Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Music

Courses are designated as MUS in the class schedule.

  
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    MUS 406F - Major Performance Ensemble/Wind Symphony (1)


    Study and perform standard and contemporary music literature. Public concerts on campus and in the community each semester. Concert tour may be included. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. For advanced wind and percussion students accepted by audition. (More than 3 hours major production)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406H - Major Performance Ensemble/Opera Orchestra (1)


    Performance in the orchestra for collaborative Music Department/Theatre Department productions. Includes musical preparation, joint rehearsal preparation with the Theatre Department, and performances. Does not satisfy the Music Department major performance ensemble requirement. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 6 units by students in graduate music programs. Requires permission of instructor. (3 or more hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406L - Major Performance Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I (1)


    Study and perform advanced-level standard and contemporary jazz literature for large ensemble. Public concerts on campus and in the community each semester. Concert or jazz festival tours may be included. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition and consent of instructor. (3 or more hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406M - Major Performance Ensemble/The Singing Titans (1)


    Learn and perform a wide variety of high-quality choral literature written especially for tenor and bass voices. Gain improved competence in sight singing, musicianship and vocal skills. Open to music majors and non-music majors. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (3 or more hours activity). Requires audition.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406S - Major Performance Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble II (1)


    Study and perform standard and contemporary jazz literature for large ensemble. Public concerts on campus and in the community each semester. Concert or jazz festival tours may be included. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition or consent of instructor. (3 or more hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406U - Major Performance Ensemble/University Band (1)


    Study and performance of standard and contemporary music literature. Public concerts on campus and in the community each semester. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 6 units by students in graduate music programs. (More than 3 hours major production)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 406V - Jazz Singers (1)


    Study and perform standard and contemporary vocal jazz literature. Public concerts on campus and in the community each semester. Concert/festival tours may be included. Open to non-music majors by audition. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 6 units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition and/or consent of instructor. (3 or more hours activity).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 406W - Major Performance Ensemble/Titan Voices (1)


    Learn and perform a wide variety of high-quality choral literature written especially for soprano and alto voices, while improving competence in sight singing, musicianship and vocal skills. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (3 or more hours activity).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 407C - Cello Choir (1)


    Course is open to cellists by audition. Rehearse, study and perform literature written or arranged for various groups of cellos. Combine rehearsals, sectionals, workshops, master classes and joint concerts with guest artists/conductors. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 407D - Percussion Ensemble (1)


    Study and perform music written for percussion ensemble. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 407E - Brass Ensemble (1)


    Study and perform music written for large brass choir/ensemble. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 407G - Guitar Orchestra (1)


    Numerous public performances, on and off campus, of music written for large ensemble of classical guitars. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 407K - Clarinet Choir (1)


    Study and performance of music for clarinet choir. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 12 units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 407M - Horn Ensemble (1)


    Study and performance of music written for French horn ensemble with emphasis on the solution of various problems relating to multiple horn literature. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 407Y - Diverse Instrument Ensemble (1)


    Ensemble of diverse instruments and voices. Performs a wide range of repertoire for indeterminate instrumentation, as well as arrangements and transcriptions of music from the Middle Ages to the present. Open to all performance areas, including electric and acoustical instruments. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 16 units or for a maximum of 6 units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408B - Chamber Music Ensemble/Brass (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For all qualified wind, string or keyboard students. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408C - Collegium Musicum (1)


    Study and performance of instrumental and vocal music from the middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. May be repeated for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 12 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. Requires audition. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408G - Chamber Music Ensemble/Guitar (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For qualified classical guitar students and other music students by consent of instructor. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408J - Chamber Music Ensemble/Jazz Combo (1)


    Study, read and perform jazz repertoire representative of various styles. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of fifteen units or for a maximum of five units by students in graduate music programs. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408K - Chamber Music Ensemble/Keyboard (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For qualified wind, string or keyboard students. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408N - Contemporary Chamber Music Performance Ensemble (1)


    Instruction in the techniques of contemporary music, and preparation of small group performances of contemporary instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic chamber music literature from the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Requires audition.

    Prerequisite: Music major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 408S - Chamber Music Ensemble/Strings (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. Multiple sections offer differing ensemble experiences: string quartet, string trio and string quintet. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For qualified wind, string or keyboard students. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408W - Chamber Music Ensembles/Woodwind (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. Section 1: Woodwind Quintets, Section 2: Small, Mixed Ensembles. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For qualified wind, string or keyboard students. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 408X - Chamber Music Ensemble/Saxophone (1)


    Study, read and perform representative chamber literature of all periods. May be taken for credit every semester by undergraduate music majors for a maximum of 15 units or for a maximum of 5 units by students in graduate music programs. For qualified wind, string or keyboard students. (2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 411 - Survey of Music Theory (3)


    Theoretical basis of music from 1500 to the present through analysis, readings and discussion. Intended primarily for graduate and post-baccalaureate students. Fulfills graduate entrance examination requirement in music theory. May not be applied to a graduate study plan. Requires completion of all lower-division theory requirements.

    Prerequisite: senior standing or above.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 418 - 18th-Century Counterpoint (2)


    Eighteenth-century counterpoint in two, three and four parts, covering invention, canon, double and triple counterpoint and fugue.

    Prerequisites: MUS 211 , MUS 221 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 419 - Advanced Form and Analysis (3)


    Continuation of MUS 319 ; larger musical works.

    Prerequisite: MUS 351C.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 420 - Compositional Techniques since 1945 (3)


    Compositional practices from 1945 to the present, including synthesis of sound. Written examples in various styles.

    Prerequisites: MUS 320 , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 422 - Composition (2)


    Composition of smaller forms in various contemporary styles. Not available for use on graduate study plans.

    Prerequisites: MUS 316 , MUS 319 , MUS 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 426 - Applications of Music Technology (1)


    Continuing supervised laboratory experimentation with equipment, concepts and techniques encountered in MUS 326. Students pursue individual assignments based on experience, ability and interest. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of three units.

    Prerequisite: MUS 326 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 433 - Music in Childhood (3)


    Songs, creative activities, and materials for teaching music to elementary school-aged children. Teaching-learning strategies. Not available for graduate degree credit.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 444 - Survey of Marching Bands (2)


    Techniques, materials, administration for marching band. Charting for field shows and parade activities. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours activity)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 450 - History of Musical Style (3)


    Intensive review of the principal musical styles in Western music. Intended primarily for graduate and post-baccalaureate students. Fulfills graduate entrance examination requirement in music history. May not be applied to a graduate study plan.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 451 - Jazz History and Style (3)


    History and literature of jazz music, including African roots, developments and aspects of style periods, and the contemporary state of jazz. Intended for music majors. Listening, analysis and a term paper.

    Prerequisites: MUS 211 , MUS 351A , MUS 351B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 453A - Choral Literature (2)


    Choral literature, from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras analyzed in historical perspective; investigation of performance practice issues.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 453B - Choral Literature (2)


    Choral literature, from Classic, Romantic and Contemporary eras analyzed in historical perspective; investigation of performance practice issues.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 454A - Piano Literature (2)


    Representative styles and schools of piano literature; solo and ensemble repertoire - contrapuntal forms, sonatas and variations.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C ; junior or senior piano standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 454B - Piano Literature (2)


    Representative styles and schools of piano literature; solo and ensemble repertoire - character pieces, fantasies, suites and etudes.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C ; junior or senior piano standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 455 - Wind Ensemble Literature (3)


    Comprehensive survey of the history and literature of the wind ensemble. Developments in musical style and repertory and the social and historical contexts for the wind ensemble.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C , MUS 382A , MUS 382B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 456 - Opera Literature (3)


    Operatic literature and performance practices from the Baroque period through the present. Stylistic and historical considerations of selected works examined in detail.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 457A - Song Literature (2)


    Open to all music majors. German Lieder with representative examples of periods and styles. Historical contexts, poetry and compositional techniques. Prior study of German recommended.

    Prerequisites: MUS 319 , MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 457B - Song Literature (2)


    Open to all music majors. French modie with representative examples of periods and styles. Historical contexts, poetry and compositional techniques. Prior study of French language recommended.

    Prerequisites: MUS 319 , MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 458 - Symphonic Literature (3)


    Literature of the symphony orchestra, from the classical era through the mid-20th century.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 352B, MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 459A - Guitar Literature (2)


    Historical survey of the literature for Baroque and classical guitar, lute and vihuela; study of transcriptions for modern guitar.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 459B - Guitar Pedagogy (2)


    Fundamentals of teaching and coaching classical guitar. Materials and methods for individual and group instruction.

