Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music - General

  
  • MUS 238 - Men’s Ensemble III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Men’s Ensemble III, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 224 - Men’s Ensemble II .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 240 - Concert Choir IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Concert Choir IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides a large vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 142 - Concert Choir III .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 245 - Concert Band II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Concert Band II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a large instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 137 - Concert Band I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 248 - Men’s Ensemble IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Men’s Ensemble IV will consist of four-part men’s a cappella literature and give students an opportunity for performances. Course content includes reading four-part literature, learning barbershop concepts and harmonies at an advanced level.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 238 - Men’s Ensemble III .
    Corequisite(s): Must be enrolled in another Ensemble Music course.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 277 - Jazz Lab Band


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    The Jazz Lab Band will introduce the student to a working band atmosphere and give them an opportunity for performances. Course content includes learning the standard dance band repertoire. A total of four credits may be counted toward a degree.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 305 - Introduction to Audio


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Audio introduces students to basic audio theory as well as how to assemble and operate a live analog sound reinforcement system. Instruction covers the basic audio theories behind and standard operation of audio cables, microphones, mixing consoles, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and signal processing.
    Note(s): Co-numbered with  DRA 305 - Introduction to Audio 
  
  • MUS 306 - Digital Audio Production I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Digital Audio Production I introduces students to basic theories and techniques of digital audio recording, editing, and mixing. Instruction utilizes current industry software digital audio workstation and cover the fundamentals of the operation of the software, as well as audio and MIDI recording and editing. This course provides students with real-world examples and frequent hands-on assignments that will provide a solid foundation in all aspects of audio production.
  
  • MUS 307 - Digital Audio Production II


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Digital Audio Production II builds upon student skills navigating and using industry softwares digital audio workstation. Instruction covers working with expanded hardware and software configurations, developing versatile tools for manipulating and editing both audio and MIDI data, and implementing a range of techniques that encompass larger, more sophisticated production scenarios. This course provides real-world examples and frequent hands-on assignments designed to enhance abilities in all aspects of audio production.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 306 - Digital Audio Production I .
  
  • MUS 310 - Recording Project I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Recording Project I provides students with the opportunity to be involved, at the introductory level, in the complete cycle of an audio recording project. In Recording Project I, students perform as a singer/songwriter/ musician and perform additional tasks according to their current skill level. Students assist in producing a two to four track album.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 306 - Digital Audio Production I .
  
  • MUS 311 - Recording Project II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Recording Project II provides students with the opportunity to be involved in the complete cycle of an audio recording project. Students in Recording Project II are in charge of all equipment used in the recording project and assume the role of studio musician and perform additional tasks according to their current skill level. Students assist in producing a two to four track album.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 310 - Recording Project I .
  
  • MUS 312 - Recording Project III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Recording Project III provides students with the opportunity to be involved in the complete cycle of an audio recording project. Students in Recording Project III apply basic recording techniques in tracking a session for a recording project and assume the role of studio musician and perform additional tasks according to their current skill level. Students assist in producing a two to four track album.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 311 - Recording Project II .
  
  • MUS 313 - Recording Project IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Recording Project IV provides students with the opportunity to be involved in the complete cycle of an audio recording project. Students in Recording Project IV learn to organize and mix a project recording session and assume the role of studio musician and perform additional tasks according to their current skill level. Students assist in producing a two to four track album.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 312 - Recording Project III 
  
  • MUS 320 - Technical Music Practicum I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Technical Music Practicum I is designed for Technical Music majors to learn basic aspects of working as audio technician support and apply concepts learned from other courses at various campus activities and events that may require audio reinforcement. Students learn how to properly setup and operate equipment in a variety of settings. Students are required to attend various campus-wide activities that require audio reinforcement and meet staff expectations as an audio technician assistant.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 305 - Introduction to Audio .
  
