Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses by Subject


NOTE:  300- and 400-level courses are restricted to students who are sophomore-level and above.

 

Mathematics (Graduate)

  
  • MATH 554 - Functions and Modeling

    (3 cr) This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling of deterministic systems that can be represented by ordinary differential equations. The main thrust of the course is the study of the stability of models about equilibrium using Maple, which is introduced early in the course and seems to make phase-plane analysis very accessible. The student becomes familiar with the necessary background literature in ordinary differential equations to understand the different types and aspects of stability, Lyapunov functions, and a sufficient understanding of phase-plane analysis to make a complete analysis on nonlinear systems. Some of the models: predator/prey models, competition and combat models. In addition, students are required to make a presentation in class of a particular model with a detailed analysis furnished to the class. Prerequisites: MATH 310 .
  
  • MATH 599 - Special Topics: Math

    (1-4 cr) This course will examine in detail a specific subject or subject area in the discipline of math.
  
  • MATH 699 - Special Topics: Math

    (1-4 cr) This course will examine in detail a specific subject or subject area in the discipline of math.

Music

  
  • MUSC 100 - First Year Seminar for Music Majors

    (1 cr) First year music majors will explore a variety of topics in this seminar, including a survey of music literature, effective music performance skills, practice techniques, careers in music, as well as presentations and discussions by the music faculty in areas of their expertise. This course will include general University survival skills for music majors to assist students in their transition from high school to University. Prerequisites: Admission to the music department as a music major or minor.

    CORE CODE:  FY

  
  • MUSC 101 - Foundations of Music Theory

    (2 cr) An introduction to the fundamentals of music theory, this class teaches students to read music, clefs, key signatures, and musical intervals. It will also teach students the basics of solfѐge and aural dictation. This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements for the music major or minor. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor, or permission of instructor. Students must take a theory placement exam. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 103  and MUSC 104  is required.
  
  • MUSC 103 - Music Theory I

    (3 cr) This four-semester sequence of courses (MUSC 103, 105 , 203 , 205 ) is designed to provide the student with a fundamental grounding in the theoretical, analytical, and stylistic aspects of Western music. The focus of this course is upon the acquisition of skills in the notation, analysis, and construction of music as it developed from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Prerequisites: Music majors must take a placement test and possibly take a companion course.

     :     AR     GL

  
  • MUSC 104 - Aural Skills I

    (1 cr) This four-semester sequence of courses (MUSC 104, 106 204 , 206 ) is designed to develop the aural perception skills of the music student in the identification and performance of intervals, chords, rhythms, and harmonic sequences. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 103  is recommended.
  
  • MUSC 105 - Theory II

    (3 cr) See MUSC 103. Prerequisites: MUSC 103 .
  
  • MUSC 106 - Aural Skills II

    (1 cr) See MUSC 104. Prerequisites: MUSC 104 . Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 105  is recommended.
  
  • MUSC 111 - Introduction to Music

    (3 cr) This course provides training and experiences that will enable the student to acquire a historical-social-aesthetic perspective, to comprehend musical concepts, to discriminate quality levels, to select satisfying and stimulating musical experiences, and to empathize with the creators and performers of music. The course explores a wide range of Western and non-Western music genres from the past and present.

     :  AR   GL

  
  • MUSC 137 - Vocal Repertoire

    (1cr) The study of the evolution of vocal music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for vocal music. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor, or ensemble member. Corequisite: MUAP 144 .
  
  • MUSC 138 - Basic Keyboard Skills

    (1 cr) This course will focus on keyboard skills for students with little or no keyboard experience. Students will work on mastering the basic rudiments of reading music, keyboard technique, sight reading, and harmonization, as well as learn to perform early-level solo and ensemble literature. In addition to one hour of class instruction, students will be required to attend one hour of supervised laboratory time. Upon successful completion of this course with a grade of C or above, students may enroll in MUSC 140  Class Piano I.
  
