Sep 28, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Media Arts

  
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    MEDA 340 - Reporting


    4 credit(s)
    Development of news-gathering and reporting skills, and techniques for the mass media.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 240 
  
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    MEDA 345 - Current Journalistic Practices


    2 credit(s)
    This course centers on advanced instruction in journalistic skills including feature and opinion writing, photojournalism, publication editing and design, and multi-media journalism. Subject matter will vary. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
  
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    MEDA 350 - Integrated Media Production


    4 credit(s)
    Explores the use of advanced multimedia tools in the development of a significant multimedia project. Students combine the various fundamental principles of design and human technology interface to create a single interactive multimedia application for an external client.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 360 
  
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    MEDA 351 - Intercollegiate Forensics II


    0-2 credit(s)
    Students will participate in forensics as part of the Pacific University Speech and Debate Team and will be expected to assist with administrative responsibilities for the team or compete in the open division of Public Address, Interpretations of Literature, Limited Preparation, or Debate events. Particular emphasis will be placed on effective research, organization, and presentational skills required for intercollegiate forensics tournaments. Members of the Speech and Debate team are required to enroll in one section of MEDA 151  or MEDA 351 each semester they attend Pacific. Sections of MEDA 151  and MEDA 351 will meet concurrently each week. May be taken for repeat credit. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 101 , MEDA 110 , or MEDA 151 
  
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    MEDA 353 - Video: Community Engagement Mentor


    4 credit(s)
    This course explores the ways that video media can impact identity formation and self-empowerment while serving as a tool for community building and social change. Students enrolled in MEDA 353 mentor and tutor students enrolled in MEDA 153  , assist in production, and lead several class meetings. Substantial group production work outside of the classroom is expected.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Humanities (2010 catalog) and Civic Engagement.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 250  
  
  
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    MEDA 360 - Project Management for Designers


    4 credit(s)
    Students will learn and apply industry-standard project management methodologies to develop media-related deliverables to community partners.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Civic Engagement.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits);MEDA 209 MEDA 265 MEDA 305  or MEDA 363  
  
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    MEDA 363 - Publication Editing & Design


    4 credit(s)
    Publication Editing & Design explores copy editing, layout and design for print and digital publications. Students will build upon their understanding and application of design principles while considering the importance of content selection and proper copy editing techniques in communications.
    Offered: Alternate years.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 109  or ARTST 109  
  
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    MEDA 365 - Advanced Web Development


    4 credit(s)
    Builds on the fundamental concepts of web page design and construction by providing students with the opportunity to explore and use modern tool sets and techniques as they relate to advanced web site production and deployment.
    Offered: Offered alternate years in Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 265  with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    MEDA 370 - Advanced Reporting


    4 credit(s)
    Investigation of in-depth reporting techniques with specific attention paid to background and analysis and the production of multi-source, multi-part stories. Emphasis is in idea conception and development as well as information gathering and packaging.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 340 
  
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    MEDA 391 - Media Arts Junior Seminar


    2 credit(s)
    Students will explore professional opportunities in Media Arts. For example, they will identify entry-level positions in their chosen field, develop a resume, set up a job-shadow or internship experience, and learn how to find and apply to graduate programs. Students will research and develop plans for their Senior Capstone project in Media Arts.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed) and declared major in Media Arts.
  
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    MEDA 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MEDA 401 - Narrative Film Theory & Criticism


    4 credit(s)
    a survey of historical and contemporary issues in film theory (structuralist, post-structuralist, feminist, post-colonial, semiotic, genre theory, etc.)
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Humanities (2010 catalog).
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 120  with a minimum grade of C-.
  
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    MEDA 425 - Special Topics in the Media Arts


    4 credit(s)
    A rotating topics course that focuses on important and timely media-related issues related to the social, cultural, creative, ethical, and legal landscape of media creation, distribution, and utilization. May be repeated when content varies.
    Offered: Offered intermittently.

  
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    MEDA 434 - Mass Media Law and Ethics


    4 credit(s)
    A study of the legal and ethical parameter in which the media work.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed).
  
