Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code,  Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Note:

◎= Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

 

Music

  
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    MUS 108 - Audio Production I


    (3 S.H.) TRANSFER ONLY – Rochester Course: MUSC 1621

    This course is taught in Rochester at RCTC. Students will learn basic terminology, theory and practice of modern recording techniques, and become proficient at operating analog and digital recording equipment. Students will be given individual lab time for audio production projects. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    MUS 109 - Introduction to Music


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of the elements of music, fundamental techniques, and formal patterns. Stylistic traits of Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and modern periods. Brief biographies of outstanding composers. Students become familiar with representative works through recordings. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester.
  
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    MUS 110 - Introduction to Jazz


    (3 S.H.)

    A history of jazz in America, its African and European influences, its emergence as a recognizable art form in the 20th century, and its present-day varieties.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 111 - Film Music: Art Behind the Scenes


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will demonstrate the importance of music in perhaps the most important 20th century new entertainment and artistic medium known as “Film.” The course will progress from the early beginnings of the silent screen up to the present day. Students will learn the important, basic musical elements (i.e. melody, rhythm, harmony, etc.) and how composers use them in film scoring. Students will do a “hands-on” project putting music to a film clip. No prior music experience necessary. Laptop is required. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).
  
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    MUS 112 - Musical Culture Along the Mississippi River


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will highlight the Mississippi River’s varied cultural and ethnic influences and their emergence as recognizable musical art forms in the 20th century.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 113 - Women in Music


    (3 S.H.)

    An overview of the contributions made by women in creating, performing, teaching, and commissioning music. This course will examine the role of women in Western art and popular music, and in music of non-Western cultures. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).
  
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    MUS 114 - World Music


    (3 S.H.)

    A survey of selected world music cultures. Cultures covered are chosen from Africa, India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Americas. Designed for the general student as well as the music major and minor.  Meets GOAL 7. Concert/listening lab required. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 116 - Music of the Americas


    (3 S.H.)

    A survey of Native American music cultures found in different regions of the Americas. Emphasis is placed on examining the music and its role in Native American culture. Designed for the general student as well as the Music Major and Minor.  Meets GOAL 7. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 117 - Exploring Global Arts


    (1 S.H.)

    This course explores the music and arts of selected musical cultures through attendance at live concerts, study, and performance experiences with representative genres.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).
  
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    MUS 118 - History of the American Musical Theatre


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide a survey of American Musical Theatre history, tracking the evolution of the form through its various definitive styles and eras while exploring the genre in historical, musical, literary and social terms. Focus on selected musicals and their composers and librettists. No previous musical performing experience is required.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).
  
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    MUS 120 - Introduction to Music Theory


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to the structure and notation of music found in past and current composition. Does not fulfill elective requirements for music major/minor.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 122 - The History of Rock Music


    (3 S.H.)

    A history of rock and roll and pop/rock music, its diverse American influences, its emergence as a recognizable style in the 1950s, and its symbiotic relationship with modern society.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered occasionally.
  
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    MUS 136 - Applied Voice for Instrumentalists


    (1 S.H.)

    Individual Instruction: Designed to help instrumental music education majors develop and enhance basic vocal skills, including diaphragmatic breath, relaxed throat, tongue, and jaw, resonance, vowel placement, diction, intonation, and tone quality. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in all applied lesson series requires the instructor’s permission. Offered every semester. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 141 - World Music Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    World Music Ensemble. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). P/NC only.
  
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    MUS 142 - Oratorio Chorus


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensemble: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 143 - Women’s Chorus


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensemble: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 144 - Winona Symphony Orchestra


    (1 S.H.)

    Winona Symphony Orchestra is a regional professional orchestra based at Winona State University. This course will provide Winona State University student musicians an opportunity to perform standard orchestral repertoire in a professional setting. The music performed will range from the Baroque era to music from the 21st century. Enrollment in this course requires an audition and permission of the instructor. Students will be assessed upon pre-concert preparation and performance at the concert. Grade only. The course will be offered each semester for 1 credit and may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semesters.
  
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    MUS 161 - Individual Instruction: Piano


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 162 - Individual Instruction: Voice


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 163 - Individual Instruction: Strings


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 164 - Individual Instruction: Woodwinds


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 165 - Individual Instruction: Brass


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 166 - Individual Instruction: Percussion


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 170 - Jazz Piano - Individual Instruction


    (1 S.H. only)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 201 - Theory I


    (4 S.H.)