  • MUSC 140 - Intermediate Keyboard Skills

    (1cr) The Class Piano sequence (MUSC 138 , 140, 141 ) is designed to help students acquire skills that will be essential in their careers as classroom or private music teachers. These skills include basic keyboard technique; harmonization of melodies, scales and arpeggios; solo and ensemble literature; and accompanying. In addition to one hour of class instruction, students will be required to attend one hour of supervised laboratory time. Previously titled Class Piano I. Prerequisites: MUSC 138 , keyboard placement exam, or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 141 - Advanced Keyboard Skills

    (1 cr) This class allows the student to refine skills acquired in MUSC 140 . Special attention will be given to the requirements for the piano proficiency exam and to prepare the song accompaniments most frequently used in the K-12 music curriculum. Students will build upon their harmonization skills by employing secondary chords in melodic harmonizations and improvisations. In addition to one hour of class instruction, students will be required to attend one hour of supervised laboratory time.  Previously titled Class Piano II. Prerequisites: MUSC 140 , keyboard placement exam, or permission of the instructor.
  
  • MUSC 142 - Class Guitar

    (2 cr) This course will provide students with techniques of tuning, maintenance, and care of the instrument as well as fundamental strumming, picking, and bar-chording techniques. Chord patterns and melodic devices are also included. May be repeated.
  
  • MUSC 144 - Voice Class

    (1 cr) Designed for the beginning student of voice. Voice placement, breathing, tone, diction, phrasing, and other vocal skills are stressed through use of correlated group vocalization and song literature. Permission of the instructor.
  
  • MUSC 145 - Jazz Piano Class

    (1cr) This course is designed to help students acquire the jazz specific piano skills essential in their careers as jazz performers, composers, arrangers, or educators. These skills include chord voicing, rhythmic patterns for various styles, walking bass lines, and improvising solos. In addition to one hours of class instruction, students will be required to attend one hour of supervised laboratory time. Prerequisites: MUSC 103  or MUSC 138  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 155 - Composition Seminar

    (1cr) This course is a colloquia of composition facult and students, as well as other interested students. Special presentations by faculty composers, guest composers, and other related special topics are offered. Additionally, student composers present their works and works in progress for review and commentary by faculty and their peers. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.
  
  • MUSC 200 - Peer Mentoring

    (1cr) This course provides an opportunity for junior and senior music majors to assist the instructor of the First-Year Experience for Music Majors course. They will work closely with the instructor in order to assist new students with the often overwhelming transition to university life. Peer mentors will meet with their assigned mentees weekly to help familiarize them with campus resources and the intricacies of the music major, and to follow up with students who miss class. Peer mentors must be nominated by the music faculty to serve in this role. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the instructor.
  
  • MUSC 203 - Music Theory III

    (3 cr) This is a continuation of the four-semester sequence of courses (MUSC 103 105 , 203, 205 ) which is designed to provide the student with a fundamental grounding in the theoretical, analytical, and stylistic aspects of Western music. The focus of the course is upon the acquisition of skills in the notation, analysis, and construction of traditional music as it has developed since 1600. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 105  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 204 - Aural Skills III

    (1 cr) This four-semester sequence of courses (MUSC 104 , 106 , 204, 206 ) is designed to develop the aural perception skills of the music student in the identification and performance of intervals, chords, rhythms, and harmonic sequences. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 106  or permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 203  is recommended.
  
  • MUSC 205 - Music Theory IV

    (2 cr) See MUSC 203 . Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 203  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 206 - Aural Skills IV

    (1 cr) See MUSC 204 . Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 205  is recommended.
  
  • MUSC 207 - Basic Improvisation

    (2 cr) Designed to cover the fundamental aspects of improvising against non-changing and simple chordal structures. Appropriate scales, triads, and melodic sequencing are presented together with the development of the self-confidence necessary for self-expression. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 100 .
  
  • MUSC 211 - English Diction

    (1cr) This course is designed for music students with voice as their major instrument and covers instruction in and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and proper pronunciation and enunciation of the English language while singing.
  
  • MUSC 212 - Italian Diction

    (1cr) This course is designed for music students with voice as their major instrument and covers instruction in and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and proper pronunciation and enunciation of the Italian language while singing.
  
  • MUSC 221 - English Song

    (1cr) Students taking this course will engage in a survey of repertoire for the voice in the English language. Students are strong encouraged to take this course simultaneously with English Diction. Repeatable up to a maximum of 2 credits.
  
  • MUSC 222 - Italian Recitative and Aria

    (1cr) Students taking this course will engage in a survey of repertoire for the voice in the Italian language. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course simultaneously with Italian Diction. Repeatable up to a maximum of 2 credits.
  
  • MUSC 226 - Classroom Music Education

    (3 cr) Methods and materials of teaching music and of integrating music in the elementary classroom. Emphasized are teaching rhythmic poetry and elementary songs (particularly folk songs), beginning music literacy, the classroom instrumentarium, and movement and folk dance, especially through the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk approaches. Was offered as 2 cr previously. Prerequisites: EDUC 150  and  .
  
  • MUSC 227 - Introduction to Conducting

    (1 cr) An introduction to conducting covering the basic technique and time-beating patterns. Conducting with and without the baton is introduced. Basic independence and left-hand development are covered. Prerequisites:   and completion of MUSC 100 , MUSC 103 , MUSC 104 , MUSC 105 , and MUSC 106  with a grade of C or better.
  
  • MUSC 230 - Woodwind Techniques I

    (1 cr) This two-course sequence (MUSC 230, 231 ) is designed for music majors to acquaint them with the pedagogical principles of woodwind performance. The student performs on the woodwind instruments with emphasis upon the four basic members of the family (clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon). The method of organization involves two tracks: the development of the manipulative skills and the study of teaching techniques associated with instrumental music as related uniquely to the woodwinds. Public ensemble performance is expected. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 231 - Woodwind Techniques II

    (1 cr) See MUSC 230 . Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 232 - Brass Techniques

    (1 cr) Designed for music majors to acquaint them with the pedagogical principles of brass performance. The student performs on all the brass instruments during the semester. The method of organization involves two tracks: the development of the manipulative skills and the study of teaching techniques associated with instrumental music as related uniquely to the brasses. Public ensemble performance is expected. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 233 - String Techniques

    (1 cr) Designed for music majors to acquaint them with the pedagogical principles of string performance. The student performs on all the stringed instruments during the semester. The method of organization involves two tracks: the development of the manipulative skills and the study of teaching techniques associated with instrumental music as related uniquely to the strings. Public ensemble performance is expected. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 234 - Percussion Techniques

    (1 cr) Designed for music majors to acquaint them with the pedagogical principles of percussion performance. The student performs on all the percussion instruments during the semester. The method of organization involves two tracks: the development of the manipulative skills and the study of teaching techniques associated with instrumental music as related uniquely to percussion. Public ensemble performance is expected. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 235 - Jazz Techniques

    (1 cr) This course presents students with an overview of the current methods and materials of jazz education including rehearsal techniques, improvisation pedagogy, concert programming, jazz history, and repertoire. As a workshop experience, students will apply rehearsal techniques by conducting the Lab Band in rehearsal. Previously titled MUSC 308 Jazz Pedagogy (2cr); also previously MUSC 308 Jazz Techniques (1cr). Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 103  and MUSC 104 .
  
