Jul 04, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 320 - Elementary Differential Equations (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 161 ) This course represents a systematic introduction to ordinary differential equations. Topics may include first order equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, techniques for higher order equations, variation of parameter, systems of equations, and numerical solutions. F, S.
  
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    MATH 329 - Introduction to Financial Mathematics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MATH 161 ) Required for a minor. This course aims to introduce students to three major areas of mathematical finance that all have an enormous impact on the way modern financial markets operate. In particular, two Nobel Prize winning theories: Black-Scholes’ arbitrage pricing of options and other derivative securities, and Markowitz portfolio optimization theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Time permitting students will study interest rates and their term structures. F.
  
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    MATH 330 - Geometry for Middle School (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MATH 160 ) Geometry taught from varying viewpoints. Includes basic geometric topics, taxicab geometry, and proof by pictures, and compass and straightedge constructions. May include a component involving technology. Other topics which may be covered include convex sets and the geometry of transformations. F.
  
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    MATH 331 - Foundation of Geometry (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220  or permission of the instructor) A rigorous development of Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometries. May additionally cover the Theory of Isometries. F, even years.
  
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    MATH 332 - Modern Geometry (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220 ) Projective geometry, theorem of Desargues and Pappus, transformations, convexity, and topology. Offered as needed.
  
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    MATH 342 - Modeling for Scientist II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 320  and MATH 242 ) (Coreq: MATH 342L ) This course is a continuation of MATH 242  and will continue to develop student’s ability to use mathematical modeling and scientific computing to solve real world problems. This course is project based and will extensively use computer software. F.
  
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    MATH 342L - Modeling for Scientist II Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 320  and MATH 242L ) (Coreq: MATH 342 ) Students continue developing their skills with a computer modeling software package. Lab assignments help students utilize software to implement models, solve problems, and visualize results. F.
  
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    MATH 344 - Linear Algebra (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 161 ) Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, systems of equations, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues. F, S.
  
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    MATH 348 - Rubik’s Cube Mathematics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MATH 161 ) This course introduces the tools of mathematical logic and group theory, and uses them to solve mathematical puzzles including the Rubik’s cube. F, even years.
  
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    MATH 349 - Nonlinear Dynamics with Applications (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 320 ) (Coreq: MATH 161 ) The basics of linear and non-linear difference equations and their relationship to linear and non-linear differential equations. Stability for first order equations and an introduction to chaos theory. Phase plane analysis, cobweb diagrams, and time series analysis. Emphasis on applications to real life scientific data. Offered as needed.
  
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    MATH 370 - Number Theory (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MATH 161  or permission of the instructor) Divisibility theory, Diophantine equations, primes, congruences, Fermat’s theorem, number theoretic functions, Euler’s theorem, Pythagorean triples. F, S.
  
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    MATH 396 - Independent Study with Computational Emphasis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MATH 242  or CSCI 140 ) (Coreq: BIOL 420 ) Directed study of specific topics related to mathematics and computation. This course may be repeated under different topics. F, S.
  
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    MATH 399 - Independent Study/Internship (1 to 4 credits)


    (Prereq: A contract must be approved by the instructor and the department chair by the time of registration) Directed study of specific topics or supervised work as part of an approved internship. F, S, Su.
  
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    MATH 403 - Actuarial Science Exam Preparation (1 credit)


    (=CBAD 403 ) (Coreq: STAT 412 ) This course serves as a testing and preparation opportunity for students planning to sit for the Society of Actuaries exam P/1. Offered as needed.
  
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    MATH 407 - Coding Theory (3 credits)


    (=CSCI 407 ) (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 344  or permission of the instructor) This course covers the issues involved in designing efficient codes, including error detection/correction. Topics to be covered include distance, nearest neighbor decoding, hamming codes and linear codes. Other topics which may be covered are Golay codes, Reed-Muller codes, cyclic codes, and spherical codes. S, even years.
  
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    MATH 408 - Cryptography (3 credits)


    (=CSCI 408 ) (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220  or MATH 174 ) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of cryptography and cryptanalysis, primarily focusing on data encryption and decryption. Topics will include: modular arithmetic, classical encryption schemes, modern encryption schemes, password security, and digital signatures, secret sharing. F, even years.
  
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    MATH 434 - Elements of General Topology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220 ) Properties of sets, functions, spaces, maps, separation axioms, compactness, convergence, connectedness, metric spaces, and compactification. F, odd years.
  
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    MATH 446 - Abstract Algebra (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220  and MATH 344 ) Fundamental properties of groups, rings, and fields. S.
  
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    MATH 446L - Abstract Algebra Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: MATH 446 ) This laboratory uses GAP (Groups, Algorithms and Programming) software to explore the concepts introduced and developed in MATH 446 . S.
  
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    MATH 450 - Advanced Calculus I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 220  and MATH 260 ) This course covers the theory behind most of the concepts introduced in an introductory calculus course. Topics covered include the Completeness axiom and the theory of sequences, continuity, differentiation, and integration of functions of one variable. F.
  
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    MATH 452 - Complex Variables (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 260 ) Complex numbers and functions (trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic, inverse, analytic, and harmonic), and complex limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, sequences and series. F, even years.
  
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    MATH 454 - Advanced Calculus II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 450 ) This course is a continuation of MATH 450 . Topics covered include infinite series, sequences and series of functions, continuity and convergence in n-dimensional euclidean space. Selected topics from Taylor series and differentiation of functions of more than one variable will also be covered at the discretion of the instructor. S.
  
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    MATH 460 - Numerical Calculus (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Working knowledge of Matlab or a programming language) (Coreq: MATH 344 ) Introduction to numerical methods of interpolation, polynomial approximation, solving equations in one variable, solving linear systems of equations, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and error analysis. S.
  
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    MATH 465 - Applied Mathematics I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 320  and MATH 242 ) Orthogonal sets of functions and the Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problem; Fourier series and integrals, and solution of partial differential equations by separation of variables; boundary value problems in polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems, Bessel functions. F, odd years.
  
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    MATH 490 - Seminar in Mathematics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: completion of 21 hours in mathematics in courses numbered 150 or above) This is a course on communicating mathematics. Students will be expected to explore mathematical ideas with a faculty mentor, and present these ideas to an audience of faculty and students. F. F.
  
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    MATH 499 - Directed Undergraduate Research (1 to 3 credits)


    Topics in pure and applied Mathematics and/or selected to meet current faculty and student interest. F, S, Su.

Music

  
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    MUS 100 - Recital Class (0 credits)


    Required attendance for all students enrolled in applied lessons. Attendance and participation in student performances, recitals, and seminars. Pass/Fail grading only. Graded S or U.
  
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    MUS 107 - Introduction to Alexander Technique (1 credit)


    Anyone who moves may benefit from the discoveries of F.M. Alexander, but performers in particular (musicians, actors and dancers) have long utilized Alexander Technique to optimize performance. This course will assist students in learning how to use their bodies with greater freedom and ease in any activity, be it walking, singing or playing an instrument.
  
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    MUS 108 - Vocal Health (1 credit)


    Performing musicians, ensemble directors and music educators must have a basic understanding of vocal health in order to speak and sing effectively. This course introduces students to the voice as a musical instrument, effective breathing and phonation strategies, vocal ailments, and tactics for keeping the voice functioning during illness.
  
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    MUS 110 - Introduction to Music (3 credits)


    A course open to all students who are interested in gaining a comprehensive appreciation of music through intelligent listening. Representative masterpieces of the various periods of musical composition are studied. Emphasis on correlation of music to other arts. No previous study of music is required. F, S.
  
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    MUS 115 - Concepts and Elements of Music Theory (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 117  and MUS 172 ) This course is designed to study basic concepts of counterpoint and phrase structure, including simple embellishments of melodic lines, use of primary triads in phrases and an introduction to voice leading. F.
  
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    MUS 116 - Principles of Harmony and Voice Leading (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 115 ) (Coreq: MUS 118  and MUS 173 ) This course is designed to study both basic and advanced phrase structure, including chord progressions, advanced embellishments of melodic lines and voice leading techniques. S.
  
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    MUS 117 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 115  and MUS 172 ) Ear Training and Sight Singing I skills include sight-singing, melodic dictation, simple harmonic dictation, common rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meters, introduction to C-clefs reading. F.
  
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    MUS 118 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 117 ) (Coreq: MUS 116  and MUS 173 ) This is a continuation of musicianship skills, incorporating hearing and singing all diatonic chords, 2-part dictations and simple harmonic dictation, and additional C-clef reading. S.
  
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    MUS 119 - Introduction to Music Technology (2 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minor, or permission of the instructor) This course provides an introduction to technology for musicians, including music notation software, simple recording technology, web-based music resources and music business issues. F, S.
  
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    MUS 124A - Symphonic Band (0 to 1 credit)


    Study, rehearsal and performance of wind band music written for large instrumental ensembles. Includes several performances and concerts. Emphasis on attaining high musical standards. Up to three credit hours can be counted for core credit. F, S.
  
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    MUS 124E - Percussion Ensemble (0 to 1 credit)


    The CCU Percussion Ensemble provides the opportunity for students to perform both classic and contemporary literature for percussion ensemble, with an emphasis on achieving high musical standards. The class is open to both percussion majors and non-percussion majors (by audition only). Members of the class will perform in ensembles of various size from duos to large percussion orchestras of ten to fifteen players. F, S.
  
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    MUS 124F Q* - University Flute Choir (1 credit)


    University Flute Choir is designed for flutists, majors and non-majors, who desire experience in chamber ensemble performing. Weekly rehearsals will lead to at least two public performances throughout the semester.
  
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    MUS 124M - Marching Band (0 to 1 credit)


    Marching Band serves as a creative and performing outlet for university students. This ensemble performs at exhibitions, football games, and other athletic events. The course does involve physical activity and requires the course members to collaborate in different ways to achieve a common performance goal to support and improve community and societal environments. Additionally, music education majors gain valuable pedagogical experience related to the administration of a marching band. Open to all qualified students of Coastal Carolina University and HGTC. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit. F.
  
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    MUS 124P - Band/Pep (0 to 1 credit)


    (Prereq: The equivalent of three years of high school ensemble playing plus audition and/or permission of the instructor) Rehearsal and performance of typical pep band music, with required participation in off-campus and on-campus events including athletics and public relations events. Open to all qualified students at Coastal Carolina University and all qualified members of the local community. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit. F, S.
  
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    MUS 124S - World Percussion (0 to 1 credit)


    This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to study and perform music of various cultures from around the world. Over the course of the semester students will analyze and discuss aspects of traditional performance practice as well as receive hands on training playing non-western percussion instruments. Each semester the class will give several public performances, both on and off campus, with an emphasis on achieving high musical standards. F, S.
  
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    MUS 124W - The Coastal Winds (1 credit)


    (Prereq: Audition and permission of the instructor) The Coastal Winds is a small group of wind and percussion instrumentalists selected by audition and is open to students in any major. The course focuses on rehearsal and study of a full variety of wind band music for smaller ensemble culminating in students having their work in public performances. This course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 125 - Coastal Carolina Concert Choir (0 to 1 credit)


    A mixed choral ensemble that is open to any CCU student without an audition. This group gives four major concerts each year as part of the CCU Department of Music concert series. They perform varied and challenging repertoire that is representative of all styles of western music history, with an intentional effort to incorporate music of living American composers. A major work for chorus and orchestra or instrumental ensemble is presented each year, and collaborative projects/concerts with other choral ensembles are actively solicited. Up to three credit hours can be counted for core credit. Course may be taken for 0-1 credit hours. F, S.
  
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    MUS 125C - Coastal Carolina Chamber Choir (0 to 1 credit)


    Coastal Carolina Chamber Choir is a select mixed choral ensemble that is open to any Costal Carolina student upon successful completion of an audition. This group serves as the choral ambassadors for the Coastal Carolina music department, maintaining an active performance schedule and participating each spring in a recruitment tour in conjunction with the Coastal Carolina Concert Choir and Symphonic Band. They perform repertoire of all styles and periods that is appropriate for a chamber choir, with emphasis placed on a cappella music from the Renaissance period. Students who are selected for Chamber Choir are encouraged to also participate in Concert Choir, and priority for membership is given to students who can commit to participate for the entire academic year. Up to three credit hours can be counted for core credit. Course may be taken for 0-1 credit hours. F, S.
  
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    MUS 126 - University Orchestra (1 credit)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) A course consisting of rehearsals and performances with the Long Bay Symphonic Society, playing standard orchestral literature with a renowned conductor. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit.
  
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    MUS 129 - University Gospel Choir (1 credit)


    A course offering students an opportunity to learn gospel music and to sing at gospel gatherings across the state. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit.
  
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    MUS 130 - Ensemble (1 credit)


    (Prereq: Performing ability in the applied music area concerned) The study and performance of literature, and/or ensemble works for piano, organ, voice, strings, woodwinds, and brasses. Two class meetings per week. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit. F, S.
  
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    MUS 130A - Acoustic Songbook (0-1 credits)


    Acoustic Songbook is an ensemble that specializes in performing popular songs with small groups of singers and instrumentalists in an unplugged format. Performances feature the genres of pop, Americana, jazz, country, folk music, gospel, singer songwriters, British popular genres and Latin American and Brazilian music. This course may be repeated for credit. F.
  
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    MUS 130B - Bass Ensemble (1 credit)


    (Prereq: Proficiency in playing bass and reading bass clef and permission of the instructor) An ensemble dedicated to the electric bass, and the upright bass. Focus is on creating basslines, chordal accompaniment, and soloing, all in the context of a chamber ensemble. Jazz, Rock, Classical, and other styles of music will be arranged to suit this instrumentation.
  
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    MUS 130C - Pop 101 (1 credit)


    (Prereq: individual audition) A contemporary music ensemble dedicated to performing popular music styles since 1950’s with an emphasis on Rock and Roll. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit.
  
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    MUS 130O - Opera Scenes (1 credit)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) The study of elements and techniques used to perform operatic, musical theater and acting scenes for the actor. Students will develop performance skills by emphasizing the portrayals of simple and complex emotions, character development, solo and ensemble performance, music and dialogue analysis, and body awareness. The course will culminate in a public presentation of the class work. F, S.
  
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    MUS 130P - Ensemble-Piano Accompaniment (1 credit)


    (Prereq: Piano performance ability and permission of the instructor) The study and performance of solo and ensemble works with piano accompaniments, including works for voice, strings, woodwinds, brasses, etc. Two meetings per week. Times to be arranged. This course may be repeated; students should check with their major department regarding applicable degree credit.
  
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    MUS 134 - Jazz After Hours (0 to 1 credit)


    (Prereq: Audition and/or permission of the instructor) Rehearsal and performance of jazz and dance band music, with possible participation in off-campus and on-campus events. Open to all qualified students at Coastal Carolina University and all qualified members of the local community. Up to three credit hours can be counted for core credit. F, S.
  
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    MUS 135 - English Diction for Singers (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors and music minors) A study of pronunciation in the English language as applied to singing using phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. F.
  
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    MUS 136 - Italian Diction for Singers (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 135 ) A study of pronunciation and basic dictionary translation skills in the Italian language as applied to singing using phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. F.
  
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    MUS 137 - German Diction for Singers (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 136 ) A study of pronunciation and basic dictionary translation skills in the German language as applied to singing using phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. S.
  
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    MUS 138 - French Diction for Singers (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 137 ) A study of pronunciation and basic dictionary translation skills in the French language as applied to singing using phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. S.
  
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    MUS 167 - Class Guitar I (2 credits)


    This class is designed for non-major beginning guitar students who are interested in incorporating active musical participation into their daily life experience. Students will develop competency in functional acoustic guitar techniques, basic music theory fundamentals, and the use of the guitar as an accompaniment to the voice. Students are responsible for providing their own acoustic or classical guitar. F.
  
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    MUS 168 - Class Guitar II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 167  or permission of the instructor) This course is a continuation of MUS 167 , and it is designed to help students develop increased competency in acoustical guitar techniques. Students will develop musicianship through the use of the guitar as a solo instrument and as an accompaniment to the voice. Students are responsible for providing their own acoustic or classical guitar. S.
  
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    MUS 170 - Basic Musicianship I (2 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, musical theatre majors, or permission of the instructor) This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors through the study of the foundations of music fundamentals, aural training and sight singing. F.
  
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    MUS 171 - Basic Musicianship II (2 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, musical theatre majors or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 170 ) This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors through the continued study of the foundations of music fundamentals, aural training and sight singing. S.
  
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    MUS 172 - Class Piano I (1 credit)


    (Coreq: MUS 115  and MUS 117 , or permission of the instructor) The first course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. F.
  
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    MUS 173 - Class Piano II (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 172 , MUS 115 , and MUS 117 ; or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 , or permission of the instructor) The second course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. S.
  
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    MUS 207 - Introduction to World Music (3 credits)


    This course introduces the fundamentals of music to the non-music major through a survey of world music traditions. Music making within specific cultural settings that give context and meaning to performance will be examined. This course draws upon the broad interdisciplinary field of ethnomusicology, which provides insights into music’s role as a rich form of human creative expression. Experience in music is not required. F, S.
  
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    MUS 215 - Chromatic Harmony and Modulation (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 116 ) (Coreq: MUS 217  and MUS 272 ) This course is designed to study the uses and techniques of chromatic harmonic devices and principles of modulation. F.
  
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    MUS 216 - Musical Structures (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 215 ) (Coreq: MUS 218  and MUS 273 ) This course is designed to study the structure of Classical musical forms, as well as the principles of 20th-century styles. Forms studied include binary and ternary forms, sonata form, rondo form and a variety of 20th-century techniques through analysis of characteristic works. S.
  
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    MUS 217 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 118 ) (Coreq: MUS 215  and MUS 272 ) This is a continuation of musicianship skills, incorporating hearing and singing basic chromaticism in melodies, chords and modulations, 2-part dictations of increasing complexity, and additional C-clef reading. F.
  
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    MUS 218 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 217 ) (Coreq: MUS 216  and MUS 273 ) This is a continuation of advanced musicianship skills, incorporating hearing and singing complex chromaticism, some modality and some modern elements in melodies, chords and modulations, 2-part dictations of increasing complexity, and additional C-clef reading. S.
  
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    MUS 253 - History of Western Music I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: at least two semesters of college-level music theory.) A study of music and its place in Western civilization from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (first semester) and from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (second semester).
  
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    MUS 254 - History of Western Music II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 253 .) A study of music and its place in Western civilization from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (first semester) and from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (second semester).
  
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    MUS 257 - American Popular Music (3 credits)


    A survey of American popular music from the 19th Century to the present. This music is explored regarding its musical characteristics, its relationship to the European classical tradition, and where appropriate, its role as social commentary. F.
  
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    MUS 258 - Jazz and the American Experience (3 credits)


    This course explores the development of jazz music in the 20th century and its relationship to the American experience. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of jazz, learn to recognize various styles of music, and become aware of the significance of innovative figures such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Students in this class will make connections between jazz itself and the culture that gave birth to and shaped this unique American art form. S.
  
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    MUS 272 - Class Piano III (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 173 , MUS 116 , and MUS 118 ; or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 215  and MUS 217 , or permission of the instructor) The third course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. F.
  
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    MUS 273 - Class Piano IV (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 272 , MUS 215 , and MUS 217 ; or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 216  and MUS 218 , or permission of the instructor) The final course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. S.
  
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    MUS 300 - Junior Recital (0 credits)


    Minimum 30-minute solo recital. Repertoire to be selected in consultation with applied teacher.
  
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    MUS 333 - Conducting and Score Reading (2 credits)


    (Prereq: two semesters of college level music theory) Application of basic conducting techniques requisite for expressing style, patterns, dynamics and tempi; analysis of conductor’s score and rehearsal practices common to both choral and instrumental music.
  
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    MUS 334 - Choral Conducting (2 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 333 ) A study of the problems and techniques of choral conducting, principles of group tone production, and interpretive factors involved. Practical experience with college music organizations.
  
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    MUS 334B - Instrumental Conducting (2 credits)


    A study of the problems and techniques of instrumental conducting, principles of group tone production, and interpretive factors involved. Practical experience with college music organizations.
  
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    MUS 339 - Applied Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Successful completion of Sophomore Barrier Jury or permission of the instructor) A survey of the solo literature, methods, and concepts needed to teach applied instruments. Each section will cover a single instrument or family of instruments. This course may be repeated for credit for different instruments. The different sections are: MUS 339A Flute, MUS 339B Oboe, MUS 339C Clarinet, MUS 339D Bassoon, MUS 339E Trumpet, MUS 339F Horn, MUS 339G Low Brass, MUS 339H Percussion, MUS 339I Guitar, MUS 339J Bass, MUS 339K Violin, MUS 339L Viola, MUS 339M Cello, and MUS 339N Saxophone. F, S.
  
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    MUS 343 - American Music Traditions (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) This survey course in American music examines historical and present-day oral and written music traditions in the United States. Study of secular and sacred music of folk and ethnic, popular, and art music traditions. F.
  
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    MUS 345 - World Music Traditions (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) This survey course in music traditions of the world examines diverse oral and written traditions using ethnomusicological perspectives through assigned readings, audio and video recordings, and music performance. Examination of ways music is created, performed, understood, and consumed as expressions, interpretations, and rejections of the cultures within which they emerge allow students to gain a more profound understanding of the role of music in their own lives and in the lives of cultural “Others.” S.
  
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    MUS 386 - 20th Century Music Theory (3 credits)


    A survey course intended to acquaint the students with the changes in music’s language and vocabulary that occurred during the twentieth century. Starting with the increased chromaticism of the later nineteenth century, the course will explore th1e changes in harmony, melody, rhythm, and form found in representative European and American composers.
  
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    MUS 387 - Basic Studies in Composition (2 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) This is the study of writing basic elements of the tonal style. Emphasis will be on construction of melody, accompaniment figures, harmonies and simple forms, using models and examples from western art music. F, S.
  
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    MUS 399 - Independent Study (1 to 3 credits)


    For more information, see the Non-Traditional Coursework in the Academic Regulations section in this catalog. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics. F, S.
  
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    MUS 400 - Senior Recital (0 credits)


    Minimum 45-minute solo recital. Repertoire to be selected in consultation with applied teacher.
  
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    MUS 410 Q - Music Study Abroad (3 credits)


    A course requiring travel to a foreign country that prepares students to better understand and evaluate their musicianship through immersion in culture and music. Focus will be on the sociocultural, historical and nationalistic music of a foreign country, including how performance practices differ from those used by musicians and composers here in the United States.
  
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    MUS 414 - Piano Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Study of evolution and development of the instrument and its effects upon the repertoire illustrated by the major works of the various periods of piano composition. F.
  
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    MUS 415 - Piano Pedagogy Internship (1 credit)


    (Prereq: junior level and permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 416 ) Piano Pedagogy and its application to the beginning piano student. Directed teaching of individual and group lessons.
  
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    MUS 416 - Elementary Piano Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Introduction to basic concepts, techniques, and materials for teaching elementary piano and intermediate piano. S.
  
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    MUS 420 - Orchestration and Arranging (2 credits)


    (Technology Intensive) To be able to write functional arrangements using current technology, with emphasis on the needs of the typical public school choral and instrumental ensemble. This course will introduce students to the instrument and vocal families and basic arranging and compositional concepts for a variety of ensembles. Both classical orchestration and jazz and commercial arranging will be covered as will the practical rearranging which is always required of school and church music directors (i.e. the CCU choir has no tenors at present). The aim is to give students the practical musical skill and technical knowledge needed to produce clean and correct scores and parts for performances by wind, brass, string, vocal, jazz, rock, and mixed ensembles.
  
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    MUS 434 - Vocal Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: junior level and permission of the instructor) A survey of solo literature for voice from the seventeenth century to the present.
  
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    MUS 436 - Elementary Voice Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: junior level music major or permission of the instructor) The study of the anatomy, physiology, production, classification, resonance and registration of the human voice as it relates to singing. For future voice instructors, basic concepts and strategies for teaching elementary voice are also included in this course. S.
  
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    MUS 453 - Music and Musicians Since 1900 (3 credits)


    A study of the impact of western music and musicians on contemporary American and European Life. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of women in composition and performance of music.
  
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    MUS 454 - Musical Performance and Analysis (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 215 ) This course is designed to study the relationship between musical performance and the theoretical analysis and historical context of the works performed. Emphasis will be placed on how a deeper examination of a musical work influences and informs the interpretive choices, and can aid in memory and confidence in performance.
  
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    MUS 487 - Advanced Studies in Composition (2 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors or minors) (Prereq: MUS 387  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or permission of instructor) This is the study of writing larger forms in the tonal style as well as pieces using 20th-century techniques. Emphasis will be on the development of motivic ideas throughout a piece, the movement of tonal areas, and where appropriate, the language of modern styles, using models and examples from Western Art Music. Students will have opportunity to write pieces in their own chosen style. This course may be repeated for credit an unlimited number of times. F, S.
  
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    MUS 496 - Introduction to Music Research (3 credits)


    This course will provide a foundation of skills necessary for conducting research in various fields of music, including music performance, music history, music theory and music education. Emphasis is placed on technological and printed sources, responsible use of intellectual property, and development of formal writing skills.
  
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    MUS 497 - Senior Project Preparation (0 credits)


    (Prereq: Senior Standing) The purpose of the Senior Project Preparation is to establish an appropriate Senior Project for students seeking a B.A. in Music with Concentration in General Studies. This preparation includes formulating an acceptable project in consultation with an advisor, forming a committee to review and advise on the proposal and subsequent work on the project, and obtaining approval for this project from this committee. Pass/Fail grading only.
  
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    MUS 498 - Senior Project (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 497 ) The Senior Project is a capstone project, typically a music composition, a research paper, analysis paper, recording project or other project required of those students seeking a B.A. in Music with emphasis in General Studies. One faculty member should serve as the project adviser.

Music: Applied Music

  
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    MUS 101 - Piano (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 101B - Percussion (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
 

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