May 19, 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.
 

 

Applied Language Studies

  
  • ALS 102 - Studies in Vocabulary and Etymology

    (4)
    A basic course in vocabulary building. The origin of scientific and literary terms, foreign phrases in current use, borrowing of words into English from other languages, and the relationship between meaning and culture and meaning and context. Course not applicable to LIN programs.
  
  • ALS 176 - The Humanity of Language

    (4)
    An introduction to the interrelationships of language and other cultural subsystems. Linguistic knowledge, the child’s acquisition of language, sound and writing systems, meaning and communication, language and social groups are among the topics discussed. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • ALS 300 - Topics in Applied Language Science

    (4)
    Specific topics and issues in the study of language in its cultural, social or historical contexts. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
  
  • ALS 317 - Models of Second Language Acquisition

    (4)
    Development of second language ability among children and adults. Topics will include first language acquisition theory, the relationship of second language acquisition to linguistic theory, and will review and evaluate competing models of second language development.
  
  • ALS 320 - Linguistics and Reading

    (4)
    Linguistic description and analysis of the process of getting meaning from print. The course will review competing linguistic models of the reading process and insights from first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, reading disorders and studies in writing.
  
  • ALS 334 - Language Development in Children

    (4)
    Language acquisition in normal and abnormal children: stages of the acquisition process, the role of the environment, the relationship between language and the development of other skills, and language acquisition in children with sensory or psychological disorders.
  
  • ALS 335 - Psycholinguistics

    (4)
    The psychology of language, the accommodation between the cognitive and physical structure of humans and the structure of language, the nature of the language learning process, and the consequences of language use. Identical with PSY 370. 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.
  
  • ALS 340 - The Biology of Language

    (4)
    Animal communication and the evolution of man’s capacity for language, development of language in normal and abnormal children, disorders of speech, hearing and language, language and the brain, and genetic aspects of language.
  
  • ALS 360 - Neurolinguistics

    (4)
    The neurology of language: essentials of neuroanatomy, neurological mechanisms underlying language, aphasia and kindred disorders of speech; the relationship of language to memory, intelligence and cognition; and language and mental retardation and psychological disorders.
  
  • ALS 374 - Cross Cultural Communication

    (4)
    A theoretical and practical examination of the role of language and nonverbal modes in intercultural communication. Problems and strategies for developing awareness of and operational skills in intercultural processes. Identical with AN 374. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S diversity.
  
  • ALS 375 - Language and Culture

    (4)
    Language viewed as cultural behavior: its system, acquisition and use; its relation to history, attitudes and behavior; and standard languages, social dialects, pidgins and creoles. Identical with AN 375.
  
  • ALS 376 - Language and Society

    (4)
    Language in its social context, intrasocietal variation, social evaluation of language varieties (style, dialect) as an influence in language change, and the choice of a language variety as an index of group solidarity, social ideology and individual attitudes. Identical with SOC 376.
  
  • ALS 418 - The Teaching of English as a Second Language

    (4)
    Approaches, methods and techniques of teaching pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The use of language tests and laboratory techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): LIN 201.
  
  • ALS 419 - Practicum

    (4)
    Internship in an assigned ESL program under the guidance of a university instructor. Offered fall, winter and summer. Availability in summer is limited. For eligibility requirement, see Practicum Eligibility. May be taken for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ALS 418 and permission of instructor.
  
  • ALS 438 - Theory and Practice in Language Testing

    (4)
    A study of the different types of aptitude and achievement tests used in different language settings, including research and educational situations. Brief introduction to test statistics and computerized analysis of test scores. Practical aspects of testing: design, scoring and administration.
    Prerequisite(s): ALS 317 or ALS 418 or permission of instructor.

Applied Music - Individual Lesson

  
  • MUA 100 - Voice

    (1 or 2)
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 150, 160, 161 or 162 and permission of program coordinator.
  
  • MUA 101 - Piano

    (1 or 2)
    Audition required. Please contact program coordinator before registering.
  
  • MUA 102 - Organ

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 103 - Harpsichord

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 104 - Violin

    (1, 2 or 4)
  
  • MUA 105 - Viola

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 106 - Violoncello

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 107 - Double Bass

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 108 - Flute

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 109 - Oboe

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 110 - Clarinet

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 111 - Bassoon

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 112 - French Horn

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 113 - Trumpet

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 114 - Trombone

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 115 - Tuba

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 116 - Timpani

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 117 - Percussion

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 118 - Harp

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 119 - Guitar

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 120 - Bass Guitar

    (1, or 2)
  
  • MUA 122 - Lute

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 123 - Recorder

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 124 - Saxophone

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 125 - World Percussion

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 126 - Guqin

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 130 - Piano (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 131 - Guitar (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 132 - Trumpet (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 133 - Saxophone (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 134 - Percussion (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 135 - Double Bass (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 136 - Euphonium

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 149 - Applied Music

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 150 - Vocal Techniques for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Introduction to the technique of singing geared to the non-major. Basic breath control, voice placement, and diction, with an emphasis on healthy voice production crossing musical styles.
  
  • MUA 151 - Beginning Piano for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Introduction to basic keyboard skills, designed for students with little or no musical background.
  
  • MUA 152 - Beginning Guitar for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Introduction to basic guitar, designed for students with little or no prior experience. Student must have access to a playable guitar.
  
  • MUA 153 - Intermediate Guitar for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Playing guitar in small jazz, classical, and popular music ensembles. An extension of MUA 152. Student must own or have access to a playable guitar.
    Prerequisite(s): completion of MUA 152 with a grade of 2.8 or higher or successfully passing a placement exam.
  
  • MUA 160 - Vocal Techniques

    (2)
    Techniques of singing, including diction, breath control, projection and repertoire. This course is a prerequisite to private voice study.
    Prerequisite(s): open to music and music theatre majors only.
  
  • MUA 161 - Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists I

    (1)
    Introduction to singing with emphasis on alignment, breath control, projection, basic anatomy of the voice, and voice health, including the speaking voice.
  
  • MUA 162 - Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists II

    (2)
    Continuation of the basic techniques of MUA 161 with more detailed attention to diction (International Phonetic Alphabet). Winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 161.
  
  • MUA 191 - Keyboard Technique I

    (2)
    Development of the basic keyboard facility essential to any musician and some acquaintance with keyboard literature. May not be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): open to music majors only.
  
  • MUA 192 - Keyboard Technique II

    (2)
    Development of the basic keyboard facility essential to any musician and some acquaintance with keyboard literature. May not be repeated for credit. Open to music majors only.
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 191.
  
  • MUA 200 - Voice

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 201 - Piano

    (1 or 2)
    Audition required. Please contact program coordinator before registering.
  
  • MUA 202 - Organ

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 203 - Harpsichord

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 204 - Violin

    (1, 2 or 4)
  
  • MUA 205 - Viola

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 206 - Violoncello

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 207 - Double Bass

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 208 - Flute

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 209 - Oboe

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 210 - Clarinet

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 211 - Bassoon

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 212 - French Horn

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 213 - Trumpet

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 214 - Trombone

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 215 - Tuba

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 216 - Timpani

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 217 - Percussion

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 218 - Harp

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 219 - Guitar

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 220 - Bass Guitar

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 222 - Lute

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 223 - Recorder

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 224 - Saxophone

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 225 - World Percussion

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 226 - Guqin

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 230 - Piano (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 231 - Guitar (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 232 - Trumpet (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 233 - Saxophone (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 234 - Percussion (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 235 - Double Bass (Jazz)

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 236 - Euphonium

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 249 - Applied Music

    (1 or 2)
  
  • MUA 250 - Instrumental Techniques for Choral Majors

    (2)
    Introduction to the teaching of basic performance skills on band and orchestral instruments for students majoring in choral/general music education. Winter semester.
  
  • MUA 259 - Methods of Teaching Guitar

    (1)
    Principles and practices of teaching guitar students in school music programs. Includes basic playing technique for teachers.
    Prerequisite(s): Open to music majors only. Students must own or have regular access to a playable guitar.
  
  • MUA 270 - Percussion Techniques

    (1)
    Principles and practices of teaching percussion students in school music programs. Includes basic playing technique for teachers.
  
  • MUA 272 - Brass Techniques

    (1)
    Principles and practices of teaching brass students in school music programs. Includes basic playing technique for teachers.
  
  • MUA 273 - Woodwind Techniques

    (1)
    Principles and practices of teaching woodwind students in school music programs. Includes basic playing technique for teachers.
  
  • MUA 274 - String Techniques

    (1)
    Principles and practices of teaching string students in school music programs. Includes basic playing technique for teachers.
  
  • MUA 291 - Keyboard Technique III

    (2)
    Development of the basic keyboard facility essential to any musician and some acquaintance with keyboard literature. May not be repeated for credit. Open to music majors only.
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 192.
  
  • MUA 292 - Keyboard Technique IV

    (2)
    Development of the basic keyboard facility essential to any musician and some acquaintance with keyboard literature. May not be repeated for credit. Open to music majors only.
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 291.
 

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