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MUSIC

MUSC-100 Fundamentals of Music
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this class is an introduction to the concepts of reading and writing music. It is intended for the student with limited musical knowledge or background in music who wishes to study music theory, or for the student who wishes to learn to read music. Primary concepts of note reading, rhythm, scales, key signatures and intervals will be studied along with fundamental keyboard skills, simple melodic and rhythmic dictation and elementary sightreading. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-101 Music Appreciation
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this class provides an introduction to musical elements, forms and stylistic periods from the Middle Ages through the popular music of today. While concentrating primarily on Western Art Music and its representative composers, the course also touches on the increasing importance of different forms of popular music in the last century and its roots in various ethnic musical expression. Attention will also be given to historical events, sociological influences and encounters with non-European cultures within each historical period and their effect on musical development. This course is designed for the non-music major. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-103 The Business of Music
3 Credits

Open to all interested students, this course is designed to be an introductory study of the field of music as a continually changing and dynamic commercial profession. It is designed to aid the performer as well as the moonlighter and the music hobbyist in their interaction with the business of music. The student will explore various professions within the field of commercial music, basic copyright information, business and management practices as related to the Arts and occasionally interact with professionals and specialists in the field. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-107 American Popular Music
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this course offers a panoramic view of the history of American popular music from the mid 1800’s to the present. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and discuss each of the following aspects of American popular music: specific styles and style periods, pivotal compositions and composers, ethnic traditions which have been major contributors in the development and evolution of popular music, song forms and their contribution to style period development, influences on American history, and historical influences on popular music. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-108 African American Music
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this course will examine the heritage of African American music from the colonial era through the jazz age to the present. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the characteristic elements of African music, trace the development of the major idioms such as religious and ragtime music, identify important African American composers and performers, and articulate the role of African American music in ritual and ceremony, as transmitter of culture and as a social and political tool. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-110 Music Theory, Musicianship, and Keyboard Skills I
4 Credits

Music Theory I is the first of a four-semester sequence of music theory courses required of all music majors. It offers an integrated approach to the study of musical structure that combines written work, ear-training, keyboard skills, and sight singing. After a very brief review of notation, rhythm, major and minor scales, and key signatures, the student will develop knowledge and understanding of the following: a basic introduction to harmony including intervals, chords and their inversions; non-harmonic tones, the writing of four-part harmony; and sight reading, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structures, and musical form in melody, as well as the appropriate functional keyboard skills. Corequisite: MUSC-110L. (4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-111 Music Theory, Musicianship and Keyboard Skills II
4 Credits

Second in the four-semester Music Theory sequence required of music majors, this course continues the integrated approach introduced in Theory I. Selected topics include functional harmony, harmonic spacing and doubling, chord connection, cadences, modulating, seventh chords, melody and bass writing. The practice of rhythmic, harmonic and melodic reading and dictation will be continued, along with sight singing and keyboard skills. Prerequisite: MUSC-110, Corequisite: MUSC-111L. (4 hours lecture; 3 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-112 Applied Music (Non-Music Majors)
2 Credits

Individual instruction for pre-college or personal enrichment. (1 one-hour lesson per week)

MUSC-113 Applied Music (Non-Music Majors)
1 Credit
Individual instruction for pre-college or personal enrichment. (1 half-hour lesson per week)

MUSC-116 Musicianship for the Musical Theatre
3 Credits

Musicianship for the Musical Theater is a one semester course required of all Musical Theater Majors. It is an intensive approach to teaching students the aural skills that enable them to sing music at sight, a process that usually takes place over a period of four semesters in a traditional music program. As such, students in this class must be able to read music, as it does not include the fundamentals of music reading. After a brief review of musical notation, the student will learn solfège and its applications through standard ear training exercises, then progress to literature from operetta and musical theater through the mid 1900s. After these basic skills are developed, more difficult musical theater literature from 1950 through the present will be studied. Exposure to Musical Theater repertoire and learning music without assistance will be stressed. It is strongly recommended that students possess basic music reading skills equivalent to MUSC-100 Fundamentals of Music. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-117 Applied Music I
2 Credits

First semester of private college level music study. Required for music major. Corequisite: MUSC-117L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-118 Applied Music II
2 Credits

Second semester of private college level music study. Required for music major. Corequisite: MUSC-118L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-119 Applied Music I
1 Credit

First semester of private college level study. Corequisite: MUSC-119L. (1 half-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-120 Applied Music II
1 Credit

Second semester of private college level study. Corequisite: MUSC-120L. (1 half-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-121 Introduction to Music Technology
2 Credits

This course is an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic skills needed to work with computer-based music applications and basic MIDI (synthesizer) technology used in core music classes. The order in which these projects are presented is intended to correspond to curricula in the music department, although non-music major students may enroll in this class. The course is also designed to give students a background that will allow them to more easily incorporate additional technology which they will find in the world of music and music education. It is strongly recommended that students take this class during their first semester of matriculation into the music curriculum. (2 hours weekly)

MUSC-122 Jazz Improvisation I
2 Credits

This course offers a step by step approach to the art and science of jazz improvisation by focusing on the basic elements of music: sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form. The student will learn how to create and develop musical ideas and play them in a jazz style. The course will include basic ear training exercises as well as some transcription of jazz solos. The student will develop a greater awareness of musical style and structure through the use of a variety of listening exercises. The student must be able to read music and possess basic technical proficiency on his/her instrument. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-123 Jazz Improvisation II
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of Jazz Improvisation I. The student will learn how to improvise in various jazz styles over standard chord progressions. The course will include ear training exercises and transcription of jazz solos of different styles. The student will develop a greater awareness and understanding of multiple jazz styles through a variety of listening and performance exercises. Prerequisite: MUSC-122. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-126 Lyric Diction I – Italian/Latin
2 Credits
The first in a series of courses designed for singers and choral conductors who wish to improve their linguistic skills and knowledge of Italian/Latin, as applied through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as well as expanding their knowledge of standard vocal repertoire. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-127  Lyric Diction II - English
2 Credits

The second in a series of courses designed for singers and choral conductors who wish to improve their linguistic skills and knowledge of English, as applied through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as well as expanding their knowledge of standard vocal repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC-126. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-131-134 Major Ensemble –
Chorus I, II, III, IV
1 Credit

Each of these ensembles offers a performance-oriented exposure to both traditional and contemporary styles in each of their respective genres. Special attention will be given to those musicianship skills which are crucial to effective ensemble performance. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-135 Fundamentals of Musicianship and Keyboard Skills
3 Credits

This class is designed to develop students’ ability to match pitch, sing intervals, sing pitches of scales and chords, sight-sing simple written melodies with solfege syllables, perform simple rhythmic patterns, and take simple dictation. It is also designed to introduce students to basic keyboard skills including developing a comfortable hand position and ease of hand movement on the keyboards. This course is designed for music major students with little or no musical backgrounds, and it will prepare students for lab work in MUSC-110L. Prerequisite: MUSC-100. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-141-144 Major Ensemble –
Chamber Singers, I, II, III, IV
1 Credit

Each of these ensembles offers a performance-oriented exposure to both traditional and contemporary styles in each of their respective genres. Special attention will be given to those musicianship skills which are crucial to effective ensemble performance. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-145 Music Technology in Society
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities/Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

From pop music played by a toothbrush, to medieval chants used as cell phone ring tones, to orchestral pieces written to accompany video games, music is embedded in more aspects of people’s day to day lives than ever before. This course, which is open to all interested students, will examine the use of technology in the creation and presentation of music through history and especially in today’s world. Students will participate in the creation of music and sound projects, but are not required to have a music or technology background. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-151-154 Major Ensemble –
Jazz Ensemble I, II, III, IV
1 Credit

Each of these ensembles offers a performance-oriented exposure to both traditional and contemporary styles in each of their respective genres. Special attention will be given to those musicianship skills which are crucial to effective ensemble performance. Audition is required. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-158 Jazz Theory
3 Credits

Jazz Theory is a one-semester course required of all students seeking a Certificate of Proficiency in Music Performance–Jazz Studies and suggested for those students interested in Jazz Theory. It continues the integrated approach to musical structure that combines written work, ear training, keyboard skills, and sight singing that was established in Music Theory I and II. Selected topics include the study of typical jazz chord structures, Major, melodic minor, diminished, and whole tone harmonic structure, slash chords, harmonic and melodic analysis, blues forms, and re-harmonization. Prerequisite: MUSC-111. (4 hours weekly)

MUSC-159 Jazz History
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine the development of Jazz music from its origins to present day. Students will explore the different eras, styles, artists, literature and social issues associated with Jazz music. The class will include audio and video recordings to illustrate the stylistic differences and development of each era. Upon completion of this course, students will not only have a strong understanding of the history of Jazz music; they will also have improved listening skills for a greater appreciation of this American art form. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-161 Introduction to Music Therapy and Practice I
2 Credits

Introduction to Music Therapy and Practice, Parts I and II, is a two-semester course designed to introduce the student to the profession of Music Therapy. In Introduction to Music Therapy and Practice, Part I, the student will study basic concepts of Music Therapy including definition, history, man as a musical being, the functions of music and the use of music as a treatment tool. Students will also study the concepts of the treatment process and research as it applies to music therapy. Students will begin a Music Therapy Professional Portfolio. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-162 Introduction to Music Therapy and Practice II
2 Credits

Introduction to Music Therapy and Practice, Parts I and II, is a two-semester course designed to introduce the student to the profession of Music Therapy. As the second half of a two-part course, MUSC-162 is designed to explore the populations served by music therapists in greater depth and to introduce students to approaches upon which music therapy practices are based. Students will add papers, readings, observations and techniques pertinent to these populations in their Music Therapy Professional Portfolio. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-171-174 Major Ensemble –
Guitar Ensemble I, II, III, IV
1 Credit
Each of these ensembles offers a performance-oriented exposure to both traditional and contemporary styles in each of their respective genres. Special attention will be given to those musicianship skills which are crucial to effective ensemble performance. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-181-184 Major Ensemble –
Specialized Instrumental Ensembles I, II, III, IV
1 Credit

Each of these ensembles offers a performance-oriented exposure to both traditional and contemporary styles in each of their respective genres. Special attention will be given to those musicianship skills which are crucial to effective ensemble performance. (2-3 hours weekly)

MUSC-185 Instrumental Techniques –
Brass
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the brass instrument family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical background as well as how to play each instrument. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual and classroom instruction will also be introduced. Students should possess musicianship skills and proficiency on one or more instruments/voice. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-186 Instrumental Techniques –
Woodwinds
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the woodwind instrument family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical background as well as how to play each instrument. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual and classroom instruction will also be introduced. Students should possess musicianship skills and proficiency on one or more instruments/voice. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-187 Instrumental Techniques –
Strings
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the string instrument family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical background as well as how to play each instrument. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual and classroom instruction will also be introduced. Students should possess musicianship skills and proficiency on one or more instruments/voice. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-188 Instrumental Techniques –
Percussion
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the percussion instrument family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical background as well as how to play basic rudiments for each instrument. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual and classroom instruction will also be introduced. Students should possess musicianship skills and proficiency on one or more instruments/voice. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-189 Functional Guitar Class I
2 Credits

This is the first in a two-semester sequenced course. It is designed to address the specialized skill sets needed for music students wanting to pursue a major in music therapy or music education as well as for music therapists to meet the list of core competencies as defined by the American Music Therapy Association. This course can also serve as an introduction to guitar accompaniment for the general elective student. The course will cover functional aspects of guitar accompaniment as well as include historical facts, care of the guitar, tuning, chord chart and tablature reading, scales, stylistic approaches, chord theory, and group accompaniment. The goal of this class is to produce technical and accompaniment competencies utilizing tablature and chord charts with an emphasis on folk, blues, popular and multicultural idioms. (2 hours weekly)

MUSC-190 Functional Guitar Class II
2 Credits

This is the second in a two-semester sequenced class. It is designed to address the specialized skill sets needed for music students wanting to pursue a major in music therapy or music education as well as for music therapists to meet the list of core competencies as defined by the American Music Therapy Association. It is also an introduction to guitar accompaniment for the general elective student. The course will continue advancing on the topics covered in the MUSC-189 with emphasis on standard notation reading, group accompaniment, advanced chord structures and finger picking approaches. The goal of this class is to produce technical and accompaniment competencies utilizing tablature, chord charts and standard notation with an emphasis on folk, blues, popular and multicultural idioms. Prerequisite: MUSC-189. (2 hours weekly)

MUSC-191 Class Voice I
2 Credits

Open to all interested students. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of the vocal function in singing. Equally important is the development of poise and self-confidence as a performer as well as overcoming symptoms of performance anxiety. The main activity of this course is the development of the singing voice through exercise and song. The skills acquired in the class will serve as a foundation for more in-depth vocal study on the private level. (2 hours weekly plus additional independent practice time)

MUSC-192 Class Voice II
2 Credits

Class Voice II will be a continuation of Class Voice I. Prerequisite: MUSC-191. (2 hours weekly)

MUSC-193 Class Piano I
2 Credits

Open to all students, this course offers the student an opportunity to learn the basic principles of piano playing. Beginning with note reading, it progresses next to sight reading, technical exercises to aid in the development of skills used in the playing of the instrument, and ultimately, the addition of beginning piano repertoire. Small class size allows for individual attention and encourages independent progress. This class will also serve as a foundation for more in-depth study on the private level for those interested in pursuing further study. (3 hours weekly plus additional independent practice time)

MUSC-194 Class Piano II
2 Credits
Class Piano II will be a continuation of Class Piano I. Prerequisite: MUSC-193. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-195 Class Guitar I
2 Credits

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a fundamental understanding of the basics of music reading and guitar playing. The main focus is the discipline of classical guitar technique and style with emphasis on ensemble music reading and individual development. Some instruction will be offered in other styles of guitar music. This class will serve as a foundation for more in-depth study on the private level. (3 hours weekly plus additional independent practice time)

MUSC-196 Class Guitar II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of Class Guitar I. Prerequisite: MUSC-195. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-197 Pre-Professional Experience I
2 Credits

This course will serve as an orientation to the role of the music teacher in the school and community. It will aim to provide an introduction to music teaching for general music teachers and music specialists. It equips students with musical skills and a range of learning experiences and teaching strategies for use in the classroom. Students will be introduced to both theoretical and practical aspects of music and to music curriculum practices and procedures. On-site school visits at elementary, middle and high school levels form the basis for discussion and exploration of all facets of the music education profession. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-198 Pre-Professional Experience II
2 Credits

This course will serve as a continuation of MUSC-197 Pre-Professional Experience I and students will continue to explore the world of music education, through both theory and practice. It will continue laying a foundation for music education, focusing on secondary schools. It will equip students with musical skills and a range of learning experiences and teaching strategies for use in the secondary classroom. Regular on-site school visits at elementary, middle and high school levels form the basis for discussion and exploration of all facets of the music education profession. Prerequisite: MUSC-197. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-202 Music Literature in Context I
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

This course will blend both theoretical analyses of specific representative musical masterworks with an investigation into the works’ historical and stylistic context. To this end, there will be 1) study of specific historical readings, 2) analytical and historical study of certain pivotal masterworks of music and their composers, 3) student analyses of these works with an aim to understanding their architectural and organic lifeblood, how the works functioned within their composers’ oeuvre, and their historical context, and 4) student presentations of their findings. Prerequisite: MUSC-111. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-203 Music Literature in Context II
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

This course will blend both theoretical analyses of specific representative musical masterworks with an investigation into the works’ historical and stylistic context from the classical through the Middle to Late Twentieth Century. To this end, there will be 1) study of specific historical readings, 2) analytical and historical study of certain pivotal masterworks of music and their composers, 3) student analyses of these works with an aim to understanding their architectural and organic lifeblood, how the works functioned within their composers’ oeuvre, and their historical context, and 4) student presentations of their findings. Prerequisite: MUSC-202. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-207 Music Therapy Techniques
2 Credits

This course provides the student with an introduction to methods and techniques of music therapy through lecture and classroom experiences. Students will learn basic principles upon which music therapy techniques have been developed and practice these techniques in the classroom with their peers. Prerequisite: MUSC-161 and MUSC-162. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-208 Music Therapy in Education
3 Credits

