Apr 08, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUSI 3166 - Woodwind Techniques I

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the oboe, bassoon, and saxophone. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3167 - Woodwind Techniques II

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the flute and clarinet. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3168 - Brass Techniques I

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the trumpet and French horn. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3169 - Brass Techniques II

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3170 - Voice Techniques for Instrumentalists

    1 sem. hrs. Group instruction and practical experience in the fundamentals of voice production and song interpretation for the instrumental music educator. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3188 - Percussion Techniques

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the instruments of the percussion family. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3189 - String Techniques

    1 sem. hrs. Basic techniques of playing and teaching the violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials and basic performance literature.
    For music majors only.

  
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    MUSI 3252 - Foundations of Music Programs

    2 sem. hrs. A survey of the historical, social, and philosophical bases of music education in the United States, psychological theories of learning and musical responsiveness, and studies of how these foundations have been applied in various types of music curricula. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 2311 and MUSI 2116 with grades of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 3253 - Basic Conducting

    2 sem. hrs. A skills acquisition course designed to give students competence in basic baton techniques and musical control of an ensemble. Includes score study and musical terminology. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 2311 and MUSI 2116 with grades of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 3310 - History of Jazz

    3 sem. hrs. A study of jazz styles, influences, trends, innovators, and literature. Readings include interviews and articles that discuss origins of jazz, definitions of jazz, and race politics of jazz. No previous experience is necessary.
  
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    MUSI 3311 - Popular and Jazz Harmony I

    3 sem. hrs. Popular and Jazz Harmony is a class designed to develop comprehensive skills in harmony, rhythm, and melody as applied to popular music and jazz idioms.  Course work is designed to develop practical knowledge in music grammer, vocabulary and structure currently utilized in a variety of professional settings as well as improve aural skills.  Curriculum is organized to assist professional musicians as well as music industry professionals.
  
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    MUSI 3334 - Music Cultures of the World

    3 sem. hrs. The course introduces the student to ethnomusicology and the cross-cultural study of music and society.  It emphasizes the role of music in human life, and explores music and performance from around the world. The student will learn about classical, folk and popular styles found on all seven continents. This course is appropriate for any student of any musical background.
  
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    MUSI 3345 - Composition

    1-3 sem. hrs. Creative writing with a view toward developing an individual style of musical composition. Variable credit, 1, 2, or 3 hrs. One private lesson per week. Prior permission of the instructor is required. Prerequisite: Prior completion of   and   with grades of “C” or better.   May be repeated for credit. Music Studio course fee schedule is applicable to this course.
  
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    MUSI 3346 - Form and Analysis of Tonal Music

    3 sem. hrs. Analysis of the melodic and harmonic design of tonal music, including the aural and visual analysis of scores for piano, voice, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 2312 and MUSI 2117 with grades of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 3354 - Advanced Conducting

    3 sem. hrs. A continuation of MUSI 3252. Advanced experiences with score preparation and effective ensemble rehearsal and management techniques. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 3252 with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 3370 - Class Voice

    3 sem. hrs. Group instruction and practical experience in the fundamentals of voice production, music reading, and song interpretation. Dramatic stage movement and singing will be explored using Classical and Broadway song literature. This course is designed for the non-major. No previous experience is necessary.
  
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    MUSI 4085 - Senior Recital

    0 sem. hrs. Required for all students presenting a Senior Recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for any music degree. Specific policies governing the presentation and evaluation of such recitals are given in the document, Preparing and Presenting Degree Recitals, available from the Music Program Coordinator. Requires concurrent enrollment in an appropriate Principal Studio course. Graded CR/NC.
  
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    MUSI 4334 - History of Western Music I

    3 sem. hrs. An in-depth study of the evolution of Western musical style from antiquity through the 18th-century. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 1307, MUSI 2312, and MUSI 2117 with grades of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4335 - History of Western Music II

    3 sem. hrs. Continuation of MUSI 4334, an in-depth study of the evolution of Western musical style from the age of Beethoven to the present. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 4334 with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4340 - Studies in Repertoire

    3 sem. hrs. Systematic examination of the history and literature of a specific performance medium.
  
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    MUSI 4346 - Orchestration and Arranging

    3 sem. hrs. The compass, timbre, and techniques of arranging and/or orchestration for instruments and/or voices. Practical experience in arranging for orchestra, band, and other instrumental and vocal combinations. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 2312 and MUSI 2117 with grades of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4355 - Music for Young Children

    3 sem. hrs. Study of musical development in children in grades K-6. Study of and practical experience with pedagogical approaches and materials appropriate for that age group. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 3252 with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4357 - Choral Literature and Techniques

    3 sem. hrs. Advanced study of the literature, pedagogy, and management techniques required for successful vocal ensembles in secondary schools. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 3253 with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4358 - Instrumental Literature and Techniques

    3 sem. hrs. Advanced study of the literature, pedagogy, and management techniques required for successful instrumental ensembles in secondary schools. Includes a segment pertaining to the development of marching band shows. Prerequisite: Prior completion of MUSI 3253 with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MUSI 4360 - Studies in Pedagogy

    3 sem. hrs. Methods, materials and psychology of presenting musical materials to students at various ages. Evaluation of teaching materials and techniques. Classes are organized by specific performance areas.
  
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    MUSI 4385 - Senior Capstone

    3 sem. hrs. The Senior Capstone is intended to provide students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an opportunity to demonstrate their musical scholarship through scholarly analysis and writing within a field of music of their choosing. May include a performance component, as in a lecture recital, but musical performance may comprise no more than 40% of the capstone project.
  
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    MUSI 4390 - Topics in Music

    1-3 sem. hrs. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
  
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    MUSI 4396 - Directed Individual Study

    1-3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.
  
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    MUSI 4398 - Applied Experience

    3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.

Music (Applied)

  
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    MUAP 11xx - Principal Studio

    1 sem. hrs. The first two semesters of private studio for all students pursuing any of the three music degrees. Normally unavailable to students not majoring in music. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
  
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    MUAP 11xx - Secondary Studio

    1 sem. hrs. This level of study is designed for music majors seeking instruction in performance areas secondary to their major applied field. Study at this level is open to students whose majors are outside the field of music only under very limited circumstances, and with the prior permission of the Music Department Chair. One half-hour lesson each week. Requires permission of the department chair.

     
  
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    MUAP 21xx - Principal Studio

    1 sem. hrs. The appropriate studio level for sophomore students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification degree programs. Normally unavailable to students not majoring in music. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
     
  
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    MUAP 21xx - Secondary Studio

    1 sem. hrs. This level of study is designed for music majors seeking instruction in performance areas secondary to their major applied field. Study at this level is open to students whose majors are outside the field of music only under very limited circumstances, and with the prior permission of the Music Department Chair. One half-hour lesson each week. Requires permission of the department chair.
  
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    MUAP 23xx - Principal Studio

    3 sem. hrs. Sequence of studio courses limited to sophomore students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
     
  
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    MUAP 31xx - Secondary Studio

    1 sem. hrs. This level of study is designed for music majors seeking instruction in performance areas secondary to their major applied field. Study at this level is open to students whose majors are outside the field of music only under very limited circumstances, and with the prior permission of the Music Department Chair. One half-hour lesson each week. Requires permission of the department chair.
  
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    MUAP 32xx - Principal Studio

    2 sem. hrs. The appropriate studio level for junior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification degree programs. Normally unavailable to students not majoring in music. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
  
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    MUAP 33xx - Principal Studio

    3 sem. hrs. Sequence of studio courses limited to junior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
  
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    MUAP 41xx - Secondary Studio

    1 sem. hrs. This level of study is designed for music majors seeking instruction in performance areas secondary to their major applied field. Study at this level is open to students whose majors are outside the field of music only under very limited circumstances, and with the prior permission of the Music Department Chair. One half-hour lesson each week. Requires permission of the department chair.
  
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    MUAP 42xx - Principal Studio

    2 sem. hrs. The appropriate studio level for senior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification degree programs. Normally unavailable to students not majoring in music. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.
  
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    MUAP 43xx - Principal Studio

    3 sem. hrs. Sequence of studio courses limited to senior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program. One hour of private instruction and a one-hour studio/recital class each week.

Music (Ensemble)

  
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    MUEN 1122 - Concert Band

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
    For rotation of music courses see departmental office.

  
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    MUEN 1123 - Symphonic Winds

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1124 - Concert Orchestra

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1127 - Pep Band

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1128 - Stage Band

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1131 - Piano Accompanying

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1132 - Classical Guitar Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1133 - Percussion Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1135 - Brass Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1136 - Woodwind Choir

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1137 - Clarinet/Sax Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1138 - Jazz Guitar Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1139 - Flute Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1140 - String Ensemble

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1143 - Chorale

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1151 - University Singers

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1153 - Chamber Choir

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1157 - Performance for Singers

    1 sem. hrs. Membership in music ensembles is open to all University students. Ensembles meet for periods of rehearsal ranging from two to five hours each week. All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and all may be repeated for credit. Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that may be applied to the degree. In some instances, an audition with the ensemble director may be required for admission to the course. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  
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    MUEN 1158 - Opera Main Stage Productions

    1-3 sem. hrs. This course is an intensive study of opera role preparation and performance culminating in fully staged opera productions or opera scenes programs.  Membership in this music ensemble is open to all university students by competetive audition.  All ensemble courses carry one semester hour of credit, and may be repeated for credit.  Some degree programs limit the amount of such credit that jay be applied to the degree.  Every full-time music major must enroll, participate, and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.

Mexican American Studies

  
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    MXAS 3301 - Introduction to Mexican American Studies

    3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the area of Chicano Studies including the cultural, historical, and linguistic approaches. This basic course includes the study of major authors, significant historical events, and important linguistic considerations.
  
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    MXAS 3307 - Mexican American Folklore

    3 sem. hrs. Studies folklore through selected examples of traditional Mexican and Mexican American culture.  Possible topics include:  folk songs, folk healing, folk art, fold foods, testimonials, tales, proverbs, riddles, or other cultural element characteristics of the Mexican American experience.
  
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    MXAS 3311 - Mexican American Literature

    3 sem. hrs. An analysis of Chicano literature. Special emphasis will be given to the new consciousness of the Chicano in the most current literature of the various genres.
  
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    MXAS 4390 - Topics in Mexican American Studies

    3 sem. hrs. May be repeated when topics vary.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 3150 - Professional Nursing Issues I

    (1:0) Concentrates on legal and ethical issues affecting the nurse as an individual and a professional, and health care delivery to clients, groups and aggregates. Consideration is given to self-discovery, personal assertiveness, role conflict, negotiation and collective bargaining. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking strategies during classroom discussions and presentations. Prerequisites: NURS 3318 , 3342 , 3435 , 3614  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 3318 - Nurse as therapeutic Communicator

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Emphasis is on caring communication as an essential dimension of professional nursing. Theories are presented to explain the dynamic relationship between human behavior, health, and illness, and the impact of interpersonal relationship skills to effect positive changes in individuals and their families. Nurse communication in the role of educator will be introduced as part of the teaching/learning course content.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 3342 - Use of Pharmacology Principles

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Focuses on the basic drug classifications, concepts and principles of pharmacology, with special consideration for the nursing role in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of drug therapy through the use of the nursing process. Nursing implications relative to the utilization of drug therapy are examined. Dosage calculations are evaluated for competency.  (Is a pre-requisite for admission into the nursing program.) Prerequisites: BIOL 2401  and BIOL 2402 . Corequisite: NURS 4322 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 3435 - Health Assessment

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Focuses on health assessment skills and application of the nursing process in selected pathophysiological disorders through analysis and synthesis of information obtained from subjective and objective data collection methodologies. Specified frameworks are utilized for data categorization and processing. The data are used to make judgments about health status or determine care needs for a given individual. Students are assigned to a weekly two-hour lab to practice under supervision and demonstrate health assessment skills.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 3435 - Health Assessment - RN/BSN

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Focuses on health assessment skills and application of the nursing process in selected pathophysiological disorders through analysis and synthesis of information obtained from subjective and objective data collection methodologies. Specified frameworks are utilized for data categorization and processing. The data are used to make judgments about health status or determine care needs for a given individual.
  
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    NURS 3548 - Nursing Care of Children and their Families

    5 sem. hrs. (3:6) Applying a family-centered approach, this course focuses on health promotion, acute and chronic health conditions, and rehabilitative needs of children. Emphasis is placed on developmental, physiological, psycho-social, cultural, and spiritual care of the child within the family unit. Using the nursing process, strategies are formulated for promoting and maintaining optimal functioning of the child-family unit and for enhancing the strengths of the family unit. Clinical activities emphasize the application of theory to practice in a variety of acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 3318 , 3342 , 3435 , and 3614 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 3550 - Nursing Care of Parents/newborns

    5 sem. hrs. (3:6) A study of the theoretical and empirical basis for nursing care of childbearing families using both nursing and developmental theories. Biopsychosocial factors such as legal/ethical and cultural considerations related to pregnancy, birth and newborn periods are included. A historical overview of obstetrical advances and parent-child nursing will be presented. Practice in providing nursing care to families during each phase of the childbearing cycle will occur in selected local hospitals and clinics. The nursing process is used with emphasis on the theoretical and empirical basis of practice. Prerequisites: NURS 3318 , 3614 , 3342 , 3435  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 3614 - Fundamentals of Nursing Care

    6 sem. hrs. (3:9) Fundamentals of Nursing Care is developed for the incoming nursing student and introduces them to nursing practice and philosophies that underpin clinical practice. Fundamental nursing skills are an integral part of the nursing experience and include, but are not limited to, patient safety, with a focus on techniques related to environmental concerns, positioning and transporting, asepsis and sterile technique, medication administration, and selected intrusive therapies. The critical thinking process, art of caring, and nursing theories upon which clinical practice is based will be integrated throughout the course to provide and manage safe, holistic care practices. The campus laboratory and clinical settings will afford practical experiences that include simulation and direct patient care interventions. These experiences facilitate learner application and integration of the principles and skills taught in the theory portion of this class. Students are expected to demonstrate beginning competency in application of the nursing process. PrerequisiteNURS 4322 ; Co-requisite: 3435 , 3318 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 3628 - Nursing Care of Adults I

    6 sem. hrs. (3:9) Introduces the student to the use of the nursing process in the care of adults with chronic or non-complex illness. Uses a systems approach to discuss the effects of illness on individual and family, and to examine the disruption of growth and development patterns across the lifespan from young adult to senior years. The course includes clinical laboratory to allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in diverse adult populations. Prerequisites: NURS 3318 , 3435 , 3614 , 3342  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 4150 - Professional Nursing Issues II

    (1:0) Concentrates on economic and political issues affecting the nurse as an individual and a professional, and health care delivery to clients, groups and aggregates. Consideration is given to self-discovery, personal assertiveness, role conflict, negotiation and collective bargaining. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking strategies during classroom discussions and presentations. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NURS 3628 , 4564 , 3548 , 3550  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4250 - Professional Nursing Issues

    2 sem. hrs. (2:0) Concentrates on legal, ethical, economic and political issues affecting the nurse as an individual and a professional, and health care delivery to clients, groups and aggregates. Consideration is given to self-discovery, personal assertiveness, role conflict, negotiation and collective bargaining. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking strategies during classroom discussions and presentations.
  
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    NURS 4318 - Nurse as Research Consumer

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Study of theory and research as a base for nursing practice. Critically analyzes published research studies with regard to implications for clinical practice. The course is planned for collaborative peer examination of the research process through critique of nursing studies. Prerequisite: MATH 1442 , 1342, or 2342. The web-based version of this course (NURS 4318W01).
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4318 - Nurse as Research Consumer -RN/BSN

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) A study of theory and research as a base for nursing practice. Critical analysis of published research studies with regard to implications for clinical practice. The course is planned for collaborative peer examination of the research process through critique of nursing studies. Pre/Co-requisite: MATH 1342, 1442, or 2342. The web-based version of this course (NURS 4318W01).
  
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    NURS 4320 - Principles and Concepts of Patient Education - RN/BSN

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Provides opportunities for students to apply principles of teaching and learning with clients, families and identified groups. Special emphasis is placed on patient teaching within a rapidly changing health care environment. Students will examine learning readiness and intervene with groups and families from diverse backgrounds and educational preparation.
  
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    NURS 4322 - Health Alterations

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Relates manifestations of disease, risk factors for disease, and the principles of pathology underlying illness and injury to therapeutic nursing interventions and outcomes.  (Is a prerequisite for admission into the nursing program.) Prerequisites: BIOL 2401  and BIOL 2402 . May be taken in place of BIMS 3401 - Pathophysiology .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4322 - Health Alterations - RN/BSN

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Relates manifestations of disease, risk factors for disease, and the principles of pathology underlying illness and injury to therapeutic nursing interventions and outcomes.  Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402. Maybe taken in place of BIMS 3401 Pathophysiology.
  
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    NURS 4324 - Nurse as Caregiver - RN/BSN

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Emphasis is on socialization into professional nursing. Theories are presented to explain the relationship between human behavior, health and illness and the impact of interpersonal relationship skills to effect positive changes in individuals. Application of caring theories as a basis for decision-making in nursing practice with clients and families is the focus of clinical activities.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4365 - Care of the Individual within a Family -RN/BSN

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Utilizes a health patterns framework with systematic nursing inquiry to examine the impact of illness on families. In addition, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention activities are emphasized as they relate to individuals, families, and aggregates. Data from individual and family assessment is used to judge and design interventions and evaluate client(s) outcomes.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4370 - Nurse Coordinating Care

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) This class provides a theoretical and experiential approach to identifying the coordinating role of the professional nurse within health care and its delivery. Current theories of management, leadership, and change are examined and related to nursing practice. Critical thinking is required in case analysis and student assessments of their own thinking, ideas and use of intellect.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4380 - Nursing Honors

    3 sem. hrs. Provides superior nursing students who have demonstrated ability to function independently an opportunity to design and implement a creative learning experience in an area of interest. Prerequisites: Must be in last semester of senior year and meet eligibility requirements for nursing honors.
  
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    NURS 4390 - Dimensions in Nursing

    1-3 sem. hrs. Focuses on literature study and in-depth knowledge of selected topics relevant to the nurse as a professional provider of care or coordinator of care. Variable content is directed by faculty specialties.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; Distance Education Fee $75
  
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    NURS 4396 - Directed Independent Study

    1-3 sem. hrs. The College offers courses in directed independent study. The student must register for a specific number of credit hours according to a course plan approved by the Instructor, Undergraduate Chair, and the Dean in advance of registration.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4396 - Directed Independent Study RN/BSN

    1-3 sem. hrs. The College offers courses in directed independent study. The student must register for a specific number of credit hours according to a course plan approved by the instructor, Undergraduate Chair, and the Dean in advance of registration.
  
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    NURS 4470 - Professional Transitions

    4 sem. hrs. (2:6) This capstone course focuses on the role of the developing professional nurse’s ability to use evidence-based practice and quality standards to deliver safe holistic care to culturally diverse and complex clients and families. Emphasis is on the transition of the student nurse into a professional role which includes the ability to apply concepts related to leadership, interprofessional teamwork, informatics, and patient-centered care. Strategies for successful completion of the graduate licensure exam will be included.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4471 - Leadership/management - RN/BSN

    4 sem. hrs. (4:0) Uses a systems framework and critical thinking strategies to study the coordinating role of the professional nurse within health care delivery. Current theories of management, leadership and change are examined and related to nursing practice. Focuses on synthesis of this knowledge to develop innova­tive and creative approaches to nursing practice. Applies theoretical and empirical concepts through experi­ences gained in local health care institutions. Prerequisites: NURS 4318 , 4324  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    NURS 4560 - Nursing Care of Community - RN/BSN

    5 sem. hrs. (3:6) Explores community health nursing, focusing on historical development, philosophy, health care systems, epidemiology, and individuals, families, and specific aggregate groups. Applies theoretical and empirical knowledge in using the nursing process in community settings to promote, maintain and restore health. Focuses on transcultural nursing concepts, rural and home health care delivery. Progressively more independent behaviors are expected of students in community health practice. Diverse roles of the community and public health nurse are examined and a community assessment is completed using research and data processing skills. Prerequisites: NURS 4318 , 4324 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 4564 - Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients

    5 sem. hrs. (3:6) Focus is on the nurse as a provider of care to individuals, families and groups experiencing psychiatric-mental health problems. Theoretical foundations for the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing will be studied. Application of nursing process to promote, maintain or restore mental health of individuals, families and groups. During the clinical experience, students will demonstrate theory-based practice and collaboration with interdisciplinary team participants. Pre-Corequisite: NURS 3550 , 3628  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 4628 - Nursing Care of Adults II

    6 sem. hrs. (3:9) Presents to the senior student critical thinking and problem-solving strategies for care of adults with acute or complex illness and/or injury. The effects of acute illness are examined in relation to the individual’s developmental stage, culture, and gender. Building on Nursing Care of Adults I, a systems approach is used to analyze and intervene in alterations to the health of the individual and family. The course includes clinical laboratory to allow the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts and clinical practice in diverse populations. Pre-Corequisites: NURS 3550 , 3548  and 3628  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 4660 - Nursing Care of Community Health Clients

    6 sem. hrs. (3:9) Explores Community Health Nursing, focusing on historical development, philosophy, health care systems, epidemiology, and specific target groups. Primary, secondary and tertiary preven­tion activities are emphasized as they relate to individuals, families, and aggregates. Applies theoretical and empirical knowledge in using the nursing process in community settings to promote, maintain and restore health. Focuses on transcultural nursing concepts, rural and home health care delivery. Progressively more independent behaviors are expected of students in community health practice. Diverse roles of the community and public health nurse are examined and a community assessment is completed using research and data processing skills. Prerequisites: NURS 3614 , 3318 , 3435  
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; NURS Lab Fee $30
  
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    NURS 4670 - Nurse Coordinating Care

    6 sem. hrs. (3:9) Uses a systems framework and critical thinking strategies to study the coordinating role of the professional nurse within health care delivery. Current theories of management, leadership and change are examined and related to nursing practice. Focuses on synthesis of this knowledge to develop innovative and creative approaches to nursing practice. Applies theoretical and empirical concepts through supervised experiences gained in local health care institutions. Students will participate in several activities that demonstrate their understanding of leadership principles applied to nursing in their classroom and clinical course work. Prerequisites: NURS 4564, Pre-Corequisites: NURS 4318, 4628.

Operations Management

  
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    OPSY 4314 - Operations Management

    3 sem. hrs. The design, operation, and control of the transformation process in both service and production operations. Includes analysis and application of various decisions regarding site selection, process and facilities design, capacity planning, scheduling techniques, materials management, and cost and quality control. Prerequisites: ECON 2301 , ECON 2302 , ORMS 3310  and Junior standing or above. 
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    OPSY 4345 - Materials Management and Purchasing

    3 sem. hrs. Management of ordering, storage and distribution of the materials and services purchased by the organization. Emphasis on skill and knowledge required in the practice of purchasing, inventory management and cost reduction in materials. Prerequisite: OPSY 4314 and Junior standing or above.
  
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    OPSY 4390 - Current Topics in Operations Management

    3 sem. hrs. Selected topics for special study related to operational functions, processes, or issues. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, and others depending on topic. Contact the Dean’s office for information.
  
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    OPSY 4396 - Directed Individual Study

    3 sem. hrs. Individual supervised study and a final report. Prerequisites: permission of instructor, Junior standing or above, and others depending on selected topic. Inquire at the Dean’s office for information.

Operations Research/Management Science

  
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    ORMS 3310 - Data Analysis and Statistics

    3 sem. hrs. A study of descriptive statistics, probability distributions, the normal distribution, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, regression analysis and chi-square. Prerequisites: BUSI 0011 , MATH 1314  and MISY 2305  or equivalents.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. An examination of major philosophical issues such as the existence of God, freedom and determinism, moral rights and obligations, and the nature and limits of human knowledge. TCCNS Equivalent: PHIL 1301
    Meets the University Core Curriculum requirement for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area.

  
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    PHIL 2303 - Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

    3 sem. hrs. Basic principles and techniques used in understanding, constructing, and evaluating arguments. Topics covered may include formal methods of analyzing arguments, informal fallacies, scientific reasoning, and moral arguments. TCCNS Equivalent: PHIL 2303
    Meets the University Core Curriculum requirement for the Mathematics foundational component area.

 

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