    Prerequisites: MUS 151 , MUS 211 , MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C ; junior or senior guitar standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 462 - World Music for Music Majors (3)


    Art, folk and popular music of selected world areas; topics vary according to semester and are chosen from Latin American, North American, Asian, African and European cultures and traditions.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 464 - Jazz Improvisation III (1)


    Continuation of Jazz improvisational pedagogy and techniques with an emphasis on performance application. Form, stylistic analysis and ear training. (2 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: MUS 364 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 465S - Violin Playing Topics (1)


    Various topics of violin playing and performing. Discussion and demonstration includes both technical and musical elements applicable to violin performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 465V - Advanced Vocal Workshop (1)


    Advanced techniques of artistic performance through faculty/guest artist teaching, demonstrations, master classes, exercises professional writing. Combine informal and formal performances, journaling, reading assignments, writing program notes and preparing audition portfolios.

    Prerequisite: B.M. or M.M. Vocal Performance major. Corequisite: MUS 591 , MUS 592 , MUS 491  or MUS 492 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 466 - Pedagogy Observation and Internship (1)


    Observation of and supervised internship in piano teaching. Teaching techniques and development of lesson plans and materials will be included. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. (2 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: junior piano standing. Corequisite: MUS 467A  or MUS 457B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 467A - Piano Pedagogy (2)


    Materials and methods for beginning and elementary students. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 466 recommended.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior piano standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 467B - Piano Pedagogy (2)


    Materials and methods for intermediate and early advanced students. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 466 recommended.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior piano standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 467C - Piano Pedagogy (2)


    Materials and methods for class piano. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 466 recommended.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior piano standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 468 - Vocal Pedagogy (2)


    Physiology, anatomy and acoustics as they apply to singing; fundamental principles of vocal pedagogy for studio and public school teaching. Outside practice teaching required. Requires prior or concurrent college-level applied vocal study.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 469 - Jazz Pedagogy (2)


    Preparation to teach jazz in high schools and colleges. Background in administration, preparation, rehearsal and evaluation of the various types of jazz ensembles: big bands, combos and vocal jazz groups. Requires 300 applied level; MUS 281B, MUS 281P, MUS 281W recommended.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 477 - Piano Pedagogy Practicum (3)


    Supervised piano teaching in individual and group learning environments. Emphasizes keyboard technique, literature, communication skills, lesson plans and piano curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: MUS 467A , MUS 467B , MUS 467C .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 484 - Performance Techniques for Opera (2)


    Stage movement and characterization techniques for the classically trained singer. Style in performance with reference to arias and small scenes from standard operatic and music theatre literature. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Requires audition. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours activity)

    Corequisite: MUS 491, MUS 492, MUS 591, or MUS 592.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 491 - Individual Instruction (1)


    Individual study with assigned instructor. Performance technique, repertoire and other responsibilities as assigned. Jury examination required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 units. Requires jury recommendation.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 492 - Individual Instruction (2)


    Individual study with assigned instructor. Performance technique, repertoire and other responsibilities as assigned. Jury examination required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 units. Requires jury recommendation.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 497 - Senior Project (1)


    Independent investigation of an area of special interest in music culminating in a research paper, lecture, or lecture-recital. May be taken for credit for a maximum of two units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 498 - Recital (1)


    Preparation and presentation of representative works in the principal performance area. In the semester of recital presentation, MUS 498 will substitute for one unit of MUS 493. Requires 400 jury level in the principal performance area (400 jury level in composition for composition majors).

    Corequisite: MUS 365I , MUS 365G , MUS 365K  or MUS 365V .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Special topic in music selected in consultation with and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units..

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUS 500 - Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (3)


    Required of all music graduate students within the first nine study-plan units. Basic bibliography, literature and research techniques, as well as other materials useful in graduate study.

