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    Sep 29, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Music-History and Literature

  
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    MUHL 211 - Music in Culture


    Designed for the general university student, this course investigates ways in which music reflects and interacts with its cultural milieu. The course includes developing a basic vocabulary of skills in music listening and seeks to develop understanding of and appreciation for a wide variety of musical styles. Extensive use of recordings is supplemented by live performances.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Credit for this course does not apply toward a major or minor in Music.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    MUHL 212 - Music History: 1700 - 1850


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and musical styles in their social, political and historical contexts from c. 1700 to 1850.  The music of selected non-Western cultures forms an essential counterpoint at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-121 and MUST-122.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MUHL 311 - Music History: Antiquity to 1700


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and musical styles in their social, political and historical contexts from antiquity to c. 1700.  The music of selected non-Western cultures forms an essential counterpoint at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-212, MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 312 - Music History: 1850 - Present


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and music styles in their social, political and historical contexts from c. 1850 to the present time.  Exploration of the music of selected non-Western cultures is integrated at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-212, MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 316 - Opera Literature


    A survey of opera literature in Western music from 1600 to the present. Attention is given to the knowledge and source of opera plots, roles, and the ability to aurally identify specific opera themes. Musical contexts, geographical regions, composers and dramatic styles are also covered.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Spring Semester during even numbered years
  
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    MUHL 391 - Vocal Literature


    This course provides a survey of the art song in Western music from 1600 to the present in which attention is given to musical styles in their historical frameworks. The study also includes selected solo vocal music appropriate for formal worship settings.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL- 312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester during even numbered years
  
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    MUHL 401-403 - Special Topics in Music History


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic changes to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: MUHL- 311 and MUHL-312 and permission from the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUHL 411 - Piano Literature


    A course designed to expand the student’s knowledge of music written for keyboard instruments with an emphasis on the literature that features his/her applied major instrument.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 421BR / PE / ST / WW - Brass / Percussion / String / Woodwind Literature


    Each course is designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of the solo and ensemble literature that includes his/her applied major instrument.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 431 - Classical Guitar Literature


    This course is designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of the music for classical guitar. The study includes composers and literature for vihuela, lute and guitar of the Renaissance period to guitar literature of the present.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 432 - Choral Literature


    A survey of sacred choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, including representative composers and an overview of their primary choral works. The course explores large and small choral forms of western music with attention to style traits and performance practices.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 500 - Music History Review


    A course designed to assist the entering graduate student to prepare for the study of music history and literature at the graduate level. Grading is pass/fail. Credit does not apply towards master’s degree in music.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music History Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MUHL 501-503 - Special Topics in Music History and Literature


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns.  The topic changes to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  
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    MUHL 510 - Introduction to Graduate Music Studies


    An orientation to graduate music studies and requirements, with particular attention given to the methodology of scholarly research and writing in music. This course must be taken and passed before prospectus is presented to Graduate Committee.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program/permission of instructor. 

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUHL 515 - Primary Instrument Literature


    An in-depth study of selected music literature from the standard solo, concerto, and orchestral repertoire of the student’s primary instrument framed in its social, cultural, and historical contexts. Offered as the following:

    515BR - Brass Literature

    515PE - Percussion Literature

    515PI - Piano Literature

    515ST - String Literature

    515WW - Woodwind Literature

    Prerequisites
    MUHL 510 and MUHL 512

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester.

  
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    MUHL 516 - Opera Literature


    An in-depth study of opera literature in western music from 1600 to the present. Attention is given to the knowledge and sources of opera plots, roles, and the ability to aurally identify specific opera themes. Musical periods, geographical regions, composers and dramatic styles will also be covered.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Spring Semester during even numbered years
  
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    MUHL 517 - Wind Band Literature


    This course covers the repertoire of the Wind Band from its early years to present. The presentation has a historical perspective, focusing on the band as a functional service ensemble, an ensemble for art’s sake, and an activity for education in music in the modern curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 521 - Symphonic Literature


    A course designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of symphonic literature with an emphasis on the literature that presents significant challenges in his/her applied discipline (i.e. major instrument or conducting). 

    Prerequisites
    MUHL 500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester

  
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    MUHL 522 - Historically Informed Performance of Music-Baroque/Classical


    An overview of significant techniques, notations, and contexts of historically informed performance with particular emphasis on the baroque and classic styles. Students consult primary and secondary sources and apply principles learned to representative musical works appropriate to their degree programs.

    Prerequisites
    Appropriate score on the Music History Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 523 - History of American Music


    A survey of music in the United States of America from colonial times to the early 21st century. Designed to guide students in the exploration of composers, performers, and other musical entrepreneurs whose varied traditions and interactions with a uniquely American audience combined to form a vibrant musical culture.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500, MUST-500, and MUST-501 or their approved equivalents.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUHL 524 - Introduction to World Music Cultures


    A study of the principles of the study of World Music for music educators, investigating the music of representative cultures and appropriate pedagogy for culturally-informed teaching. Offered online.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music History Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MUHL 532 - Choral Literature


    A survey of choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to present day compositions. Emphasis is placed on sacred and secular choral music appropriate for performance in today’s public and private schools, colleges, and community and church choirs.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUHL 591 - Vocal Literature


    An in-depth study of selected music literature from the standard solo, concerto, and orchestral repertoire of the student’s primary applied area framed in its social, cultural, and historical contexts.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Fall Semester during even numbered years

Music-Pedagogy

  
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    MUSP 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Pedagogy


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSP 450 - Classical Guitar Pedagogy


    The course is designed to equip students with the pedagogical skills of classical guitar instruction. Topics to be covered are principles of teaching, principles of pedagogy, and musicianship.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the B.A. or B.M. program as a guitar major in the senior year of study or consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    MUSP 460 - Instrumental Pedagogy


    This course is designed to introduce the prospective instrumental teacher to basic techniques of instruction on the primary instrument and to provide the student with experience in teaching while under supervision.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the BA or BM program as an instrumental major in the senior year of study or consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSP 470 - Vocal Pedagogy


    Designed to introduce the prospective voice teacher to the basic techniques of vocal pedagogy and to provide the student with experience in teaching voice to beginning vocal students while under supervision.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Spring Semester during odd numbered years
  
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    MUSP 480 - Piano Pedagogy


    A course desigined to assist the prospective studio piano teacher in developing administrative and pedagogical skills appropriate for elementary and early advanced instruction.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Piano Performance Major

    MUSA-288, MUHL-411

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester

  
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    MUSP 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Pedagogy


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSP 550 - Classical Guitar Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSP 570 - Vocal Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Spring Semester during odd numbered years
  
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    MUSP 580 - Keyboard Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSP 581 - Art of Interpretation


    The combination of the subjective and objective, the intense study of a well-researched score defined by a discerning ear.  This knowledge fashioned through the hands of a competent pianist with a dash of personality, imagination, and taste, makes the music speak in the most direct and persuasive manner.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSP 586 - Primary Instrument Pedagogy


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2

Music-Performance

  
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    MUPF 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Performance


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet students demand and interest.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUPF 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Performance


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of Instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3

Music-Theory

  
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    MUST 101 - Reading and Writing Music Notation


    This course introduces concepts of standard musical notation rhythm and pitch. In conjunction with MUST-102 and MUSG-101, it prepares students for the study of music.

    Prerequisites
    Music Theory and Piano Placement Exams

    Co-requisites: MUST-102 and MUSG-101

     

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 101AP - Music Fundamentals


    This course is to provide the student with experiences which reveal how music is God’s creation and that we, His creation, are at our best when we return His music back to Him through our sincere worship. You will explore the music fundamentals that flow from His creation; our increased understanding and skilled use of these principles will help us to better lead in His worship and interact with those who bring Him praise.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 102 - Basic Aural Skills


    This course provides the oopportunity to develop basic skills in reading and notating melodies on treble and base clefs.

     

    Prerequisites
    Music Theory and Piano Placement Exams

    Co-requisites: MUST-101 and MUSG-101

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 103 - Music Theory in Worship I


    This course introduces concepts of standard musical notation, both rhythm and pitch, and develops basic skills in notating and reading music, both through singing and through playing at the piano keyboard.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    A minimum grade of C- is required for successful completion of this course.
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 104 - Music Theory in Worship II


    This course builds on the concepts and skills presented in MUST-103 by offering training in the conceptual, notation, reading, and analytical skills that are most readily applicable to worship leadership professions, through exercises in writing, singing, playing at the piano keyboard, listening, and analysis.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-103

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 111 - Materials of Music


    A course in which students learn to use the basic elements of music: intervals, chords, and scales.

    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 101, MUST 101 and MUST 102 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-112 and MUSG-111

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 112 - Aural Skills I


    Practice and training in application of aural skills. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 101, MUST 101 and MUST 102 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-111 and MUSG-111

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 121 - Music Theory II


    Continued study of the materials of music that emphasizes writing and analysis of music of the common practice period. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 111, MUST 111 and MUST 112 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-122 and MUSG-112

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 122 - Aural Skills II


    Further practice and training in application of aural skills. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 111, MUST 111 and MUST 112 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-121 and MUSG-112

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 231 - Music Theory III: Chromaticism and Elements of Form


    Continued study of the materials of music emphasizing writing and analysis of chromatic harmonies and basic elements of form. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 112, MUST 121 and MUST 122 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST 232 and MUSG 211

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 232 - Aural Skills III


    Further practice and training in application of aural and sightsinging skills; special emphasis is given to chromaticism, triplets, and sequences. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 112, MUST 121 and MUST 122 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-231 and MUSG-211

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 241 - Music Theory IV


    Continued study of the materials of music including an introduction to counterpoint, form and 20th-century techniques. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 211, MUST 231 and MUST 232 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-242 and MUSG-212

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 242 - Aural Skills IV


    Further practice and training in application of aural skills. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUSG 211, MUST 231 and MUST 232 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Co-requisites: MUST-241 and MUSG-212

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

  
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    MUST 311 - Form and Analysis


    Building on the knowledge and skills learned in the first and second years of music theory, this course identifies the techniques utilized in analysis of standard musical forms and leads to application of those techniques to representative musical examples. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-243 and MUST-244

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUST 341 - Orchestration and Arranging


    An introduction to the principles of scoring for instruments of band and orchestra, including range, technique, timbre and transposition, applying them to arranging for church and educational ensembles. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-241 and MUST-242 (or MUSB-243 and MUSB-244), or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUST 342 - Choral Arranging


    An introduction to the techniques, customs and values of good choral writing in which students gain experience composing and arranging choral works, and learn about the publishing process.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-231; MUST-232 & MUSG-211

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUST 351 - Techniques of Composition


    A course designed to survey the compositional disciplines of the 20th Century. Includes extensive listening and score study.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUST 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Theory


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic changes to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUST 451 - Counterpoint


    A course in tonal counterpoint emphasizing the techniques of composition using imitation, invertible counterpoint, and polyphonic devices.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-231

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUST 500 - Music Theory Review


    A course designed to assist the entering graduate student to prepare for the study of music theory at the graduate level. Grading for this course is PASS/FAIL. Credit does not apply toward master’s degree in music.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music Theory Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Every Fall and Summer semesters
  
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    MUST 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Theory


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet students demand and interests.
     

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUST 505 - Aural Skills Review


    This course is designed to remediate entering graduate students in the areas of aural skills, including audiation, dictation, and sight-singing.  Graded on a pass/fail basis, credit for the course does not apply toward a graduate degree in music.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music Theory Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUST 522 - Concepts of Analysis


    A study of analytic systems and concepts appropriate to the various styles of the standard repertoire of Western music. Emphasis is placed on non-surface phenomena and comprehensive analysis strategies that build on undergraduate study of music theory.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-500, MUST-505, and MUHL-510 or equivalent. 

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester

  
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    MUST 541 - Orchestration


    A detailed study of instruments of the orchestra including: range, technique, timbre, transposition, and orchestration. Study of various principles of arranging for church instrumental ensembles.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-341 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUST 550 - Applied Comp/Arranging


    Applied music intended for all graduate students who are working towards an emphasis in applied music and taking lessons with their Primary instrument. Enrollment for 4 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to the Master of Music Performance degree.

     

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4


Music-Worship

  
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    MUSC 112AP - Introduction to Music Ministry


    This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the ministry of music in a local church. It will also introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of the music minister/worship leader. In addition you will be able to examine and evaluate the design, administration and use of resources enabling you to develop and maintain a complete church music ministry. 
     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 213AP - Music Ministry Leadership


    A study of the administrative and pastoral roles of the minister of music in a fully developed music program at the local level.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 311AP - Congregational Song


    A survey of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; and a study of the role of congregational singing and worship.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 312AP - Aspects of Leading Music for Worship


    This course provides students opportunity to study the components of an effective contemporary church music ministry. Emphasis is placed on the importance and use of music in worship. Concepts of worship forms, styles and support are reviewed. Attention is also given to music ministry in the education, evangelism and nurturing activities of the church.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 402AP - Special Topics in Church Music


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 414 - Concepts and Models of Music in Worship


    This course is designed to discuss concepts, models, and current uses of music in worship from an informed perspective of its biblical, theological, and historical foundations.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-223 & MUSW-311

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSW 112 - Introduction to Music Ministry


    A course designed to provide the student with an overview of the essentials of local church ministry and to acquaint him/her with the music ministry profession. The course includes observation of local church music programs and interviews with the music ministers from various denominational traditions and church sizes.
     

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSW 213 - Music Ministry Leadership


    A study of the administrative, pastoral, and worship-leading roles of the minister of music in a fully developed music program at the local level.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-112

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSW 223 - Aspects of Leading Music for Worship (with Lab)


    A course designed to acquaint students with the skills for successful church music arranging with emphasis on practical application and adaptability to various situations. Special attention is given to techniques for arranging or adapting music for ensembles with limited instrumentation and/or personnel. Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUSW-223L.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-112; a minimum grade of C in MUST-121, and MUST-122

    Credit Hours: 2, plus required 1 hour co-requisite Lab
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSW 311 - Congregational Song


    A survey of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; textual analysis; and a study of the role of congregational singing in worship. This study includes the traditional historical hymns as well as recent developments in “praise-and-worship.”

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-223

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    This course is also available as MUSC-311AP for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    MUSW 313 - Guitar for Music & Worship


    This course is designed to prepare students for playing acoustic guitar in worship settings that use popular/commercial music styles. Emphasis will be given to skills needed for playing from lead sheets and with other instruments in contemporary bands.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 315 - Music Conference


    A course that involves a variety of workshops at music conferences where students participate in charismatic and evangelical worship service traditions as well as other contemporary forms of praise and worship. Individual workshops typically address current issues in sacred music, along with sessions on technique. Conferees attend numerous music-reading sessions. Evening concerts demonstrate the integration of materials, techniques and philosophy of worship. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 321 - Philosophy of Music and Worship


    A course designed to discuss current issues/trends and philosophies in worship music from an informed perspective of the biblical and historical foundations of church music. To assist students in the development of their own philosophy of music ministry, the course will include discussion, observation and evaluation of church services and student-led music experiences.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-213, MUSW-223 and MUSW-311.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSW 390 - Seminar in Songwriting


    This course will explore the basic rudiments and techniques of songwriting. Students will be equipped with tools to help them create original compositions from start to finish, learning step-by-step how to compose a lyric and melody and complete a composition according to music industry standards. The course will also explore the music business, looking into such areas as publishing, copyrights, performance rights organizations, and other careers related to music business and the music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSW 401-403 - Special Topics in Music & Worship


    Courses presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSW 431 - Rehearsal Techniques in Music Ministry


    This course is an integrative workshop on rehearsal leadership for those leading music ensembles in ministry settings. The class emphasizes basic skills needed for rehearsing the following ensembles: choirs and other vocal ensembles, bands, rhythm sections, and orchestras. Emphasis is given to the unique leadership and musical skills needed in church settings and the sources available for locating appropriate literature.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-223, MUSB-243, MUSB-244 and MUCO-330

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSW 492 - Music & Worship Internship I


    This course is designed to provide the Music and Worship major with practical experience in a local church under the supervision of his major professor and a practicing professional. The student will observe and participate in the church’s music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-213, MUSW-311 and Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 493 - Music & Worship Internship II


    This course is designed to provide the student with additional practical experience (following completion of MUSW 492 Music and Worship Internship I) in a local church or other approved music ministry setting under the supervision of a professor and a practicing professional. The student will observe a working professional and participate on an expanding level of responsibility.

    Prerequisites
    MUSW-492

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 495 - Senior Seminar in Music (Capstone)


    Examines the roles of music in the Christian life and contemporary life in general.  The potential professional music performer, teacher, church musician, administrator, and others in the music professions will explore ways to integrate principles of Christian faith and learning into their professions and everyday lives.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-242 or MUSB-244, THEO-231, and MUHL-212 & 312.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSW 497 - Senior Project


    Newly approved course for Music & Worship students - syllabus under development.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSW 501-503 - Special Topics in Music & Worship


    Courses presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUSW 511 - Congregational Song


    A survey of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; textual analysis; and a study of the role of congregational singing in worship. This study includes the traditional historical hymns as well as recent developments in congregational singing and worship.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSW 515 - Music Conference


    This elective course allows credit to be received at one of a number of music conferences from which the student may choose in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 517 - Congregational Worship


    A course designed to provide students with an in-depth study of corporate worship, giving attention to the theological foundations of music in worship, the function of music in worship, the role of the worship leader, the practical elements of creativity in worship design and the production of materials for congregational worship in evangelical and Pentecostal church services.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSW 518 - History of Church Music


    A course designed to provide students with an overview of the historical church traditions (from Hebrew to contemporary) and to demonstrate the influence of these traditions on the music of the evangelical and Pentecostal church.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSW 519 - Seminar in Music and Worship


    This course is intended to give the student an opportunity to explore current trends and practical matters of church music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSW 520 - Music & Worship Literature/Sources


