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MUSIC

MUSC-100   Fundamentals of Music
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
Open to all interested students, this class is an in- troduction 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. Primar y concepts of note reading, rhythm,  scales, key signatures and inter vals will be studied along with  fundamental keyboard skills, simple me- lodic 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 MiddleAges 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 introductor y 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 commer- cial 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 pres- ent. 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 compo- sitions 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 develop- ment  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-110A   Music Theory I
3 Credits

Music Theory I is the first of a four-semester sequence of music  theor y courses  required of all music majors. Together with MUSC-110P, Ear Training and Musicianship I, and MUSC-114, Keyboard Skills I, 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 nota- tion, rhythm, major and minor scales, and key signatures, the student will develop knowledge and understanding of the following: a basic introduction  to harmony including  inter vals, chords, and their inversions; non-harmonic tones; the writing of four-part harmony; and of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structures and musical form in melody. Corequisites: MUSC-110P and MUSC-114. (4 hours lecture and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-110P   Ear Training and
Musicianship I
1 Credit

This is the first of a four-semester sequence of ear training and musicianship courses required of all music majors. Along with MUSC-110A, Music Theory I, students will develop skills in sight reading, sight singing, and taking dictations. Corequisites:  MUSC-110A and MUSC-114. (2 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-111A   Music Theory II
3 Credits

This is the second in the four-semester Music Theor y sequence required  of music  majors. Together  with  MUSC-111P, Ear Training  and Mu- sicianship  II, and MUSC-115, Keyboard Skills II, this course continues the integrated approach introduced in Theory I. Selected topics include functional harmony, harmonic spacing and doubling, chord connection, cadences, modulat- ing, seventh chords, melody  and bass writing, and introduction  to binary and ternary forms. Prerequisite:  MUSC-110A with  a grade of C or better.  Corequisites:  MUSC-111P and  MUSC-115. (4 hours lecture weekly)

MUSC-111P   Ear Training and
Musicianship II
1 Credit

This is the second of a four-semester sequence of ear training and musicianship courses required of all music majors. Along with MUSC-111A, Music Theory II, the course focuses on sharpen- ing student skills in sight reading, sight singing, and taking dictations. Prerequisite: MUSC-110P with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: MUSC-
111A and MUSC-115. (2 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-114   Keyboard Skills I
1 Credit

Keyboard Skills I is a corequisite course taken the same semester as MUSC-110A Music Theory I and MUSC-110P Ear Training and Musicianship I. It offers the student the fundamentals of func- tional piano and technical skills in preparation for the required music major Piano Proficiency Examination. In addition, it reinforces concepts from  MUSC-110A and  MUSC-110P. Corequisite: MUSC-110A and MUSC-110P. (2 hours  weekly  and additional practice time)

MUSC-115   Keyboard Skills II
1 Credit

Keyboard Skills II is a corequisite course taken the same semester as MUSC-111A Music Theory II and MUSC-111P Ear Training and Musicianship II. It offers the student the second level of func- tional piano and technique. It is a continuation of  MUSC-114 in preparation for the required music major Piano Proficiency Examination. In addition, it reinforces concepts from MUSC-111A and MUSC-111P as well  as introduces  concepts from  MUSC-210A, Music  Theory  III. Prerequi- sites:  MUSC-110A, MUSC-110P, and completion of MUSC-114 with  a grade of C or better. Coreq- uisites:  MUSC-111A and  MUSC-111P. (2 hours weekly and additional practice time)

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 Fundamen- tals 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 – Music
Majors
2 Credits

Second semester of private college-level music study. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-117 with  a C or better. 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 – Music
Majors
1 Credit

Second semester of private college-level music study. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-119 with a C or better. 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 terminol- ogy, 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 stu- dents 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 stu- dents 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 listen- ing 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 Improvisa- tion I. The student will learn how to improvise in various jazz styles over standard chord  pro- gressions. The course will include ear training exercises and transcription  of jazz solos of dif- ferent styles. The student will develop a greater awareness and understanding of multiple  jazz styles through a variety of listening and perfor- mance  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’ abil- ity to match pitch, sing inter vals, 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 comfort- able 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 cre- ation 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 Profi-

ciency 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 Theor y 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 in- clude 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 his- tory 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 ser ved by music therapists in greater depth and to introduce students to approaches upon which music therapy practices are based. Students will add papers, readings, obser vations 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 instru- ment. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual  and classroom instruction  will also be introduced.  Students should  possess musi- cianship 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 wood- wind  instrument  family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical background as well as how to play each instru- ment. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual  and classroom instruction  will also be introduced.  Students should  possess musi- cianship 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 instru- ment. Basic concepts of teaching, methods and suggested materials for use, and techniques of individual  and classroom instruction  will also be introduced.  Students should  possess musi-

