education Requirement(s): IDS 2294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 2294 - Special Topics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically in order to present creative or special topics of interdisciplinary interest. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Particular instructors may choose standard or CR/NC grading for the class.

    General Education Requirement(s): IDS 2294 is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 3024 - Community Engagement Through the Arts


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ART 3024 .
    This course aims to build meaningful and collaborative connections between Transylvania and our neighbors to the north and east. It includes holding regular meetings with a variety of community leaders, attending neighborhood association meetings, recording oral history interviews with residents of the North Limestone neighborhood, working on a collaborative class project, writing weekly “This I Believe” essays, and discussing readings that provide context for thinking about the communities with which the class engages. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 3292 - Special Topics


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically to engage upper-level students from various disciplines around a single theme. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Instructors may choose CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IDS 3294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 3294 - Special Topics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically to engage upper-level students from various disciplines around a single theme. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Instructors may choose CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IDS 3294 is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 3314 - Readings in Peace Education


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as EDU 3314 .
    A study of peace from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints. Readings and other materials encourage students to question the rationale(s) for war and analyze arguments made for solving conflicts in ways that promote peace. Theories and definitions related to violence, nonviolence, war, and pacifism, as well as positive and negative peace will be explored. The theoretical emphasis of the course focuses on the carving out of appropriate epistemologies that develop an education for peace.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    IDS 3344 - Global Health


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ANTH 3344 .
    A multidisciplinary investigation of global health emphasizing a critical evaluation of its current status and prospects in several under-resourced countries. Focuses on ways that culture, economics, philosophy, science, and political policies influence population health, especially as these are evidenced in nutrition; epidemiology and infectious disease; maternal/child health; and chronic diseases that result from population trends such as obesity and smoking.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): 1 unit course in ANTH, PHIL, BIO, PS or EXSC
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

International Affairs

  
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    INTL 4444 - Senior Seminar in International Affairs


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The culminating experience for the major in international affairs. Integrates political, economic and historical aspects of the discipline with theoretical, empirical and normative aspects of the discipline.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Latin

  
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    LAT 1014 - Latin I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the grammar, morphology, and syntax of classical Latin. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    LAT 1024 - Latin II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of LAT 1014  with attention to Latin literature and culture. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): LAT 1014 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    LAT 1034 - Latin III


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of LAT 1024 . Attention will be given to new aspects of Latin grammar, syntax, and style. We will examine selections from Latin poetry and prose in order to develop further reading skills and a critical appreciation of Latin literature. Authors read will change from term to term. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): LAT 1024  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    LAT 2014 - Readings in Latin Literature


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of LAT 1034 . A study of the Latin language and literature through close study of selected authors.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): LAT 1034  or equivalent proficiency
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    LAT 3014 - Independent Study and Research


    1 Course Unit(s)
    May be repeated once for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    LAT 3024 - Advanced Readings in Latin Literature


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Reading and critical analysis of the work of a major Roman author and discussion of the author’s contributions to the literary tradition. Authors will vary, and the course may be repeated with a different author.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): LAT 2014  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 1034 - Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of mathematical ideas that are important in contemporary applications of mathematics. The primary aim is to develop conceptual understanding and appreciation, not necessarily computational expertise. The course will assume only basic ability in arithmetic, geometry, and elementary algebra.

    General Education Requirement(s): I Mathematics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 1144 - Elementary Statistics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Emphasis on applied statistics. Included are topics related to data collection (random sampling and experimental design), organizing and describing data (histograms, mean, standard deviation, correlation, and least squares regression), probability theory (finite probability and the normal distribution), and inferential statistics (confidence intervals and tests of significance).

