Jul 02, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 100-level courses.

 

Mass Communication

  
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    MC 360 - Mass Communication Theory and Media Effects


    3 credit hours
    Overview of research in media effects and mass communication theory.
  
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    MC 375 - Strategies for Video in Social Media


    3 credit hours
    Using Internet-based video to promote products or issues in a professional setting, either as an entrepreneur or for a client. Includes analytics, social-media applications, mobile video, and techniques to increase a video’s reach. Students will develop a plan to increase a video’s impact by using Web-based social and technical video techniques, apply the plan, and analyze the results.
  
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    MC 400 - Special Topics in Journalism


    3 credit hours
    Varied topics in the field, offered on a one-time basis. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
  
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    MC 411 - Video Engineering


    3 credit hours
    Theoretical and practical application of video engineering principles in a modern digital broadcast environment, including working as technical crew for weekly newscasts. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 215 .
  
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    MC 412 - Audio Engineering


    3 credit hours
    Aesthetic and technical considerations for digital multi-track recording, mixing, and sound reinforcement.  Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 315 .
  
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    MC 415 - Advanced Video Post Production


    3 credit hours
    Philosophy and technical considerations in software based, non-linear video editing.  Restricted to junior or senior MC majors. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 315 .
  
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    MC 425 - Documentary Production


    3 credit hours
    Individual projects completed under faculty supervision. Includes documentaries, dramas, animation, or other appropriate subjects. Topic must be approved by Instructor prior to registration Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 415 .
  
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    MC 433 - Advanced TV Newscast Production


    4 credit hours
    As Executive Producer, the student will gain advanced managerial experience in producing  and overseeing the operations of the campus newscast.  Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 333 .
  
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    MC 450 - Seminar in Mass Communication


    3 credit hours
    In-depth examination of critical Mass Communication issues.  May be repeated for credit as topics change.
  
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    MC 452 - Public Relations Writing


    3 credit hours
    Writing news releases, videos, online material, fact sheets, position papers, and other PR-oriented messages. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 200  and MC 310  
  
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    MC 453 - Advanced Journalism Practicum


    3 credit hours
    Practical experience in the production of the campus newspaper.
  
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    MC 455 - Media Law


    3 credit hours
    Examination of laws affecting broadcast, cable, and print media. 
  
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    MC 460 - Media Management


    3 credit hours
    Management and motivational theories applied to print, broadcast, and cable industries. 
  
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    MC 475 - Internship


    1-6 credit hours
    Practical experience in a professional environment. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours on a pass/fail basis. Open to juniors and seniors only with departmental consent. Applications available in the departmental office. 
  
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    MC 491 - Directed Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Supervised, directed study in media related area. Faculty adviser must approve research topic the semester prior to registration.
  
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    MC 494 - Location Production


    3 credit hours
    Theoretical and practical instruction in the techniques of advanced video production. Teamwork aspects of location production are emphasized.  Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 315 .
  
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    MC 495 - Broadcast Production Capstone


    1 credit hour
    Production of an advanced media project and e-portfolio with detailed critical anaylsis. Project topics and guidelines must be approved by faculty adviser the semester prior to registration. Broadcast Production senior in last 30 hours of study. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in MC 415 .
  
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    MC 499 - Multimedia Journalism Capstone


    3 credit hours
    Practical hands-on experience creating stories for print, television, and the Internet. Portfolio of work required.  Prerequisite(s): MC 300  and 327 .

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 131 - Intermediate Algebra


    3 credit hours
    Fundamental concepts and operations of algebra. For students who do not qualify for regular placement in mathematics. The grade for MATH 131 is reported as A, B, C, or NC (no credit).
  
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    MATH 144 - Pre-Calculus Algebra


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    The algebra of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic inequalities, and the binomial theorem. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131  or 147 , or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 147 - Finite Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Topics in finite mathematics and their applications. The course includes sets, counting, permutations, combinations, basic probability (including Baye’s Theorem), an introduction to statistics (including work with Binomial and Normal Distributions). Prerequisite(s): MATH 131  or 144 , or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 149 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Trigonometric functions (circular), inverse trigonometric functions along with identities and trigonometric equations, vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite(s): MATH 144  or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 25, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 555.
  
