Jul 06, 2022  
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

Courses


 

Music

  
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    MUS 2352 - Trumpet


    Description: Independent study in trumpet.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2371 - Horn


    Description: Independent study in horn.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2372 - Horn


    Description: Independent study in horn.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2391 - Trombone


    Description: Independent study in trombone.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2392 - Trombone


    Description: Independent study in trombone.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2411 - Euphonium


    Description: Independent study in euphonium.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2412 - Euphonium


    Description: Independent study in euphonium.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2431 - Tuba


    Description: Independent study in tuba.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2432 - Tuba


    Description: Independent study in tuba.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2451 - Percussion


    Description: Independent study in percussion.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2452 - Percussion


    Description: Independent study in percussion.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 2513 - Oklahoma Music


    Description: A survey course designed to introduce the student to the colorful history of Oklahoma music and the significant contributors to Oklahoma's rich musical history.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Note: A course for non-music majors.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2523 - American Popular Music Appreciation


    CIP Code: 500901
    Description: Students survey American popular music genres including jazz, blues, swing, musical theatre, rock and roll, country music, rhythm and blues, hip-hop and other contemporary musical styles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture contact hours per week: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2533 - Rock Music History


    Description: A survey of the development of American rock music from a historical and social perspective, with an inclusion of current trends in rock and an emphasis on key innovators of the genre.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2543 - Music Appreciation


    Description: A course in the exploration of music, covering important musical styles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Note: Designed for the non-music major. Credit is not applicable to a music degree.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2553 - Music Theory I (Harmony)


    Description: A required course for music majors. Open to non-music majors. A study of the basic materials of music through music analysis, composition, and associated skills.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2563 - Music Theory II (Harmony)


    Description: A required course for music majors. Open to non-music majors. A continuation of the concepts established in MUS 2553 Music Theory I (Harmony), covering traditional diatonic practice with an expansion of harmonic vocabulary.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: MUS 2553 Music Theory I (Harmony) with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2612 - Music Production II


    CIP Code: 500910
    Description: Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier production course, students expand their knowledge of music production software and hardware tools required for success in today's music industry.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture contact hours per week: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 1612 Music Production I.
  
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    MUS 2721 - Jazz Theory I


    Description: Jazz Theory I is classroom instruction designed to familiarize students with the basics of common jazz forms, jazz harmony, jazz keyboard voicings, and chord/scale relationships.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2743 - Jazz Appreciation


    Description: A history of jazz beginning with pre-jazz forms and continuing through avant-garde and fusion.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2831 - Jazz Theory II


    Description: Jazz Theory II is classroom instruction designed to familiarize students with the basics of common jazz forms, jazz harmony, chord/scale relationships and solo transcription. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 2721 Jazz Theory I with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2863 - World Music


    Description: A study of the cross-cultural appreciation of the world's music traditions.  Utilizes techniques of analysis to study selected examples and how music relates to other cultures. Learn the fundamental resources for further study. For non-music majors: reading knowledge of western music notation.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2931 - Instrumental Jazz Improvisation


    Description: Private instruction designed to advance student's ability to improvise in various jazz styles.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 2831 Jazz Theory II .
  
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    MUS 2932 - Instrumental Jazz Improvisation


    Description: Private instruction designed to advance student's ability to improvise in various jazz styles.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 2831 Jazz Theory II.
  
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    MUS 2941 - Jazz Theory III


    Description: Jazz Theory III is classroom instruction designed to familiarize students with the basics of common jazz forms, chord/scale relationships, solo transcription, and analysis.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 2831 Jazz Theory II.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 2973 - American Popular Music Improv: Theory & Practice II


    CIP Code: 500910
    Description: Building on knowledge and skills learned in the earlier improvisation course, students expand their improvisational skills by applying extended harmonic techniques, complex chord structures, and asymmetrical scales.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture contact hours per week: 3
    Prerequisite: MUS 1973 American Popular Music Improv: Theory and Practice I
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3011 - General Conducting


    Description: An introductory course for all students in conducting; covering basic problems for the beginning conductor, basic rehearsal technique, tempo, expression, feeling and duplicating metronome markings.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: Individual attention stressed and class participation encouraged in critiques.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3022 - Vocal Diction I


    Description: Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) with concentration on the English and German Languages.

     

    Credit Hours: 2
    LAS Course: Yes

  
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    MUS 3030 - Senior Recital for the Bachelor of Music Education degree


    Description: Preparation for and successful performance of a recital of at least twenty-five minutes of music appropriate to the level of difficulty by students in the Bachelor of Music Education program.

    Credit Hours: 0
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above and instructor permission.
    Note: This course is part of the core for Music Education majors.
  
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    MUS 3031 - Percussion Class


    Description: Survey of principal percussion instruments, their capabilities and function; rudiments of performance on selected types.

    Credit Hours: 1
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3032 - Vocal Diction II


    Description: A continuation of MUS 3022 Vocal Diction I with concentration on Italian and French.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 3022 Vocal Diction I with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3041 - Music Theory III (Aural)


    Description: Melodies of more complex structure; introduction to harmonic dictation and part singing.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 1541 Music Theory II (Aural) with a minimum grade of C.
    Co-requisite: MUS 3553 Music Theory III (Harmony).
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3051 - String Class


    Description: Class instruction to provide elementary proficiency on all stringed instruments.

    Credit Hours: 1
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3061 - Music Theory IV (Aural)


    Description: Continuation of MUS 3041. Four-part singing and dictation; modulation.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 3041 Music Theory III (Aural) with a minimum grade of C.
    Co-requisite: MUS 3563 Music Theory IV (Harmony).
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3071 - Woodwind Class


    Description: This course prepares students to teach woodwind instruments through practical experience in performing on the major woodwind instruments (clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, bassoon) at the beginning level. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3091 - Brass Class


    Description: This course prepares students to teach brass instruments through practical experience in performing on the major brass instruments ( trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba) at the beginning level. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3111 - Keyboard Skills


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Students majoring in music with a keyboard or vocal emphasis will demonstrate practical skills in score reading, sight reading, harmonization, improvisation, and figured bass realization.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 2553 Music Theory I (Harmony) and MUS 2563 Music Theory II (Harmony).
    Note: May be repeated for credit. Offered as an applied music lesson.
  
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    MUS 3131 - Junior Recital for Music Performance


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Students will learn to prepare for and successfully perform a recital of at least twenty-five minutes of classical music appropriate to the level of difficulty.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 3230 - Junior Recital for Jazz Studies and Commercial Music


    CIP Code: 500910
    Description: Students will learn to prepare for and successfully perform a recital of at least 25 minutes of classical music approved by the faculty recital committee.

    Credit Hours: 0
    Restrictions: Must pass Junior Standing exams.
  
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    MUS 3401 - Honors Research I


    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    MUS 3402 - Honors Research II


    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    MUS 3553 - Music Theory III (Harmony)


    Description: The study of 18th and 19th century chromatic harmony. Includes exploration of modulation, borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6ths and other practices of the period. In-depth score analysis, student writing exercises and compositions utilized. Concurrent enrollment is required in MUS 3041 Music Theory III (Aural).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: MUS 2563 Music Theory II (Harmony) with a minimum grade of C. 
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3563 - Music Theory IV (Harmony)


    Description: The study of 20th century and contemporary compositional practices in harmony, rhythm, and sound. In-depth score analysis, student writing exercises and compositions utilized. Concurrent enrollment is required in MUS 3061 Music Theory IV (Aural).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: MUS 3553 Music Theory III (Harmony) with a minimum grade of C. 
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3601 - University Singers


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Dedicated to the performance of vocal music for small ensembles, admission by audition.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3611 - Wind Ensemble


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Major music ensemble for instrumental majors, but open to all interested and qualified students.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3631 - University/Community Chorus


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Major music ensemble for majors, but open to all interested students.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3641 - Jazz Ensemble


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Vocal Ensemble and Instrumental Ensemble memberships consist of superior performers chosen by audition. See Music Minor for specific minor requirements.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3651 - Jazz Band


    Description: A large jazz ensemble, chosen by audition.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3661 - Jazz Combos


    Description: A small jazz ensemble. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3671 - Chamber Music


    Description: A small ensemble performing chamber music.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3681 - Band


    Description: A large ensemble performing concert band literature.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3691 - Opera Workshop


    Description: A small ensemble performing operatic scenes.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 3701 - Music Arranging and Technology


    CIP Code: 500903
    Description: Fundamentals of arranging, including the use of computer-based technology in the process. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 3553 Music Theory III (Harmony) with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3732 - Elementary Music Methods


    Description: Problems and methods of teaching music in the elementary school.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
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    MUS 3743 - Secondary Music Methods


    Description: Students learn about instructional and program materials, rehearsal techniques and program planning for the secondary choirs, bands, and orchestras. Students learn about organization, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, recruiting, motivation, and problems associated with assessment specific to music education. Students will write specific lesson plans, practice logs, and rubrics to teach across the curriculum. This course is a professional education course required of all music education majors.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
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    MUS 3752 - History and Literature of Music I


    Description: Survey and development of music from early times to about 1600.

    Credit Hours: 2
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3763 - History and Literature of Music II


    Description: Survey and development of music from 1600 to 1820s.  Continuation of History and Literature I.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3772 - Music Theory V (Counterpoint)


    Description: The study of 18th century style counterpoint. An exploration of basic polyphonic structures, species counterpoint, and canon, leading to the fugue.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: Twelve hours of harmony or instructor permission.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3782 - Form and Analysis


    Description: Study of musical structure, correlating harmonic and formal elements. Examination and analysis of small and large forms from Baroque to present.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: Twelve hours of harmony or Department Chair permission.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 3853 - History and Literature of Music III


    Description: Survey and development of Music from 1800 to present.  Continuation of History and Literature of Music II.

    Credit Hours: 3
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 4002 - Jazz Arranging and Composition


    Description: The study of composing and orchestrating music for jazz ensembles from three pieces to large groups. Includes thorough coverage of chord symbols, composing in the blues and jazz idioms, voicing for brass, woodwind and string instruments, and the compositional approach to jazz arranging.

    Credit Hours: 2
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 4011 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques


    Description: Encompasses improvement of conducting skills in music of various styles and periods.  Current materials and methodology for beginning band through secondary instrumental music and an overview of areas involved in operating a band program.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 3011 General Conducting with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 4021 - Advanced Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques


    Description: The study of choral works from all style periods and preparation of rehearsal and performance techniques for each.  Source readings in various areas of conducting will also be required.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 3011 General Conducting with a minimum grade of C.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 4031 - Senior Recital for Music Performance


    CIP Code: 500910
    Description: Preparation for and successful performance of a recital of at least fifty minutes of music of appropriate level of difficulty demonstrating a wide variety and historic periods, and technique and musicianship.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 3131 Junior Recital.
    Restrictions: Senior standing and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4041 - Guitar


    Description: Independent study in guitar. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4042 - Guitar


    Description: Independent study in guitar.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4052 - Instrumental Pedagogy


    Description: A practical application of teaching techniques for instrumentalists, including study of various teaching methods, individual projects, and review of source material.

     

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUS 4062 - Vocal Pedagogy


    Description: A practical application of teaching techniques for vocalists, including study of various teaching methods, individual projects and review of source material.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUS 4072 - Piano Pedagogy


    Description: A practical application of teaching techniques for pianists, including study of various teaching methods, individual projects and review of source material.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUS 4082 - Jazz Pedagogy


    Description: A practical application of teaching jazz techniques, including study of various teaching methods, individual projects and review of source material.

     

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUS 4111 - Piano


    Description: Independent study in piano.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4112 - Piano


    Description: Independent study in piano.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4131 - Voice


    Description: Independent study in voice.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4132 - Voice


    Description: Independent study in voice.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4151 - Organ


    Description: Independent study in organ.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4152 - Organ


    Description: Independent study in organ.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4231 - String Bass


    Description: Independent study in string bass.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4232 - String Bass


    Description: Independent study in string bass.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4251 - Flute


    Description: Independent study in flute.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4252 - Flute


    Description: Independent study in flute.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4271 - Oboe


    Description: Independent study in oboe.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4272 - Oboe


    Description: Independent study in oboe.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4291 - Clarinet


    Description: Independent study in clarinet.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4292 - Clarinet


    Description: Independent study in clarinet.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4311 - Saxophone


    Description: Independent study in saxophone.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4312 - Saxophone


    Description: Independent study in saxophone.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4322 - Music Notation and Sequencing


    Description: A study of software applications relating to music notation and sequencing of MIDI instruments. Development of music lead sheets, scores and individual parts for desktop music publishing and recording of music compositions through computer MIDI interfacing.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 3563 Music Theory IV (Harmony), MUS 4002 Jazz Arranging and Composition, or instructor permission.
    LAS Course: Yes
  
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    MUS 4331 - Bassoon


    Description: Independent study in bassoon.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4332 - Bassoon


    Description: Independent study in bassoon.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4351 - Trumpet


    Description: Independent study in trumpet.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4352 - Trumpet


    Description: Independent study in trumpet.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4371 - Horn


    Description: Independent study in horn.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4372 - Horn


    Description: Independent study in horn.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4391 - Trombone


    Description: Independent study in trombone.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4392 - Trombone


    Description: Independent study in trombone.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4401 - Honors Research IV


    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: MUS 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    MUS 4402 - Honors Research III


    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: MUS 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    MUS 4411 - Euphonium


    Description: Independent study in euphonium

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4412 - Euphonium


    Description: Independent study in euphonium.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
  
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    MUS 4431 - Tuba


    Description: Independent study in tuba.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above in instrument and instructor permission.
 

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