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    MEDA 450 - Pacific Index-Management


    2 credit(s)
    Working in an editorial or advertising management position for the student newspaper. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass.
  
  
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    MEDA 475 - Internship


    Variable credit(s)
    An internship consists of a field experience in a student’s specific career choice. Application of theories is emphasized. Internship contract required. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    MEDA 480 - Internship Seminar


    1-4 credit(s)
    An intensive review of internship experiences with emphasis on the media work experience and the community in which the experience was gained. May be repeated once for credit. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): Approved internship Instructor’s consent required Students may not receive for MEDA 475  and MEDA 480 for the same internship experience.
  
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    MEDA 488 - Capstone in Graphic Design I


    2 credit(s)
    Seniors in the graphic design program will plan and produce a project that demonstrates the culmination of the their education and experience in the department. The project will meet rigorous professional and/or academic standards. Emphasis is on the planning, research and client relations required of the project.  Instructor Consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed credits) and must be a declared Graphic Design or General Media major.
  
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    MEDA 489 - Capstone in Graphic Design II


    2 credit(s)
    This course is the second half of the year-long Graphic Design-focused Capstone Project. The emphasis is on the finalization, production and or publication, and delivery of the project.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 488  with a minimum grade of C-.
  
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    MEDA 491 - Senior Capstone Film/Video


    2 credit(s)
    The Film/Video student creates a video or film studies project that demonstrates a culmination of the student’s instruction in the department. The project will be expected to meet rigorous professional and/or academic standards. Emphasis is on planning, research and proposal of the project. Instructor’s consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed) and must be a Film/Video major or General Media Major.
  
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    MEDA 492 - Senior Capstone Film/Video


    2 credit(s)
    Second half of the year-long Film/Video-focused Capstone Project. The emphasis is on the execution and finessing of the project.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 491 
  
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    MEDA 493 - Senior Capstone Integrated Media


    2 credit(s)
    The Integrated Media student creates an interactive and/or Web-based project that demonstrates a culmination of the student’s education and experience in the department. The project will be expected to meet rigorous professional and/or academic standards. Emphasis is on the planning, research and design of the project. Instructor’s consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed) and must be an Integrated Media or General Media major.
  
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    MEDA 494 - Senior Capstone Integrated Media


    2 credit(s)
    Second half of the year-long Integrated Media-focused Capstone Project. The emphasis is on the development, testing, and delivery of the project.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 493 .
  
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    MEDA 497 - Senior Capstone Journalism


    2 credit(s)
    The student will engage in research or the creation of a written or visual project that demonstrates a culmination of the student’s education and experience in the department. The project will be expected to meet rigorous professional and/or academic standards. Emphasis is on the planning, research and design of the project. Instructor’s consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed) and must be a Journalism or General Media major.
  
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    MEDA 498 - Senior Capstone Journalism


    2 credit(s)
    Second half of the year-long Journalism focused Capstone Project. The emphasis is on the writing, design, and publication or distribution of the project.
    Prerequisite(s): MEDA 497 .

Music

  
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    MUS 100 - Concert Hour


    0 credit(s)
    All music majors must enroll in recital attendance for seven semesters and attend at least seven performances per semester. All music minors must enroll in recital attendance for four semesters and attend at least five performances per term. May be repeated. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    MUS 101 - Introduction to Classical Music


    4 credit(s)
    This course pursues the development of listening skills, principally with respect to the traditions of Western Classical Music. Emphasis is placed on the development of an aural sense of historical, stylistic, and idiomatic contexts. Previous musical knowledge or experience is neither required nor assumed.
    Offered: Offered each semester.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
  
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    MUS 102 - History of Jazz and Rock


    4 credit(s)
    Surveys the impact of jazz and rock music from both the social/historical and the musical points of view. Emphasis is placed on historical context and development of aural skills. The time frame will be 1900 to the present.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
  
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    MUS 110 - Music Notation


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to the expressive elements of music and musical notation. Topics include rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, melody, harmony, texture, and form. Recommended for those preparing for the music theory sequence, elementary teachers, aspiring songwriters, and all those with a desire to read or write music. Emphasis on aural skills and music reading. No previous musical background necessary.
    Offered: Offered each semester.

