Sep 24, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Music

  
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    MUSI 3372 - Composition II

    1 Class Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 3371 and permission of the instructor.
    Individually tailored instruction is utilized for the development of music composition skills by writing in traditional and 20th century styles in both small and large forms and for a variety of media.

  
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    MUSI 3380 - Small Ensembles

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 0-1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. All developmental studies courses if required.
    May be repeated for upper-division credit. Small ensembles provide the opportunity for music majors and interested non-majors to receive experience in a variety of performance-based chamber ensembles. The focus of the ensemble (classical or jazz guitar ensemble, jazz combo, flute ensemble, percussion ensemble, trombone ensemble, low brass ensemble, mixed chamber, gospel choir, men’s chorus, women’s chorus, etc.) will be listed on the student’s transcript as part of the course title. Each mixed chamber ensemble will consist of 3 or more performers.

  
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    MUSI 3390 - Music Entrepreneurship

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Music Entertainment and Business program or completion of MUSI 2222.
    Students will work on a series of projects to understand aspects of what is required to have a successful career in the music industry in the 21st century and build the skills beyond musicianship that will aid in attaining musical goals.

  
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    MUSI 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internship (Career Services).
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in business, industry or government. For sophomore-, junior, or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

  
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    MUSI 3398 - Internship

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of School Director.
    A supervised, credit earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency or government agency.

    Notes: Credit is allowed only in elective areas.
  
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    MUSI 3411 - Survey of African-American Music

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    An examination of the development of African-American music from its roots in Africa to the present time in America. The course examines the various genres of African-American music created by Africans including: spirituals, work songs, blues, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, and art music. The course also examines the development of the black church, minstrels, black classical music artists, and black classical music composers and their compositions.

  
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    MUSI 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, major area committee and department chair prior to registration.
    Selected topics of an advanced nature, which may include original research projects.

  
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    MUSI 4410 - Contemporary Music Literature

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222.
    Music literature from Impressionism to the present.

  
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    MUSI 4412 - Introduction to American Music

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1107.
    Through an examination of the role of music in American society, and a study of American musical works from the Native Americans to the present day, this course provides a context-based understanding of the cultural history of the United States and develops skills in critical analysis.

  
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    MUSI 4413 - Piano Literature I

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1122 and permission of the instructor.
    Keyboard literature from 1600 to the present.

  
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    MUSI 4414 - Piano Literature II

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 4413 or permission of the instructor.
    Continuation of keyboard literature from 1600 to the present.

  
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    MUSI 4420 - Counterpoint

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222.
    Analysis and principles of writing in the contrapuntal styles of the common practice period to the present.

  
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    MUSI 4421 - Contemporary Analytical and Compositional Techniques

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222.
    This course surveys 20th- and 21st-century musical styles and theoretical systems, teaching students how to analyze a variety of works in which Common-Practice Period norms of tonality, rhythm, form, timbre, and texture have been superseded by new developments. Corresponding compositional exercises deepen student understanding of these new approaches. Topics include free atonality, serialism, neoclassicism, minimalism, allusions, chance, and electronic composition. The course prepares students to analyze music, write model compositions, and develop analytical papers.

  
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    MUSI 4422 - Theory Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222.
    This course discusses and practices methods of analyzing tonal, common-practice music in the Western art music tradition. Topics include Roman numeral analysis, tonal counterpoint, formal analysis, and Schenkerian (reductive) analysis.

  
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    MUSI 4423 - Current Directions in Musicology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 3312.
    This course offers an introduction to musicology including its origins, development and methodologies. Students will develop skills necessary for critical enquiry in music through engagement with theories of historiography, aesthetics, and performance practice, as well as critical assessment of current issues in the field.

  
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    MUSI 4430 - Piano Pedagogy I

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: All developmental studies courses, if required. Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Beginning-, elementary, and intermediate level teaching materials and methods for piano.

  
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    MUSI 4431 - Piano Pedagogy II

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 4430 and permission of the instructor.
    Continuation of beginning-, elementary-, and intermediate-level teaching materials and methods for piano.

  
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    MUSI 4433 - Voice Pedagogy

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MUAP 2222.
    Pedagogical methods, vocal physiology and literature for training voices from beginning to advanced levels.

  
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    MUSI 4434 - Vocal Pedagogy for Ensemble Singing

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 3334.
    Pedagogical methods for voice and vocal ensembles, vocal physiology and literature for training voices from beginning to advanced levels.

  
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    MUSI 4435 - (Name of Instrument) Pedagogy and Literature

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222.
    Pedagogical methods, techniques, physiology and literature in the principal performance concentration area.

  
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    MUSI 4436 - Jazz Pedagogy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1143 or MUSI 3343, and MUSI 3380.
    This course introduces students to the methodologies and resources of jazz pedagogy. Students will learn appropriate literature for a variety of age levels as well as rehearsal techniques for both the large and small jazz ensemble.

  
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    MUSI 4471 - Composition III

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 3372 and permission of the instructor.
    Individually tailored instruction is utilized for the development of music composition skills by writing in traditional and 20th century styles in both small and large forms and for a variety of media.

  
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    MUSI 4472 - Composition IV

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 4471 and permission of the instructor.
    Individually tailored instruction is utilized for the development of music composition skills by writing in traditional and 20th century styles in both small and large forms and for a variety of media.

  
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    MUSI 4473 - Composition V

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 4472.
    Individually tailored instruction is utilized for the development of music composition skills by writing in traditional and 20th century styles in both small and large forms and for a variety of media.

  
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    MUSI 4480 - Research for Senior Recital

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in applied performance.
    A research project based on the literature to be presented in the senior recital. Analysis of the literature. Program notes to be drawn from research and analysis.

     

  
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    MUSI 4490 - Special Topics in Music

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    MUSI 4495 - Senior Seminar in Music

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion of applied studies and completion of 90 hours of course work and permission of the instructor and capstone committee one semester prior to registration.
    A capstone course designed to complete the major by integrating the student’s prior academic, theoretical and applied experiences in music. Students fulfill projects in areas of musical performance, lecture presentations, creative work, scholarly documents, pedagogy or arts advocacy.


Music and Entertainment Business

  
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    MEBU 1101 - Introduction to the Music and Entertainment Business

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    An introduction to the fundamental concepts of the business practices related to the music and entertainment industry. The course will focus on skills necessary for beginning and maintaining a professional career in the music and entertainment industry. The course will have an emphasis on practical applications of classroom knowledge to the music business and entertainment environment.

  
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    MEBU 3100 - Fundamentals of the Music and Entertainment Business

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours, recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, application and acceptance to the Music and Entertainment Business Certificate program, and permission of the MEBU director.
    This course is a survey of the music and entertainment industry, its various prominent commercial and regulatory organizations, and its developmental history and future directions. Specific topics covered in this course include music and entertainment company operations, income generation, distribution models, publishing technologies, film, television, new media, and emerging trends.

  
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    MEBU 3398 - Internship in the Music and Entertainment Business

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours, recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, application and acceptance to the Music and Entertainment Business Certificate program, successful completion of MEBU 3100, and permission of the MEBU director.
    This internship is intended for music and entertainment business program students who show interest in an area of study and wish to pursue a discipline of practical and applied experience in greater depth. Student must be directed by the program director and sponsored by an approved music or entertainment business.

  
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    MEBU 4100 - Emerging Trends of the Music and Entertainment Business

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours, recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, application and acceptance to the Music and Entertainment Business Certificate program, successful completion of MEBU 3100, and permission of the MEBU director.
    This course is an in-depth study of topics of specific relevance to the music and entertainment industry, with a strong emphasis on emperiential learning and practical application of classroom knowledge to the music and entertainment business environment. In-depth focus on entrepreneurship, business plans, practical experiences, on-the-job training, resume-building and exploration of career opportunities in the music and entertainment industry.

  
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    MEBU 4200 - Current Topics in the Music and Entertainment Business

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours, recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, application and acceptance to the Music and Entertainment Business Certificate program, successful completion of MEBU 3100, and permission of the MEBU director.
    Selected current topics of interest to faculty and students that focus on the Music and Entertainment Business. In-depth focus on ethics and ideologies, convergence, sponsorships, endorsements, technologies, brands, licensing and applications of copyright law, business plans, intellectual property rights and the future of the music and entertainment industry.

  
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    MEBU 4490 - Special Topics in the Music and Entertainment Business

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours, recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, application and acceptance to the Music and Entertainment Business Certificate program, successful completion of MEBU 3100, and permission of the MEBU director.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students that focus on the Music and Entertainment Business.


Music Education

  
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    MUED 3301 - General Methods, Materials and Curriculum

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222, EDUC 2110, and admission to the Teacher Education program.
    The development of specific teaching skills, techniques and materials to support the role of the elementary/general music teacher. The course prepares prospective general track music specialists for all aspects of the role including curriculum design and the incorporation of a wide variety of methodologies into classroom instruction. Field component and peer teaching required. This course is a requirement for all music education majors.

  
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    MUED 3302 - Choral Methods, Materials, and Curriculum

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222, MUSI 4434, EDUC 2110, and admission to the Teacher Education program.
    The development of the specific teaching skills, techniques and materials to support the role of the choir director and vocal music teacher. The course prepares prospective choral/vocal track music specialists for all aspects of the role including curriculum design, rehearsal procedures, methodologies, and the study of appropriate choral literature. Field component, peer teaching and laboratory conducting are required. This course is a requirement for all choral/vocal music education majors.

  
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    MUED 3303 - Instrumental Methods, Materials and Curriculum

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222, EDUC 2110, and admission to the Teacher Education program.
    The development of specific teaching skills, techniques and materials to support the role of band director and instrumental music teacher. The course prepares prospective instrumental track music specialists for all aspects of the role including curriculum design, rehearsal procedures, methodologies and the study of appropriate band literature. Field component, peer teaching and laboratory conducting are required.

  
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    MUED 3305 - Educational Literature and Technology in Music

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222, EDUC 2110, EDUC 2130, and admission to the Teacher Education program.
    This course will examine musical literature appropriate for P-12 music classrooms and assist in developing teaching strategies appropriate to a wide range of skill levels. In addition, students will learn to utilize various technology programs in the classroom to assist with course development, ensemble performance, and overall student achievement.

  
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    MUED 3308 - Music Education for Exceptional Students

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 2222; admission to the Teacher Education program.
    Focus on characteristics and abilities of individuals with disabilities and the effect upon musical learning and performance. Students will develop materials and teaching strategies in music appropriate to students with special needs. Content includes current legal, educational, and therapeutic issues as they relate to the teaching of music. This course requires field experiences.

  
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    MUED 3314 - Choral Literature

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1110 and MUSI 2222.
    A survey of large and small choral works from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on practical performing editions and special attention to contemporary literature.

  
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    MUED 3334 - Foundations of Music Education

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1122.
    An exploration of the interaction of historical, social, and philosophical forces and the development of music education, and the justification of a music education program in schools. Issues of career opportunities in music education are included. This course is required for all music education majors.

  
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    MUED 3340 - Music for Early and Middle Grades

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    A course designed for preparing elementary school educators to integrate meaningful musical experiences into the classroom. Prospective elementary classroom educators will develop basic concepts, skills, methods of instruction, and teaching competencies in the specific areas of music.

  
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    MUED 3351 - String Techniques Class I

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    This course provides for basic teaching and playing competencies on violin and/or viola. Students learn technical skills on the instrument and a variety of pedagogical strategies to be used while teaching in a group or individual setting. Students gain the ability to correctly sequence teaching episodes and diagnose and correct common problems in upper string playing.

  
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    MUED 3352 - String Techniques Class II

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    This course provides basic teaching and playing competencies on cello and/or double bass. Students learn technical skills on the instrument and a variety of pedagogical strategies to be used while teaching in a group or individual setting. Students gain the ability to correctly sequence teaching episodes and will be able to diagnose and correct common problems in lower string playing.

  
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    MUED 3353 - Guitar Techniques Class

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are REQUIRED for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to track and concentration. Guitar Techniques Class provides for basic teaching and playing competencies on guitar.

  
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    MUED 3355 - Voice Techniques Class

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major
    Instrument Techniques are REQUIRED for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to track and concentration. Voice Techniques Class provides for basic teaching competency and basic vocal technique in the area of voice.

  
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    MUED 3357 - Percussion Techniques Class

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to track and concentration. Percussion Techniques Class provides for basic teaching competency in the area of percussion instruments.

  
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    MUED 3360 - (Name of Instrument) Techniques

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement and provide for the necessary competencies in each of the music education track specializations.

  
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    MUED 3361 - Brass Techniques Class I

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to concentration. Brass Techniques Class I provides for basic teaching and playing competency on trumpet and horn.

     

  
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    MUED 3362 - Brass Techniques Class II

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to concentration. Brass Techniques Class II provides for basic teaching and playing competency on trombone, euphonium and tuba.

     

  
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    MUED 3363 - Brass Techniques Class III

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major and have the permission of the instructor.
    Advanced Techniques in Brass Instrumental pedagogy and performance competency.

  
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    MUED 3365 - Woodwind Techniques Class I

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to concentration. Woodwind Techniques Class I provides for basic teaching and playing competency on clarinet and saxophone.

  
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    MUED 3366 - Woodwind Techniques Class II

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required for all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to concentration. Woodwind Techniques Class II provides for basic teaching and playing competency on flute and oboe.

  
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    MUED 3367 - Woodwind Techniques Class III

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major and have the permission of the instructor.
    Advanced Techniques in Woodwind instrumental pedagogy and performance competency.

  
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    MUED 3370 - Marching Band Techniques

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Practicum in organization and training of marching bands. The study of drill and the planning of movement, formations and shows. Supervised apprenticeship in public school settings.

  
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    MUED 3371 - Brass/Woodwind Techniques

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required by all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to track and concentration. Brass/Woodwind Techniques provides a split-semester overview, including pedagogical principles designed for Vocal/Choral, General, Guitar, and Piano Majors (not Instrumental or String).

  
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    MUED 3372 - Strings/Guitar Techniques

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must be a fully admitted music major.
    Instrument Techniques are required by all music education majors. They are taken by advisement according to track and concentration. Strings/Guitar Techniques provides a split-semester overview, including pedagogical principals designed for Choral, General, and Piano Concentration (not Instrumental, Guitar or String.)

  
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    MUED 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internship (Career Services).
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in business, industry or government. For sophomore-, junior-, or senior-level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

  
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    MUED 3398 - Internship

    12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Previous baccalaureate degree, acceptance into the Teacher Education program, and approval of music education program coordinator.
    Full-time teaching experience in a work setting, supervised by music education faculty. Student must comply with requirements indicated by the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships of the Bagwell College of Education. The student attends regularly scheduled team-taught music education seminars.

  
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    MUED 4000 - Advanced Pedagogy and Arranging

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
    Students will gain advanced skills in diagnosing and correcting pedagogical issues appropriate for secondary music students. Students will learn to utilize appropriate technology and skills to arrange music for developmental students.

  
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    MUED 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, major area committee, and director of the School of Music prior to registration.
    Selected topics of an advanced nature, which may include original research topics.

  
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    MUED 4470 - Student Teaching/Seminar

    12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching and successful completion of senior recital.
    Full-time teaching experience in music education with a designated school district, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher in the field, and a university supervisor. The student must have approval from the School of Music and the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships. The student attends a regularly scheduled team-taught music education seminar.

     

  
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    MUED 4490 - Special Topics in Music Education

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and Director of School of Music prior to registration.
    Selected special topics in music education, which are consistent with research, curriculum, and/or creative practices.


Nursing

  
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    NURS 3209 - Theoretical Basis for Holistic Nursing & Health

    4 Class Hours 6 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: BIOL 3317 (may be taken concurrently). Corequisite: BIOL 3309.
    The first nursing course is designed to introduce the student to the philosophical and theoretical basis for professional nursing in primary and secondary care settings. The student is encouraged to be self-assessing, self caring, and self directive. Emphasis is on the six processes of nursing, self care requisites, and holistic health. Learning experiences are provided in the Nursing Learning Resource Center, KSU’s Wellness Center and selected primary and secondary care settings.

  
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    NURS 3302 - Professionalism and Ethics in Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209; NURS 3309; BIOL 3317 Corequisite: NURS 3303; NURS 3313.
    Students analyze historical, contemporary, and global perspectives on the role of nursing in society, and on professional nursing roles within the context of contemporary health care delivery systems. Primary emphasis is on the ethical and legal foundations of nursing, including exploration of common ethical and legal dilemmas encountered at the beginning and end of life, as well as in everyday nursing encounters. In addition, students develop communication skills essential to collegial nursing practice and to collaborative roles within interdisciplinary health care teams. Students apply and critique selected models of ethical decision-making, and explore their utility for nursing practice and for assuming responsibility and accountability for nursings’ ethic of care and commitment to client advocacy.

  
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    NURS 3303 - Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209 or registered nurse status.
    An introduction to fundamental pharmacologic principles and their application. The nursing process approach will provide the theoretical base for the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medications.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 3309 - Health Assessment

    2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Corequisite: NURS 3209 or registered nurse status, permission of the instructor.
    Introduction to basic interviewing and physical assessment techniques involved in the process of health assessment of clients. Emphasis is placed on recognition of normal findings, and common deviations association with pathologies.

  
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    NURS 3313 - Adult Health Nursing

    3 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209, NURS 3309 BIOL 3317. Corequisite: NURS 3302, NURS 3303.
    Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered problems of middle-aged and elderly adults.

  
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    NURS 3314 - Mental Health Nursing

    2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209, NURS 3302 (or corerequisite with accelerated program status), NURS 3303 (or corerequisite with accelerated program status), NURS 3309, NURS 3313, (or corequisite with accelerated program status), BIOL 3317.
    Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered mental health problems across the lifespan.

  
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    NURS 3318 - Parent-Child Nursing

    3 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209, NURS 3302, NURS 3313, NURS 3303, BIOL 3317.
    Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered problems of young adults in the childbearing years, and newborns, children, and adolescents.

  
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    NURS 3320 - Concepts of Professional Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program. Corequisite: NURS 3309.
    This courses focuses on the integration of the unique components of professional nursing from Level II and Level III nursing courses for students who have previously completed an RN program. Successful completion of NURS 3320, 3303, and 3309 entitles the student to exemption credit for NURS 3209, 3302, 3313, 3314, 3318, and 4414. May be taken once.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in a health care agency. Work experience is combined with seminars conducted at intervals during the semester. For senior level students who wish to obtain on the job experience in conjunction with their academic program. Credit is allowed only in elective areas.

  
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    NURS 3398 - Internship in Health Care

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair.
    A supervised work experience program for one academic semester in a health care agency. Work experience is combined with seminars conducted at intervals during the semester. For students who wish to obtain on the job experience in conjunction with their academic program. Credit is allowed only in elective areas.

  
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    NURS 4000 - Service Learning in Nursing

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of the instructor and department chair/program director.
    A community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. Activity will be designed with the instructor and approved by the chair/program director.

  
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    NURS 4400 - Directed Study in Nursing

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected topics external to regular course offerings, which may include original research projects.

  
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    NURS 4402 - Nursing Research for Evidence-based Practice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209 or corerequisite with accelerated program status) or registered nurse status, MATH 1107.
    This course prepares students to understand the role of research in evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. Students learn to locate, appraise, and integrate reliable sources of evidence based on models of evidence-based practice as a scholarly endeavor.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 4403 - Project Development for Nurses

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 4402 or registered nurse status.
    This course guides students in undertaking the task of identifying, planning, and effectively proposing an independent project or investigation. A full written proposal, including substantive review of literature, is required.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 4412 - Community Health Nursing

    2 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313, NURS 3314, NURS 3318, or NURS 3320.
    Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered health problems of families within the community.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 4414 - Complex Health Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313, NURS 3314, NURS 3318 (or corequisite with accelerated program status), NURS 4412. Corequisite: NURS 4414.
    This course applies the processes of nursing to individual clients and their families. The focus is on individual clients who are experiencing complex health problems.

  
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    NURS 4416 - Leadership in Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 4414.
    Designed to develop the leadership skills necessary for the beginning practice as a registered nurse. Focuses on the role of the nurse as part of the larger health care delivery system, with emphasis on the development of leadership and management skills useful in delivery of high quality, client focused care. Topics include client care/case management, budgetary management, development of teamwork, roles of health care providers and health care coordinators, integration of community health care systems, and health program development and evaluation.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    NURS 4417 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

    0 Class Hours 12 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 4414.
    Designed to provide a precepted clinical experience for the non-licensed and registered nurse student. Provides an opportunity to practice under the guidance and supervision of a preceptor, and assume the role of the professional nurse in a variety of settings. For the registered nurse student it provides an opportunity to practice in a new area or develop new clinical skills. The course focuses on the role of the professional nurse as care provider, communicator, teacher, leader and manager of care for a group of clients, and as a consumer of research that is applicable to individual clients and groups of clients. An appropriate clinical project demonstrates application of principles of nursing care and/or organizational development.

  
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    NURS 4418 - Advanced Clinical Project

    0 Class Hours 12 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 4403, NURS 4412, registered nurse status. Corequisite: NURS 4416.
    Designed to develop leadership skills in the student who is a registered nurse and has experience in delivery of clinical care. The course focuses on the role of the professional nurse as care provider, communicator, teacher, leader and manager of care for a group of clients, and as a leader and manager in health care organizations. The practicum experience will focus on application of skills related to health care organizations, provider networks, information systems, or community organizations. A project that is mutually negotiated with the health care organization provides the framework and direction for the student’s activities.

  
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    NURS 4421 - Acute Patient Deterioration

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior status with successful completion of NURS 3313 or RN status.
    This course is designed to enhance students’ abilities to recognize and respond appropriately to common acute patient deterioration situations in a medical-surgical setting. Through delivery of didactic material, video vignettes, case studies, concept mapping, pattern recognition exercises, online web site tutorials, clinical narratives, simulation scenarios, and fieldwork, students will have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate the necessary actions to effectively and efficiently manage a crisis situation.

  
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    NURS 4422 - Women and Health

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed to introduce students to a wide range of health issues affecting women across the life span. Women’s health issues and problems as they are influenced by physiological, psychological, economic, cultural, emotional and social factors will be reviewed. The course will focus on topics such as the politics of women’s health care, the reproductive system and its relation to the allopathic treatment of women, fertility control and reproductive alternatives. Issues of mental health, substance use and abuse, violence and aging will be examined.

  
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    NURS 4423 - International Health Policy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours or permission of the instructor.
    Designed to serve a variety of students who are interested in international or global health policy issues. Beginning with an historical overview of global health, the course progresses through the developmental levels of countries and people, incorporating a macro and microanalysis, and considering cultural, social, economic, political, environmental, demographic, biological, technological and ethical issues which impact international health policy.

  
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    NURS 4424 - Advances in Cardiovascular Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313 or registered nurse status.
    The purpose of the course is to provide students with an in depth knowledge of cardiovascular nursing, including, assessment, diagnostic tests, complications and medical and nursing management. Students will be given an opportunity to participate in selective observational and simulated experiences related to cardiovascular problems.

  
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    NURS 4425 - Nursing as Caring

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior level or permission of the instructor.
    Designed to explore the multiple perspectives of caring as the foundational science of nursing. Developing a personal meaning of caring will be emphasized as it relates to caring for self, caring for others, and caring as a member of the nursing profession.

  
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    NURS 4426 - Nursing Practicum in Oaxaca

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Sophomore nursing status plus one Spanish course or fluency in Spanish from any other source.
    This course is designed for nursing students or practicing nurses to work within the Oaxaca, Mexico Department of Public Health Clinics, live with a local family, receive daily Spanish conversational tutoring from faculty from the University of Oaxaca, and learn about Spanish culture.

  
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    NURS 4427 - Laying the Foundations for Technological Competence

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Corequisite: NURS 3313 or NURS 3320
    Designed to promote technological familiarity in nursing with emphasis placed on the nursing management of clients with specialized equipment. Detailed in-services will b be conducted at selected agencies and utilization of the Nursing Learning Resources Center will be employed to provide the learner with the opportunity to have hands on practice with high tech modalities.

  
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    NURS 4428 - Survivorship: The Cancer Model

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of faculty.
    This course will introduce students to the growing phenomenon of cancer survivorship. Issues related to medical care, quality of life, economics, political influences, genetic implications, access to health care and adaptation for the cancer survivor will be explored. This is an elective course, which augments and enhances the basic oncology concepts of the curriculum, and exposes the student to new ways of thinking about cancer survivors.

  
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    NURS 4429 - Disaster/Emergency Preparedness

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313 or registered nurse status.
    This course is designed to enhance emergency and disaster preparedness for students by providing knowledge and training in preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

  
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    NURS 4430 - Gerontological Nursing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3309.
    This course is designed to serve nursing students who are interested in the health care of the aging adult. The course, within the context of cultural perspectives, addresses the healthy aging process and health promotion strategies; pathophysiological aspects of aging and treatment regimes; and end of life issues.

  
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    NURS 4431 - Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind Body Pathways

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One 3000-level course or permission of the instructor.
    This course takes a novel approach to the interdisciplinary field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) by exploring research and providing practical applications that illustrate how stress over time may impact psychological and physical well-being. Students will be exposed to current PNI literature, experientially explore effects of stress and coping strategies, and participate in a PNI laboratory assignment. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Mind-Body Pathways; Stress and Illness; Metabolism, Growth, and Stress; Sleep and Stress; Coping and Stress Management.

  
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    NURS 4432 - Nursing in Faith Communities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313 or registered nurse status.
    This nursing elective provides a basic overview of the role and responsibilities of the nurse working in faith communities. The student will gain an understanding of meeting, managing, and promoting the health of persons in faith communities that address models of faith community nursing, diverse faith traditions, persons with special health care needs, legal and ethical issues, strategies and techniques to meet health and spiritual needs across the life span, and developing inter-collegial support systems.

  
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    NURS 4433 - Issues of Nursing Practice in a Multicultural Setting: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3209, NURS 3309, BIOL 3317.
    This seminar course focuses on aspects of providing nursing care to patients in a multicultural setting. Extensive experiential activities are designed to provide the student with opportunities for analysis of nursing care by licensed nurses from diverse backgrounds to a multicultural patient population. The experiential activities will occur in acute and community care settings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  
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    NURS 4434 - Vulnerable Populations

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    This elective nursing course focuses on aspects of providing health-related care and programs to vulnerable or at-risk populations. The course is a lecture-seminar with fieldwork activities designed to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of a specific vulnerable population of the student’s choice as well as a broad overview of many vulnerable populations. 

  
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    NURS 4440 - Palliative and End of Life Care

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: NURS 3313 or registered nurse status.
    This course is an exploration of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and ethical issues surrounding care of persons in need of comfort, palliation, and excellent end-of-life care. The course employs the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium standards and guidelines as a framework for learning.

  
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    NURS 4490 - Special Topics in Nursing

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    Selected special or currents topics of general interest to nursing faculty and students


Peace Studies

  
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    PAX 1102 - Understanding Peace and Conflict

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course explores conceptions and practices of peace and justice. Examining peace and justice from western and non-western perspectives, and through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, this course focuses on the diverse forms of peace and justice, as well as the social and cultural contexts that have been shaped by these perspectives.

  
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    PAX 3100 - Peace and Religion

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or PAX 1102.
    This course examines selected world religions and peace through an interdisciplinary lens. Drawing primarily on religious and philosophical resources and other cultural texts, the course analyzes the conduct of religions in peace work and religious ideas about peace and peacebuilding.

  
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    PAX 3220 - Peace and Film

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or PAX 1102.
    This course offers an interdisciplinary survey of international cinema’s use of film in peace work and the depiction of peace in film.

 

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