Apr 10, 2020  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Course Descriptions


 

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

  
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    LAF 301 - Hollywood Production Workshop

    Credits: 3
    Students work collaboratively in groups to create a festival-ready piece, including all the legal documentation and rights to enable the finished production to qualify for festival submission. The course offers students the opportunity to make a motion picture production using Hollywood locations, resources, and protocol. Students participate in a competitive vetting process of scripts, pitches, and meetings much like the process of the professional industry. For example, those who want to direct submit reels for review and writers participate in a rigorous development process in the first few weeks of the semester.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 305 - Professional Screenwriting

    Credits: 3
    This is a course in contemporary screenwriting, including an understanding of dramatic structure, character and dialogue development, and the writing process. Students complete a full-length screenplay for a feature film or “movie-of-the-week.” Whether novice or advanced, students are expected to develop and improve their skills. Emphasis is given to the role of Christian faith and values as they relate to script content. The course is taught by a working, credited Christian screenwriter and screenwriting professor at UCLA. Course includes a professional pitch session to producers and extensive notes on the final screenplay.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 306 - Narrative Storytelling

    Credits: 3
    Concentrating on the art form of narrative storytelling, the course places special emphasis on the visual aspect of the discipline. Two tracks are offered in the course. The Structural track covers topics ranging from the history of story in culture and film to the mechanics of story creation to the development of story-writing skills. Instruction in the Technical Story track focuses on advanced methods of cinematography and post-production and how those techniques can be used to improve visual storytelling. After the core instructional period in each track, students from both tracks are reunited and will have the opportunity to hone their narrative analysis skills, participate in workshop style labs and make two short films that demonstrate their ability to utilize storytelling theory on screen.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 308 - Professional Acting for the Camera

    Credits: 3
    An advanced workshop in the practice and process of acting for the camera aimed at students who have a desire to pursue acting as a career. Instruction includes an overview of current camera acting techniques and thorough discussion of the art of acting.  The class primarily consists of acting scene work with all scenes being filmed and critiqued on the big screen. Students will also be required to pursue roles in student and independent films. Several class sessions throughout the course will be devoted to the business of acting for film and television in the Hollywood entertainment industry with an emphasis given to developing the materials and relationships necessary for a successful career. This course offers two tracks, a professional track and an exploratory track. The professional track is for students hoping to have a professional acting career in Hollywood. It requires students to learn about the business of acting and participate in real auditions and film projects. The exploratory track is for students who don’t necessarily want to act as a career but are interested in learning about acting in order to work with actors or just act part-time.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 340 - Faith and Artistic Development in Film

    Credits: 3
    A class that explores the connection between the eye, the heart and the hand, this course focuses on the integration of faith and learning as well as developing the necessary skills for analysis of the culture of Hollywood.  The first section of the class emphasizes the eye: discovering your own identity, looking at film’s historical impact, spiritual impact, audience trends, the auteur movement, and vision in film, as well as providing a basis for heart preparation for production.  The second section of the course emphasizes the heart: ethics, relationships and communication, passion and art. The last section of the course emphasizes the hand, exploring the collaborative process in Hollywood Production Workshop and Narrative Storytelling: roles and aspects of production, the production process, relationships on set, and communication. All students participate in this team-taught lecture seminar led by the faculty of The Los Angeles Film Studies Center.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 381 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3
    This course may be elected by special request and arrangement. In order to be considered, students submit a portfolio and a project proposal. Students with approved projects will be appointed a mentor who is a professional in the Hollywood industry. Projects could include further development of a portfolio or reel, critical research, or a senior thesis project.  Please note that this Independent Study option is not guaranteed.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.
  
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    LAF 425 - Internship: Inside Hollywood

    Credits: 6
    Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood entertainment industry. These are nonpaying positions, primarily in an office setting such as development companies, agencies, management companies, post-production facilities, etc. Students work 20 to 24 hours a week spread over a three-day schedule, and accumulate 200 to 250 hours for the semester. Orientation to the internship includes an overview of the creative and operational aspects of the Hollywood entertainment business, including the Christian’s role working therein. The internships do not include positions in actual filmmaking locations.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Los Angeles Film Studies Program.