  
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    MUS 111 - Music Theory I


    4 credit(s)
    Introductory studies in harmony and counterpoint. Emphasis placed on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones and seventh chords. Projects will include students’ original composition.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester

    Prerequisite(s): placement exam.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 100 
  
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    MUS 112 - Music Theory II


    4 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 111 . Emphasis is on the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and basic formal procedures of the common practice period. Primary topics will be secondary dominants, modulation, Neapolitan and Augmented sixth cords, modulation and analysis. Projects will include students’ original compositions.
    Offered: Offered Spring semester

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 100 .
  
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    MUS 131 - Introduction to MIDI Lab


    1 credit(s)
    Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) fundamentals and its practical implications for music education and composition. Basic Macintosh computer skills required.
  
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    MUS 144 - Teaching Laboratory I


    0.5 credit(s)
    Provides music education majors with an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience with school-aged students under the close supervision of music education faculty. Students will develop practical skills needed for successful teaching careers in music including general skills such as developing course contents, creating teaching materials, participating in professional development events, and communicating with parents to more specific practical skills such as engaging in various teaching strategies for teaching music in individual lessons setting as well as in small and large ensembles. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on regular supervised observations and students’ written reflections on their teaching, which will greatly enhance students’ success with the edTPA. In this course students will also have an opportunity to play on their secondary instruments to sharpen their performance skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 , MUS 233 , MUS 234  or MUS 284 .
  
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    MUS 145 - Teaching Laboratory II


    0.5 credit(s)
    Provide music education majors with an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience with school-aged students under the close supervision of music education faculty. Students will develop practical skills needed for successful teaching careers in music including general skills such as developing course contents, creating teaching materials, participating in professional development events, and communicating with parents to more specific practical skills such as engaging in various teaching strategies for teaching music in individual lessons setting as well as in small and large ensembles. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on regular supervised observations and students’ written reflections on their teaching, which will greatly enhance students’ success with the edTPA. In this course students will also have an opportunity to play on their secondary instruments to sharpen their performance skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 , MUS 233 , MUS 234 , or MUS 284 .
  
  
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    MUS 181 - Class Voice


    1 credit(s)
    A course designed for non-music majors to improve their singing skills. Emphasis is placed on improving the vocal technique, breath support, and tone quality of each member of the class in a no-pressure, supportive group situation.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUS 182 - Class Voice II


    1 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 181 , this course explores vocal technique for those with some previous knowledge of singing who seek improvement as soloists and/or choral singers. Students study both classical and contemporary (musical theatre) literature and perform selections in a supportive group environment.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 .
  
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    MUS 183 - Class Piano I


    1 credit(s)
    Class piano for non-music majors/minors with little or no basic music or piano skills; scales, arpeggios, chords, and reading skills necessary for the playing of piano for personal enjoyment.
  
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    MUS 185 - Functional Piano I


    1 credit(s)
    Class piano for music majors/minors with little or no basic piano skills; scales, arpeggios, chords, and reading skills necessary for the playing of simple accompaniments in the public school or private studio.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 100  
  
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    MUS 186 - Functional Piano II


    1 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 185 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 185 .
  
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    MUS 187 - Class Guitar I


    1 credit(s)
    An examination of various techniques and styles of guitar playing including chord formations, positions, tuning and tone quality.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUS 188 - Class Guitar II


    1 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 187 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 187 .
  
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    MUS 195 - Independent Study


    0.5-3 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent Study contract required.0.
  
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    MUS 211 - Music Theory III


    4 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 112 . Emphasis is on the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and basic formal procedures of selected Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic schools and styles. Projects will include students’ original compositions.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 100 .
  
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    MUS 212 - Music Theory IV


    4 credit(s)
    A continuation of MUS 211 . This course examines the basic harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal procedures of late 19th and 20th century music. Primary topics will be the extension of tonality, chromaticism, impressionism, quartal harmony, atonality, serialism, electronic media, and minimalism. Projects will include students’ original compositions.
    Offered: Offered Spring semester

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 211 .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 100 .
  
