Sep 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

Mechanical Engineering

  
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    ME 3500 - Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Energy Transport

    (4)
    The fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer; fluid statics, conservation of mass and momentum; inviscid flow; internal viscous flow analysis; introduction to boundary layer theory; heat diffusion equation; dimensionless correlations of convection heat transfer, applications to engineering problems. With laboratory; includes experiment design. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2500  with a grade of (C) or higher, MTH 2554  and major standing.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): EGR 2800 
  
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    ME 3700 - Properties of Materials

    (4)
    The atomic, molecular and crystalline structure of solids, including a description of x-ray analysis, metallography and other methods of determining structure; correlation of structure with the electric, magnetic and mechanical properties of solids. With laboratory. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): CHM 1430  or CHM 1440  and PHY 1620  or PHY 1520  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4200 - Vibrations and Controls

    (4)
    Linear free and forced response of one- and multiple-degree freedom systems. Equations of motion of discrete systems. Vibration isolation, rotating imbalance and vibration absorbers. Transfer function and state-space approaches to modeling dynamic systems. Time and frequency domain and analysis and design of control systems. Use of MATLAB. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200 , MTH 2554 , APM 2555  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4210 - Analysis and Design of Mechanical Structures

    (4)
    Methods of advanced mechanics of materials applied to the design of mechanical structures. Topics include stress and strain analysis, force equilibrium, deformation compatibility, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, torsion of thick-walled tubes, shear centers, non- symmetric binding, curved and composite beams and thick-walled cylinders. Generally offered Fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3250  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4220 - 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. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4260 - Acoustics and Noise Control

    (4)
    Introduction to vibrations and waves; plane and spherical acoustic waves; sound generation, transmission and propagation; sound intensity and power; principles and definitions of noise control; sound and hearing; hearing conservation; community, building and industrial noise control; measurement of sound. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200 , MTH 2554 , APM 2555 ,and major standing.
  
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    ME 4300 - 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. With project. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3300 , ME 3700 , ME 3250  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4350 - 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. With project. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3300 , ME 3250 , and major standing.
  
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    ME 4360 - Mechanical Computer-Aided Manufacturing

    (4)
    Use of CAM software in various aspects of manufacturing processes. GDT 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. With project. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3300 , ME 3250  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4500 - Energy Systems Analysis and Design

    (4)
    The analysis and design of thermodynamic systems. Applications include thermodynamic cycles for power; thermodynamics of non-reacting mixtures including psychrometry; concepts of available energy and application to process/system optimization; the thermodynamics of reacting mixtures, including chemical equilibrium concepts, applied to combustion systems. With project. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2500   with a grade of (C) or higher and major standing.
  
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    ME 4510 - Fluid Transport

    (4)
    Continued study of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their applications, angular momentum principle; generalized study of turbo-machines, potential flow of inviscid fluids, laminar and turbulent boundary layer theory, dimensional analysis and similitude, compressible flow. With laboratory. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4520 - Thermal Energy Transport

    (4)
    Continued study of properties and descriptions of conduction, convection and thermal radiation heat transfer; thermal boundary layer theory; forced and natural convection, heat transfer correlations. Thermodynamics of thermal radiation, radiation intensity, surface properties and energy exchange. Laboratory emphasizes experimental design and development of empirical relationships. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4530 - Alternative Energy Systems

    (4)
    The analysis and design of alternative energy conversion systems. Primary topics include biomass energy conversion, including biofuels, solar and wind power will be primary topics. Other topics include fuel cells, geothermal energy and hydroelectric power. With project. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4540 - Internal Combustion Engines I

    (4)
    Introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and performance of internal combustion engines including: introduction to engine types and their operation, engine design and operating parameters, ideal thermodynamic cycles, thermodynamics of actual working fluids and actual cycles, gas exchange processes, heat losses, performance, exhaust gas analysis and air pollution. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4550 - Fluid and Thermal Systems Design

    (4)
    Applications of fluid and thermal transport and energy conversion concepts. Component and system analyses and design refinement using integral, differential and lumped-parameter modeling techniques. The course focuses on the design process using design-oriented projects. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4580 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering

    (3)
    Fundamental concepts of atomic and nuclear physics; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear reactors and nuclear power; neutron diffusion and moderation; heat removal from nuclear reactors; radiation protection and shielding; reactor licensing, safety and the environment; applications in power generation and medicine. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3500 , ME 3700  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4585 - Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants

    (3)
    The study of various nuclear power plant types and systems; Rankine Cycle thermodynamics; BWR, ESBWR and PWR power plants; engineered safety systems; nuclear regulations, codes and standards; reactor safety fundamentals; economic and environmental issues. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 4500 , ME 4580 , and major standing.
  
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    ME 4600 - Materials Properties and Processes

    (4)
    Study of mechanical behavior of real engineering materials and how they influence mechanical design. True stress/strain properties of materials, plastic deformation and fracture of materials, failure theories, fatigue damage under cyclic loading, creep and high temperature applications. Material properties of engineering metals, ceramics and composites. Behavior of materials during and after manufacturing processes such as stamping, drawing, extrusion, etc. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3250 , ME 3700  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4610 - Polymeric Materials

    (4)
    Terminology and nomenclature for plastics. General topics dealing with plastics, such as structure, morphology, properties, etc. Focus on mechanical and physical properties and mechanical behavior of plastics. Technology related to plastics processing, testing, designing and recycling is introduced. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3700  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4620 - Plastics Product Design

    (4)
    Design of plastic/composite products based on strength, stiffness, creeping, impacting, chemical and environmental deterioration. Effects of processing on part quality and performance. Design of plastic parts for manufacturability. Prototyping plastic parts. Design of plastic parts for joining and assembly. Use of CAD/CAM/CAE software for structural analysis and design optimization.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 4610  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4630 - Lubrication, Friction, and Wear

    (4)
    Study of fundamental wear mechanisms including: adhesive, abrasive, corrosive and surface fatigue; boundary and hydrodynamic lubrication; friction theories; surface topography characterization. Applications: journal and ball bearings, gears and engine components. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3700  
    Pre/Corequisite(s): ME 3500  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4700 - Manufacturing Processes

    (4)
    Fundamentals and technology of machining, forming, casting and welding. Mechanics of cutting. Molding of polymers. Tolerancing and surface topography. Manufacturing considerations in design. Economics of manufacturing. Process assembly and product engineering. Lab to be arranged. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3700  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4710 - Flexible and Lean Manufacturing Systems

    (4)
    Technologies and concepts that make manufacturing systems flexible: CAM, Group Technology (GT), Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining centers, robotics, automated warehousing (AS/RS), vision systems, material transport, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Introduction to lean manufacturing. With laboratory. Credit cannot be received for both ISE 4484 and ME 4710. Generally offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): Major standing.
  
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    ME 4720 - Product and Process Development

    (4)
    Topics include traditional and nontraditional approaches in product and process development and optimization, including conventional experimental mechanics and acoustic test methods. The Taguchi approach and other methods for design of experiments are used to study the interaction of variables and to attain optimization.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3250  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4730 - Fasteners and Bolted Joints

    (4)
    Analysis, design, and reliability of bolted joint systems under static and dynamic loads. Topics include torque-tension-turn formulation, process control, service and environmental loads, fatigue, elastic interaction, vibration loosening, creep relaxation, and corrosion. With laboratory experiments. Generally offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 4300  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4740 - Robotic Systems

    (4)
    Overview of industrial robotic manipulators, their components and typical applications. Kinematics of robots and solution of kinematic equations. Trajectory planning and the Jacobian matrix. Robot programming languages and task planning. Laboratory experience in the development and implementation of a kinematic controller using a reconfigurable industrial manipulator. Demonstrations and application using industrial robots. Generally offered fall. Credit cannot be received for both ISE 4422  and ME 4740.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4750 - Optical Measurement and Quality Inspection

    (4)
    State-of-the art optical methods including TV-holography/electronic speckle pattern interferometry, shearography, digital image correlation, three-dimensional computer vision, and laser triangulation; with applications to measurement of displacement, strain/stress, vibrational mode, material properties, three-dimensional shape, quality inspection and nondestructive testing. With laboratory. Generally offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3250  and major standing.
  
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    ME 4900 - 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.
  
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    ME 4995 - Directed Research

    (4)
    Directed undergraduate design or research project under the direction of a mechanical engineering faculty. Topic must be approved by the faculty mentor and by the department prior to registration.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3300 , ME 3500 , ME 3250 , ME 3700 , and major standing. Approval of project or research proposal by Mechanical Engineering Department.
  
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    ME 4996 - 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.
  
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    ME 4998 - Senior Project

    (3 TO 4)
    Work on an advanced design project under the direction of a mechanical engineering faculty member as an alternative to ME 4999 . Project proposal must be approved by the faculty member and department prior to registration. Student must work as part of a team of at least two people.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 3250 , ME 3300 , ME 3500 , ME 3700 , and major standing. Approval of project proposal by Mechanical Engineering Department.
  
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    ME 4999 - 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. Generally 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 3250 , ME 3300 , ME 3500 , ME 3700  and major standing.

Modern Language

  
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    ML 1910 - Study Abroad - Tutorial in Foreign Language

    (3 TO 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.
  
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    ML 1912 - Study Abroad in Foreign Language

    (3 TO 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.
  
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    ML 2900 - 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.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    ML 2905 - 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.
  
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    ML 2908 - 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.
  
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    ML 3900 - 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.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
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    ML 3905 - 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.
  
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    ML 3908 - 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.
  
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    ML 3939 - 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 3140 , or SPN 3140  and SPN 3170 , or GRM 3160  and GRM 3180  
  
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    ML 4400 - 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 4240  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

  
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    MUE 3001 - University Chorus

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance of a wide range of the large-group choral repertoire. No audition required.
  
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    MUE 3004 - Oakland Chorale

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance of a wide range of choral chamber repertoire from Renaissance to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3015 - Oakland Jazz Singers

    (0 OR 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.
  
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    MUE 3019 - Chamber Orchestra

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance of chamber orchestra repertoire. Membership by audition.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3020 - Oakland Symphony

    (0 OR 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.
  
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    MUE 3029 - Symphonic Band

    (0 OR 1)
    A non-auditioned instrumental ensemble designed to offer performance opportunities for non-majors and laboratory experiences for music majors.
  
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    MUE 3031 - Wind Symphony

    (0 OR 1)
    An ensemble of wind instruments performing standard concert band literature.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3032 - Golden Grizzly Athletic Band

    (0 OR 1)
    An instrumental ensemble that performs at various Oakland university campus and athletic events.
  
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    MUE 3035 - Brass Band

    (0 OR 1)
    Ensemble of brass and percussion instruments performing standard brass band literature.
  
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    MUE 3040 - Oakland University Jazz Band

    (0 OR 1)
    A big band jazz ensemble performing traditional and contemporary jazz literature. Experience will be gained in ensemble and improvisational performance. Audition required.
  
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    MUE 3041 - Jazz Improvisation Combos

    (0 OR 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.
  
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    MUE 3045 - African Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Study and performance of drumming and xylophone traditions as related to African oral culture using authentic Ghanaian and Ugandan instruments.
  
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    MUE 3046 - Steel Band

    (0 OR 1)
    Study and performance of various Trinidadian and Caribbean styles using handcrafted steel drums.
  
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    MUE 3048 - World Percussion Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Advanced study and performance of world percussion traditions.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. MUE 3045  and or MUE 3046  recommended.
  
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    MUE 3050 - Opera Workshop

    (0 OR 1)
    Study and experience in various forms of operatic music theatre.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    MUE 3055 - Opera

    (0 OR 2)
    Production and performance of a full-scale opera. Cast by audition.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
  
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    MUE 3065 - Contemporary Music Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Study and performance of recent music, focusing on newly composed music, alternative repertoire, and non-jazz improvisation.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3070 - Guitar Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance practice and techniques of guitar literature involving two or more players.
  
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    MUE 3071 - Saxophone Chamber Music

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of saxophone literature involving two or more players.
  
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    MUE 3072 - Flute Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of flute literature involving two or more players.
  
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    MUE 3073 - Percussion Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance of music for various combinations of percussion instruments.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3074 - Brass Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of brass literature involving two or more players.
  
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    MUE 3075 - Piano Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Class instruction in performance and repertory of multiple keyboard literature.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MUE 3076 - String Ensemble

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance, practice and techniques of string literature involving two or more players.
  
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    MUE 3080 - 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

  
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    MUS 1000 - 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.
  
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    MUS 1001 - “What’s On Your Playlist?” Music Listening and the Self

    (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 arts knowledge exploration area.
  
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    MUS 1002 - Exploring Technology in Music

    (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.
  
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    MUS 1003 - Music, Culture and Western Civilization

    (4)
    Examines selected historical events and developments in ideas and institutions through music as cultural expression. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    MUS 1005 - Foundations of Rock

    (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 the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
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    MUS 1006 - Exploring 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.
  
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    MUS 1007 - Exploring Jazz

    (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.
  
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    MUS 1010 - Exploring African Music

    (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.
  
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    MUS 1011 - Exploring Caribbean Music

    (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.
  
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    MUS 1100 - 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.
  
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    MUS 1101 - Beginning Piano for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Introduction to basic keyboard skills, designed for students with little or no musical background.
  
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    MUS 1103 - 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.
  
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    MUS 1104 - Intermediate Guitar for Non-Majors

    (2)
    Playing guitar in small jazz, classical, and popular music ensembles. An extension of MUS 1103 . Student must own or have access to a playable guitar.
    Prerequisite(s): completion of MUS 1103  with a grade of (B-) or higher or successfully passing a placement exam.
  
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    MUS 1160 - 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.
  
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    MUS 1161 - 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.
  
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    MUS 1162 - Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists II

    (2)
    Continuation of the basic techniques of MUS 1161  with more detailed attention to diction (International Phonetic Alphabet). Winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1161 
  
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    MUS 1171 - 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.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 1212  or equivalent.
  
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    MUS 1172 - 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): MUS 1171 
    Corequisite(s): MUS 1214  or equivalent.
  
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    MUS 1175 - Piano Technique Seminar

    (1)
    Provides piano majors and minors with basic terminology and instructions relating to piano technique, music learning and musical interpretation. Assists students in developing a clearer, and stronger understanding of how to become a more successful learner and performer.
  
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    MUS 1205 - Basic Musicianship for Musical Theatre Majors I

    (2)
    Develops understanding of the elements of music and how they interact within musical works, to enable students who use music in musical theatre performance to develop sufficient understanding of music concepts to use music effectively in performance and grasp basic rudiments of reading written music, including melody, rhythm, chords.
    Prerequisite(s): musical theatre majors only.
  
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    MUS 1206 - Basic Musicianship for Musical Theatre Majors II

    (2)
    Continuation of MUS 1205 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1205 . Musical theatre majors only.
  
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    MUS 1207 - Basic Musicianship for Dancers

    (2)
    Study of musical comprehension with particular focus on rhythm and sound organization and their relationship to physical impulse and response.
  
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    MUS 1211 - Basic Musicianship for Music Students

    (2)
    A study of traditional Western music notation systems, focusing on how those systems indicate to the performer the various elements of music. Emphasis on diatonic relationships within major and minor keys. Intended for the music major who needs remedial preparation for MUS 1212 .
  
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    MUS 1212 - Music Theory I

    (3)
    Fundamentals of musical structure, form, analysis and style. Intended for music majors. To be taken with MUS 1213 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1211  or placement exam.
    Corequisite(s): MUS 1213 
  
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    MUS 1213 - Aural Skills I

    (1)
    A laboratory experience to accompany MUS 1212 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1211  or placement exam.
  
  
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    MUS 1215 - Aural Skills II

    (1)
    A laboratory experience to accompany MUS 1214 .
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1212  and MUS 1213  (or placement exam).
  
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    MUS 1331 - 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.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MUS 1212  and MUS 1213  
  
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    MUS 1332 - 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.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MUS 1212  or MUS 1214 
  
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    MUS 2020 - 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): any MUS course that has met the general education knowledge explorations requirement.
  
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    MUS 2025 - Exploring 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 knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): one of the following: MUS 1000 , MUS 1001 , MUS 1002 , MUS 1005 , MUS 1006 , MUS 1007 , MUS 1010 , or MUS 1011 
  
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    MUS 2163 - Diction for Singers I

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    Techniques for pronouncing foreign languages in singing. Focus on International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), English, Italian, and Latin.
  
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    MUS 2164 - Diction for Singers II

    (2)
    Techniques for pronouncing foreign languages in singing. Focus on International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), French, and German.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2163 
 

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