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Fall 2012

Music Courses:

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MUS101 - Music Appreciation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys music as a form of communication with emphasis on developing understanding and awareness of the techniques and means of using musical sounds for communication and expressing human emotions both actively, from a performer's point of view and passively as an informed, knowledgeable and discriminating listener. Teaching methods include audio and video recordings, attendance at 'live' concerts of various types, classroom discussions, lectures, a performance project, and assigned group projects.

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MUS103 - Introduction to Jazz
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the elements and styles of jazz through recorded examples, presentations, concerts and discussion. No previous music background is required.

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MUS105 - Introduction to Musical Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the musical theatre form, the personnel involved in the making of a musical, and a brief history. Includes audition techniques, song preparation from various stylistic periods, and performances of musical repertoire.

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MUS110 - Music History 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Traces the chronological development of music as an art form from the Middle Ages to the Baroque movement (1750).

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MUS111 - Music History 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the chronological tracing of the development of music as an art form Classical era through the Romantic movement to the present day.

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MUS201 - Music Theory 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the basics of Western music, including concepts such as notation, chords, and chord progressions, chorale writing, and melody writing. Specialized courses of instruction offered on a limited basis. Prerequisite: MUS 102 or previous study.

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MUS202 - Music Theory 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the basics of Western music, including concepts such as notation, chords, and chord progressions, chorale writing, and melody writing. Prerequisite: MUS 201.

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