Music Therapy in Education is designed to present and explore theoretical foundations as well as practical methods of the uses of music therapy in schools. This course will present an overview of music education and special education and examine the role of music therapy in schools. It is designed for music therapy students, music educators and special education teachers. Music therapy students will continue to expand their Music Therapy Professional Portfolios with papers, readings, observations and techniques. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-210 Music Theory, Musicianship, and Keyboard Skills III
4 Credits

Third in the four-semester Music Theory sequence required of music majors, Theory III builds on the concepts of analysis and, writing studied in MUSC-111. The student will develop knowledge and understanding of advanced tonal analysis, altered non-harmonic tones and secondary dominants, augmented and Neapolitan sixth chords, foreign modulations and extended chords. The study of form will be continued through chosen examples. All facets of ear training, sight singing, and keyboard skills will be continued. Prerequisite: MUSC-111. Corequisite: MUSC-210L. (4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, plus additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-211 Music Theory, Musicianship, and Keyboard Skills IV
4 Credits

The final course in the four-semester Music Theory sequence, Theory IV continues the study of harmonic concepts pursued in MUSC-210. The student will develop further knowledge and understanding of foreign modulations, extended chords, chromaticism, non-diatonic music and form through the study of the music of late nineteenth and twentieth century. An introduction to late Renaissance polyphony and eighteenth century counterpoint will also be included. The practice of sight singing, rhythm reading, melodic dictation, and keyboard skills will be continued. Prerequisite: MUSC-210. Corequisite: MUSC-211L. (4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-217 Applied Music III
2 Credits

Third semester of individual college level music study. Required for music major. Corequisite: MUSC-217L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-218 Applied Music IV
2 Credits

Fourth semester of individual college level music study. Required for music major. Corequisite: MUSC-218L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-219 Applied Music III
1 Credit

Third semester of individual study program. Corequisite: MUSC-219L. (1 half-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-220 Applied Music IV
1 Credit

Fourth semester of individual study program. Corequisite: MUSC-220L. (1 half-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-224 Music Therapy Practicum I
1 Credit

This two semester course sequence of MUSC- 224 and MUSC-225 Music Therapy Practicum II provides exposure to the clinical practice of music therapy through on-site visits with board-certified music therapists working in various settings both on and off campus. To obtain vital “hands on” experience, students will participate in weekly clinical experiences. Written assignments and classroom discussions will allow the students to gain clarity and insight into the practical experience of being a music therapist. Students will append their Music Therapy Professional Portfolios with practical techniques gained during clinical visits. Prerequisites: MUSC-161 and MUSC-162. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-225 Music Therapy Practicum II
1 Credit

This two-semester course sequence (with MUSC-224 Music Therapy Practicum I) provides exposure to the clinical practice of music therapy through on-site visits with board-certified music therapists working in various settings both on and off campus. To obtain vital “hands on” experience, students will participate in weekly clinical experiences. Written assignments and classroom discussions will allow the students to gain clarity and insight into the practical experience of being a music therapist. Students will append their Music Therapy Professional Portfolios with practical techniques gained during clinical visits. Prerequisite: MUSC-224. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-226 Lyric Diction III - German
2 Credits

The third in a series of courses designed for singers and choral conductors who wish to improve their linguistic skills and knowledge of German, as applied through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as well as expanding their knowledge of standard vocal repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC-127. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-227 Lyric Diction IV - French
2 Credits
The fourth in a series of courses designed for singers and choral conductors who wish to improve their linguistic skills and knowledge of French, as applied through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as well as expanding their knowledge of standard vocal repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC-226. (3 hours weekly)
MUSC-228 Audio Techniques I
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to audio recording, both the theory and practical applications. Through exercises and projects, students will study and work with the concepts and tools used in recording sound. Live recording and studio- based recording will both be emphasized. Prerequisite: MUSC-110, MUSC-110L, MUSC-111 and MUSC-111L. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-229 Audio Techniques II
3 Credits

A continuation of Audio Techniques I, this course explores audio recording using advanced mixing and audio processing, as well as advanced aspects of the digital and audio workstation. Students will utilize the tools and techniques of audio recording through exercises and projects in order to build experience and self confidence. All projects will be discussed in class in a supportive environment. Students are encouraged to make their final projects ambitious and collaborative with other students and programs. Prerequisite: MUSC-228. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-230 History of Western Art Music I: Ancient Worlds to the Baroque
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

This course will begin by introducing musical practices and thoughts of the ancient Greeks. Through a systematic and organized presentation of historical events, theoretical thoughts, musical practice, representative composers and their works, the students gain a comprehensive overview and knowledge in the unfolding stylistic development of Western Art Music through the Medieval Period to the middle of the Eighteenth century, commonly recognized as the end of the Baroque Period. Students enrolled in this class will be required to demonstrate a listening comprehension of the representative musical compositions covered in this class by completing an aural proficiency assessment successfully. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-231 History of Western Art Music II: Classical to End of Nineteenth Century
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Through a systematic and organized presentation of historical events, theoretical thoughts, musical practice, representative composers and their works, the students gain a comprehensive overview and knowledge in the unfolding stylistic development of Western Art Music from the Classical to the end of Nineteenth century. Students enrolled in this class will be required to demonstrate a listening comprehension of the representative musical compositions covered in this class by completing an aural proficiency assessment successfully. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-232 History of Western Art Music III: The Twentieth Century
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Through a systematic and organized presentation of historical events, theoretical thoughts, musical practice, representative composers and their works, the students gain a comprehensive overview and knowledge in the unfolding stylistic development of Western Art Music in the Twentieth century. Students enrolled in this class will be required to demonstrate a listening comprehension of the representative musical compositions covered in this class by completing an aural proficiency assessment successfully. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-233 World Music
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this course is an introductory course to the music of the world. Students will explore the role of music in societies and cultures around the world through lectures, guided viewing and listening to selected video and music examples, readings, and in-class discussion. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-234 Tunes in ‘Toons
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this course provides an introduction to classical music through cartoons. Emphasis will be given to specific genres of classical music, musical historical periods, the connection of classical music to other arts, and aesthetics. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify specific classical composers and explain their importance from a global and historical perspective, recognize and define specific genres of classical music, and write and speak clearly about the aesthetics of classical music. This course will enhance the students’ appreciation of classical music in a unique and memorable way. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-235 Music of East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Open to all interested students, this course is an introductory course to the music of East Asia with focus on the music of China, Japan, and Korea. The course will emphasize traditional music and its relations to dance and theatre, and to its social, religious, and historical contexts. Surveying of contemporary musical landscapes in these three countries, including popular and popularized traditional music, will also be included. Students will learn through lectures, guided viewing and listening to selected video and music examples, readings, and in-class discussion. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-236 Lives of the Composers Through Film
3 Credits

This course is a study of the lives of famous musical composers through the medium of film. The course is an introduction into the historic and cinematic world of several composers from the Middle Ages to Twentieth Century, and will consist of lectures, viewing of films, discussion, and journaling. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FILM-236.

MUSC-238 Music and Sound Creation I
3 Credits

Musicians and composers use a variety of electronic instruments and computer-based tools to compose music and create sounds that are used in all types of media. In this course, students will learn to utilize computer-based tools along with music and sound creation techniques. Class will be held in a computer lab and coursework will be hands-on and project-based. Current commercial and artistic uses of electronic music and sound will be analyzed and critical listening skills developed. Creativity and compositional techniques will be discussed along with the concerns of professional working musicians and composers. Students will begin the process of creating their own palette of creation techniques and experiences in a supportive environment. Prerequisites: MUSC-110, MUSC-110L, MUSC-111 and MUSC-111L. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-239 Music and Sound Creation II
3 Credits

A continuation of Music and Sound Creation I, in this course, students will continue to build experience in the use of computer-based tools along with music and sound creation techniques to create projects for specific situations. Projects will be both individual and collaborative. Advanced topics in creativity will be discussed and students will be required to research advanced creation techniques. Students will begin to create music and sound files that can be used to start a professional portfolio. The two-semester sequence will culminate in a capstone project created by the student in collaboration with the instructor and fellow students. Prerequisite: MUSC-238. (3 hours weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST