MUSA 206-001 CLASS PIANO II Group piano instruction with individual help, to develop fundamental piano skills for students with little or no piano experience. Basic skills included are reading, harmonization, transposition, improvization, and compositional techniques. Each course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 201 or equivalent; Piano I a prerequisite to Piano II. Two hours per week.
MUSC 210-450 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC An introductory course on a special topic in music. Topics include empases on specific genres and sub-genres such as Western classical, world music, folk music, jass, rock, blues, and other music history, musicology, and interdisciplinary topics. Prior musical experience and/or knowledge is helpful but not necessary. May be taken three times under different topics for credit. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC. Three hours per week plus enhancement.
MUSC 490-002 DIRECT INDEPENDENT STUDY Tutorial in any area of music; open to seniors and graduate students. May include continuation of a skills development program begun in the lower-level independent study course, or any type of individual research in music not normally included in courses offered by the department, or individual study of an area needed for teacher certification but not offered by the department in the current semester. Approval in writing of department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration, with the area of study to be specified in writing. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Hours vary, up to 4 hours per week.
MUSC 497-002 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of original research in either music history, theory, composition or performance. Allows student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation required. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. One to four hours per week.
MUSC 498-002 SENIOR PROJECT Required of music majors in senior year of the BA in music (traditional and music technology) tracks but it is open to all music majors. Designed to be a research paper, recital or composition. This project is of the student's choice in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will meet weekly with their faculty mentor. Sign up in music office one term in advance. Prerequisite: Senior standing, completion of music core, permission of chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.
MUSC 590-002 DIRECT INDEPENDENT STUDY An individual, graduate tutorial course including research topics not covered in available courses. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours credit under difference course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Written specified area of study approved in writing by department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration.