May 18, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

Mechanical Engineering

  
  • ME 484 - Vehicle Dynamics

    (4)
    Vehicle dynamics analyses including: governing equation of motion, road loads, gradeability, aerodynamic forces and moments, longitudinal acceleration and braking performance prediction, lateral handling characteristics, vertical comfortability criteria, vehicle ride evaluation, and operating fuel economy analysis.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 322, senior standing.
  
  • ME 486 - Mechanical Systems Design

    (4)
    Study of systems involving mechanical elements. Includes safety, stress, strength, deflection economic and social considerations, optimization criteria and strategies. Analysis and design of fasteners, springs, welds, bearings, power transmitting elements and complex structures subjected to static and/or dynamic loads. Includes major design project. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 361 and major standing.
  
  • ME 487 - Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering

    (4)
    Introduction to the use of state-of-the-art finite element technology in mechanical engineering analysis. Fundamentals of computer graphics, solid modeling, finite element modeling and interactive design. Analysis and evaluation of linear static and dynamic mechanical systems. Includes design project(s) in various topics. Offered fall, summer.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 322 and ME 361 and major standing.
  
  • ME 488 - Mechanical Computer-Aided Manufacturing

    (4)
    Use of CATIA in various aspects of manufacturing processes. GD&T and tolerance analysis; surface design, managing cloud points and reverse engineering; simulation of kinematics of machine tools; 3-axis surface machining; mold tooling design; CMM and measurement data analysis; assembly simulation and structural analysis, rapid-prototyping. Includes design projects in various topics. Offered Winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 361 and major standing.
  
  • ME 489 - Fasteners and Bolted Joints

    (4)
    Systems approach to the analysis and reliability of bolted joints under static and dynamic loads. Variables include the fastener, the joint, tool, control method, post assembly loads, relaxation and environmental factors. Laboratory experiments include torque tension, role of friction, ultrasonics, non-parallel contact and elastic interactions. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 486, senior standing and major standing.
  
  • ME 490 - Senior Project

    (3 to 4)
    Work on advanced design and research projects. Topic must be approved prior to registration. If taken as an alternative to ME 492, student must work as part of a team of at least two people. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 308, 331 and 361. Senior standing and major standing and approval of project proposal by Mechanical Engineering Department.
  
  • ME 492 - Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project

    (4)
    Multi-disciplinary team experience in engineering design, emphasizing realistic constraints such as safety, economic factors, reliability, aesthetics, ethics and societal impact. Projects will be supervised by engineering faculty. Offered fall, winter. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 308, 331, 361, major standing and senior standing.
  
  • ME 494 - Independent Study

    (1 to 4)
    Advanced individual study in a special area. Topic must be approved prior to registration. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and senior standing.
  
  • ME 495 - Special Topics

    (2 to 4)
    Advanced study of special topics in engineering. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and senior standing.

Medical Laboratory Sciences

  
  • MLS 201 - Careers in Medical Laboratory Sciences

    (1)
    An introductory seminar in medical laboratory sciences, including career opportunities in clinical settings (clinical laboratory science, histotechnology, cytotechnology, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, industrial sales and/or research and development, basic medical research and education). Offered fall semester.
  
  • MLS 205 - Contemporary Issues in Health Care Organizations and Practice

    (2)
    An understanding of laboratory and health care organizations and issues to prepare students as professional practitioners to function effectively in a rapidly changing environment. Offered fall and summer semesters.
  
  • MLS 210 - Medical Terminology

    (1)
    This course is designed as an independent study using a programmed text. Initial emphasis is on learning Greek and Latin word parts and rules for combining them, with cumulative study directed to the analysis and definition of medical terms. Offered fall, winter, and summer semesters.
  
  • MLS 226 - Introduction to Laboratory Theory and Techniques

    (2)
    Basic concepts and principles in the practice of clinical laboratory science. Integration of principles of phlebotomy, microscopy, laboratory mathematics, spectrophotometry, and laboratory safety. Offered fall, winter semesters.
    Prerequisite(s): CHM 158.
  
  • MLS 312 - Hematology/Cellular Pathophysiology

    (3)
    Topics include current concepts of hematopoiesis, including selected topics in red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet morphogenesis, physiology and pathophysiology; an introduction to the basic principles involved in cellular disease mechanisms. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321; permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 313 - Immunohematology

    (4)
    Discussion of the immunologic and genetic basis for the study of red cell antigen/antibody systems, including physiologic and pathophysiologic consequences of foreign antigen exposure. Laboratory included. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321; MLS 226, MLS 423; permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 314 - Hemostasis

    (3)
    In depth study of the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the human hemostatic system, including the role of the vasculative, platelets and plasma proteins. Laboratory included. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321 and MLS 226; permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 327 - Clinical Chemistry

    (4)
    A theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of clinical chemistry, with emphasis on pathophysiology and clinical correlations. To include an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of relevant instrumentation and methods of clinical analysis. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 425.
  
  • MLS 328 - Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

    (1)
    Provides practical experience in the application of clinical instrumentation and current clinical methodologies to the performance of clinical chemistry assays. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 226.
    Corequisite(s): MLS 327.
  
  • MLS 335 - Clinical Parasitology/Mycology/Virology

    (3)
    Introduction to clinical parasitology, mycology and virology. Included are: morphology, life cycles, reproduction, classification and diseases in humans. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and MLS 226.
  
  • MLS 336 - Clinical Parasitology/Mycology/Virology Laboratory

    (1)
    Laboratory to accompany MLS 335. Includes basic parasitology and mycology isolation and identification procedures such as staining, and macroscopic and microscopic observations. Also includes very basic rapid virology diagnostic techniques. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and MLS 226.
    Corequisite(s): MLS 335.
  
  • MLS 400 - Medical Genetics

    (4)
    The course will discuss the molecular nature and inheritance patterns of genes. Classical genetics and the cause and diagnosis of disease at the molecular level will be detailed. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 and MLS 425.
  
  • MLS 401 - Molecular Pathology

    (3)
    Introduces the cause and diagnosis of disease on a molecular level. Illustrates the use of molecular pathology as used in recent diagnostic methodology. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321; MLS 400 and MLS 425.
  
  • MLS 402 - Molecular Diagnostics

    (3)
    Discussion of diagnosis of disease on a molecular level including current molecular diagnostic techniques and procedures, and correlation with clinical conditions. Laboratory included. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 226, MLS 400.
  
  • MLS 405 - Special Topics

    (1 to 4)
    May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 416 - Medical Hematology

    (4)
    Theory and techniques in hematology, including red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet morphogenesis, physiology, and pathophysiology. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321.
  
  • MLS 417 - Hematology Laboratory

    (1)
    To accompany MLS 416. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 226.
  
  • MLS 423 - Clinical Immunology

    (3)
    An introduction to the principles and practices of clinical immunology with emphasis on cellular and molecular interactions, using an experimental approach. This course will include the normal immune responses and clinical conditions, including autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity disorders and transplant rejection. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or 321 and MLS 425.
  
  • MLS 425 - Medical Biochemistry

    (4)
    An integrated approach to human biochemistry stressing metabolic interrelationships. Topics covered include: structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; enzyme mechanisms and regulation; metabolic pathways and control; nucleic acid structure, function and processing; regulation of gene expression; intracellular and extracellular signal transduction. Offered fall and summer semesters.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 and CHM 158.
  
  • MLS 430 - Clinical Microbiology

    (3)
    Provides a background in basic clinical microbiology, including the morphology, cultivation, identification and control of microorganisms. Offered summer and fall semesters.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and BIO 207 or BIO 321.
  
  • MLS 431 - Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

    (1)
    Laboratory to accompany MLS 430. Includes basic microbiological procedures such as aseptic technique, isolation, cultivating, biochemical characteristics and staining of selected microbes, with regard to their importance in the diagnosis of human diseases. Offered summer and fall semesters.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 226.
    Corequisite(s): MLS 430.
  
  • MLS 432 - Medical Microbiology Laboratory

    (1)
    Laboratory for non-CLS majors to accompany MLS 430. Includes basic microbiological procedures such as aseptic technique, isolation, cultivation, biochemical characteristics, and staining of selected microbes, with regard to their importance in human diseases. Offered summer and fall semesters.
    Corequisite(s): MLS 430.
  
  • MLS 440 - Clinical Correlations

    (3)
    A problem-solving, multidisciplinary, case-study-based course which integrates material from the various clinical laboratory science disciplines. The course utilizes critical-thinking exercises to interpret data across disciplines, correlating results to disease problem-solving and quality assurances. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MLS 313, 314, 327, 416, and 430.
  
  • MLS 450 - Law, Values, and Health Care

    (4)
    Examination of legal concepts, problems, institutions that shape/control professional responsibility, problems associated with maintaining and terminating life, licensure and related questions in organization and delivery of health services. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Identical with AHS 450 and HS 450.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 and senior standing.
  
  • MLS 451 - Clinical Education

    (6)
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 490 - Individual Laboratory Work

    (2 to 4)
    May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 497 - Apprentice College Teaching

    (2)
    Directed teaching of selected undergraduate courses. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MLS 498 - Directed Study

    (1 to 4)
    Student initiated and problem-oriented directed study focusing on medical laboratory science issues. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.

Modern Language

  
  • ML 191 - Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Instruction in the elements of a spoken or written foreign language such as Bengali, Czech, Sanskrit, Catalan, etc. for which no regular course sequence exists at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit in a different language each time. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 192 - Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Instruction in the elements of a spoken or written foreign language such as Bengali, Czech, Sanskrit, Catalan, etc. for which no regular course sequence exists at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit in a different language each time. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language. and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor
  
  • ML 290 - Topics Related to Foreign Language Study

    (2 or 4)
    Topics explored in areas not normally a part of regular offerings in language or literature. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 291 - Intermediate Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Intermediate work in a language and literature not normally taught at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 292 - Intermediate Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Intermediate work in a language and literature not normally taught at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 390 - Advanced Study of Topics Related to Foreign Languages and Cultures

    (2 or 4)
    Topics are explored in areas not normally a part of regular offerings in language, culture or literature. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
  • ML 391 - Advanced Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Advanced work in a language not normally taught at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 392 - Advanced Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (4)
    Advanced work in a language not normally taught at Oakland University. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ML 399 - Field Experience in a Modern Language

    (4)
    Field experience in an appropriate employment setting correlated with directed study assignments relating the experience to the knowledge and skills developed by the foreign language student. May not be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): junior/senior standing. Minimum of 16 credits in the major including FRH or SPN 314, SPN 316 and SPN 318, or GRM 316 and GRM 318.
  
  • ML 440 - Interactive Technology: Computers in Foreign Language Teaching

    (4)
    The course will develop competency in creating supplementary computer software for foreign language classes in the schools. It will include designing and field-testing interactive computer programs, proficiency-based units, and programs for “housekeeping chores”. In addition, students will learn to evaluate commercial material.
    Prerequisite(s): B.A. or B.S. or completion of EED 428 or equivalent (methodology of teaching foreign languages) or permission of the instructor. Major or minor in a foreign language or English as a second language. Prior experience with computers highly recommended.

Music Ensembles

  
  • MUE 301 - University Chorus

    (1)
    Performance of a wide range of the large-group choral repertoire. No audition required.
  
  • MUE 303 - Men’s Chorus

    (0 or 1)
    Performance of tenor-bass choral literature of all styles and periods.
  
  • MUE 304 - Oakland Chorale

    (1)
    Performance of a wide range of choral chamber repertoire from Renaissance to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 310 - Vocal Jazz Improvisation Workshop

    (1)
    The stylistic requirements for singing in the jazz idiom. Topics include the analysis of established singers and styles, scat singing, jazz vocal production, microphone techniques, lyric interpretation, repertoire development, and arranging for a rhythm quartet.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 315 - Oakland Jazz Singers

    (1)
    Ensemble performance of complex vocal jazz works. Development of jazz style and blend, scat-singing, solo production and microphone technique.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 319 - University Chamber Orchestra

    (1)
    Performance of chamber orchestra repertoire. Membership by audition.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 320 - Oakland Symphony

    (1)
    Orchestral performance of repertoire from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Several concerts per year, on- and off-campus. Accompaniments for solo concertos and university choral groups. Membership by audition. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 329 - Symphonic Band

    (1)
    A non-auditioned instrumental ensemble designed to offer performance opportunities for non-majors and laboratory experiences for music majors.
  
  • MUE 331 - Wind Symphony

    (1)
    An ensemble of wind instruments performing standard concert band literature.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 332 - Golden Grizzly Athletic Band

    (0 or 1)
    An instrumental ensemble that performs at various Oakland university campus and athletic events.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 335 - Brass Band

    (0 or 1)
    Ensemble of brass and percussion instruments performing standard brass band literature.
  
  • MUE 340 - Oakland University Jazz Band

    (1)
    A big band jazz ensemble performing traditional and contemporary jazz literature. Experience will be gained in ensemble and improvisational performance. Audition required.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 341 - Jazz Improvisation Combos

    (1)
    Performance based ensemble environment designed to provide the student with jazz improvisational understanding and skills. Study and performance of traditional and progressive instrumental and vocal repertoire.
  
  • MUE 345 - African Ensemble

    (1)
    Study and performance of drumming and xylophone traditions as related to African oral culture using authentic Ghanaian and Ugandan instruments.
  
  • MUE 346 - Steel Band

    (1)
    Study and performance of various Trinidadian and Caribbean styles using handcrafted steel drums.
  
  • MUE 347 - Rhythm and Movement Workshop

    (0 or 1)
    Study of percussion as related to dance. Emphasis will be on the interrelated nature of these two art forms.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor. MUE 345, 346 recommended.
  
  • MUE 348 - World Percussion Ensemble

    (1)
    Advanced study and performance of world percussion traditions.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. MUE 345 and 346 recommended.
  
  • MUE 349 - Chinese Ensemble

    (1)
    Study and performance of Chinese instrumental music.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.
  
  • MUE 350 - Opera Workshop

    (1)
    Study and experience in various forms of operatic music theatre.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 355 - Opera

    (0 to 2)
    Production and performance of a full-scale opera. Cast by audition.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 365 - Contemporary Music Ensemble

    (1)
    Study and performance of recent music, focusing on newly composed music, alternative repertoire, and non-jazz improvisation.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 370 - Guitar Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance practice and techniques of guitar literature involving two or more players.
  
  • MUE 371 - Saxophone Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of saxophone literature involving two or more players.
  
  • MUE 372 - Flute Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of flute literature involving two or more players.
  
  • MUE 373 - Percussion Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance of music for various combinations of percussion instruments.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 374 - Brass Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of brass literature involving two or more players.
  
  • MUE 375 - Piano Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Class instruction in performance and repertory of multiple keyboard literature.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MUE 376 - String Ensemble

    (0 or 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of string literature involving two or more players.
  
  • MUE 380 - Chamber Music

    (0 to 2)
    Performing ensemble of various instrumentations. A spectrum of appropriate music literature, medieval through contemporary.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

Music History, Literature, Appreciation and Education

  
  • MUS 100 - An Introduction to Music

    (4)
    An introduction to Western art music and its traditions, with emphasis on music listening as an active and intellectual experience. No prior knowledge of music notation or theory is required. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • MUS 131 - History and Literature of Western Tonal Music

    (3)
    Survey of Western tonal music from Monteverdi (ca. 1600) to Mahler (ca. 1900). Emphasis on active listening and analysis from scores. Satisfies the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
    Corequisite(s): MUT 112 and 113.
  
  • MUS 132 - Music of World Cultures

    (3)
    Study of music traditions from world cultures including Africa, the Caribbean, India, Indonesia, the Middle East and North America; also an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology.
    Corequisite(s): MUT 112 or 114.
  
  • MUS 140 - Learning and Teaching Music

    (1)
    Introduction to the learning and teaching of music in classroom settings.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 131, 132; MUT 114, 115. WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MUS 200 - Cultural Foundations and Historical Development of Rock Music

    (4)
    A study of rock music rooted in African and African-American cultures as the result of social upheavals and economics and as a continuous and overwhelming influence on today’s American society. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • MUS 205 - Music, Technology, and Transformation

    (4)
    Explore ways technology has transformed and continues to transform how people create, perform, listen to, and share music with others. Listen to, reflect on, and create music in an online setting to deepen understanding of the various dimensions of music and the ways technology shapes musicians’ engagement with them. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • MUS 211 - Diction for Singers I

    (2)
    Techniques for pronouncing foreign languages in singing. Focus on International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), English, Italian, and Latin.
  
  • MUS 212 - Diction for Singers II

    (2)
    Techniques for pronouncing foreign languages in singing. Focus on International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), French, and German.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 211 or ML 211.
  
  • MUS 220 - Computer-based Music Composition

    (4)
    Hands-on study of creative computer music composition in a variety of musical styles and genres. Creative concepts in composing introduced through the use of Digital Audio and MIDI interfacing through project-based activities. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 100, MUS 200, MUS 205, MUS 225, MUS 236, MUS 334, MUS 336 or MUS 338.
  
  • MUS 225 - Song and Songwriting

    (4)
    Analysis of a wide variety of songs and creation of students’ own songs. Emphasis on free thinking and creativity within the student songwriting process. Ability to read music advantageous but not required. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • MUS 231 - Studies in Orchestral Music

    (1 or 2)
    Seminars, independent study and performance of orchestral music, including study of performance practices, theory, history and chamber music of various periods. Offered summer session.
  
  • MUS 236 - Music in African Culture

    (4)
    Study of music traditions in Africa and the African Diaspora, focusing on cultural context and the relationship of music to language, dance, ritual, and social activities. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area or in the global perspective knowledge exploration area, not both.
  
  • MUS 240 - Educational Psychology and Music Learning

    (3)
    Theories of learning and their implication for and application to music education practice, including study of developmentalist, behaviorist, cognitivist and constructivist theories and what they imply about the nature of teaching and learning in classroom and studio settings. Some field observation required.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 140.
  
  • MUS 241 - Elementary General Music Methods

    (3)
    Principles and practices of teaching music, based on experiences in the elementary general music classroom. Emphasis on the development of musical understanding through an interactive, constructivist approach, including study of current trends in education and music education. Two hours per week participation in on-site field observation and teaching required.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 240.
  
  • MUS 245 - Introduction to Music Technology for Music Educators

    (1)
    Basics of technology-based music making including tools for notation, recording, sequencing, and sharing music. Intended for undergraduate music education majors: choral, instrumental, and general.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 241.
  
  • MUS 295 - Independent Study

    (1 to 4)
    Normally for freshmen and sophomores.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of the music program.
  
  • MUS 318 - The Business of Music

    (4)
    A survey of business techniques and procedures, laws, licensing and accounting practices in the music industry, and a study of career opportunities related to music.
  
  • MUS 331 - History and Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Music

    (3)
    Survey of Western Music from the earliest notated plainchant to Monteverdi (ca. 1600). Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 131; MUT 114, MUT 115.
  
  • MUS 332 - History and Literature of Western Music from ca. 1850 to the Present

    (3)
    Survey of Western Music from the time of Wagner to the present. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 131; MUT 114, MUT 115.
  
  • MUS 334 - History of Film Music

    (4)
    Survey of music written for film from the early sound films to recent contributions using the range of genres from symphonic to popular idioms. Emphasis on how music shapes a film’s emotion, pacing and subtext. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • MUS 336 - Music of the Americas: African Origins

    (4)
    Study of the African-based music traditions found in the Caribbean Islands, South America and the United States. Emphasis on cultural context and the development of new musical forms by African-Americans. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • MUS 338 - Jazz and Blues: American Music

    (4)
    Survey of jazz and blues styles, performers and examples, in the context of the historical, social, economic and political background. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • MUS 339 - What’s On Your Playlist? Aesthetic Experiences in Music

    (4)
    Examination of culturally and historically diverse music as aesthetic expression of experience. Emphasis on relationships in sound as vehicles for deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): must be a music course, specifically, one of the following: MUS 100, 200, 205, 225, 236, 334, 336 or 338
  
  • MUS 353 - Audio Techniques

    (2)
    Study of electronic issues, basic hardware, and acoustical phenomena associated with sound recording and sound reinforcement. Projects will involve the recording of live concerts.
 

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