    General Education Requirement(s): I Mathematics
    Prerequisite(s): At least sophomore standing or ACT above 23 or SAT above 550 or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 1214 - Functions


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The function concept and elementary functions important in mathematics and its applications. Included are the general theory of functions and graphing, polynomial and algebraic functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, topics from analytic geometry, and polar coordinates. Credit is not allowed for this course if the student has college credit for calculus.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 1304 - Calculus I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Topics on limits and continuity; derivatives and integrals of algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions; applications of differentiation; the differential and anti-differentiation, and the definite integral. Laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): I Mathematics
    Prerequisite(s): ACT Math score of 26 or above/SAT Math 590, a grade of C or better in MATH 1214 , or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 1324 - Calculus II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of MATH 1304 . Topics on applications of the definite integral, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, and infinite series. Laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): I Mathematics
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MATH 1304 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 2084 - Differential Equations


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Standard methods of solving ordinary differential equations, singular solutions, simultaneous differential equations, special second-order differential equations, and applications to geometry, mechanics, and physics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 2094 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Current topics in any field of mathematics at the sophomore level may be offered when there is demand. May not be chosen as a major or minor pattern elective in mathematics. May be taken for credit more than once.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Determined by topic
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 2144 - Calculus III


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of MATH 1324. Topics on vectors in the plane and in three-dimensional space, calculus of functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MATH 1324
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 2204 - Linear Algebra


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Systems of linear equations and their solution, theory of matrices, linear transformations, characteristic values, and inner product spaces.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 2504 - The Mathematician’s Toolkit


    1 Course Unit(s)
    What do mathematicians do? How is mathematics done? This course explores these questions via an introduction to the mathematical habits of mind and abstract reasoning requisite for the study of mathematics. Core mathematical concepts such as sets, elementary logic, proof techniques, functions and relations, cardinality, and counting are studied. Serving as a transition course, the content and philosophy are designed to introduce students to the type of mathematics encountered in upper-level courses. Math majors are strongly encouraged to take this course during their first two years.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3014 - Modern Geometry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of modern geometry using both synthetic and analytic points of view. Topics include axiomatics, finite geometries, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, transformational geometry, and geometric constructions.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2504  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3024 - Theory of Numbers


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Integers, unique factorization, linear Diophantine equations, congruences, Fermat’s and Wilson’s theorems, divisors, perfect numbers, Euler’s theorem and function, primitive roots and indices, quadratic congruences, numbers in other bases, Pythagorean triangles, and sums of two squares.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2504  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3094 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Topics such as topology, differential geometry, complex variables, advanced differential equations, and operations research are offered when there is demand. May be chosen as a major pattern elective in mathematics or teaching mathematics. May be taken for credit more than once.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Determined by topic
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3114 - Higher Analysis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Continues the study of calculus to limits, continuous functions, bounded functions, intermediate value theorem, Taylor’s formula and L’Hompital’s rule, vectors and their application, Cauchy’s generalized law of the mean, functions of several variables, and partial differentiation.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2504  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3134 - Probability and Statistics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Combinatorial analysis; axioms of probability; discrete and continuous random variables; expectations; estimation, maximum likelihood and unbiased estimators; statistical hypotheses and statistical tests; and regression. Suggested for mathematics majors; may be taken as a major pattern elective in teaching mathematics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2144 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3224 - Abstract Algebra


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An axiomatic approach to the number system, general algebraic systems, groups, rings, integral domains, and fields.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2504  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 3304 - Numerical Analysis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as CS 3304 .
    An investigation of numerical methods for computer solutions of applied problems. Topics include review of calculus, round-off errors and computer arithmetic, solutions of equations in one variable, interpolation and polynomial approximation, approximation theory, numerical differentiation, and integration.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 4201 - Mathematics Internship


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    A course offering students supervised instruction in a non-classroom setting. May not be used to meet the requirements for a mathematics major. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status and permission of mathematics program director
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 4204 - Mathematics Internship


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A course offering students supervised instruction in a non-classroom setting. May not be used to meet the requirements for a mathematics major. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status and permission of mathematics program director
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 4214 - Independent Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Readings on an approved topic. Major pattern elective in mathematics. May be repeated once for credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Determined by topic
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 4294 - Senior Seminar


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This capstone course for the mathematics major encourages students to explore important mathematical ideas through the use and integration of previous mathematical courses and a variety of mathematical techniques. The course includes opportunities for students to read mathematical papers, write mathematics (both careful proofs and exposition), and make mathematical presentations. Specific topics covered will be determined by the instructor.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MATH 4314 - Honors in Mathematics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A topic, chosen by the student in consultation with a professor, is studied in depth. Will use library facilities for research. All work will be independent. May be taken for credit more than once.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Determined by topic
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Music

  
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    MUS 10 - University Applied Music


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Elective lessons for non-majors and non-minors. Instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Additional fee applies. CR/NC grading,

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 11 - Applied Music (1st year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 12 - Applied Music (1st year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 21 - Applied Music (2nd year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 22 - Applied Music (2nd year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 31 - Applied Music (3rd year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 32 - Applied Music (3rd year)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 41 - Applied Music (4th year and beyond)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 42 - Applied Music (4th year and beyond)


    1/4-1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Private instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and composition. Credit for applied music is based on ¼ course unit per term for a halfhour lesson each week, and ½ course unit per term for an hour lesson. To enroll in MUS 11 through 42, a student must demonstrate adequate proficiency on that instrument or voice. Applied music majors must register for a one-hour (½ course unit) lesson; all others will receive half-hour (¼ unit) lessons. These courses are offered for a standard letter grade; they entail jury examination, mandatory concert attendance, and performance at general student recitals as described in the Handbook for Music Students. Students who wish to take applied lessons without these requirements must register for Music 10 (a ¼ unit elective course offered for CR/NC). Voice lessons at the Music 10 and 11 levels will typically be taught in a small-group setting, with meetings one hour per week; small-group instruction for Music 10 piano and guitar students will also be available periodically. In no case will a student be allowed to audit an applied music course. Additional fees may apply for applied music lessons. Standard grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 1004 - Music Appreciation


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of Western art music from the Middle Ages to the present. The course develops advanced listening skills and contextualizes musical works and styles within a broad cultural framework.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 1024 - Introduction to Music Technology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to music software applications and hardware components used in the teaching and production of music. Topics include Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), notation, synthesis, digital sequencing, computer-assisted instruction, audio mixing and recording, and the history of electronic music. Students are introduced to many software programs and work closely with Pro Tools and Sibelius. Technologies, as well as aesthetics concepts, are introduced and explored through creative projects.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 1274 - Music Theory for the University Student


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Develops proficiency in the specific skills and theoretical concepts necessary to read and write music, as well as in the related aural and keyboard skills. Basic pitch and rhythmic notation and manuscript techniques, scales and keys, intervals, chords (including both traditional and commercial notation), and transposition and harmonization.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 1864 - Essential Skills for Musicians


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Intended for the student with some music background, this course combines classroom theory with skill-related development for the serious musician. Review of music reading leads quickly through musical rudiments. Introduction to the solfege system and keyboard assignments improve literacy while connecting sound with notation. The course also includes individual performances, dictation and short composition projects.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2024 - Audio Recording Technology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A practical study of applications in analog and digital recording technology. Topics of study include the physical aspects of sound, microphone techniques, recording console operation, signal processing and digital effects equipment, hard-disc recording and reproduction, and mastering and mixing techniques. Students will gain experience in hardware and software use.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1024  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2051 - Transylvania Choir


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2054 - History of Music in the Western Tradition


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Survey of major styles, aesthetic trends, genres, forms and musicians in the Western art music tradition, from antiquity to the present day, with emphasis on the repertoire of the common practice period. Evolving social, political and cultural landscapes in Europe and the United States will inform the exploration. Students will be introduced to the special challenges of discussing and writing about music. Required of all music majors and minors.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2061 - Transylvania Concert Band


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2071 - Jazz Ensemble*


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass). *May not be used to satisfy ensemble requirement for major, minor, or music scholarship (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2081 - Chamber Orchestra


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2121 - Madrigal Singers*


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass). *May not be used to satisfy ensemble requirement for major, minor, or music scholarship (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2131 - Transylvania Singers Women’s Chorus


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2151 - Accompanying*


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass). *May not be used to satisfy ensemble requirement for major, minor, or music scholarship (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2154 - Excursions in Non-Western Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Introduces students to the music of cultures that developed apart from the Eurocentric tradition, including but not limited to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Asian subcontinent, the Pacific Rim, Ethnic Europe, and Latin and South America.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2171 - Pioneer Voices Men’s Chorus


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2291 - Special Topics in Music


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    The study of an area of inquiry in music not fully treated in other courses. Topics may be theoretical, historical, or practical and may include, but not be limited to, travel/performance opportunities. Topics change. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Standard or CR/NC grading, depending on topic.

    General Education Requirement(s): MUS 2294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2292 - Special Topics in Music


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The study of an area of inquiry in music not fully treated in other courses. Topics may be theoretical, historical, or practical and may include, but not be limited to, travel/performance opportunities. Topics change. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Standard or CR/NC grading, depending on topic.