  • MUS 321 - Technical Music Practicum II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Technical Music Practicum II students work as mobile recording engineers, providing recording and audio archival services for various campus activities and events that require audio recording services. Students apply knowledge learned in other Technical Music courses to properly set up and operate the necessary equipment in a variety of settings. Students are required to attend various campus-wide activities that require audio reinforcement and meet staff expectations as a mobile recording engineer.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 320 - Technical Music Practicum I .
  
  • MUS 322 - Technical Music Practicum III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Technical Music Practicum III students act as music technology lab assistants. Students will be required to use skills learned in other Technical Music courses to assist faculty and students in the use and maintenance of the laboratory equipment during classes held in the laboratory. Students also begin to create a resume and professional portfolio of past work to use during the job application process.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 321 - Technical Music Practicum II .
  
  • MUS 323 - Technical Music Practicum IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Technical Music Practicum IV students will act as operations engineers in the technical music recording studio. Students use skills learned in other Technical Music courses to assist other students and faculty in the use of the studio including microphone setup, studio signal flow, control surface operation, as well as studio policies and procedures. Students also develop a finalized, professional resume and portfolio of past work to use during the job application process.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 322 - Technical Music Practicum III .
  
  • MUS 325 - Mix Listening I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Mix Listening I provides students with an introduction to the mixing process and develops the ability to hear and identify the key features of a well-balanced, professional-sounding mix. Through regular ear-training drills, analysis of recordings, and comparative studies of different styles of mixing. Students learn to identify mix width and depth, frequency range, dynamics and the different approaches used in various musical genres as well as mixing techniques including panning, reverb, delay, compression, chorus, and distortion. The course also explores various types of instruments and arrangements as well as the basic acoustic theory that will help turn a normal listening space into a more critical listening environment.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 305 - Introduction to Audio  and MUS 306 - Digital Audio Production I .
  
  • MUS 326 - Mix Listening II


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Mix Listening II continues to build listening skills and aural awareness while expanding students’ palette of production techniques and vocabulary. Students learn how to identify and determine key mix frequencies for instruments across different musical genres and cultures. Students also learn to identify finer parameters of natural and artificial reverb, delay, and compression settings, and their effect on mixes and what we hear. Students are provided with in-depth comparisons of microphones, mic pre-amps, and amplifiers, as well as stereo mic configurations. Throughout the course, students analyze professional recordings and strengthen listening skills through ear- training drills.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 325 - Mix Listening I .
  
  • MUS 328 - Virtual Instrument and Processing Plug-Ins


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 2
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Virtual Instrument and Processing Plug-Ins explores how to fully utilize all of the available audio processing plug-ins and virtual instruments that are included with current industry software digital audio workstation. The course covers the properties of each parameter in every instrument and how those parameters work together to create a more interesting sound or cohesive mix. The course also covers how to design sounds based on those parameters, how to be more creative with the effects and instruments, and how to improve the overall sound of musical productions.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 306 - Digital Audio Production I .
  
  • MUS 330 - Audio Mixing I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Audio Mixing I expands upon understanding of the production process by introducing new mixing techniques such as parallel compression, providing thorough explorations of reverb and delay parameters and use of those effects in the mixing process. The course introduces the subject of audio mastering and the use of compression at the mastering stage. Students listen to, compare, and discuss mixes as a class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 325 - Mix Listening I  or MUS 307 - Digital Audio Production II .
  
  • MUS 331 - Audio Mixing II


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Audio Mixing II is an advanced course that provides a deeper understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of styles including jazz, pop/rock, and electronica. The course explores the use of several mixing procedures including utilizing advanced techniques with processors such as EQ, compression, reverb, delays, and tempo maps. Each of these concepts is applied to various genres of recorded music. The course also covers the use of EQ, limiting, and multi-band compression in the mastering process.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 330 - Audio Mixing I .
  
  • MUS 333 - Popular Music Analysis


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Popular Music Analysis provides a step-by-step approach to identifying the essential elements of successful recorded tracks and albums. Students gain an understanding of the most fundamental part of the songwriting and recording process - the emotional effectiveness of music. Students also learn arrangement and direction techniques designed to assist talent in contributing substantially to a recording instead of simply performing a part. Students learn the differences between producing and engineering in order to transform their approach to mixing an album so that it may reach its full artistic potential.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 325 - Mix Listening I .
  
  • MUS 335 - Audio Mastering


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Audio Mastering focuses on the final part of the music production process. Students are provided with an advanced discussion of acoustics, monitoring, and the digital audio fundamentals unique to the art of mastering audio. Students learn the specific tools used to modify, enhance, and correct the sound of a recording. Course topics include applying signal processing to enhance audio material, noise reduction techniques, advanced editing techniques such as album sequencing and manual gain riding. Students also learn about the importance of quality control, and compare disc and electronic delivery preparation methods.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 330 - Audio Mixing I .
  
  • MUS 350 - Percussion Ensemble I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Percussion Ensemble I introduces students to percussion ensemble literature and gives them an opportunity for performance. Course content includes reading percussion music and learning percussion techniques and concepts. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 351 - Percussion Ensemble II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Percussion Ensemble II advances students’ knowledge of percussion ensemble literature and gives them an opportunity for performance. Course content includes reading percussion music and learning percussion techniques and concepts. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 350 - Percussion Ensemble I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 352 - Percussion Ensemble III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Percussion Ensemble III builds upon skills learned in previous levels. Students learn percussion ensemble literature and have performance opportunities. Course content includes reading percussion music and learning percussion techniques and concepts. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 351 - Percussion Ensemble II .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 353 - Percussion Ensemble IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Percussion Ensemble IV refines the skills learned in previous levels. Students learn percussion ensemble literature and have performance opportunities. Course content includes reading percussion music and learning percussion techniques and concepts. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 352 - Percussion Ensemble III .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 360 - Women’s Ensemble I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Women’s Ensemble I, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 361 - Women’s Ensemble II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Women’s Ensemble II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 360 - Women’s Ensemble I .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir of Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 362 - Women’s Ensemble III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Women’s Ensemble III, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 361 - Women’s Ensemble II .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 363 - Women’s Ensemble IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Women’s Ensemble IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 362 - Women’s Ensemble III .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 370 - Marching Band I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 5
    Marching Band I, through rehearsal and performance, provides a large instrumental ensemble experience in marching band music and marching drill. Color Guard is included for students with experience in routine spinning and various guard equipment. This course requires various performances evenings and weekends.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 371 - Marching Band II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 5
    Marching Band II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a large instrumental ensemble experience in marching band music and marching drill. Color Guard is included for students with experience in routine spinning of various guard equipment. This course requires various performances evenings and weekends.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 370 - Marching Band I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 385 - Winter Guard I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Winter Guard I introduces students to basic movement and equipment-use of color guard and gives them opportunities to perform at various events. This course emphasizes team-building, physical conditioning, and practicing guard techniques through the use of flags, rifles, sabers, and other props for performances.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 386 - Winter Guard II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Winter Guard II builds upon the skills learned in the previous level. Students refine movement and equipment-use of winter guard and perform at various events. This course emphasizes team-building, physical conditioning, and practicing guard techniques through the use of flags, rifles, sabers, and other props for performances.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 385 - Winter Guard I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 390 - Show Choir I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Show Choir I, through rehearsal and performance, provides an opportunity to experience the combination of popular literature and choreography. This course requires various performances outside of class. 
    Prerequisite(s): Must Audition.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 134 - Concert Choir I  or MUS 440- Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 391 - Show Choir II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Show Choir II, through rehearsal and performance, provides an opportunity to experience the combination of popular literature and choreography. This course requires various performances outside of class. Students must commit to two semesters (one academic year).
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 390 - Show Choir I .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 392 - Show Choir III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Show Choir III, through rehearsal and performance, provides an opportunity to experience the combination of popular literature and choreography. This course requires various performances outside of class. 
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 391 - Show Choir II .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir - MUS 440  or Chamber Choir- MUS 134  .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 393 - Show Choir IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Show Choir IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides an opportunity to experience the combination of popular literature and choreography. This course requires various performances outside of class. Students must commit to two semesters (one academic year).
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 392 - Show Choir III .
    Corequisite(s): Concert Choir or Chamber Choir.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 398 - Recording for Songwriters and Producers


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 2
    Lab/Clinical 1
    Recording for Songwriters and Producers guides students through the process of creating and polishing computer based recordings of their work. Students learn by using professional level hardware and software how to create performance backing tracks, layering loops, and software-based musical instruments. Using professional equipment, students learn to record high level vocal tracks. Students gain experience mixing key elements together to create polished recordings of their work.
  
  • MUS 399 - Music Creation for Contemporary Production


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 2
    Lab/Clinical 1
    Music Creation for Contemporary Production develops and refines students’ musical skills by exploring what makes a piece of music great. Through listening and analysis, students develop insights into music that has influenced and inspired them. They learn how to transform their observations into critiques that they can apply to their own material. Students refine their skills using words and music to more effectively communicate, through performance, their intent.
  
  • MUS 400 - Music in Theory and Practice I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Music in Theory and Practice I is grounded in the basic tonal functions of the common practice period. This course covers the basics of rhythm, pitch, and notational practices. Students study rhythmic figures in simple and compound meters, as well as scales, key signatures, and diatonic chords in major and minor keys.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 410 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I .
    Note(s): This course is for Music and Technical Music majors only.
  
  • MUS 401 - Music in Theory and Practice II


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Music in Theory and Practice II continues the study of tonal functions of the common practice period. Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music are combined in the study of chord functions and chord progressions, phrase and cadence structure, and part-writing ranging from two to four voices.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 400 - Music in Theory and Practice I .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 411 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II .
  
  • MUS 402 - Music in Theory and Practice III


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Music in Theory and Practice III continues the study of tonal functions of the common practice period. Students examine musical form, phrase structure, and motivic structure, focusing on patterns and transformations. Knowledge of harmony is expanded through the treatment secondary chords and key modulations.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 401 - Music in Theory and Practice II .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 412 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III .
  
  • MUS 403 - Music in Theory and Practice IV


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Music in Theory and Practice IV continues the study of tonal functions of the common practice period. Students continue the examination of form, focusing on more complex structures. Melodic and harmonic elements incorporate chromatic compositional devices.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 402 - Music in Theory and Practice III .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 413 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV .
  
  • MUS 410 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 1
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ear Training and Sight Singing I covers the basic tools and processes used to sight read rhythms and pitches of written music. Musical examples will be in simple meter and will contain stepwise melodies in some major keys. The course also includes the transcription of melodies through dictation of musical examples.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 400 - Music in Theory and Practice I .
  
  • MUS 411 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 1
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ear Training and Sight Singing II builds on the skills learned in Ear Training and Sight Singing I by encountering more advanced musical material in performance and transcription. Musical examples will be in both simple and compound meters, and melodies will contain steps, skips, and leaps of tonic triad pitches in all major keys.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 410 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 401 - Music in Theory and Practice II .
  
  • MUS 412 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 1
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ear Training and Sight Singing III builds on the skills learned in Ear Training and Sight Singing II by encountering more advanced musical material in performance and transcription. Musical examples will include dotted rhythms and ties in both simple and compound meters, and melodies will contain steps, skips, and leaps of diatonic triad pitches in all major and minor keys.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 411 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 402 - Music in Theory and Practice III .
  
  • MUS 413 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 1
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ear Training and Sight Singing IV builds on the skills learned in Ear Training and Sight Singing III by encountering more advanced musical material in performance and transcription. Musical examples will include smaller beat divisions in both simple and compound meters, and melodies will contain steps, skips, and leaps of seventh chord pitches in all major and minor keys.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 412 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 403 - Music in Theory and Practice IV .
  
  • MUS 430 - Woodwind Ensemble I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Woodwind Ensemble I, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): Must Audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 433 - Woodwind Ensemble IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Woodwind Ensemble IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in  MUS 452 - Woodwind Ensemble III 
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 434 - Brass Ensemble I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Brass Ensemble I, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): Must Audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 435 - Brass Ensemble II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Brass Ensemble II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 434 - Brass Ensemble I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 436 - Brass Ensemble III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Brass Ensemble III, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 435 - Brass Ensemble II .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 437 - Brass Ensemble IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Brass Ensemble IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 436 - Brass Ensemble III .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 440 - Chamber Choir I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Chamber Choir I, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience covering advanced repertoire. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): Must Audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 441 - Chamber Choir II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Chamber Choir II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience covering advanced repertoire. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 440 - Chamber Choir I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 442 - Chamber Choir III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Chamber Choir III, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience covering advanced repertoire. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 441 - Chamber Choir II .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 443 - Chamber Choir IV


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 3
    Chamber Choir IV, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small vocal ensemble experience covering advanced repertoire. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 442 - Chamber Choir III .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 444 - Fall Pep Band I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Fall Pep Band I provides musical entertainment and athletic support for fall sporting events. Students support sports teams and increase morale via cheering and music. Students are required to perform at evening and weekend events.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in ensemble music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 445 - Fall Pep Band II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Fall Pep Band II provides musical entertainment and athletic support for all sporting events. Students support sports teams and increase morale via cheering and music. Students are required to perform at evening and weekend events.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 444 - Fall Pep Band I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in ensemble music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 446 - Spring Pep Band I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Spring Pep Band I provides musical entertainment and athletic support for spring sporting events. Students support sports teams and increase morale via cheering and music. Students are required to perform at evening and weekend events.
    Prerequisite(s): Must audition.
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in ensemble music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 447 - Spring Pep Band II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Spring Pep Band II provides musical entertainment and athletic support for spring sporting events. Students support sports teams and increase morale via cheering and music. Students are required to perform at evening and weekend events.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 446 - Spring Pep Band I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in ensemble music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 451 - Woodwind Ensemble II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Woodwind Ensemble II, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 430 - Woodwind Ensemble I .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 452 - Woodwind Ensemble III


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Woodwind Ensemble III, through rehearsal and performance, provides a small instrumental ensemble experience. This course requires various performances outside of class.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in MUS 451 - Woodwind Ensemble II .
    Note(s): Does not meet humanities requirement for graduation; a total of eight credits in Ensemble Music courses may be counted toward a degree.
  
  • MUS 936 - Audio Engineering Internship


    2.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Internship 12
    Audio Engineering Internship is designed to allow students to gain hands- on practical experience in a professional audio production emphasis, according to students’ needs. Students apply skills learned in previous coursework.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor.

Networking - Computer

  
  • NET 142 - Network Essentials


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Network Essentials introduces the networking field. The course focuses on network terminology and protocols, local area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards. Instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment and all local, state, and federal safety, building, and environmental codes and regulations.
  
  • NET 204 - Introduction to Networks


    3 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Networks introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Students build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. 
  
  • NET 278 - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation


    3 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation describes the routers and switches using OSPF in point-to point and multi-access networks. Students mitigate threats and enhance network security using access control lists and security best practices. Students understand virtualization, SDN, APIs and how configuration management tools enable network automation.
  
  • NET 311 - Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials


    3 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, and single-area and multi-area OSPR, virtual LANS, wireless LANS, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks, redundancy on a switched network using STP and Ether-Channel. 
  
  • NET 313 - Windows Server


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Windows Server introduces the managing and maintaining of a Windows Server environment. Students learn how to install, configure, administer and support the primary services in the latest Windows Server operating system.
    Prerequisite(s): CSC 121 - Operating Systems .
  
  • NET 343 - Windows Directory Services


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Windows Directory Services provides the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, analyze, optimize, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows NT® Server network operating systems in an enterprise environment. The course includes how to set up, configure, use, and support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    Prerequisite(s): NET 313 - Windows Server .
  
  • NET 418 - LINUX Administration


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    LINUX Administration introduces the techniques necessary to create and manage users, groups, computers, and firewalls that make up a LINUX network. Students install and configure a secure LINUX system, applications, and user configuration files.
    Prerequisite(s): CSC 121 - Operating Systems .
  
  • NET 495 - Virtual Infrastructure


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Virtual Infrastructure introduces students to the concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration and management of a VMware virtual infrastructure. This course covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual system management, and engineering for high availability.
  
  • NET 612 - Fundamentals of Network Security


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Fundamentals of Network Security provides a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. Students examine the technologies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer networking environment.
    Prerequisite(s): CSC 121 - Operating Systems .
  
  • NET 785 - Fundamentals of Desktop Support


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Fundamentals of Desktop Support introduces the concepts of supporting computers and computer users as a career. Students improve their proficiency in providing computer support by troubleshooting real-life scenarios including specification/management considerations and customer service skills. Student activities may include upgrading computers and computer peripherals for non-profit organizations. students will use troubleshooting tools, the Microsoft Knowledge Base and help desk software.
  
  • NET 790 - PC Support I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    PC Support I introduces computer hardware and software concepts necessary for an entry-level computer repair technician. Students learn to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and maintain PC hardware and software.
  
  • NET 795 - Desktop Support Practicum


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 4
    Desktop Support Practicum puts the skills learned in the classroom to work as they help staff the Reiver Tech Team’s student run help desk. Students learn to provide positive customer service while repairing student and staff personal computers.
    Corequisite(s): NET 785 - Fundamentals of Desktop Support .
  
  • NET 810 - Computer Internship


    1.0 - 8.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Internship 4-32
    Computer Internship provides work experience related to the student’s computer training. This course allows the student to integrate theory with practice in the student’s area of specialization. Work experience hours are arranged.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor.

Paralegal

  
  • PRL 101 - Paralegal Studies Orientation


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Paralegal Studies Orientation surveys the paralegal profession with special emphasis on the major roles and responsibilities of the legal assistant. The course explores the knowledge base required to be a legal assistant and considers the history of the profession.
  
  • PRL 115 - Legal Research and Writing


    4.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 4
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Legal Research and Writing explores methods and techniques regarding issue recognition, finding sources of the law, applying the law to specific situations, and creating documentary work products. Students utilize computer-aided legal research. Course work includes basic legal documents as well as completion of major research and writing projects.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 105 - Composition I .
  
  • PRL 126 - Evidence


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Evidence covers the basic concepts of relevancy, competency, materiality, privilege, hearsay, and the difference between direct and circumstantial evidence. It also examines pretrial and trial techniques and meeting the burden of proof in both civil and criminal cases.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor.
  
  • PRL 131 - Torts and Litigation I


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Torts and Litigation I introduces the basic laws relating to personal and property damage. Topics include intentional tort, negligence, and strict liability. Principles of trial practice including case evaluation, basic discovery methods, and basic pleadings are emphasized.
  
  • PRL 161 - Family Law


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Family Law considers domestic relationships: marriage, annulment, divorce, adoption, child custody, abuse, and the growing concern of care for elderly relatives.
  
  • PRL 168 - Property/Probate


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Property/Probate encompasses real and personal property subject matter including the acquisition, transfer and destruction of such property. This course provides an overview of common property issues including common transfers such as sale and disposition at death.
    Prerequisite(s): PRL 101 - Paralegal Studies Orientation .
  
  • PRL 281 - Legal Ethics


    2.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 2
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Legal Ethics examines the roles and duties of the paralegal within the limitations of the Code of Professional Responsibility. The course covers client interviewing and note taking techniques in order to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Emphasis centers on the preservation of client confidentiality and the recognition of conflicts of interest.
    Prerequisite(s): PRL 101 - Paralegal Studies Orientation .
  
  • PRL 933 - Internship


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Internship 12
    Internship provides direct work-related experience in various legal environments. Students apply skills acquired in the program to everyday responsibilities encountered by legal assistants. The internship is directly supervised by attorneys in conjunction with the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): PRL 101 - Paralegal Studies Orientation ; PRL 115 - Legal Research and Writing ; and permission from the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PRL 281 - Legal Ethics .

Philosophy

  
  • PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Philosophy is an analytical approach to problems such as the nature of man, the existence of a creator, the question of freedom, and the challenge of change. Students deepen their understanding of these problems and their own responses by studying the thoughts of philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Hegel, Kant, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Nietzsche, James, Russell, and Kuhn.
  
  • PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Ethics examines the Kantian, Utilitarian, and Virtue principles of moral decision-making. Those principles are then used to analyze such issues as hunger, poverty, drugs, environmental problems, racism, abortion, euthanasia, and the economic and criminal justice systems.
  
  • PHI 142 - Ethics in Business


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ethics in Business addresses moral issues that confront the contemporary business community. Traditional ethical systems provide a framework with which to analyze issues in areas of corporate responsibility and the rights and obligations of employers and employees.
  
  • PHI 211 - Ethics in the Media


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Ethics in the Media introduces the judicial, legislative, and administrative policies pertinent to the ethical and legal operation of newspapers and other print media. Emphasis is placed upon First Amendment protection, libel, privacy, free press, fair trial, judicial controls, government regulations, copyright, and ethical standards and practices. Upon completion, students will have an understanding and appreciation of these issues and the ability to analyze the important legal and ethical issues involved.
    Note(s): Co-numbered with JOU 211 

Physical Education - Activities

  
  • PEA 162 - Speed and Conditioning I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Speed and Conditioning I is an activity course that will focus on the coordination of muscular movements for sport-specific performance.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor.
  
  • PEA 177 - Speed and Conditioning II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Speed and Conditioning II is an activity course that will focus on the speed of muscular movements for sport-specific performance.
    Prerequisite(s): PEA 162 - Speed and Conditioning I .
  
  • PEA 187 - Weight Training I


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Weight Training I provides basic fundamental instruction in the performance of weight training exercises focusing on safety.
  
  • PEA 287 - Weight Training II


    1.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 0
    Lab/Clinical 2
    Weight Training II provides advanced fundamental instruction in the performance of weight training exercises with emphasis on singular muscle movement.
    Prerequisite(s): PEA 187 - Weight Training I .

Physical Education - Coaching/Officiating

  
  • PEC 101 - Introduction to Coaching


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Coaching consists of a four-part course that includes coaching theory, sports medicine, sports psychology, and sports physiology. It leads to coaching authorization for the State of Iowa as a junior high or senior high school coach.
  
  • PEC 161 - Sports Officiating


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Sports Officiating introduces student to the world of a sports official. This course focuses on principles and standards, rules, mechanics and procedures for officiating competitive sports.
  
  • PEC 230 - Introduction to Sports Medicine


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Introduction to Sports Medicine provides an overview of current sports medicine topics. It introduces the care and treatment for today’s sport and exercise participant. This course is designed for both the sports science and non-sports science emphasis.
  
  • PEC 231 - Theory and Principles of Recreational Sport


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Theory and Principles of Recreational Sport offers a comprehensive picture of recreational sport management for people entering all sectors of recreation and leisure, including public, nonprofit, and commercial. Students will understand how to design, deliver, and manage recreational sport programs.

Physical Education & Health - General

  
  • PEH 102 - Health


    3.0 Credit(s)
    Lecture 3
    Lab/Clinical 0
    Health provides an overview of selected areas related to promoting one’s physical well-being and general health. It surveys the role of healthy life-styles in the physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual dimensions of humans.
 

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