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    Jan 28, 2023  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Music-Education

  
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    MUED 405 - Methods of Teaching Music in the Elementary School


    Fundamentals of music and the teaching of music from kindergarten through sixth grade.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program and successful completion of Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered during fall semester only.
  
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    MUED 421 - The Teaching of Vocal and General Music, Grades 6-12


    This course equips the vocal music education major with aspects of directing a comprehensive choral program in a middle or high school. Topics covered are choral administration, rehearsal and performance planning, and choral techniques.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester only
  
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    MUED 422 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Marching Band


    Principles, practices and materials for the marching band are studied including the role of marching band in the total music program, as well as: organization and maintenance, planning and executing of the field show, basic maneuvers, and rehearsal procedures.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUED 423 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Concert Band and Orchestra


    A comprehensive study of the various techniques that are significant for the development of the concert band and orchestra: intonation, tone, blend, balance, bowings and rehearsal procedures. Appropriate music literature from beginning to advanced will be introduced.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUED 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Education


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns in music education. The course material will be selected and presented as determined by the needs and interests of students involved in the program. The problems addressed will include specific teaching concerns encountered by public and private school music educators in the teaching of: K-12 general music courses; elementary, middle school, and high school choir; elementary, middle school, and high school band and/or orchestra; marching band; jazz and music of diverse cultures. The study of these selected topics will provide insight into possible research questions which should be addressed by music educators. In-depth study of these questions will be addressed in this course. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Director of Graduate Studies or Chair of Music Education Department.

    Credit Hours: 2-3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUED 512 - Research Methods/Design in Music Education


    A fundamental research course designed to help students become better readers, creators and writers of research in music education. This introductory course will cover the basic issues in reading and interpreting current research in music education, measurement and evaluation, and the communication of results. During the course of this class, the student will select a professional educational question/concern/ problem that may eventually become the student’s final project.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission from instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUED 513 - Foundations of Music Education


    This course reviews philosophical and historical foundations of music education with an emphasis on synthesizing and refining a personal philosophy of music education, based on sound historical and theoretical principles. The course encompasses vocation, calling, and the act of teaching.

    Prerequisites
    Admissons into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUED 514 - Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education


    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the fields of curriculum and assessment as domains of inquiry, analysis, and application. The course will include an examination of both curricular and assessment theories and practices from a variety of perspectives and paradigms. We will also study past, present, and future trends in curriculum and assessment and reform efforts in both general education and music education. Particular emphasis is given to examining systematically the processes of program development in music education including purpose, content, organization, and evaluation. The integration of technology is required.

    Prerequisites
    Admissions into Graduate Program/Permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUED 515 - Current Issues in Music Education


    A course presenting various current topics and research concerns in music education. The course material will be selected and presented as determined by the needs and interests of students involved in the program. The problems addressed will include specific teaching concerns encountered by public and private school music educators in the teaching of: K-12 general music courses; elementary, middle school, and high school choir; elementary, middle school, and high school band and/or orchestra; marching band; jazz, music of diverse cultures and recent developments in cognition as related to music learning. The study of these selected topics will provide insight into possible research questions which should be addressed by music educators. In-depth study of these questions will be addressed in this course.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the Graduate Program/Permission of the Instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer semesters
  
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    MUED 531 - Brass Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-brass major for teaching the brass wind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.


    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Instrumental Area Coordinator.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 541 - Woodwind Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the student for teaching the woodwind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels.  Performance on the instruments is included.


    Prerequisites
    Acceptance into the M.M. degree program or permission of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 561 - Percussion Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-percussion major for teaching percussion instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MM degree or permission from the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 595 - Graduate Final Project/Thesis


    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.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2

Music-Ensembles

  
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    MUSE 101 - Required Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 01 are designated as “required” for School of Music Majors. Specific requirements vary by degree program.

    Ensembles may be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    CU-Choral Union: Study and performance of major choral master works as well as newly composed works for festival chorus. Open to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community with the consent of the instructor. One major concert each semester.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community. One major concert each semester.

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition.

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community. A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    MUSE 102 - Elective Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 02 are designated as “elective” for School of Music Majors. Requirements vary based on specific degree program, as noted by asterisks (*) in the course descriptions.

    May be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    BR-Brass Choir: Study and performance of music for brass choir.  Open to all students by audition.

    CM-Chamber Music: Study and performance of music for small ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student interest and availability, to include any of the following: brass, woodwind, percussion, or string instruments; piano; voice. Open to all students by audition.

    CC-Campus Choir: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature of the worship tradition and in a worship setting. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    ES-Evangelistic Singers: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature ranging from the Negro Spiritual to traditional and contemporary Black Gospel settings. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    JE-Jazz Ensemble: Utilizing standard stage band instrumentation, this ensemble studies and performs the best of the traditional and contemporary jazz repertory. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.

    LL-Ladies of Lee: Study and performance of a wide range of choral music for treble voices. One major tour and various performances on and off campus each semester. Open to all female students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    LS-Lee Singers: Study and performance of a wide range of choral literature. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 4 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    MD-Music Drama Workshop: A practical laboratory course which involves the production of music dramas. Work includes casting, rehearsing, designing and constructing sets, lighting, costuming and publicity for recitals and public presentations.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  One major concert each semester. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.*

    OT-Opera Theatre: Experience in the practical application of musical and dramatic preparation and performance of opera. Open to all students by audition.

    PE-Percussion Ensemble: Study and performance of percussion ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    PB-Pep Band: Study and performance of commercial and marching-band literature. Open to all students by audition.*

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.  May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.* 

    SJ-Small Jazz Ensemble: Study and performance of a variety of music for small jazz ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student availability. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    ST-Chamber Strings:  Study and performance of music for chamber strings.  Open to all students by audition.

    VL-Voices of Lee: A 16-voice ensemble designed to study and perform a variety of a cappella, jazz and contemporary choral stylings, both sacred and secular. A minimum of 5 hours rehearsal per week with extensive off campus performances. Membership by audition.

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature.  Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.*

    *Does not count toward the “elective ensemble” requirement for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    MUSE 502 - Graduate Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 02 are designated as “elective” for School of Music graduate students.

    May be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    BR-Brass Choir: Study and performance of music for brass choir.  Open to all students by audition.

    CM-Chamber Music: Study and performance of music for small ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student interest and availability, to include any of the following: brass, woodwind, percussion, or string instruments; piano; voice. Open to all students by audition.

    CC-Campus Choir: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature of the worship tradition and in a worship setting. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    ES-Evangelistic Singers: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature ranging from the Negro Spiritual to traditional and contemporary Black Gospel settings. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    JE-Jazz Ensemble: Utilizing standard stage band instrumentation, this ensemble studies and performs the best of the traditional and contemporary jazz repertory. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.

    LL-Ladies of Lee: Study and performance of a wide range of choral music for treble voices. One major tour and various performances on and off campus each semester. Open to all female students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LS-Lee Singers: Study and performance of a wide range of choral literature. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 4 hours of rehearsal per week.

    MD-Music Drama Workshop: A practical laboratory course which involves the production of music dramas. Work includes casting, rehearsing, designing and constructing sets, lighting, costuming and publicity for recitals and public presentations.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  One major concert each semester. 

    OT-Opera Theatre: Experience in the practical application of musical and dramatic preparation and performance of opera. Open to all students by audition.

    PE-Percussion Ensemble: Study and performance of percussion ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    PB-Pep Band: Study and performance of commercial and marching-band literature. Open to all students by audition.

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.   

    SJ-Small Jazz Ensemble: Study and performance of a variety of music for small jazz ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student availability. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    ST-Chamber Strings: [Needs revision - I will work with Mr. Yu]

    VL-Voices of Lee: A 16-voice ensemble designed to study and perform a variety of a cappella, jazz and contemporary choral stylings, both sacred and secular. A minimum of 5 hours rehearsal per week with extensive off campus performances. Membership by audition.

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature.  Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester. 