    General Education Requirement(s): MUS 2294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2294 - Special Topics in Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of an area of inquiry in music not fully treated in other courses. Topics may be theoretical, historical, or practical and may include, but not be limited to, travel/performance opportunities. Topics change. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Standard or CR/NC grading, depending on topic.

    General Education Requirement(s): MUS 2294  is Area IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2304 - Music Cognition


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Understanding the complex and mysterious musical mind is a relatively new and interdisciplinary effort. Music cognition applies the methods of cognitive science (experimental, computational, and neurological) to musical issues and problems. Psychoacoustics compares the physical characteristics of sound (harmonic spectrum, intensity, physical location in space) with what is actually perceived by the listener (timbre, pitch, loudness, perceived position in space). Recent research and experiments in psychoacoustics and music cognition will be studied and reproduced.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing and familiarity with basic music notation
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2311 - Guitar Ensemble


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2321 - Opera Workshop*


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Participation in ensembles that meet a minimum of twice a week will result in the granting of ¼ course unit of credit per term toward graduation. All ensembles use standard grading and may be repeated for credit. Music majors may count a maximum of 2 course units of ensemble credit toward the major. Ensemble requirements for majors, minors, and music scholarship holders must be filled by the ensemble corresponding to their principal applied instrument (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass). *May not be used to satisfy ensemble requirement for major, minor, or music scholarship (with some approved exceptions for keyboard, guitar, and electric bass).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2774 - History of Jazz/Rock Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores the special cross-cultural development of American popular music since 1900. From African and European roots, this music evolves into the blues, New Orleans jazz, swing, the jazz avant-garde, and current jazz styles. The course considers the “language of rebellion” as a seminal factor in the rapid development of rock to present day. Rock styles presented will include electric blues, rockabilly, and the British invasion; acid rock and psychedelic blues; corporate rock, metal, and punk; grunge, rap, and industrial; current mainstream and alternative styles; and the development of popular music since the 1990s in response to the Internet revolution. Requires library research of special period, topic, style, or artists, as approved by instructor, to result in a formal research document. When taught in May term, students travel to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to undertake a portion of this research.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 2864 - Harmony, Form, and Arranging


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed for the music major. A continuation of MUS 1864, introducing chromatic harmony and emphasizing cadences, small forms and musical elaboration techniques. A continued emphasis on musicianship includes longer and more complex sight reading and dictation, as well as greater emphasis on keyboard skills. Lab required.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1864 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3034 - Interactive Music and Multimedia


    1 Course Unit(s)
    As digital interactivity increases in many aspects of 21st-century life, it exerts a dramatic impact on the arts. This course examines the aesthetics and technologies of recent interactive artworks, from interactive musical compositions and video pieces, to multimedia installations and performances involving interactive dance technology. Students develop their own interactive projects and learn to program in Max, a graphical computer language for user interface construction, audio synthesis and signal processing, and video capture and rendering.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1024 , CS 1124 , ART 2634, ART 2614 , or WRC 3054  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3072 - Piano Pedagogy I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A study of teaching procedures and material for piano instruction with adaptation to various age levels, including the adult beginner. Correct habits of study and performance, recognition of individual differences, presentation of sight-reading, technical material, aural development, memorization, pedaling, and music interpretation are considered. Leading piano methods and supplementary materials are examined with application to individual and class lessons.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3082 - Piano Pedagogy II


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 3072 .

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 3072 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3122 - Instrumental Techniques: String Performance and Pedagogy


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The teacher education student will learn the basic performance skills of the instrument family and develop strategies for teaching those skills to students at all levels of instruction

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3132 - Instrumental Techniques: Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The teacher education student will learn the basic performance skills of the instrument family and develop strategies for teaching those skills to students at all levels of instruction

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3142 - Instrumental Techniques: Brass Performance and Pedagogy


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The teacher education student will learn the basic performance skills of the instrument family and develop strategies for teaching those skills to students at all levels of instruction

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3152 - Diction for Singers I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Singing diction as well as vocal techniques appropriate for the pronunciation of languages common to the classical vocal repertoire are studied. The languages studied in this term are English and Italian.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3162 - Instrumental Techniques: Percussion Performance and Pedagogy


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The teacher education student will learn the basic performance skills of the instrument family and develop strategies for teaching those skills to students at all levels of instruction

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3194 - Teaching General Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the methods of teaching general music and singing to school children, with particular focus on the implementation of developmentally appropriate educational practices, instructional strategies, and curricular content. Special emphasis on preparing young people to sing, including physical and anatomical considerations as well as respiration, phonation, resonance, diction, and expression. Requires 15 hours of observations and interviews of school personnel.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3254 - Conducting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the discipline of conducting, applicable to both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Students will learn to acquire a conception of a musical work through listening, singing, and realization at the keyboard; to clarify that conception through study of the work’s cultural, historical, and metaphorical context; to communicate through gesture; to plan rehearsals; and to evaluate their own and others’ conducting in rehearsal and performance.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3272 - Piano Literature I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Survey of Baroque, classical, Romantic, and twentieth-century compositions for piano, with particular emphasis on form, style, compositional technique, historical background, and pedagogical issues.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3274 - Advanced Studies in Music History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    In-depth study of a musical era, genre, seminal figure, aesthetic movement, select body of repertoire, or significant musical-history issue not treaded fully in MUS 2054, with emphasis on cultural context and historical methodologies. May be repeated for credit when the era of inquiry is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1864 , MUS 2054 , and FYS 1104  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3282 - Piano Literature II


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    In-depth study of an issue or topic, to be defined by student and instructor, related to keyboard literature. The student’s work will culminate with a public presentation.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 3272  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3314 - Church Music Administration


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A basic course in administering a church music program. The graded choir program, budgeting, scheduling, worship and the arts, and related topics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3322 - Vocal Literature I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Vocal solo literature from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Emphasis on the interpretation and performance of different styles.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3354 - Teaching Instrumental Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    For teaching music majors only. Synthesizes the knowledge acquired in the foundation courses taken in the education program with the concepts and skills gained in the content area to enable the teacher education student in music to develop a successful instrumental music program. The course will focus on the implementation of developmentally appropriate educational practices, instructional strategies, and curricular content. Attention will be given to current research on the cognitive foundations of music, music as it relates to other disciplines, the development of the teacher education student’s diagnostic and prescriptive skills, and discipline-specific methods of assessment of student learning. Emphasis will be placed on the teaching of technical skills and on the use of that skill base as a vehicle to stimulate higher-level critical thinking on the part of the learner. Requires 15 hours of observations and interviews of school personnel.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3364 - Teaching Choral Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to conducting choirs and managing choral programs at the junior high/middle school and high school levels. The course is also applicable to the church musician. It will offer dual tracks in practical and artistic components of a successful choral music program.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 3864 - Advanced Musical Processes


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed for the music major. Emphasis on music from the late 19th century to present day. Topics include advanced 19th-century chromatic harmony, alternatives to tonality in the early 20th century, 12-tone technique, minimalism, and recent syntheses of non-Western, pop independence of thought and creative development through performance and composition. Lab required.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4204 - Internship


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Supervised placement in non-profit or commercial organizations providing or requiring music technology services or analyses.  Students might work for recording studios, advertising agencies, internet content providers, televising stations, software companies, research settings, or any other site involving music technology.  Area of placement and course format decided in consultation with appropriate music faculty. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4344 - Music Studies Capstone


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Public presentation of a research project that involves historical analysis, theoretical analysis, writing, music technology, performance, composition, or some combination of the above. Topic will reflect the student’s focus, skills, and experience in the major, with parameters determined in consultation with the music faculty. May be taken as an independent study and/or in conjunction with a related music course.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 3864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4864 - Theoretical Skills of Music IV


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed for the music major. Content emphasizes music of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Musicianship skills emphasize modal recognition and sight-reading, mixed meter, and awareness of recent sonic developments. Lab required.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 3864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4881 - Independent Study in Music


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Individual projects designed to give qualified students opportunities for advanced exploration into various areas of music. May be repeated for credit, provided the subject changes, up to a maximum of 3 course units.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4882 - Independent Study in Music


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Individual projects designed to give qualified students opportunities for advanced exploration into various areas of music. May be repeated for credit, provided the subject changes, up to a maximum of 3 course units.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
 

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