    Study of the fundamental structures of music, including meter, tonality, intervals, diatonic triads and dominant seventh chords, and melodic organization and texture. Development of aural skills related to these concepts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theory Entrance Exam or MUS 120 - Introduction to Music Theory  and a declared music major or minor. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 202 - Theory II


    (4 S.H.)

    Application of the concepts studied in MUS 201 - Theory I  to four-part writing and harmonic analysis, including dominant, nondominant and leading-tone seventh chords, secondary dominant and leading tone chords. Study of binary and ternary forms. Development of aural skills related to these concepts. Prerequisite: MUS 201 - Theory I  and a declared music major or minor. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 206 - Jazz Fundamentals


    (2 S.H.)

    Intended to be taken as a prerequisite to the jazz improvisation sequence, focus on basic jazz chord theory; graded major, minor, and modal scales; arpeggios; and jazz patterns at specific metronome markings. Call and response activities and ear training. Prerequisite: MUS 201 - Theory I  or instructor’s permission. Offered every other year.
  
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    MUS 207 - Music Technology II


    (2 S.H.) TANSFER ONLY – Rochester Course: MUSC 1602

    This course is taught in Rochester at RCTC. Continuation of concepts taught in MUS 107 - Music Technology I . Additional areas of study will include writing music and data CDs, creation of sound and music for video productions, and basic QuickTime video editing and production. The student will be given individual lab time to create music for audio/video projects. Prerequisite: MUS 107 - Music Technology I .
  
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    MUS 208 - Audio Production II


    (3 S.H.) TRANSFER ONLY – Rochester Course: MUSC 1622

    This course is taught in Rochester at RCTC. Continuation of the concepts taught in MUS 108 - Audio Production I . This course will emphasize the understanding of sound and acoustics; microphone design, construction and placement; and equalization. Students will be given individual lab time for audio production projects. Students will be given individual lab time for audio production projects. Prerequisite: MUS 108 - Audio Production I .
  
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    MUS 233 - Piano Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Piano Ensemble. Meets Goal 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only. Note: Audition required.
  
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    MUS 234 - Class Piano I


    (2 S.H.)

    First semester of a sequence designed to develop basic keyboard and musicianship skills in preparation for the Piano Proficiency Examination. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 235 - Class Piano II


    (2 S.H.)

    Second semester of a sequence designed to further develop basic keyboard and musicianship skills in preparation for the Piano Proficiency Examination. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 236 - Class Voice


    (2 S.H.)

    Classification of voices, English diction, fundamentals of vocal techniques. Performance of songs in English and Italian. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 239 - Jazz Combo


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensemble: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 240 - Percussion Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 241 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 242 - Orchestra


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensemble: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Can be repeated for credit. Offered each semester.
  
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    MUS 243 - Concert Choir


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensemble: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Can be repeated for credit. Offered each semester.
  
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    MUS 244 - Jazz Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 245 - String Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 246 - Brass Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 247 - Woodwind Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Ensembles: Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 248 - Chamber Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 249 - Vocal Chamber Ensemble


    (1 S.H.)

    Open to all students by audition. Repertory selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Offered each semester. Can be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 250 - Sight Singing


    (2 S.H.)

    Study in aural perception of interval and rhythmic relationships. Prerequisite: Knowledge of musical notation. Offered occasionally.
  
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    MUS 255 - Jazz Improvisation I


    (2 S.H.)

    A study of the basic tools of jazz improvisation including modal scales, chord terminology, the blues, and basic jazz forms. Prerequisites: MUS 201 - Theory I  and MUS 206 - Jazz Fundamentals  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 256 - Jazz Improvisation II


    (2 S.H.)

    This course is the second of a four-part sequence in jazz improvisation. II-V-I progression in major and minor keys and advanced blues. Prerequisite: MUS 255 - Jazz Improvisation I  or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 261 - Individual Instruction: Piano


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 262 - Individual Instruction: Voice


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 263 - Individual Instruction: Strings


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 264 - Individual Instruction: Woodwinds


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 265 - Individual Instruction: Brass


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 266 - Individual Instruction: Percussion


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 270 - Jazz Piano - Individual Instruction


    (1 S.H. only)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 298 - Foundations and Principles of Music Education


    (2 S.H.)

    Study of the historical foundations and principles of music education. Examination of selected current topics in music education. Prerequisite: MUS 202 - Theory II  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 301 - Orchestration and Instrumentation


    (2 S.H.)

    Study of techniques, ranges, and timbre of instruments. Fundamentals of scoring for band and orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 304 - Theory IV . Offered yearly.
  
  
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    MUS 303 - Theory III


    (4 S.H.)

    Study of modulation, borrowed chords, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, applied to four-part writing. Study of simple part forms, variation technique, two-voice 18th century counterpoint, and invention form applied to composition. Further development of aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 202 - Theory II  and a declared music major. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 304 - Theory IV


    (4 S.H.)

    Study of chromatic harmony applied to four-part writing. Study of fugue, rondo, and sonata form applied to composition. Exploration of romantic, impressionist, early 20th century (12-tone technique and set theory), and contemporary music from a theoretical point of view. Further development of aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 303 - Theory III  and a declared music major. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 305 - Conducting I


    (2 S.H.)

    Techniques of conducting choral and instrumental groups. Prerequisite : MUS 202 - Theory II  or instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    MUS 311 - Woodwind Techniques I


    (1 S.H.)

    Class instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. History, literature, and teaching methods for the music major or minor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 312 - String Techniques I


    (1 S.H.)

    Class instruction in violin, viola, cello, and bass. History, literature, and teaching methods for the music major or minor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 313 - Percussion Techniques I


    (1 S.H.)

    Class instruction in percussion instruments. History, literature, and teaching methods for the music major or minor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 314 - Brass Techniques I


    (1 S.H.)

    Class instruction in cornet, trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba. History, literature, and teaching methods for the music major or minor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 315 - Guitar Methods


    (2 S.H.)

    Class instruction in guitar and other fretted instruments. History, literature, and teaching methods for music major or minor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 317 - Jazz in the Schools


    (1 S.H.)

    n overview of the tools necessary for educators to function in a jazz performance/jazz pedagogy context within secondary school music programs. Prerequisite: MUS 202 - Theory II : Music Theory II. Offered every other year.
  
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    MUS 320 - Music for Elementary Teachers


    (2 S.H.)

    Study of the fundamentals of music and methods for teaching music in the kindergarten and elementary grades. Students with an adequate background in music should consider MUS 322 - Classroom Music Methods I  as an alternate to this course. Prerequisite:   and admission to the Professional Education Sequence. Grade only. Offered each semester. Note: Not for Music Majors. Not applicable toward BA degree.
  
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    MUS 322 - Classroom Music Methods I


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of material and methods for classroom music instruction in the public schools. Not applicable toward the BA degree. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Education Sequence or permission of instructor. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 323 - Secondary Music Methods


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of material and methods for music in the secondary school. Not applicable toward the BA degree. Prerequisites: Successful completion of guitar and piano proficiencies and admission to the Professional Education Sequence. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 325 - Teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom


    (1 S.H.)

    Study of music materials and teaching methods appropriate for the elementary classroom teacher. Grade only. Note: Offered in Rochester only.
  
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    MUS 332 - Classroom Music Methods II


    (3 S.H.)

    Advanced study of materials and methods for elementary music instruction. Development and application of skills and techniques needed to successfully teach elementary general music. Advanced study of materials and methods for classroom music instruction. Development and application of skills and techniques needed to successfully teach classroom music. Prerequisites: MUS 322 - Classroom Music Methods I , successful completion of guitar and piano proficiencies, and admission to the Professional Education Sequence or permission from the instructor. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 334 - Jazz Piano Class


    (2 S.H.)

    Basics of jazz harmony and theory as they relate to the piano in a functional context (for non-pianists). Prerequisite: MUS 235 - Class Piano II  or the successful completion of the piano proficiency exam, or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 335 - Class Piano III


    (2 S.H.)

    Final course of a sequence designed to develop and strengthen basic keyboard and musicianship skills in preparation for the Piano Proficiency Examination. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 337 - Accompanying


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Survey of accompanying techniques and styles. Assignment to specific accompanying duties. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered each semester. May be repeated up to total of 6 credits.
  
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    MUS 341 - Woodwind Techniques II


    (1 S.H.)

    Continuation of the study of woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes pedagogical principles and materials available for the beginning level through high school including solo literature and small ensemble repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 311 - Woodwind Techniques I  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 342 - String Techniques II


    (1 S.H.)

    Continuation of the study of percussion instruments. The course emphasizes pedagogical principles and materials available for the beginning level through high school including solo literature and small ensemble repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 312 - String Techniques I  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 343 - Percussion Techniques II


    (1 S.H.)

    Continuation of the study of percussion instruments. The course emphasizes pedagogical principles and materials available for the beginning level through high school including solo literature and small ensemble repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 313 - Percussion Techniques I  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 344 - Brass Techniques II


    (1 S.H.)

    Continuation of the study of brass instruments. The course emphasizes pedagogical principles and materials available for the beginning level through high school including solo literature and small ensemble repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 314 - Brass Techniques I  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
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    △ MUS 351 - Music from Antiquity through the Baroque Period


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of the development of music from antiquity through approximately 1750. Heritage and central concepts of medieval theory and the rise of individual composers in the Renaissance. Study of multi-movement forms from the cyclic polyphonic mass to opera, oratorio, and early instrumental genres. Prerequisite: MUS 304 - Theory IV ; instructor’s permission required for non-major. Offered yearly.
  
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    △ MUS 352 - Music from the Classical Period to the Present


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of the development of music from c.1750 to the present day. Significant works of the growing art-music repertoire and careers of important composers. Changing roles of form and harmonic language, proliferating responses to the changing role of art music. Prerequisites: MUS 304 - Theory IV  and △ MUS 351 - Music from Antiquity through the Baroque Period ; instructor’s permission required for non-major. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 355 - Jazz Improvisation III


    (2 S.H.)

    This course is the third of a four-part sequence in jazz improvisation. Altered dominant 7th chords, diminished scales, modes of harmonic and melodic (jazz) minor. Prerequisite: MUS 256 - Jazz Improvisation II  or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 356 - Jazz Improvisation IV


    (2 S.H.)

    Analysis of compositions as to form, melodic, and harmonic structure. Students write original compositions modeled after works analyzed. Prerequisite: MUS 355 - Jazz Improvisation III  or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 361 - Individual Instruction: Piano


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 362 - Individual Instruction: Voice


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 363 - Individual Instruction: Strings


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 364 - Individual Instruction: Woodwinds


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 365 - Individual Instruction: Brass


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 366 - Individual Instruction: Percussion


    (1 or 2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 370 - Jazz Piano - Individual Instruction


    (1 S.H. only)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ◎ MUS 375 - Fundamentals of Music Business


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to the skills and concepts required for success in the music industry, including artist management, copyright and intellectual property, record deals, music publishing, touring, merchandising, entrepreneurship, and technology. Offered alternate years.

     

  
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    MUS 399 - Music Internship


    (10 S.H.)

    Supervised experience in music business or industry designed by music faculty advisor, work supervisor, and student. Prerequisites: Successful completion of required music and business courses with a 2.5 GPA or better. P/NC only. Offered each semester.
  
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    ◆ MUS 402 - Form & Analysis


    (3 S.H.)

    Analysis of compositions as to form, melodic, and harmonic structure. Students write original compositions modeled after works analyzed. Prerequisite: MUS 304 - Theory IV . Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 405 - Advanced Rehearsal Techniques


    (1 S.H.)

    Techniques of rehearsing choral and instrumental ensembles in the public schools. Prerequisite: MUS 306 - Conducting II .
  
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    MUS 406 - Conducting: Advanced Score Study


    (1 S.H.)

    Advanced techniques of conducting choral and instrumental groups. Prerequisites: MUS 306 - Conducting II  and instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
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    MUS 415 - Vocal Pedagogy


    (2 S.H.)

    Techniques and methodologies of voice instruction. Current trends in vocal pedagogy. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 416 - Piano Pedagogy


    (2 S.H.)

    Survey of schools of playing and teaching throughout the course of the piano’s development. Analysis and comparison of 20th century teaching methods and historical anthologies. Special unit addressing beginner’s needs. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    MUS 417 - Instrumental Pedagogy for the Applied Studio


    (1 S.H.)

    Techniques and methodologies of instrumental instruction. Each section focuses on a specific instrument/instrument group. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered based on demand.
  
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    MUS 422 - Choral Ensemble Methods


    (2 S.H.)

    Criteria for selection of vocal music, examination of representative music suitable for groups at various levels of development, principals of programming, rehearsal techniques, and organization. Offered alternate years.
  
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    MUS 425 - Ensemble Methods


    (2 S.H.)

    A professional training course for students preparing to teach instrumental music. Study of the philosophy, pedagogy, and administrative concerns of teaching instrumental ensembles at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
 

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