    Prerequisites
    Audition required.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every Semester


Music-General

  
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    MUSG 098 - Basic Piano - Music Majors


    Class instruction for the music major who has had little or no prior piano instruction.

    Prerequisites
    Piano Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 103 - Class Piano I - Non-Music Majors


    Study and application of basic techniques of playing the piano. No prior study of the piano is required.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 111 - Class Piano I - Music Majors


    Study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-098, piano placement exam or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 112 - Class Piano II - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-111 or the approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 211 - Class Piano III - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-112 or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 212 - Class Piano IV - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-211 or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 286 - Piano Proficiency Examination


    Demonstration of functional piano skills according to requirements of student’s program of study. Grading is Pass/Fail.

    Prerequisites
    MUSG-212 or approved equivalent

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSG 488 - Introduction to Research in Music


    Designed especially for students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum who choose the Thesis Option, this course provides an orientation to scholarly writing in music. It also guides students through the process of developing a prospectus for the Senior Thesis.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311, MUHL-312, MUSA-288, and MUST-241 or MUSB-243.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 498 - Senior Thesis


    Designed as a culminating experience for students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum, this course guides the student through the process of conceiving and developing a musical topic for research. Students report their research in a major paper and present it in a public forum.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of faculty committee

    Credit Hours: 1

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
  
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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
  
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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
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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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
    Graduate Music History Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered every semester
  
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    MUHL 512 - Performance Practice in the History of Music


    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, and MUSG 510 Introduction to Graduate Music Studies.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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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 (non-keyboard) instrument framed in its social, cultural, and historical contexts.

    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
    Spring semester of 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 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
    Every semester

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
  
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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
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSP 480 - Piano Pedagogy I


    The course is designed to equip piano majors with the pedagogical skills of keyboard instruction at the elementary and early intermediate level, and to provide an opportunity for supervised teaching.

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

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSP 481 - Piano Pedagogy II


    A course designed to further equip piano majors with the pedagogical skills appropriate to early advanced keyboard instruction.

    Prerequisites
    MUSP 480

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall 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
    Spring semester
  
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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
    When Offered
    Every semester

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 - Music Fundamentals


    A course that acquaints students with the rudiments of music. While not applicable toward a major or minor in music, it is designed to prepare the student for enrollment in MUST-111.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of the Music Theory Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-102.
  
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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 - Fundamental Aural Skills


    An introduction to basic skills of sight singing and dictation. While not applicable toward a major or minor in music, it is designed to prepare students for enrollment in MUST-112.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of Music Theory Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-101.
  
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    MUST 103 - Music Theory in Worship I


    This course is designed to expose students to the basic concepts of music theory.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 104 - Music Theory in Worship II


    This course is a continuation of the study of music theory concepts, emphasizing reading, writing, listening and analytical skills most applicable to worship leadership professions.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-103

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


    A course that emphasizes written and analytical skills of the basic elements of music.

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

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-112.
  
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    MUST 112 - Aural Skills I


    Practice and training in application of aural skills.

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

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-111.
  
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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.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C” in MUST-111 and MUST-112

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-122.
  
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    MUST 122 - Aural Skills II


    Further practice and training in application of aural skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C” in MUST-111 and MUST-112

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-121.
  
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    MUST 231 - Music Theory III


    Continued study of the materials of music emphasizing writing and analysis of chromatic harmonies.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-121 and MUST-122

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-232.
  
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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.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-121, MUST-122, and MUSG-111 or their equivalents.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-231.
  
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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.

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

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-242.
  
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    MUST 242 - Aural Skills IV


    Further practice and training in application of aural skills.

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

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-241.
  
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    MUST 250 - Introduction to Composition


    Applied composition and arranging for the music major.

     

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUST 231 & MUST 232; Permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1-2

  
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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.

    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. 

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUST-241 and MUST-242 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall 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
    Spring 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 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.

    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


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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, Traditional BSN Track.

    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, Traditional BSN Track.

    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in 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.   Students begin a project that will be completed in a subsequent course relating to evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. 

    Prerequisites
    Nursing Major, Traditional BSN Track, MATH-161, ENG-110.

    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in 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
    Pre- or co-requisite enrollment in HSCI-293, PSYC-260, NURS-102.

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)
  
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    NURS 206 - Integrative Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing Practice


    Pathophysiological concepts and processes 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.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-101, HSCI-293

    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in HSCI-250.

    Credit Hours: 3 (3-0-0)

  
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    NURS 208 - Integrative Pharmacology for Professional Nursing Practice


    The principles of pharmacotherapeutics are integrated with assessment, physiology and pathophysiology processes and the nursing process and serve as the framework for this course.  Concepts introduced via prototypes/classifications to prevent and treat common diseases and injuries across the lifespan are used as key learning components.  Focus on development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking abilities in the nurse generalist role of medication administration, patient safety and quality.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre-or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-206, NURS-210, NURS-212.

    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
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-204, NURS-206.

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in NURS-210L.

    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
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in NURS-210.

  
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    NURS 212 - Competency Lab and Seminar III


    This lab and seminar builds on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-204.  Continued focus on building a specified set of identified abilities necessary for professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-202, NURS-204, NURS-206, NURS-210.

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)
  
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    NURS 231 - Introduction to Christian Ethics for the Nursing Profession


    A study of values and their influence on social and individual behavior.  Special emphasis is placed on the development of Christian values, congruent with the teachings of Christ, and the application of these in everyday life.  This course also addresses legal, ethical, economic, political, and moral responsibilities for holistic professional nursing practice.  Such value-based behaviors as human dignity, integrity, social justics, and professional care of patients will be considered.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre-requisites in BIBL-110/111, THEO-230, NURS-102.

    Credit Hours: 3 (3-0-0)
    Notes
    Fulfills THEO-231 requirement in the religion core.
  
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    NURS 300 - Clinical Pathways of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Continuum of Care I


    This course addresses beginning concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as applied to healthy individuals across the age continuum.  Health concepts, risk factors for disease and illness including the influence of genetics, and practice related to immunizations and screenings will be explored.  Safe practice will be emphasized.  Self-health will also be addressed.  Clients studied include children, adults, older adults, and women/families experiencing a normal pregnancy.  This course includes didactic and practice experiences. Practice experiences include the use of therapeutic communication skills and select core nursing skills.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-206, NURS-208, NURS-210 and NURS-212.

    Credit Hours: 5 (3-0-2)
  
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    NURS 302 - Introduction to Leadership in Professional Practice


    This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a foundation for developing leadership abilities at the point of client contact.  Responsibilities related to the role of the professional nurse in providing clinical safety and quality improvement practices will be a major focus.  Introductory concepts in healthcare policy, finance, and regulation will be presented.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-231, NURS-300.

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)
  
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    NURS 304 - Clinical Pathways of Chronic Illness Across the Continuum of Care


    This course presents common chronic illnesses that affect clients across the lifespan, leading the client to intersect with multidisciplinary team members within a variety of healthcare settings.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-300, NURS-302.

    Credit Hours: 5 (2-0-3)
  
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    NURS 306 - Competency Lab and Seminar IV


    This course expands relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-212, intending to prepare the student for clinical practice at a beginning level with healthy persons.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-300.

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)
  
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    NURS 308 - Clinical Pathways and Management of Common Acute Episodes


    This course and focuses on common medical illnesses and surgeries and their related clinical nursing care.

    Prerequisites
    Requires pre-requisite enrollment in NURS-302, NURS-304.

    Credit Hours: 5 (3-0-2)
  
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    NURS 310 - Post-Acute Management


    This pathway follows the progression of clients/patients post-surgically and post-illnesses.  The focus in this pathway is assisting clients with successful management of health situation and prevention of readmission.  Basic transitional care introduced in an earlier course about pathways of chronic illness will be addressed in an increasingly complex manner.  This course includes didactic and practice experiences.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-304

    Requires pre- or co-requisite enrollment in NURS-308, NURS-314.

    Credit Hours: 4 (2-0-2)

 

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