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    MUS 220 - Music Survey I


    4 credit(s)
    This course serves as an introduction to Western Music History beginning with antiquity, continuing through medieval music, the Renaissance and concluding with the music of the Baroque period (1750). It is designed to give a historical overviews of the concepts, genres, theoretical practices and composers associated with these periods. The course will also address the significant social, political, artistic and historical events associated with these periods as a prerequisite to more advanced study in music history.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 .
  
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    MUS 221 - Music Survey II


    4 credit(s)
    This course serves as an introduction to Western Music History beginning with the Classical period, continuing through the Romantic era and concluding with music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is designed to give a historical overviews of the concepts, genres, theoretical practices and composers associated with these periods. The course will also address the significant social, political, artistic and historical events associated with these periods as a prerequisite to more advanced study in music history.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 .
  
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    MUS 233 - String Methods


    1 credit(s)
    Laboratory classes in playing and teaching the string instruments of the orchestra. Violin, viola, cello or bass are presented with members of the class playing the instrument. Particular emphasis is given to the techniques of strong class teaching.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major.
  
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    MUS 234 - Woodwind Methods


    1 credit(s)
    Laboratory classes in playing and teaching the woodwind instruments. Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon are presented with emphasis on class teaching procedures, positions, and tone production, the care and minor repairs of the instruments.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major.
  
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    MUS 235 - Brass Methods


    1 credit(s)
    Laboratory classes in playing and teaching trumpet, trombone, baritone, French horn and tuba. Emphasis is placed on class teaching procedures, positions, tone production, and embouchure.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major.
  
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    MUS 236 - Percussion Methods


    1 credit(s)
    Laboratory classes in playing and techniques for teaching, tuning, and care of idiophones, and membranophones.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major.
  
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    MUS 241 - Introduction to World Music


    4 credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, structured listening and participation, students will explore various music cultures throughout the world including those in Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Indonesia and India. In addition, the course includes an examination of Afro-American and Native American music as well as other less commonly known North American forms and genres. Also listed as ANTH 241.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives.
  
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    MUS 244 - Teaching Laboratory III


    0.5 credit(s)
    Provides music education majors with an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience with school-aged students under the close supervision of music education faculty. Students will develop practical skills needed for successful teaching careers in music including general skills such as developing course contents, creating teaching materials, participating in professional development events, and communicating with parents to more specific practical skills such as engaging in various teaching strategies for teaching music in individual lessons setting as well as in small and large ensembles. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on regular supervised observations and students’ written reflections on their teaching, which will greatly enhance students’ success with the edTPA. In this course students will also have an opportunity to play on their secondary instruments to sharpen their performance skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 MUS 233 MUS 234  or MUS 284  
  
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    MUS 245 - Teaching Laboratory IV


    0.5 credit(s)
    Provides music education majors with an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience with school-aged students (real students) under the close supervision of music education faculty. Students will develop practical skills needed for successful teaching careers in music including general skills such as developing course contents, creating teaching materials, participating in professional development events, and communicating with parents to more specific practical skills such as engaging in various teaching strategies for teaching music in individual lessons setting as well as in small and large ensembles. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on regular supervised observations and students’ written reflections on their teaching, which will greatly enhance students’ success with the edTPA. In this course students will also have an opportunity to play on their secondary instruments to sharpen their performance skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 MUS 233 MUS 234  or MUS 284  
  
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    MUS 246 - Choir Methods & Materials


    2 credit(s)
    Designed to provide music education students with intellectual knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to successfully teach music through performance in choir. The theoretical component of the course will cover a brief history of choir education in the US along with the content analysis of major pedagogical approaches unique to teaching music through performance in choir. The practical component of the course will provide students with insights into how to teach voice and choir in group settings at all three levels of skill development: the beginning level, intermediate level, and advanced level along with the selection and analysis of representative pieces from choir literature. Field experience consisting of observing successful music educators in local school districts and teaching in teaching laboratories will make learning in this courses more complete and related to real world teaching situations.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 181 .   May be taken concurrently.
  