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 524 - Seminar in Music Theory (3)


    Theoretical subjects (form/style analysis, history of music theory, etc.) to be chosen by instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 552 - Seminar in Music of the Renaissance (3)


    Forms, styles and characteristics of music between 1400 and 1600. Analysis of works by representative composers and theoretical writers.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 553 - Seminar in Music of the Baroque Period (3)


    Musical forms, styles and performance practices of the Baroque period. Analysis of representative works.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 554 - Seminar in Music of the Classic Period (3)


    History and literature of music from approximately 1730 to 1820. Analysis of representative works.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 555 - Seminar in Music of the Romantic Period (3)


    Structure and development of music in the 19th century. Analysis of representative works.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 556 - Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Music (3)


    History and literature of American art music in the 20th century. Analysis of representative musical works and repertories, as well as musical, historical and social developments.

    Prerequisite: MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 567 - Seminar in Piano Pedagogy (3)


    Graduate-level study of advanced learning theories, musical issues and pedagogical methods involved in teaching piano through lectures, discussions and student presentations. Practice teaching required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 568 - Graduate Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy (2)


    Problems of vocal pedagogy as related to teaching and performance. Anatomical, psychological and musical considerations relating to vocal techniques for solo and choral singing. Comparative methodologies for studio teaching. Supervised practice teaching component.

    Prerequisite: MUS 468 , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 570G - Seminar in Guitar Literature (3)


    Advanced study of guitar literature, with performances and analysis by class members and lectures by the instructor. Requirements can be met by performance and/or analysis. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 570J - Seminar in the History of Jazz Music from 1955-1980 (3)


    Musical forms, styles and performance practices of the modal and modern jazz periods. History and theory of the music of John Coltrane and his contemporaries, antecedents and influences. Requirements can be met through analysis and/or performance.

    Prerequisites: MUS 451 , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 570P - Seminar in Piano Literature (2)


    Advanced study of piano literature, with performances and analyses by class members and lectures by the instructor. Requirements can be met by performance and/or analysis. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: MUS 351A , MUS 351B , MUS 351C , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 583 - Seminar in Advanced Choral Conducting and Interpretation (2)


    Choral conducting techniques. Lab work with student groups and concert conducting. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Requires conducting experience.

    Prerequisites: MUS 383B , MUS 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 591 - Individual Instruction (1)


    Individual study with assigned instructor. Performance technique, repertoire and other responsibilities as assigned. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 5 units. Requires jury recommendation.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 592 - Individual Instruction (2)


    Individual study with assigned instructor. Performance technique, repertoire and other responsibilities as assigned. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 10 units. Requires jury recommendation.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 597 - Project (1-3)


    The culminating experience of all M.M. students, and of M.A. Music Education and M.A. Piano Pedagogy students who so elect. Number of units is variable depending on options chosen in conjunction with advisers from activities, such as public recitals, lecture, corollary essay, original composition(s) or a significant research study. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 units.

    Graduate-level

  
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    MUS 598 - Thesis (3)


    Individual investigations of specific problems in the area of concentration by candidates for the M.A. degree. Students must submit an enrollment request form by week one of the preceding semester.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    MUS 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Research and study projects in areas of specialization beyond regularly offered coursework. Oral and/or written reports required. Students must submit an enrollment request form by week one of the preceding semester. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisite: Music graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Music Education

Courses are designated as MUSE in the class schedule.

  
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    MUSE 394 - Music Education Practicum (3)


    For Music Education majors. Observation and application of musical concepts and materials, repertoire selection, sequential pedagogy, classroom delivery skills, and concurrent development of management skills, aural and visual discrimination skills, error detection and transposition skills.

    Prerequisites: MUS 382B  or MUS 383B ; EDSC 310 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 395 - Clinical Practice in Conducting (2)


    For Music Education majors. Clinical practice and field applications of concepts, materials and procedures as applied to field situations, as in public and private schools. Each student observes, analyzes, assists when appropriate, and document a variety of actual classroom teaching situations and performances at various levels.

    Prerequisite: MUSE 394 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 404 - Microcomputers and MIDI for School Music Classrooms (3)


    Pre-service and in-service music teachers learn how to use microcomputers and musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) for classroom management and pedagogical purposes. Students gain experience with software for word processing, database, spreadsheet, music notation, music pedagogy, and MIDI.

    Prerequisite: EDSC 310 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 442 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Music in the Public Schools (3)


    History, principles of public education, grades K-12, with emphasis on music. Philosophy, methods, materials and procedures for organizing and teaching music in elementary and secondary schools. A B- (2.7) or better is required to earn a preliminary Single Subject credential.

    Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Corequisites: EDSC 440F , EDSC 440S .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 449E - Externship in Secondary Teaching (3)


    For candidates who have declared for the single subject credential in music. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Corequisite: MUSE 442 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 449I - Internship in Secondary Teaching (10)


    For candidates who have declared for the single subject credential in music.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 449S - Seminar in Secondary Teaching (3)


    For candidates who have declared for the single subject credential in music.

    Corequisite: MUSE 449I .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    MUSE 527 - Seminar in Choral Pedagogy (2)


    For graduate students seeking better knowledge of choral music instruction. Topics: strategies for cognitive transfer; learning theory; classroom management; conducting gesture; choral tone; sequencing instruction; philosophical foundations of education; pacing; instructional techniques; advocacy; assessment; and current issues in music education.

    Graduate-level


Nursing

Courses are designated as NURS in the class schedule. Note: All clinical nursing courses for the B.S. in Nursing require admission to the university and to the School of Nursing as a nursing major. The School of Nursing application, health care information listed under the “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” text above, and references are also required.

  
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    NURS 205 - Medical Terminology (3)


    Introduction to medical terminology using word building (roots, suffixes, prefixes, spelling, and pronunciation) as they relate to anatomical structure and function. Additional topics include medical terminology related to pharmacology, abnormal conditions, surgical procedures, and diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. (KNES 205 and NURS 205 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    NURS 305 - Professional Nursing (3)


    Examine professional nursing roles, including nursing history, ethics, research, theories and frameworks. Introduces advocacy, health promotion, genetics, genomics, inter-professional practice and patient safety. Instructional technologies and information literacy. Meets upper-division writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: admission to B.S. in Nursing program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    NURS 310 - Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice (3)


    Understanding and appraising research evidence, and the role of research in developing nursing knowledge. Examine research methods and analyze current issues in relation to integrating and implementing evidence-based practice.

    Pre- or corequisite: NURS 305 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    NURS 312 - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Bridge to Registered Nurse (RN) (3)


    Will guide the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) through the role transition into becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Must hold a current Vocational Nurse license in good standing.

    Prerequisite: currently enrolled in the LVN to BSN program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 321 - Health Assessment (3)


    Health assessment across the lifespan. Basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform assessments, including interviewing, history taking and foundational physical assessment skills are acquired. Developmental and culturally competent assessment skills and ability to recognize deviations from normal.

    Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Corequisite: NURS 321L .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 321L - Health Assessment Professional Practice Laboratory (1)


    Practice history talking, physical examination techniques, and risk identification on peers during supervised campus laboratory sessions. Apply the skills and techniques acquired to intervene and reduce risks and/or promote health with individual clients during clinical laboratory. Credit/No Credit only. (3 hours laboratory).

    Prerequisite: admission to pre-licensure pathway to the bachelor or master’s program in Nursing; Corequisite: NURS 321 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 322 - Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)


    Professional nursing role within the health care environment, including nursing theory and interpersonal communication. Theory and evidence-based nursing practice. Influence of culture and professional values on the role of the professional nurse. Meets undergraduate writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 323 - Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (5)


    Normal physiology and anatomy, altered physiologic states and nursing management of selected pathophysiologic disorders and diseases. Core drug knowledge, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Drug classifications by categories affecting various body systems and disease states.

    Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 324 - Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (1)


    Development approach to providing culturally appropriate nursing care. Growth, development and sociocultural factors that influence the health and illness of various cultural groups and explores factors that impact the use of health care resources.

    Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure Nursing pathway.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    NURS 340 - Health Assessment (2)


    Concepts and principles of comprehensive assessment of the health status, emphasizing interviewing skills, health histories, physical and psychosocial findings required for detailed health and family histories across the life span with consideration of the influence of culture.

    Pre- or corequisite: NURS 305 . Corequisite: NURS 340L .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    NURS 340L - Health Assessment Lab (1)


    Learn and demonstrate appropriate interviewing and technical skills in examining the client, emphasizing the history and physical assessment and health promotion.

    Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 340.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    NURS 345 - Pathophysiology (3)


    Builds upon and explores major pathophysiological concepts using a body systems approach that is critical to clinical decision making in nursing. Recognize pathophysiological manifestations as they relate to disease processes.

    Pre- or corequisites: NURS 305 , NURS 310 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
 

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