Dec 04, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Music

  
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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 284W - 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 Secondary 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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    MUSE 363 - Advanced Chamber Singers


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 163 . Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students’ leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A select mixed ensemble that performs regularly both on 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.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed).
  
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    MUSE 365 - Advanced Symphonic Band


    0-1 credit(s)
    This is an upper-division version of MUSE 165 . 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 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): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed) and high school level or better ability to play a wind or percussion instrument.

Music Lessons

  
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    MUSL 171 - Applied Music: 1st Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    MUSL 172 - Applied Music: 2nd Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 171  with minimum grade of C 05-1.
  
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    MUSL 271 - Applied Music: 3rd Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 172  with minimum grade of C.
  
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    MUSL 272 - Applied Music: 4th Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 271  with minimum grade of C.
  
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    MUSL 371 - Applied Music: 5th Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 272  with minimum grade of C 0.
  
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    MUSL 372 - Applied Music: 6th Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 371  with minimum grade of C 0.
  
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    MUSL 471 - Applied Music: 7th Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 372  with minimum grade of C 0.
  
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    MUSL 472 - Applied Music: 8th Sem Private Lessons


    0.5-1 credit(s)
    Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student’s primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student’s individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUSL 171 . Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half, are the norm for music minors. Course for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time.
    Prerequisite(s): MUSL 471  with minimum grade of C 0.

Music Therapy

  
  
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    MT 190 - Introduction to Music Therapy


    2 credit(s)
    An overview of the history, theories and current practice of music therapy in various clinical settings and to the many populations served by the discipline. This course includes field observations and is open to all students and professions interested in learning more about the field.
  
  
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    MT 290 - Clinical Processes in Music Therapy 1


    2 credit(s)
    This course serves as an overview of the therapeutic use of music and is an introduction to the music therapy clinical process with cases that illustrate clinical competencies contained in the AMTA Professional Competencies document. Assessment, treatment planning, clinical observation, data collection, session design, evaluation and documentation will be covered.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 190 , MUS 111 , amd MUS 112 
  
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    MT 294 - Music Therapy Practicum 1


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised field experience co-facilitating sessions with children. In addition to clinical work, students participate in a weekly on-campus seminar.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 190 
  
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    MT 295 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MT 296 - Music Therapy Practicum 2


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised field experience facilitating sessions with physically challenged clients. In addition to clinical work, students participate in a weekly on-campus seminar.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 294 
  
  
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    MT 390 - Clinical Processes in Music Therapy 2


    2 credit(s)
    This course will continue deepening the scope of knowledge surrounding the clinical processes. Assessment, observation, goals and objectives, data collection, evaluation and documentation will be reviewed. A variety of musical skills and techniques for the design and implementation of music therapy will be explored.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 290 
  
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    MT 391 - Theory & Practice With Children


    2 credit(s)
    Study of methods and techniques in music therapy with children with disabilities and the disorders and treatment methods utilized with children and adolescents. Students will learn the developmental patterns of infants, children, and adolescents, combined with strategies to foster coping skills and improvement.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 290 
  
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    MT 392 - Theory & Practice With Adults


    2 credit(s)
    Clinical strategies/approaches/competencies in exceptionality relevant to work with adult psychiatric patients and older adults. Developmental theories of adulthood, ethical considerations, psychotherapeutic models and their relationship to music therapy clinical practice will be addressed.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 391 
  
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    MT 394 - Music Therapy Practicum 3


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised field experience facilitating sessions with emotionally challenged adults. In addition to clinical work, students participate in a weekly on-campus seminar.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 296 
  
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    MT 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MT 396 - Music Therapy Practicum 4


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised field experience facilitating sessions with clients of student’s preference in preparation of internship population. In addition to clinical work, students participate in a weekly on-campus seminar.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 394 
  
  
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    MT 475 - Internship


    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    MT 491 - Psychology of Music


    4 credit(s)
    An in-depth study of the psychological foundations of musical behavior including human response to music, music preference and ability, psycho-acoustical parameters, and research in the field.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 150  MT 190  recommended.
  
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    MT 493W - Research in Music Therapy


    4 credit(s)
    Experiences in reading, interpreting and creating ideas for qualitative and quantitative research. Interpretation of statistical analysis is also expected in this course.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 491 
  
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    MT 494 - Clinical/Prof Issues in Music Therapy


    1 credit(s)
    This senior capstone course covers issues and trends in the field and prepares the student for the music therapy internship. Reimbursement, marketing, grant writing, the development of a music therapy business proposal and a professional presentation are course highlights.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 394 
  
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    MT 495 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    MT 496 - Improv & Songwriting for Music Therapy


    2 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide improvisatory and songwriting skills for use in the clinical setting. Students will develop musical and interactive skills and will practice leadership and facilitation skills as related to improvisation and songwriting with clients.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 296 
  
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    MT 499 - Clinical Internship


    2 credit(s)
    A supervised 6-9 month internship at an AMTA approved site or a University Affiliated Internship site is a graduation requirement and culminates in the eligibility to sit for the national examination administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapy.
    Prerequisite(s): MT 396  

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OTD 500 - Foundations of Occupation & OT I


    4 credit(s)
    Students explore the nature of occupation in everyday life, including the relationship between occupation and health/well-being, and the role of occupation in the profession.  Using a philosophical/theoretical understanding of the person-occupation-environment interaction, students develop interview and therapeutic interaction skills for client-centered OT practice. Lecture/Lab.b.
  
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    OTD 505 - Foundations of Occupation & OT II


    4 credit(s)
    Students learn how the OT evaluation, intervention, outcome process is conducted from a client-centered and occupation-based perspective, guided by philosophical- and theoretical-based reasoning. Focusing on implementing occupation during OT practice, students develop activity analysis and group intervention skills.
    Prerequisite(s): OTD 500 
  
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    OTD 510 - Human Movement for Occupation


    4 credit(s)
    Students explore human movement as it is applied to engagement in everday occupation and occupational therapy practice. Content will focus on anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics with application in context of activity and movement analysis, and how person factors and activity demands interact with occupational performance.
  
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    OTD 515 - Neuroscience for Occu Performance


    3 credit(s)
    Exploration of basic concepts of  neuroscience, structures of the nervous system, and development to increase understanding the system’s relationship to  occupational engagement. Focus is on typical neurodevelopment and its essential role in occupational performance.
  
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    OTD 520 - Capstone Experience & Project: Introduction


    1 credit(s)
    Preparation for the professional responsibilities of the OT Doctorate which culminates in the Capstone Experience and Project. 
  
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    OTD 521 - Capstone Exp & Project: Exploration


    1 credit(s)
    Students will explore the capstone experience and project process, focusing on possible areas of focus and peer-reviewed examples of capstone work.
  
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    OTD 522 - Clinical Practice Partnership


    1-3 credit(s)
    Provides clinical experience in a faculty directed practice partnership, with opportunities for interprofessional teamwork. Differentiated learning and plan for evaluation is developed with faculty. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    OTD 530 - OT Process-Adults:Psychosoc Challenge I


    3 credit(s)
    Students develop understanding and application of frames of reference, theories and models to address psychosocial issues affecting participation in occupations and in society, andexplore the lived experience of people with mental health conditions related to occupational justice. Students learn what challenges adults living with mental health concerns face  in areas of occupation across practice settings. Lecture/Lab.
  
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    OTD 535 - OT Process-Adult Psychosoc Challenges II


    3 credit(s)
    Evaluation and intervention within the OT Process to promote participation in daily life for adults experiencing psychosocial conditions. Includes understanding and application of frames of reference to address psychosocial issues affecting participation in occupations in relation to the social construct of disability and resulting occupational injustices. Lecture/Lab.
  
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    OTD 540 - Exploration of Occupational Science


    3 credit(s)
    Students will explore the discipline of occupational science and related fields and  how they support occupation centered practice.
  
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    OTD 552 - Level I Fieldwork: Psychosocial


    1 credit(s)
    Part-time fieldwork experience in settings in which the students focus on psychosocial factors that influence occupation. This course bridges classroom to practice experiences to develop student critical reasoning about the occupational therapy process. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 570 - OT Process-Adult Physical Challenges


    4 credit(s)
    Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with adults experiencing physical conditions. Includes understanding and application of frames of reference to address sensorimotor issues affecting participation in occupations and society. Lecture/Lab.
  
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    OTD 581 - Evidence-Based Practice I


    3 credit(s)
    Students will learn research methodology, ethics of research as well as demonstrate skills required for scientific inquiry.
    Offered: Offered in Summer.

  
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    OTD 620 - OT Process with Children & Youth I


    4 credit(s)
    Students will learn about development of childhood occupations, expected and atypical development. The course will focus on how family occupations shape childhood development. Students will learn assessment and observational skills needed to practice in pediatric settings. Lecture/Lab..
  
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    OTD 625 - OT Process with Children & Youth II


    4 credit(s)
    Students will learn and apply evaluation and intervention skills to promote participation in daily life with children and adolescents. They will apply knowledge of human development and OT frames of reference to guide the OT process while exploring a range of pediatric OT practice settings.
  
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    OTD 630 - Community Based Practice I


    3 credit(s)
    Students build knowledge and experience in developing programs and services in settings where clients seek to promote, maintain, or regain occupational function. Using systems analysis, students apply health promotion strategies to work with organizations and populations as the primary client. Lecture/Seminar/Community experience.
  
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    OTD 631 - Community Based Practice II


    3 credit(s)
    Students learn and apply program development processes to assume leadership roles of consultant, entrepreneur, and advocate within health and social services. Evidence-based theory is used to address pragmatic, ethical, and legal factors and promote beneficial change within current systems. Lecture/Seminar/Community experience.
    Prerequisite(s): OTD 630 
  
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    OTD 640 - Mgmt of Occupational Therapy Services


    3 credit(s)
    Students apply the basic management principles to occupational therapy services and personnel development in the context of clinical services, organizational health care systems, economic realities, and regulatory standards.
  
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    OTD 645 - Culture & Occupation


    2 credit(s)
    Development of self-awareness, intentional relationships and therapeutic use of self to address culture, diversity, and inclusion across settings and populations.
    Offered: Offered in Fall.

  
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    OTD 654 - Level I Fieldwork: Child/Adolescent


    1 credit(s)
    Part-time experience focusing on human development. This course bridges classroom to practice experiences to develop student critical reasoning about the changes in occupational engagement in the childhood years. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 656 - Level I Fieldwork: Adulthood


    1 credit(s)
    Part-time experience in settings focusing on human development within adult years.  This course bridges classroom to practice experiences to develop student critical reasoning about occupational engagement in the adult population. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 660 - Competencies for OT Practice


    3 credit(s)
    Refining essential entry level competencies across practice settings in preparation for Level II fieldwork. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 661 - Level II Fieldwork Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Preparation for Level II Fieldwork in various practice settings.
  
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    OTD 662 - Integrating the OT Process


    3 credit(s)
    Students will critically reason through the occupational therapy process across complex cases to facilitate client centered, occupation based and contextually relevant services across the lifespan. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 670 - OT Process: Adult: Neurological


    4 credit(s)
    Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life for adults experiencing neurological conditions. Includes further exploration and application of neurological sciences and incorporating principles of motor learning and neurorehabilitation concepts and practices. Lecture/Lab.
 

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