  • MUSC 237 - Diction for Singers

    (3 cr) This course is designed for vocal performance and choral music education majors and covers instruction in and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in the four basic singing languages, Italian, English, German, and French.  Previously titled Diction I (Spring 2005 - Spring 2018). Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor, or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 238 - Vocal Performance Technique

    (1 cr) Detailed study of vocal performance technique. Topics covered will include preparation, stage presence, and stylistic considerations for a wide variety of solo vocal repertoire. Permission of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 239 - Guitar Techniques

    (1cr) Designed for music majors to acquaint them with the pedagogical principles of guitar performance. The student performs on the guitar during the semester. The method of organization involves two tracks: the development of the manipulative skills and the study of teaching techniques associated with instrumental and vocal music, including folks song, as related uniquely to the guitar. Public ensemble performance is expected. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor; or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 245 - Jazz Theory and Improvisation

    (2cr) This course is designed as an introduction to Jazz Theory and its application in the practice of jazz improvisation. Topics covered include chord reading, melodic vocabulary, harmonic voice-leading, chord-scale relationships, improvisation practice strategies, and solo transcription in the context of standard jazz repertoire.  Previously offered as a 1-credit course. Course is repeatable once, to a maximum of 4 credits.
  
  • MUSC 280 - Performance Forum

    (1 cr) A comprehensive survey of performance history, literature, and practice. The course will include group discussion, field trips, guest artists, and mandatory concert attendance. A portfolio will be required for successful completion of this course. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 299 - Special Studies in Music

    (1-4 cr) Topics for special studies will be created as needed by the Music Department. This course may be repeated without limit with different topics. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 303 - Form and Analytical Techniques

    (3 cr) A multi-partite course segmented into sessions of study examining the following: 1) Pre-Classic era through Romantic era formal paradigms and their evolution; 2) a survey of pre-tonal contrapuntal techniques and the development of Baroque contrapuntal design; 3) an introduction to the principal axioms of reductive analysis, exemplified by the works of the theorist Heinrich Schenker and his followers; and 4) a primer in the analytical heuristics of post-tonal (set) theory. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor and successful completion of MUSC 103 , MUSC 104 , MUSC 105 , MUSC 106 , MUSC 203 , MUSC 204 , MUSC 205 , and MUSC 206 
  
  • MUSC 307 - Advanced Improvisation

    (2 cr) This course is intended as a continuation of MUSC 207  Basic Improvisation with increased emphasis upon the development of a personal style as well as upon more complex harmonic sequences, scales, and rhythmic-metric considerations. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 207  and completion of Keyboard Proficiency Exam.
  
  • MUSC 309 - Entrepreneurship in Music

    (2cr) This course is designed to provide students with the basic tools to build a successful career as a professional musician. Topics include building and administering a private studio, effective development and use of promotional materials, project development, funding models, basic financial management, and taxes. Prerequisites: Music major and Music Sophomore Standing .
  
  • MUSC 310 - Music History I: Antiquity to Early Classical

    (3 cr) This course presents a survey of music literature, musical styles and genres, and theoretical concepts from antiquity through the works of J. S. Bach.  Previously titled Music History I: Antiquity to Early Baroque. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor with   or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 311 - Music History II: Early Classical to 2000

    (3 cr) This course presents a survey of music literature, musical styles and genres, and theoretical concepts from the early Classical to 2000.  Was previously titled Music History II:  Early Baroque to 1890. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with

      or permission of instructor.

    CORE CODES :   WM

  
  • MUSC 312 - World Music

    (3 cr) This course presents a survey of music literature, musical styles and genres, and theoretical concepts with special attention to the musics of non-Western cultures.  Previously titled Music History III: 20th-Century and World Music.

     :   AR   MD

  
  • MUSC 313 - Women in Music

    (3 cr) An overview of the accomplishments of women in music from the Middle Ages to the present day. The class will investigate ways in which gender, race, and class have influenced the lives of musical women in the past and will explore the developments in the 20th century which have affected the current status of women in music. The survey will incorporate music listening assignments, paper presentations, a class lecture-recital, and visits to concerts featuring women composers an performers. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor; non-music majors must complete MUSC 111  with a grade of C or better.
  
  • MUSC 314 - Keyboard Literature

    (3 cr) A survey of the standard piano, organ, and harpsichord literature from the Renaissance to the present day, with special attention given to teaching literature of the major composers. The survey will incorporate listening assignments, in-class performance, and special projects such as concerts into the course content. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  .
  
  • MUSC 315 - History of Jazz Styles

    (3 cr) The course is a study of the historical development of jazz music through recordings and written literature.  Study includes stylistic aspects, improvisation techniques, musical concept, and performance practice.
  
  • MUSC 316 - Vocal Literature

    (3 cr) A survey of the standard art song literature for solo voice, both sacred and secular, ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 317 - Opera and Oratorio Literature

    (2 cr) The study of the evolution of the standard types of opera and oratorio. Appropriate literature for specific voice types is also studied for future teaching purposes. Attendance of opera productions in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are scheduled for the class. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 318 - Music Theater Literature

    (2 cr) A study of the music theater literature, beginning with the 19th century influences on the genre through present day repertoire. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 319 - Workshop in Foreign Cultures

    (1-6 cr) An exposure to the artistic heritage of foreign countries is provided through a supervised study tour which also involves directed field study and an integrated series of pre-tour and post-tour lectures. One to six hours credit, depending on the length and academic content of the tour. Further details may be obtained from the department chair. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor or member of a touring ensemble.
  
  • MUSC 320 - Studio Pedagogy

    (3 cr) This course will survey methods to provide piano and guitar instruction in the private studio and in small classroom settings. The student-pedagogue will simultaneously increase his or her own performance skills in applied lessons through developing further techniques, repertoire, multi-level analytical skills, and broad insights on style interpretation. In addition, each student will audit private lessons given by practicing teachers and work with their own student in a practicum through the Shepherd preparatory program.  Previously MUSC 320 Guitar Pedagogy (2cr). Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  .
  
  • MUSC 321 - Piano Pedagogy

    (2cr) This one-semester upper-level course is designed to introduce pianists to the art of teaching through discussion, lectures, and assignments. Students will explore teaching techniques, materials and methods that are appropriate for the beginning and elementary piano student. Students will be given opportunities for practice teaching and observation in one-on-one lesson setting through the Shepherd Community Music Program in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisites: Declared music major or minor with sophomore standing ; or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 322 - Instrumental Pedagogy

    (2cr) This course is designed to acquaint the music education student with the various aspects of managing a public school instrumental music program. Philosophy, teaching methods, administration, grading, and scheduling are included. All instrumental tech classes are reviewed; therefore, it is preferable that the student have completed all instrumental tech classes prior to enrollment. Previously offered as 3cr course, Fall 2012 - Spring 2018. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  , and successful completion of MUSC 227 , MUSC 230 , and MUSC 232 ; and either MUEN 160  or MUEN 360 .
  
  • MUSC 323 - Vocal Pedagogy

    (2 cr) This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the singing process, including the anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument. It also encompasses comparative teaching methodologies and basic diagnosis and correction of vocal faults. The recent advances in voice medicine are covered. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 324 - Marching Band Pedagogy

    (2 cr) This course includes the organization, rehearsal procedures, street marching, field shows of all types, formation charting, and precision-drill charting for the marching band. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; two semesters of marching band.
  
  • MUSC 325 - Choral Pedagogy

    (3cr) This course is designed to acquaint the music education student with the various aspects of managing a public school choral music program. Also included is the construction of skill-building exercise materials for singers of differing ages and abilities. Applications of modern learning theory are emphasized. The basics of choral diction encompassing English, Latin, Italian, German, and French are covered as well as fundamental choral literature. Previously titled Choral Methods and Materials. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  , and successful completion of MUSC 227  and either MUEN 175  or MUEN 375 .
  
  • MUSC 326 - General Music Pedagogy and 21st-Century Technology

    (3 cr) This course covers methods and materials of teaching general music P-12, including music education philosophy, poetry, song (especially folk song), music literacy, the classroom instrumentarium,  movement and folk dance, music listening, beginning choral music, improvisation, composition, curriculum, assessment, and special learners, through current approaches, including Kodály, Orff Schulwerk, 21st-century technology and also includes a field component.  Previously Teaching Elementary Music (2cr). Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  ; EDUC 200 .
  
  • MUSC 327 - Conducting II - Choral

    (3 cr) A study of the art, technique, and problems relative to conducting and administering choral performing organizations. While public school choral ensembles receive the majority of attention, all other choral organizations are considered. Opportunities are available for practical experiences in conducting and related field observations of area performing ensembles. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 203  and MUSC 227 .
  
  • MUSC 328 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting

    (1cr) A study of the art, techniques, and challenges of conducting instrumental ensembles. Score study and preparation, stylistic considerations, and development of refined techniques are central elements of this course. Opportunities are available for practical experience in conducting University ensembles and for observing area performing ensembles. Previously offered as a 3-credit course. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor; MUSC 203  and MUSC 227 .
  
  • MUSC 329 - Electronic Music Media

    (1 cr) This course is an introduction to the wide variety of electronic and computer music tools available to the musician. It includes an introduction to MIDI, synthesizers, sequencing, notation, and sound reinforcement tools and techniques. Analog and digital recording techniques are also covered.  Previously 2cr. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor; MUSC 203 .
  
  • MUSC 330 - Recording Techniques

    (2 cr) This is a hands-on recording techniques course. Topics include mike placement strategies, mixing methods, and analog, digital, and CD recording. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor;MUSC 329 .
  
  • MUSC 331 - Instrument Care and Repair

    (2 cr) Designed for the instrumental student who intends to teach. Laboratory experience in the maintenance and repair of band instruments is coupled with a general review of the performance basics. Permission of instructor. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 332 - Brass Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of brass music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for brass instruments. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 333 - Woodwind Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of woodwind music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for woodwind instruments. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 334 - Percussion Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of percussion music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for percussion instruments. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 336 - String Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of string music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for strings. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 337 - Vocal Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of vocal music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for vocal music. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Prerequisite/corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 338 - Piano Repertoire

    (1 cr) The study of the evolution of piano music; designed for music majors to acquaint them with the literature for piano. Repertoire classes may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor or ensemble member. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate MUAP-Applied Music section.
  
  • MUSC 340 - Advanced Topics in Western Music

    (3 cr) This course is intended to be an extension of the Western music history curriculum and will involve a more in-depth study of selected composers and genres. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  ; non-music majors must complete MUSC 111  with a grade of C or better.
  
  • MUSC 341 - Advanced Topics in World Music

    (3 cr) This course is intended to be an extension of the world music component in MUSC 312  and will involve a more in-depth study of selected non-Western musical cultures including those of India, Indonesia, and Africa. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  ; non-music majors must complete MUSC 111  with a grade of C or better.
  
  • MUSC 342 - American Music

    (3 cr) An extensive survey of the rich variety of music found throughout the history of the United States. The course will begin with the music of the early Puritans and continue through the works of contemporary composers. The survey will incorporate music listening assignments, paper presentations, a class lecture-recital, and visits to area concerts featuring American composers and performers. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with  ; non-music majors must complete MUSC 111  with a grade of C or better.
  
  • MUSC 343 - Special Topics in Musicology

    (1-3 cr) This course allows for in-depth focus on a particular musicological topic. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with   or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 344 - Orchestra Literature

    (3cr) A survey of popular orchestral literature from the Baroque Era to present times through the study of scores, recordings, and reading assignments.
  
  • MUSC 345 - Wind Band Literature

    (2cr) A survey of wind band literature from the Baroque Era to present times through the study of scores, recordings, and reading assignments.
  
  • MUSC 346 - Chamber Literature

    (2cr) A survey of popular chamber literature from the Baroque Era to present times through the study of scores, recordings, and reading assignments. This includes music written for mixed instrumental ensembles ranging from 3 to 20 players.
  
  • MUSC 350 - Music Psychology

    (3 cr) A thorough survey of the rapidly growing field of music psychology. The course is divided into three different sections that include a detailed look at various contemporary issues in the field, a discussion of contemporary research methodology, including experimental design and analysis, and an overview of landmark studies. Highly recommended for music majors and psychology majors as well as non-majors with music experience. Prerequisites: Music major or minor, or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 351 - Jazz Arranging

    (2cr) This course is designed to provide methods of arranging for small and large jazz ensembles. Includes study of notation conventions, score layout, transpositions, and voicing techniques as well as a survey of composers and arrangers in the idiom. Prerequisites: MUSC 245  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 352 - Advanced Jazz Theory and Improvisation

    (3cr) This course is designed as a survey of contemporary jazz harmonic and melodic practices. Topics covered include harmonic substitution, advanced harmonic alteration, motivic development, contemporary modal jazz harmony, and non-traditional improvisation systems. Prerequisites: MUSC 245 .
  
  • MUSC 353 - Piano Accompanying

    (1cr) This four-semester sequence, upper-level course is designed to teach piano students the skills in piano accompanying, including sight-reading, rehearsal techniques, and learning instrumental and/or vocal accompaniment. Students will obtain experience accompanying singers and instrumentalists in studio and performance situations. Coaching sessions and class performances will be scheduled throughout the semester. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: Declared music major with sophomore standing ; or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 360 - Movement for Singers

    (1cr) Singers in this class will learn about the principles of stage movement and adapting one’s body appropriately to different roles and songs, without interfering with proper vocal technique.  Previously MUSC 210 (2cr).
  
  • MUSC 363 - German Diction

    (1cr) This course is designed for music students with voice as their major instrument and covers instruction in and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and proper pronunciation and enunciation of the German language while singing.  Previously MUSC 213.
  
  • MUSC 364 - French Diction

    (1cr) This course is designed for music students with voice as their major instrument and covers instruction in and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and proper pronunciation and enunciation of the French language while singing. Previously MUSC 214.
  
  • MUSC 373 - German Lied

    (1cr) Students taking this course will engage in a survey of repertoire for the voice in the German language. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course simultaneously with German Diction. Previously MUSC 223. Repeatable up to a maximum of 2 credits.
  
  • MUSC 374 - French Melodie

    (1cr) Students taking this course will engage in a survey of repertoire for the voice in the French language. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course simultaneously with French Diction. Previously MUSC 224. Repeatable up to a maximum of 2 credits.
  
  • MUSC 420 - Apprenticeship in Music Pedagogy

    (1-3 cr) Allows students to get firsthand experience in the practices and materials required to become the instructors of the future. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with   or permission of instructor; MUSC 314 , MUSC 320 .
  
  • MUSC 421 - Music Research and Independent Study

    (1-3 cr) Qualified juniors or seniors may pursue a course of independent study in their major area under the supervision of the appropriate faculty advisor. Students selected must exhibit outstanding ability and scholarship in their chosen area and must meet the requirements for the Independent Study Program as outlined elsewhere in this Catalog. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor with   or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUSC 498 - Senior Music Seminar

    (1 cr) This seminar is a capstone course designed to review and synthesize knowledge and skills gained through music course work leading to the senior year in music. Students will prepare for and take an appropriate examination that assesses the student’s knowledge. Prerequisites: Declared music major or music minor.

      Prerequisite/corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in the culminating courses in the music core curriculum.

     :     CP


Music, Applied

  
  • MUAP 139 - Harpsichord

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 140 - Piano

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 141 - Organ

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 142 - Guitar

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 143 - Bass Guitar

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 144 - Voice

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 145 - Flute

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
  • MUAP 146 - Oboe

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
 

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