    An overview of sacred literature from the major periods of church music history with selected representative composers and their works from each period. This will include a significant section on contemporary sacred literature for the church and school.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSW 530 - Philosophy and Worldview for the Christian Musician


    This course examines the roles of music in the Christian life and in the life of the Christian musician in particular. The potential music performer, music teacher, church musician, administrator and others in the music professions will explore ways to integrate principles of Christian faith and learning into their professions. Each will address the refinement of their existing personal philosophy of music to become consistent in attitude and performance.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MUSW 590 - Seminar in Songwriting


    This course will explore the basic rudiments and techniques of songwriting. Students will be equipped with tools to help them create original compositions from start to finish, learning step-by-step how to compose a lyric and melody and complete a composition according to music industry standards. The course will also explore the music business, looking into such areas as publishing, copyrights, performance rights organizations, and other careers related to music business and the music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSW 592 - Music & Worship Internship


    A course designed to give graduate students an opportunity to interact with a competent music minister in all areas of church music ministry. The student will be given opportunities to increase his/her knowledge and skill levels in areas of interpersonal relationships, administration, leadership and planning, as well as musicianship.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSW 595 - Graduate Worship Festival


    A course which gives the student a choice of vehicles for demonstrating mastery of the goals of his/her degree program. The work of the student will be closely directed and supervised by the Final Project Committee Chair/primary applied instructor. Only one Worship Festival per semester.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of Graduate Program Director.

    Credit Hours: 2

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    NURS 100 - Nursing Concepts and Competence in Professional Practice


    Introduces and prepares the student for a nursing curriculum that uses concepts, case-based exemplars, intervention competencies, intentional direct client care and integrative clinical experiences for teaching-learning.  Historical and current trends in healthcare and nursing practice are discussed and the model of client-centered care is presented and explored.  Competency lab and seminar requirements for progression throughout the nursing program will be outlined and discussed.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing Major, provisional or full acceptance

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)
  
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    NURS 102 - Competency Lab and Seminar I


    This lab and seminar focuses on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency at a beginning level for a specified set of identified abilities necessary for professional nursing practice. 

    Prerequisites
    Nursing Major, provisional or full acceptance

    Pre-or co-requisite: NURS-100.

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 202 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Integration


    Relationships between nursing theory, practice, and research are explored.  Translation of evidence into practice is emphasized through identifying practice issues, appraising and integrating evidence and evaluation of outcomes.  The research process is presented, including protection of patient rights in research conduct.  

    Prerequisites
    Nursing Major, MTHS-135, ENGL-110.

    Pre-or co-requisite: NURS-102.

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)

  
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    NURS 204 - Competency Lab and Seminar II


    This lab and seminar builds on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-102.  Continued focus on a specified set of identified abilities necessary for professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major

    Pre-or co-requisites: CHYS-135 or CHYS-131/132 or HSCS-231; PSYC-200, NURS-100, NURS-102.

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 207 - Integrative Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I


    This is the first of two courses focusing on pathophysiological and pharmacologic concepts foundational to professional nursing practice.  Concepts and processses are explored, integrated, and applied to professional nursing practice. Mechanisms and theories related to development of disease and alterations in body function of individuals across the lifespan are addressed. Pharmacologic approaches aimed at health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of alterations of health are discussed.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major full acceptance, HSCS-232

    Pre- or co-requisites: HSCS-233, BIOS-330L

    Credit Hours: 3 (3-0-0)

  
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    NURS 209 - Integrative Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II


    The second of two courses focusing on pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts foundational to professional nursing practice. This course builds on acquired knowledge by application obtained in NURS-207. Pathophysiological and pharmacological processes used for client application across the lifespan are studied. There is a focus on continued development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the nurse generalist role of engaging in medication administration, patient safety, and quality.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance

    Pre- or co-requisites: CHYS-135 or CHYS-131/132; HSCS-233; BIOS-330L; NURS-207

     

    Credit Hours: 3 (3-0-0)

  
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    NURS 210 - Integrative Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning


    This course prepares students to use the nursing process and to provide holistic assessment of individuals across the lifespan.  Obtaining a health history, conducting a physical assessment and other related client assessments, and accurate documentation will occur.  Development of clinical reasoning as it pertains to deviations from the normal adult will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; ENGL-110.

    Pre-or co-requisites: PSYC-260; HSCS-231; NURS-204

     

    Credit Hours: 3 (2-1-0)

  
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    NURS 210L - Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Lab


    Practice experiences are the major component of this lab.

    Prerequisites
    Required co-requisite: NURS-210

 

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