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    MUS 247 - Band Methods & Materials


    2 credit(s)
    Designed to provide music education students with intellectual knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to successfully teach music through performance in band. The theoretical component of the course will cover a brief history of band education in the US along with the content analysis of major pedagogical approaches unique to teaching music through performance in band. The practical component of the course will provide students with insights into how to teach band instruments in group settings at all three levels of skill development: the beginning level, intermediate level, and advanced level along with the selection and analysis of representative pieces from band literature. Field experience consisting of observing successful music educators in local school districts and teaching in teaching laboratories will make learning in this courses more complete and related to real world situations.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 234 , MUS 235  or MUS 236  (or concurrent enrollment).
  
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    MUS 248 - Orchestra Methods & Materials


    2 credit(s)
    Designed to provide music education students with intellectual knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to successfully teach music through performance in orchestra. The theoretical component of the course will cover a brief history of orchestra education in the US along with the content analysis of major pedagogical approaches unique to teaching music through performance in orchestra. The practical component of the course will provide students with insights into how to teach orchestra instruments in group settings at all three levels of skill development: the beginning level, intermediate level, and advanced level along with the selection and analysis of representative pieces from orchestral literature. Field experience consisting of observing successful music educators in local school districts and teaching in teaching laboratories will make learning in this courses more complete and related to the real world situations.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 233  or MUS 234  or concurrent enrollment).
  
  
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    MUS 275 - Internship


    1-4 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    MUS 280 - Accompanying


    1 credit(s)
    A basic study of accompanying technique for both instrumental and vocal literature. The course addresses problems of balance, ensemble, texture, and interpretive style. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major or minor.
  
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    MUS 282 - Basics of Conducting


    2 credit(s)
    Introduction to conducting gestures, movement and basic analysis of scores for both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Students will conduct other musicians with graded verbal and video feedback from the instructor.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112  This class is a prerequisite for MUS 482  and/or MUS 483 .
  
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    MUS 284 - Teaching Music


    4 credit(s)
    This course is designed to serve as the first music education course in the music education curriculum, as well as the survey of concrete applications to all who would like to learn how to incorporate music in their curriculum (preschool and classroom teachers). The course will provide an overview of the theorethical, philosophical, historical, social, and psychological foundations of teaching music. Its practical component will examine developmentally appropriate music teaching approaches from early childhood to adolescence along with the practicalities of motivating students, managing the classroom, and assessing learning outcomes.
  
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    MUS 295 - Independent Study


    0-6 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MUS 301 - Music in the Elementary School


    4 credit(s)
    An examination of techniques and materials for teaching classroom vocal and instrumental music in the elementary school for the prospective music specialist. Emphasis on lesson planning, Orff, Kodaly methods; the rote song, reading-readiness, the reading song, the rhythm program, the listening lesson, and creative music. Observation of music-making in the elementary school classroom and directed teaching.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 .
  
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    MUS 302 - Music in Secondary Schools (Choral)


    4 credit(s)
    Selection and presentation of choral music for the high school and middle school; conducting skills refined; examination of typical problems encountered in high school and middle school ensembles; methods and materials for classroom as well as individual teaching; introduction to basic vocal techniques; curriculum development, and organizational practices. Observation in public schools.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212  and MUS 282 .
  
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    MUS 303 - Music in Secondary Schools (Instrument)


    4 credit(s)
    Selection and presentation of instrumental music for the high school; conducting skills; examination of typical problems encountered in high school music ensembles; methods and materials for classroom as well as individual teaching; introduction to basic instrumental techniques; curriculum development, and organizational practices. Observation.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212  and MUS 282 .
  
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    MUS 304 - Teaching Music in Sceondary Schools


    4 credit(s)
    The primary purpose of this course is to prepare music education majors to successfully teach instrumental and choral music in secondary schools (6th to 12th grade). This course’s secondary purpose is to provide students with intellectual and practical knowledge that will ensure their positive outcome on the edTPA exam, which is the performance-based, subject-specific assessment that is required for all Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade teachers. In addition to general topics such as managing successful secondary music programs, foundations of educational psychology and contemporary earning theories, this course will equip students with practical experiences in developing unit and lesson plans and ways of conducting data-driven assessment in music courses. The Comprehensive Musicianship (CMP) approach to teaching music will serve as the theoretical framework for learning rehearsal techniques including selection of music, score analysis, daily rehearsal planning, and preparations for concerts and festivals.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 301 .
  
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    MUS 310 - Orchestration and Arranging


    2 credit(s)
    Techniques of scoring and transcribing for various combinations of orchestral and band instruments.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212 .
  
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    MUS 321 - Music History: Antiquity to 1585


    4 credit(s)
    A study of musical development beginning in Ancient Greece and including Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods. Attention will also be given to the relationship among music, the visual arts, and historical events.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 
  
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    MUS 322 - Music History: 1585-1809


    4 credit(s)
    A study of works from the early Baroque to the late Classic. The approach will be similar to that described for MUS 321 .
    Offered: Offered Fall semester alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 
  
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    MUS 323 - Music History: Classic/Romantic


    4 credit(s)
    A study of works from the late Classic, though the Romantic to the early 20th century. The approach will be similar to that described for MUS 321 .
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 
  
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    MUS 324 - Music History: The 20th Century


    4 credit(s)
    Surveys the major trends in twentieth-century compositional thought and practice: chromatic tonality, atonality, serialism, neo-classicism, nationalism, avant-gardism, etc. Emphasis will be on various composers, approaches to the problems of tonal language.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 
  
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    MUS 326 - Song Literature


    4 credit(s)
    Surveys the development of the art song, beginning with the troubadour and the trouvere songs of the 13th century and extending through contemporary techniques in the genre. Score study and in-class performance required. An elective course for vocal performance majors/minors.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 272 , MUS 323 , and MUS 324 .
  
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    MUS 327 - String Pedagogy and Repertoire


    4 credit(s)
    The purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and practical foundations of four major beginning/intermediate string pedagogy approaches: Rolland, Suzuki, Havas, and Boronoff. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to effectively teach four bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) in individual and group educational settings. In addition to pedagogy, students will study varied materials and repertoire for beginning and intermediate string players and groups. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for teaching in Pacific University’s String Project.
    Corequisite(s): Take MUSE 158  or MUSE 358 .
  
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    MUS 341 - Music in World Religions


    4 credit(s)
    This course will explore the use of music as an important expression of spiritual engagement. Students will participate in an examination of the various liturgical and musical practices found in the five primary world religions including: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The course will examine how music is used to enhance liturgy, “engage the mind and move the heart” of participants in worship. ENGW 201  and a basic ability to follow musical notation recommended. Also listed as REL 341 .
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives.
  
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    MUS 351 - Diction for Singers


    2 credit(s)
    An introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the pronunciation of English, Italian, German, French, and Ecclesiastical Latin. A required course for vocal performance majors.
    Offered: Offered Spring semester alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 171  and MUSL 172 
  
  
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    MUS 394 - Junior Recital


    1 credit(s)
    Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance are required to research and perform one-half of a recital (one-half hour minimum). This course is also open to other majors and to qualified non-majors enrolled in Performance Studies.
  
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    MUS 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MUS 413 - Composition


    1 credit(s)
    Techniques of composition and arranging for various combinations of instruments and voices. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212 
  
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    MUS 428 - History of Singing on Stage


    4 credit(s)
    A comprehensive study tracing the development of opera and music drama through analysis, listening, and performance attendance. The course will concentrate on works beginning with Claudio Monteverdi and continue through modern innovations in the genre. An elective class for music majors/ minors.
    Offered: Offered Fall semester alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 , MUS 323 , and MUS 324 
  
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    MUS 475 - Internship


    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    MUS 482 - Instrumental Conducting


    2 credit(s)
    A detailed study of conducting techniques and instrumental rehearsal procedures. The approach will be through music analysis, and will include beat patterns, body movements, and baton technique. Students will work with instrumental ensembles and conduct a work in concert.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212  and MUS 282 
  