cianship 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 percus- sion instrument  family. Students will learn about the instruments’ historical and acoustical back- ground 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 instruc- tion 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 tabla- ture 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  nota- tion 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 exer- cise 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 stu- dent 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 ser ve 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 play- ing. The main focus is the discipline of classical guitar technique and style with emphasis on ensemble music reading and individual develop- ment. Some instruction will be offered in other styles of guitar music. This class will  ser ve 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 ser ve as an orientation  to the role of the music teacher in the school and com- munity. 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 elementar y, 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 secondar y classroom.  Regular on-site school visits at elementary, middle and high school  levels form  the basis for discus- sion 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 master works 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 master works 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 sty- listic 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 master works 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 intro- duction to methods and techniques of music therapy through lecture and classroom experi- ences. 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 pres- ent and explore theoretical foundations as well as practical  methods  of the uses of music therapy in schools. This course will present an over view 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, obser vations and techniques. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-210A   Music Theory III
3 Credits

Third in the four-semester Music Theor y se- quence required of music majors, Music Theory III builds on the concepts of analysis and writing studied in MUSC-111A, Music  Theor y II, and MUSC-111P, Ear Training  and  Musicianship   II. The student will develop knowledge  and un- derstanding of advanced tonal analysis, altered non-harmonic tones and secondary dominants, augmented and Neapolitan sixth chords, foreign modulations, and extended chords. An introduc- tion to eighteenth century counterpoint and clas- sical forms will also be included. The practice of sight singing, rhythm reading, and melodic dictation will be continued through MUSC-210P, Ear Training and Musicianship III. Prerequisite: MUSC-111A with a grade of C or better. Corequi- site: MUSC-210P. (4 hours  lecture  and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-210P   Ear Training and
Musicianship III
1 Credit

This is the third of a four-semester sequence of ear training and musicianship courses required of all music majors. Along with MUSC-210A, Music Theory III, the course focuses on sharpen- ing student skills in sight reading, sight singing, and taking dictations. Prerequisite: MUSC-111P with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: MUSC-
210A. (2 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-211A   Music Theory IV
3 Credits

The final  course in the four-semester Music Theory sequence, Music Theory IV continues the study of harmonic concepts pursued in MUSC-210A, Music Theory III, and introduces students to Post-Romantic and Twentieth Century melody and harmonic concepts. The student will develop further knowledge and understanding of foreign modulations, extended chords, chro- maticism, non-diatonic music, and form through the study of the music of the late nineteenth and twentieth centur y. A review of sixteenth  and eighteenth century counterpoint will be included. The practice of sight singing, rhythm reading, and melodic dictation will be continued through MUSC-211P. Prerequisite:  MUSC-210A with a grade of C or better. Corequisite:  MUSC-211P. (4 hours lecture and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-211P   Ear Training and
Musicianship IV
1 Credit

This is the last of a four-semester sequence of ear training and musicianship courses required of all music  majors. Along  with MUSC-211A, Music Theory  IV, the course focuses on sharpening student skills in sight reading, sight singing, and taking dictations. Prerequisite: MUSC-210P with a grade of C or better. Corequisite:  MUSC-211A. (2 hours lab and additional practice time weekly)

MUSC-217   Applied Music III – Music
Majors
2 Credits

Third  semester of private college-level music study. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-118 with a C or better. Corequisite:  MUSC-
217L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)


MUSC-218   Applied Music IV – Music
Major
2 Credits

Fourth semester of private college-level music study. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-217 with a C or better. Corequisite:  MUSC-
218L. (1 one-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-219   Applied Music III – Music
Major
1 Credit

Third of individual college-level music study. Re- quired for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-120 with  a C or better. Corequisite:  MUSC-219L. (1 half-hour lesson per week, one hour lab weekly)

MUSC-220   Applied Music IV – Music
Major
1 Credit

Fourth semester of individual  study program. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC-
219 with a C or better. 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 assign- ments 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 Profes- sional 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 t wo-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” experi- ence, students will participate in weekly clinical experiences. Written assignments and classroom discussions will allow the students to gain clar- ity 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 sing- ers 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 rep- ertoire.  Prerequisite:  MUSC-226. (3 hours weekly)

MUSC-228   Audio Techniques I
3 Credits

This course is an introduction to audio record- ing, 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 mix- ing 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 sup- portive environment. Students are encouraged to make their final projects ambitious and col- laborative 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 over- view 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 complet- ing 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 presenta- tion of historical  events, theoretical thoughts, musical practice, representative composers and their works, the students gain a comprehensive over view and knowledge in the unfolding sty- listic 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 presenta- tion of historical  events, theoretical thoughts, musical practice, representative composers and their works, the students gain a comprehensive over view  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 complet- ing 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 pro- vides 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 per- spective, 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. Sur veying 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 elec- tronic 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 com- mercial  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. Ad- vanced topics in creativity will be discussed and students will be required to research advanced creation techniques. Students will begin to cre- ate 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 
Biomedical 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 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
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 
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 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST