Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
MUS 099Fundamentals of Music3Open to non-Music majors. An introduction to the
fundamentals of music: clefs, scales, meters, and
rhythms. Includes sight-singing, piano, ear training,
and music terminology. (Does not count toward any of the Bachelor of Music degree requirements.)
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
MUS 103Freshman Orientation in Music3Required of all music majors. This course is designed to facilitate the transition to University life and provide
the necessary academic and social foundation for
students to successfully complete their pre-professional
experiences. Course taken in lieu of UNV 101.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
MUS 112Music Theory I
3Review of music fundamentals, including fundamentals
of tonality. Introduction to harmonic and melodic
analysis and part writing with emphasis on music of
the common practice period, up to and including triads in all inversions. Laboratory required.
Not ApplicablePlacement by Music Theory Placement
Examination or successful completion of MUS 099.
MUS 113Aural Skills I1This course provides
a practical application of materials studied in MUS 112
and drill in sight singing, aural perception, and the use of musical notation.
Not ApplicableMUS 099 or satisfactory completion of
Music Theory Placement Examination. Prerequisite or
concurrent: MUC 110, MUS 112.
MUS 114Music Theory II3Continuation of harmonic and
melodic analysis and writing, including seventh and
secondary chords; modulation; introduction to twopart
writing (homophonic and polyphonic), and simple forms (binary and ternary). Laboratory required.
Not ApplicableMUS 112
MUS 115Aural Skills II1A continuation of MUS 113.
This course provides a practical application of the materials
studied in MUS 114, and drill in sight singing
and aural perception with emphasis on melodic and
harmonic dictation.
Not ApplicableMUS 113. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 111, MUS 114.
MUS 130Introduction to Music3Open to non-Music majors. An introduction to the
basic elements of music, its styles, and cultural history
(including western art music, non-western music, jazz, and popular music).
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
MUS 207Jazz Arranging and Composition I2Individual or class instruction
in composition and arranging in both traditional and
contemporary music idioms for small and large ensembles.
Not ApplicableMUS 114
MUS 208Jazz Arranging and Composition II2A continuation of MUS 207.Not ApplicableMUS 207
MUS 212Music Theory III3Culmination of harmonic and
melodic analysis and writing of the common practice
period, including chromatic harmony and modulations;
introduction to polyphonic analysis and writing, variations form, fugue, and related forms. Laboratory required.
Not ApplicableMUS 114
MUS 213Aural Skills III1A continuation of MUS 115.
This course provides a practical application of the materials
studied in MUS 212 with emphasis on keyboard
skills.
Not ApplicableMUS 115. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 210,
MUS 122.
MUS 214Music Theory IV3Advanced harmonic analysis
and writing of the late nineteenth century, including higher tension and non-tertiary chords. Analysis of tonal forms including sonata and rondo forms. Instrumental
and vocal writing. Laboratory required.
Not ApplicableMUS 212
MUS 215Aural Skills IV1A continuation of MUS 213. This course provides a practical application of the materials
studied in MUS 214.
Not ApplicableMUS 213. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 211, MUS 215.
MUS 236Phonetics and Diction1A study of English,
German, Italian, and French diction in vocal music with the utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Not ApplicableMUA 262 or MUA 282
MUS 321Survey of Music History I3A survey of the development
of Western music from antiquity through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Not ApplicableMUS 212
MUS 322Survey of Music History II3A survey of the development
of Western music from the Classical period to the present
time.
Not ApplicableMUS 321
MUS 323African-American Music3Open to non-Music majors. A study of the development
of African-American music, including spirituals,
blues, jazz, symphonic literature, and miscellaneous songs.
AAS 323Not Applicable
MUS 325Jazz History and Literature3Open to non-Music majors. A survey of jazz, including
its origins, major performers, and composers. All
idioms and styles are studied using selected readings and recordings.
AAS 325Not Applicable
MUS 333Music of Africa and Asia3African and Asian Music, its societal context,
instruments, ensembles, vocal traditions, and
dramatic/ritual use. Societies include Central African Republic, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, and Senegal.
Not ApplicableENG 102 and IGS 200, or consent of instructor.
MUS 334Lyric Diction I—English and
Italian
1A study of the principles and application of English and Italian diction in singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), spoken language drill, and recitation of representative
arias and song literature. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement of the Liberal Studies General Core Requirements.
Not ApplicableMUS 236
MUS 335Lyric Diction II—French and
German
1A study of the principles and
application of French and German diction in singing
through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA), spoken language drill, and recitation of representative
arias and song literature. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement of the Liberal Studies General Core Requirements.
Not ApplicableMUS 334
MUS 350Accompanying2A
study of the fundamentals and techniques of piano
accompaniment. Includes assigned performances.
Not ApplicableMusic major or consent of instructor
MUS 352Conducting I1A study of the fundamental
principles and techniques of conducting.
Not ApplicableMUA 262
MUS 353Conducting II: Choral2A study of advanced conducting
techniques through performance and analysis of literature for the choral ensemble.
Not ApplicableMUS 352
MUS 354Conducting II: Instrumental2A study of advanced conducting
techniques through performance and analysis of literature for the large instrumental ensemble.
Not ApplicableMUS 352
MUS 403Instrumental and Vocal Arranging2A study of instrumentation
and arranging techniques for instrumental and vocal
ensembles.
Not ApplicableMUS 214
MUS 424Twentieth Century Music2A study of major composers,
styles, techniques, and literature of twentieth-century music.
Not ApplicableMUS 322
MUS 426Music Literature I: Medieval - Baroque3A survey of the style characteristics
of representative musical works from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Not ApplicableMUS 322
MUS 427Music Literature II: Classic and Romantic3A continuation of MUS 426.
A survey of the style characteristics of representative
musical works from the Classic and Romantic periods.
Not ApplicableMUS 426
MUS 428Keyboard Literature3An analytical and historical study of representative keyboard literature from the pre-Baroque to the present time.Not ApplicableMUS 322
MUS 429Vocal Literature3An analytical and historical
study of representative vocal works from the sixteenth century to the present time.
Not ApplicableMUS 322
MUS 430Instrumental Literature3An analytical and historical
representative instrumental works from the sixteenth
century to the present time.
Not ApplicableMUS 322
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