Latin American Studies Program

  
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    LAS 312 - Spanish Language Study

    Credits: 6
    Daily Spanish language classes with requirements to complete homework assignments and practice language skills through oral interviews; in conjunction with Spanish Language Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.
  
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    LAS 315 - Perspectives on Latin America

    Credits: 3
    This seminar introduces the social, historical, political, economic and theological currents that constitute Latin American society and culture. The course includes readings, presentations by Latin American experts and field trips to various sites.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.
  
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    LAS 340 - Business for Sustainability Seminar

    Credits: 3


    Most field experience settings are with micro- or small business owners. Students in the Business for Sustainability Concentration will:

    Articulate the relationship between Christian faith and business practice in Latin America and beyond; participate in site visits that illuminate issues related to foreign investment in Latin America, sustainability in business, entrepreneurship, PYMEs (small and micro-businesses), and economic development; analyze the role of private enterprise, governments, and NGOs in poverty alleviation and economic development in Latin America; complete a community immersion/field experience during which students will explore the workings of a community development project/small business and form relationships with those in their host community.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.

  
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    LAS 341 - Community Immersion/Internship

    Credits: 3
    Case study project for students in all tracks (Latin American Studies, Advanced Language and Literature, International Business-fall only, and Environmental-spring only).

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.
  
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    LAS 345 - Language and Literature Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Explores work of Latin American writers within context of Latin American society.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.
  
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    LAS 350 - Responses to Third World Reality Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Includes diverse perspectives, broad readings and hands-on experience in practicum setting. Participants achieve critical understanding of how Costa Ricans and Cubans respond to their realities; reexamine worldviews by exploring beliefs of those met through the program; and articulate faith-informed positions on North Americans serving in Latin America, the relationships between humans and creation, and the use of violence in response to conflict.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.
  
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    LAS 391 - Regional Study Travel

    Credits: 1
    Broadens the cross-cultural experience through travel in other countries in Central America during various times throughout the semester. Explores both the similarity and diversity among the Latin American peoples through direct, personal encounters with Central Americans and with the reality of their lives.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Latin America Studies Program.

Latin

  
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    LAT 101 - Beginning Latin I

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud.

    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    LAT 102 - Beginning Latin II

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud.

    Prerequisite(s): LAT 101 .
    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    LAT 201 - Intermediate Latin I

    Credits: 4
    Continued study and practice of Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin literature. Emphasis on reading Latin texts including reading aloud.

    Prerequisite(s): LAT 102  or equivalent.
  
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    LAT 202 - Intermediate Latin II

    Credits: 4
    Continued study and practice of Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin literature. Emphasis on reading Latin texts including reading aloud.

    Prerequisite(s): LAT 201 .

Languages

  
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    LNG 381 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-4
    Independent semester-long course in language not available in existing curriculum; provides curricular enrichment. Limited availability subject to faculty workload.

  
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    LNG 425 - Internship


    Similar to FRE 425  and SPN 425  but in languages Gordon does not offer. Must be prearranged and approved by department chair and Registrar’s Office.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair and minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Linguistics

  
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    LIN 200 - Introduction to Linguistics

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to major areas of general linguistics, theoretical and applied; studied analytically and in correlation with other disciplines.

  
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    LIN 214 - Introduction to Communication Disorders

    Credits: 3
    This course will introduce communication disorders, their pathologies, and various treatment protocols. The course is one in a series of courses for the Speech Pathology Minor.

  
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    LIN 216 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

    Credits: 2
    Study of the anatomy and physiology of speech production and speech perception. Emphasis is on structures and mechanisms related to normal respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation, hearing, and neurology. Communication disorders are addressed.

  
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    LIN 218 - Audiology

    Credits: 2
    The purpose of this course is provide an overview of the history, development and present scope of the field of Audiology. This will include discussion of the philosophy and goals of audiological evaluation, rehabilitation, and related procedures. The course is designed for those with little or no background in the speech and hearing sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): LIN 200  
  
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    LIN 301 - Sociolinguistics

    Credits: 4
    Addresses intersection of language and society, exploring ways in which various social groups interact by means of language. Examines language usage in political, religious, ethnic and gender-related contexts.

  
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    LIN 302 - Semantics and Pragmatics

    Credits: 4
    Examines many ways we convey meaning in language both in abstraction, separate from any contexts, and in specific context. Focus on importance of speech act theory and recent developments.

  
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    LIN 303 - Phonology and Phonetics

    Credits: 4
    Course looks at (and listens to) many different sounds employed by various languages. Includes learning International Phonetic Alphabet and transcribing unfamiliar sounds (phonetics), as well as studying how different sounds contribute to changes in meaning (phonology).

  
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    LIN 304 - Syntax and Morphology

    Credits: 4
    Focuses first on level of word, including inflections and derivations, along with some historical development and etymological applications; unit of sentence including parts of speech, constituents, phrase structure rules and rules of transformation. Explores structures and principles applicable to languages in general rather than to English alone.

  
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    LIN 371 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 2-4
    Explores pertinent literary, linguistic or cultural topic not specifically covered elsewhere in curriculum. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes.

    Prerequisite(s): Set by instructor.
  
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    LIN 381 - Independent Study

    Credits: 2-4
    Independent semester-long course in topic not available in existing curriculum; provides curricular enrichment. Limited availability subject to faculty workload. May require lab fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative average of 2.75, adequate background to support topic, permission of instructor, advisor, department chair and registrar.
  
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    LIN 404 - History of the English Language

    Credits: 4
    Introduces linguistics and evolution of English from its Indo-European roots. Focuses on phonetic, grammatical and semantic changes in English and analyzes texts in Old, Middle and Modern English. Cross-listed as ENG 404  

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
  
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    LIN 471 - Research

    Credits: 4
    Research into a topic for honors in linguistics. Oral presentation and defense of thesis, as well as final written paper required.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
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    LIN 491 - Seminar in Linguistics Topics

    Credits: 4
    Examines specialized topics in language and literature. Designated as repeatable for credit if the topic differs.

    Prerequisite(s): Substantial completion of major or permission of instructor.

Mandarin

  
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    MAN 101 - Beginning Chinese (Mandarin) I

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to Mandarin language and Chinese cultures with practice in four skills associated with language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conducted primarily in Mandarin.

    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    MAN 102 - Beginning Chinese (Mandarin) II

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to Mandarin language and Chinese cultures with practice in four skills associated with language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conducted primarily in Mandarin.

    Prerequisite(s): MAN 101  
    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    MAN 201 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) I

    Credits: 4
    Continued study and practice in Mandarin language and Chinese cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing with particular emphasis on grammar. Conducted primarily in Mandarin.

    Prerequisite(s): MAN 102  
  
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    MAN 202 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) II

    Credits: 4
    Continued study and practice in Mandarin language and Chinese cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing with particular emphasis on grammar. Conducted primarily in Mandarin.

    Prerequisite(s): MAN 201  

Mathematics

  
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    MAT 121 - Calculus I

    Credits: 4
    Introduces theory of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration. Methods for differentiating algebraic and transcendental functions; some applications of derivatives.

    Corequisite(s): SAT math score >= 550; ACT math score >= 23; calculus diagnostic score >=15
  
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    MAT 122 - Calculus II

    Credits: 4
    Methods and applications of integration. Introduction to functions of several variables, partial derivatives, vectors, applications of partial derivatives, including optimization of functions of several variables, and multiple integrals.
     

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 121    or approval of instructor.
  
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    MAT 134 - Survey of Calculus

    Credits: 4
    Introduces differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions in unified manner. Emphasizes conceptual understanding and problem solving rather than theory. For students with high school algebra and working knowledge of functions.

    Corequisite(s): SAT math score >= 550; ACT math score >= 23; calculus diagnostic score >=10
  
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    MAT 171 - Selected Topics

    Credits: Variable
    Explores topic not regularly offered. Designated as repeatable for credit; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. Offered as needed. Fees as needed.

    Prerequisite(s): Set by instructor.
     
  
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    MAT 200 - Mathematical Inquiry

    Credits: 4
    Explores nature of mathematical thought and relevance to today’s world. Topics may include graph theory, probability, geometry, number theory and encryption, infinite sets, fractal geometry and chaos. For students with high school algebra.

  
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    MAT 205 - Concepts of Mathematics I

    Credits: 4
    Study of sets, numeration and nondecimal numerals, properties of arithmetic operations and their algorithms, number and divisibility relationships, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percent, and signed numbers. Understanding and communicating underlying theory emphasized.

  
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    MAT 206 - Concepts of Mathematics II

    Credits: 4
    Study of topics in geometry, measurement, transformations, probability, counting techniques, statistics, functions and basic algebra. Understanding and communicating underlying theory emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 205 .
  
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    MAT 220 - Biostatistics

    Credits: 4
    Statistical data analysis with applications in biology, medicine and health/fitness. Descriptive statistics, probability, tests of means and proportion, regression, analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics. Discussion of experimental design and data collection.

  
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    MAT 221 - Mathematical Methods in Physics I

    Credits: 4
    Complex algebra, vector algebra, vector calculus including orthogonal coordinate systems and tensor notation, linear equations and transformations, Fourier series and transforms. Cross-listed as PHY 221  

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 122  
  
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    MAT 222 - Calculus III

    Credits: 2
    Additional study of limits and parametric equations. Topics in infinite sequences and series.

    Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent registration in MAT 122  or approval of instructor
  
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    MAT 223 - Multivariable Calculus

    Credits: 2
    Introduction to functions of several variables, partial derivatives, vectors, applications of partial derivatives, including optimization of functions of several variables, and multiple integrals.  Offered as needed.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission only.
  
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    MAT 225 - Differential Equations

    Credits: 4
    Differential equations, first order equations, theory of higher order linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, solutions of systems of differential equations using operator and matrix methods. Some analysis of nonlinear problems.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 222
  
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    MAT 230 - Discrete Mathematics

    Credits: 4
    Introduces notion of proof, induction, sets, relations and functions, basic combinatorial analysis, graphs, trees, and basic probability.

  
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    MAT 231 - Transition to Higher Mathematics

    Credits: 2
    Introduction to topics and techniques used in higher mathematics, including proof techniques, basic set theory, properties of functions, relations and equivalence relations.

  
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    MAT 232 - Linear Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Introduces matrix methods; algebra of matrices, determinants, finding solutions of systems of linear equations and eigenvalue problems; vector spaces and linear transformations; classification of matrices.

    Prerequisite(s): Strong precalculus background.
  
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    MAT 271 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 2 or 4
    Topics not regularly taught but of interest to majors. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. (Offered periodically.)

    Prerequisite(s): Set by instructor.
  
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    MAT 313 - Mathematical Methods in Physics II

    Credits: 4
    Introduces partial differential equations, special functions and polynomials, complex analysis, Monte Carlo methods. Cross-listed as PHY 313  (Offered upon sufficient demand.)

    Prerequisite(s): PHY 221 .
  
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    MAT 318 - Probability

    Credits: 4
    Calculus-based probability and its role in statistics. Descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distribution theory, estimation of mean and variance. (Alternate years. Offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 122  
  
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    MAT 319 - Statistics

    Credits: 4
    Theory of statistics with some exposure to practice. Estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, multivariate distributions, nonparametric methods, Bayesian estimation. (Alternate years. Offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 318 .
  
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    MAT 325 - Operations Research

    Credits: 4
    Mathematical modeling and optimization with applications to business and public services; linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, and dynamic programming. Extensive use of computer software. (Alternate years. Not offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 122 , MAT 232 .
  
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    MAT 332 - Geometry

    Credits: 4
    Axiomatic study of foundations of Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometries; highlights historical development and philosophical implications. (Alternate years. Offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 231  or permission of instructor.
  
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    MAT 335 - Algebraic Structures

    Credits: 4
    Group theory, symmetry and permutation groups, mappings, factor groups, rings and field extensions. (Alternate years. Not offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 231  or permission of instructor.
  
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    MAT 338 - Number Theory

    Credits: 4
    Main topics in theory of whole numbers with relations to other areas of mathematics; prime factorization, congruences as groups, RSA encryption, quadratic residues and/or prime counting formulas. (Alternate years. Not offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 231  or permission of instructor.
  
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    MAT 342 - Numerical Analysis

    Credits: 4
    Introduces numerical methods for the solution of single variable equations, linear systems and differential equations. Covers polynomial interpolation, cubic splines and numerical differentiation and integration. Cross-listed as CPS 342   (Alternate years. Not offered 2019-20)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 222 , and one of MAT 225  or MAT 232  
  
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    MAT 353 - Real Analysis

    Credits: 4
    Studies continuity, convergence of sequences and series, differentiability and integrality. Introduces appropriate topological concepts. (Alternate years, Offered.)

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 222 , MAT 231 .
  
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    MAT 371 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 2 or 4
    Topics not regularly taught but of interest to majors. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. (Offered periodically.)

    Prerequisite(s): Set by instructor.
  
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    MAT 391 - Vocational Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Considers opportunities for postbaccalaureate education and employment related to mathematics and how to prepare for them. Explores how these careers relate to God’s calling to a Christian life.

  
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    MAT 491 - Senior Seminar

    Credits: 2
    Explores history of mathematics from ancient Greece through present, including topics in foundations and philosophy of mathematics and related theological issues.


Middle East Studies Program

  
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    MES 101 - Introduction to Arabic Language

    Credits: 4
    This course, which partners with local language centers, aims to teach students basic skills in colloquial Arabic, emphasizing the practical use of the language and encouraging interaction with locals in everyday life, on the streets, in taxis, during home stays, and at service projects. Students will have class three to four days per week, learning everyday vocabulary and colloquial grammar. 

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Middle East Studies Program.
  
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    MES 315 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

    Credits: 4
    Examines variety of peoples and cultures in Middle East societies such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Turkey. Locations will depend on safety conditions prevailing at time of travel, but course introduces students to patterns of thought and behavior which characterize region generally without losing sight of important national differences. Travel allows students to observe and study Middle East as multiethnic, multi-confessional region with variety of social, religious and political groups. Students learn about pressing issues related to gender, conflict, economic development and cultural identity that currently animate the many religious and political communities visited.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Middle East Studies Program.
  
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    MES 320 - Islamic Thought and Practice

    Credits: 4
    Examines many dimensions of Islamic faith-historical, legal, doctrinal, popular and behavioral-from early times to the present. While emphasis is on the early period and its influence on events and people, the course also attempts to relate these early developments to contemporary issues in the Middle East, such as colonialism, gender equality, modernization, development and democracy. Students are encouraged to begin thinking about relevant similarities and differences between themselves and Muslim peoples around the world.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Middle East Studies Program.
  
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    MES 325 - Conflict and Change in the Middle East

    Credits: 4
    Examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or what many scholars now call ‘the 100 Years War.’ Beginning with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the course traces the origin of the conflict from the early encounters between Arabs and Jews in Palestine to the contemporary struggle to achieve a final status agreement between Israelis and Palestinians today. Because the conflict and its consequences-human, geographic, social, cultural, and political-are so proximate to the student experience, they learn more intimately about the complexity and difficulty of reaching peace in an otherwise tiny space shared by two peoples with competing civilizational visions.

    Corequisite(s): Available only to students participating in the BestSemester Middle East Studies Program.

Music Lab

  
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    MUL 211 - Music Theory Lab I

    Credits: 1
    Lab includes emphases on sight singing, tonal awareness and aural development. Content parallels theory class. Each course is prerequisite for next level and is required with corresponding theory level. No lab fee.

  
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    MUL 212 - Music Theory Lab II

    Credits: 1
    Lab includes emphases on sight singing, tonal awareness and aural development. Content parallels theory class. Each course is prerequisite for next level and is required with corresponding theory level. No lab fee.

  
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    MUL 311 - Music Theory Lab III

    Credits: 1
    Lab includes emphases on sight singing, tonal awareness and aural development. Content parallels theory class. Each course is prerequisite for next level and is required with corresponding theory level. No lab fee.


Music

  
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    MUS 010 - Musicianship

    Credits: 0
    Weekly time set aside for students to develop individual musicianship skills through workshops and lectures. A recital laboratory performance venue open only to department majors, minors and faculty, providing opportunity for majors and minors to practice art of performance in nonpublic setting.

    Prerequisite(s): Music major or minor.
  
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    MUS 020 - Applied: Secondary Instrument

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in an instrument not usually available. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. Offered as needed. Fees variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department
  
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    MUS 030 - Applied: Composition

    Credits: 2
    Creating new music allows a musician to express their innermost artistic impulses, to explore and deepen their understanding of musical language, and to sing to the Lord a truly new song. In individual composition lessons, students focus intensively on their own music. Private lessons allow the student to work in-depth with their instructor to hone their skills, expand their ideas, explore new languages, and create music that effectively serves their expressive goals. Repeatable up to 6 credits. Lesson fee

    Prerequisite(s): Music major, MUL 211  MUL 212  MUL 311  MUS 211  MUS 212  MUS 218  MUS 219  MUS 311  
  
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    MUS 040 - Piano Proficiency Level A

    Credits: 1
    A beginning level keyboard skills class for music majors. Emphasizes basic piano techniques, simple sight-reading, elementary repertoire, harmonization, and transposition. Offered: Fall. Lesson fee.

  
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    MUS 041 - Piano Proficiency Level B

    Credits: 1


    An elementary-level, but not beginning-level, keyboard skills class for music majors. Expands upon basic piano techniques, sight-reading, later elementary repertoire, and a continuation of the functional theory-related keyboard skills taught in MUS 040. Offered: Spring. Lesson fee.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 040  or placement test. 

     

  
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    MUS 042 - Piano Proficiency Level C

    Credits: 1
    A mid-level keyboard skills class for music majors. Includes intermediate sight-reading, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, and basic piano ensemble experience. Lesson fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: MUS 041  or placement test.
  
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    MUS 043 - Piano Proficiency Level D

    Credits: 1
    A moderately advanced course in functional keyboard skills for music majors. Focuses on further development of piano skills from previous Levels with the introduction of simple accompaniments, open score examples, and basic accompanying techniques. Lesson fee.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 042  or placement test.
  
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    MUS 053 - Applied Music-Bassoon

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in bassoon. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.  Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only.
    4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s):  Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 055 - Applied Music-Cello

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)


    Private, weekly lessons in cello. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson. 

      Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.

  
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    MUS 057 - Applied Music-Clarinet

    Credits: Variable: 1-4
    Private, weekly lessons in clarinet. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 061 - Applied Music-Double Bass

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in double bass. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 062 - Applied Music-Euphonium

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in euphonium. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 063 - Applied Music-Flute

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in flute. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 065 - Applied Music-French Horn

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in French horn. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 067 - Applied Music-Guitar

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in guitar. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 068 - Applied Music-Harp

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)


    Private, weekly lessons in harp. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson. 

      Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.

  
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    MUS 071 - Applied Music-Oboe

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in oboe. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 073 - Applied Music-Organ

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)


    Private, weekly lessons in organ. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s):  

     

    Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.

     

     

  
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    MUS 075 - Applied Music-Percussion

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in percussion. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 077 - Applied Music-Piano

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in piano. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 079 - Applied Music-Saxophone

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in saxophone. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 081 - Applied Music-Trombone

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in trombone. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 083 - Applied Music-Trumpet

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    :-)   Private, weekly lessons in trumpet. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 085 - Applied Music-Tuba

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in tuba. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit. 
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 087 - Applied Music-Viola

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)


    Private, weekly lessons in viola. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson. 

      Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.

  
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    MUS 089 - Applied Music-Violin

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)


    Private, weekly lessons in violin. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.

     

  
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    MUS 091 - Applied Music-Voice

    Credits: Variable: (1-4)
    Private, weekly lessons in voice. Study consists of building good technique, expression, musicianship and studying literature appropriate for the student’s level of proficiency, selected from various periods of music history. A minimum of 12 hours of weekly practice are required for a one-hour weekly lesson; six hours for a half hour. All students taking applied music lessons for credit are required to perform in a juried exam. Designated as repeatable for credit.
    Non-music majors may only take 2 credit lessons.  All other credit options are for music majors only. 4 credit=1 hour lesson, 3 credit=1 hour lesson, 2 credit=1/2 hour lesson, 1 credit=1/2 hour lesson.  Fees: Variable. See Financial section.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Music Department for non-music majors. See Music Student Handbook.
  
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    MUS 092 - Vocal Diction Class

    Credits: 1
    Studies principal concepts of singing diction in languages of Italian, French, German, Latin and English. Required for voice majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Voice music major or minor. Semester course designated as repeatable. Two semesters required for music education and performance majors.
 

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