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    MUS 483 - Choral Conducting


    2 credit(s)
    A study of conducting techniques and choral rehearsal procedures to include the teaching of vocal production, breathing, diction, basic musicianship, and performance. Choral literature for ensembles of various age groups and experience will also be examined. In-class conducting and observation of choral performances. Score study.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 212  and MUS 282 
    Corequisite(s): MUSE 353  or MUSE 363 
  
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    MUS 490 - Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy


    4 credit(s)
    Laboratory classes in singing and teaching of voice. Emphasis is placed on class teaching procedures, tone production, and healthy singing techniques.
    Offered: Offered Spring semester alternate years.

  
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    MUS 491 - Piano Pedagogy


    2 credit(s)
    Provides pianists with the skills to teach reading, techniques, and basic musical expression to beginning, intermediate, or advanced piano students.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major or minor.
  
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    MUS 494 - Senior Recital


    2 credit(s)
    Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance are required to research and perform a full-length public recital of music (one hour minimum) from various periods during their senior year. Open to other students enrolled in Applied Music only with approval of the Music Department.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music major or minor.
    Corequisite(s): MUSL 471  or MUSL 472 
  
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    MUS 495 - Music Capstone


    2 credit(s)
    The culminating event in undergraduate music study, Music Capstone is typically a half recital, meeting requirements similar to those of MUS 494 . In consultation with the Music faculty, other formats such as lecture-recital, demonstrations, composition, or written thesis may be acceptable. Instructor’s consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed).
    Corequisite(s): MUSL 471  or MUSL 472 

Music Ensembles

  
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    MUSE 151 - Jazz Band


    0-1 credit(s)
    A jazz band open to all University students. The band regularly performs with regionally and nationally-known soloists. Repertoire ranges from early Jazz and Big Band to Jazz/Rock fusion. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUSE 153 - Pacific Univ. Concert Choir


    0-1 credit(s)
    This class is designed to provide a large ensemble choral experience for students of all ability levels. Students will learn basic vocal and choral techniques including breath support, correct posture, diction, tone production, blend and balance. Additionally, basic musicianship and performance skills will be taught through the rehearsal and performance of a diverse selection of choral literature from a variety of historical periods, styles and cultures. Fulfills Music major/minor large ensemble requirement. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUSE 158 - Orchestra


    0-1 credit(s)
    A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The orchestra performs major concerts of standard orchestral literature each semester and for other various events. Counts as upper division for upper division students. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Audition and high school level or better ability to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.
  
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    MUSE 159 - Chamber Ensembles


    0-1 credit(s)
    Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. This course counts toward Activity (not large ensemble such as Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir) for music majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for MUS 159-06, MUS 159-07 and MUS 159-08: audition Prerequisite for string players and/or all MUS 159 string sections: audition.
    Corequisite(s): MUSE 158 .
  
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    MUSE 163 - Chamber Singers


    0-1 credit(s)
    A select mixed ensemble that performs regularly both on campus and off campus. Open to all students. Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Three to five major performances per year, plus participation in choral festivals and tour on alternate years. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUSE 165 - Symphonic Band


    0-1 credit(s)
    A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The band performs major concerts of standard wind ensemble literature each semester and for other various events. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): high school level or better ability to play a wind or percussion instrument.
  
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    MUSE 352 - Advanced Jazz Band


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 151 . Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students’ leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A jazz band open to all University students. The band regularly performs with regionally and nationally-known soloists. Repertoire ranges from early jazz and Big Band to Jazz/Rock fusion. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed).
  
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    MUSE 353 - Advanced Concert Choir


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 153 . Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students’ leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed).
  
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    MUSE 358 - Advanced Philharmonic Orchestra


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 158 . Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students’ leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The orchestra performs major concerts of standard orchestral literature each semester and for other various events. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Audition and high school level or better ability to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument Junior standing or above (60 or more completed).
  
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    MUSE 359 - Advanced Chamber Ensembles


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 159 . Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students’ leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed).
 

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