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    MATH 150 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    The algebra of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic inequalities, and the binomial theorem. Trigonometric functions (circular), inverse trigonometric functions along with identities and trigonometric equations, vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 , 144 , or 147 ; or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 154 - The Nature of Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Topics include Polya’s principles, permutations and combinations, the pigeonhole principle, geometric series, the Fibonacci sequence, the golden mean, modular arithmetic, prime, rational and irrational numbers, the logical structure of mathematics, one-to-one correspondences, and Cantor’s development of infinite cardinalities. This course is designed to satisfy the general education requirement in mathematics while providing an overview of the discipline and examining the relationship between mathematics, the arts, and the sciences.  Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 144 , or 147 ; or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 155 - Honors Nature of Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Topics include Polya’s principles, permutations and combinations, the pigeonhole principle, geometric series, the Fibonacci sequence, the golden mean, modular arithmetic, prime, rational and irrational numbers, the logical structure of mathematics, one-to-one correspondences, and Cantor’s development of infinite cardinalities. This course is designed to satisfy the general education requirement in mathematics while providing an overview of the discipline and examining the relationship between mathematics, the arts, and the sciences. Enrollment in the UM Honors Program required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 144 , or 147 ; or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 157 - Introduction to Statistics


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, linear regression, correlation, and design of experiments. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 , 144 , 147 , 150 154 , or 155 ; or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    MATH 160 - Basic Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I


    3 credit hours
    An overview of induction and deduction, sets, numbers, and numeration. Topics include patterns and sequences, counting techniques, sets, relations and functions, logic (implication and validity), numeration (base and place syntax and algorithms), number systems (axioms, rational operations, and modular arithmetic), and measurement. Where appropriate, these topics are applied to problem-solving strategies. This course is intended for Elementary Education majors and is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study-MATHEMATICS, but is open to any student meeting the prerequisite. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 147 , and in either MATH 144  or MATH 154 .
  
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    MATH 162 - Basic Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II


    3 credit hours
    A continuation of MATH 160 . Topics include the real number system (irrational numbers), geometry (geometric shapes, angles, constructions, and measures of length, area, and volume), the metric system, symmetries, descriptive statistics (frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variation, and normal distributions), and elementary inferential statistics. This course is intended for Elementary Education majors and is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study-MATHEMATICS, but is open to any student meeting the prerequisite. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 160 .
  
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    MATH 170 - Calculus I


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    The study of the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the definite integral and its basic applications to area problems. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including approximations of error using differentials, maximum and minimum problems, and curve sketching using calculus. Prerequisite(s): MATH 149  or 150 , or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 25, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 555.
  
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    MATH 171 - Calculus II


    4 credit hours
    The study of vectors in the plane and in space, lines and planes in space, applications of integration (such as volume, arc length, work, and average value), techniques of integration, infinite series, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Prerequisite(s): MATH 170 
  
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    MATH 185 - Survey of Mathematics


    1 credit hour
    This course provides an overview of the nature of mathematics in both a historical and modern context, and its relationship to other disciplines. Students will learn about what mathematicians do and why, and will hear a variety of speakers discuss career opportunities in mathematics and related disciplines. The course is graded pass/fail, and is open to all majors. Prerequisite(s): MATH 144 147 , 149 , 150 , or 170 .
  
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    MATH 202 - Mathematics of Games


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to various mathematics concepts as they apply to games. This will include counting techniques, probability, decision trees, and an introduction to game theory. Prerequisite(s): MATH 144 147 , 149 , 150 , 157 , or 170 .
  
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    MATH 205 - Introduction to the History of Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the history of mathematics, from early numeration systems through the beginnings of calculus. Prerequisite(s): MATH 170 .
  
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    MATH 247 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to proof through various topics in discrete mathematics, including the study of sets, logic, valid and invalid arguments, techniques of proof, relations, functions, elementary number theory, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite(s): MATH 170  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MATH 261 - Introduction to Programming and Computer Algebra Systems


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Fundamentals of computing, computer programming in BASIC, Maple V, and other computer algebra systems, internet resources, and the PCTeX typesetting language. Prerequisite(s): MATH 170 .
  
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    MATH 271 - Sequences, Series, and Indeterminate Forms


    3 credit hours
    Sequences and series of numbers and functions, along with supporting theory and applications. Topics include convergence tests, Taylor’s theorem, L’Hôpital’s rule, and an introduction to uniform convergence. Prerequisite(s): MATH 171  and 247 .
  
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    MATH 272 - Calculus III


    4 credit hours
    The study of vector functions, functions of two or more variables, partial derivatives (including applications), quadric surfaces, multiple integration, and vector calculus (including Green’s Theorem, curl and divergence, surface integrals, and Stoke’s Theorem). Prerequisite(s): MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 295 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Topic will be announced prior to registration. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 170 .
  
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    MATH 299 - Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Independent study in a selected mathematics area to further a student’s knowledge and competence in that area. Material to be studied will be determined in consultation with the faculty member supervising the course, the student’s adviser, and the department chair. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
  
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    MATH 310 - Foundations of Mathematics


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to abstract mathematical reasoning, including set theory, logic, mathematical analysis, and the structure of the real number system. Prerequisite(s): MATH 247 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MATH 272  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MATH 330 - Numerical Analysis


    3 credit hours
    The use of computers to obtain numerical solutions to systems of linear equations, root approximations of other equations, least squares, numerical integration. Prerequisite(s): MATH 261  and MATH 272 .
  
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    MATH 336 - Mathematical Statistics


    3 credit hours
    Probability basics, discrete and continuous random variables, multivariate distributions, properties of expectation, laws of large numbers, special distributions, moment generating functions, the Central Limit Theorem, sampling, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, nonparametric methods, and linear regression. Prerequisite(s): MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 350 - Differential Equations


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to ordinary differential equations, their solutions and practical applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 272 .
  
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    MATH 376 - Complex Analysis


    3 credit hours
    Representations of complex numbers, complex arithmetic, complex functions of a complex variable, calculus of complex functions, harmonic functions, analytic functions, contour integrals, Cauchy’s theorem, and selected topics. Prerequisite(s): MATH 272 .
  
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    MATH 387 - Graph Theory


    3 credit hours
    Advanced topics in graph theory, including graphs and diagraphs, vertex and edge colorings, planar graphs, and Ramsey numbers. Although some of the class will be computational, much of it will be presented in theorem-proof format. Prerequisite(s): MATH 247  
  
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    MATH 390 - Linear Algebra


    3 credit hours
    Coordinate systems, vector algebra, linear transformations, solutions of systems of linear equations, and introduction to matrix theory. Prerequisite(s): MATH 272  (may be taken concurrently).
  
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    MATH 395 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Topics will be announced prior to registration. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
  
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    MATH 399 - Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Independent study in a selected mathematics area to further a student’s knowledge and competence in that area. Material to be studied will be determined in consultation with the faculty member supervising the course, the student’s adviser, and the department chair. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
  
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    MATH 440 - Abstract Algebra


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to algebraic systems, including groups, rings, and fields. Prerequisite(s): MATH 310 .
  
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    MATH 470 - Real Analysis


    3 credit hours
    A study of functions, including convergence, continuity, differentiability, infinite series expansions, and the supporting theory. Prerequisite(s): MATH 272  and 310 .
  
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    MATH 480 - Topology


    3 credit hours
    Theory of sets, metric spaces, topological spaces, connectedness, and compactness. Prerequisite(s): MATH 310 .
  
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    MATH 484 - Directed Reading in Mathematics


    1 credit hour
    In this course students will explore areas of interest in mathematics and propose a topic for the senior seminar project. Prerequisite(s): MATH 310  and permission of instructor.
  
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    MATH 485 - Senior Seminar


    1 credit hour
    This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize previous work through the preparation and presentation of a research paper. Prerequisite(s): MATH 484 . No more than one regular semester may lapse between MATH 484  and MATH 485.
  
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    MATH 495 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Topic will be announced prior to registration. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
  
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    MATH 498 - Mathematics Colloquium


    1 credit hour
    Opportunity to engage in mathematics at the professional level, through weekly talks given by UM mathematicians and invited speakers. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Graded pass/fail. Junior standing required. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MATH 310 .
  
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    MATH 499 - Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Independent study in a selected mathematics area to further a student’s knowledge and competence in that area. Material to be studied will be determined in consultation with the faculty member supervising the course, the student’s adviser, and the department chair. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.

Music

  
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    MUS 100 - Recital and Concert Attendance


    0 credit hours
    Music majors are required to attend a prescribed number of campus recitals and concerts each semester. This course is a means of registering this participation. This course is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
  
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    MUS 101 - Introduction to Music Education


    2 credit hours
    This course offers pre-professional music educators an orientation to university resources, the music-education program curriculum, the Teacher Education Program, and the music teaching profession. A field experience may be required. For declared music-education majors and those considering a career in music education.
  
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    MUS 102 - Special Topics in Music


    1-3 credit hours
    Investigation of selected music-related topics, suitable for those with a general interest in music. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 110 - Music Fundamentals


    3 credit hours
    The basic terms, concepts, knowledge, and skills of music theory. Open to non-music majors as an elective. Course does not count toward a degree in music.
  
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    MUS 111 - Principles of Music Theory I


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of compositional concepts drawn from the basic properties of sound.
  
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    MUS 112 - Music Skills I


    1 credit hour
    Prepared singing and sight-singing of diatonic music. Includes developing skills in visual-aural analysis. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MUS 111 .
  
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    MUS 113 - Principles of Music Theory II


    3 credit hours
    Coloristic, textural, rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic aspects of principally diatonic tertiantonal music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 .
  
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    MUS 114 - Music Skills II


    1 credit hour
    Continued study of prepared and sight-singing of diatonic music. Includes developing skills in visual aural analysis. Prerequisite(s): MUS 111  and 112 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MUS 113 .
  
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    MUS 119 - Acting for Singers


    1 credit hour
    This course is designed to acquaint singers with the basics of acting for the stage, and offers opportunities to enhance and refine their singing/acting skills through the preparation and performance of classical and/or operatic repertoire. Course may be repeated once, for a total of 2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 121 - Invitation to Listening


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Introduction to the aural art of music. For non majors with no musical training. Includes information and listening routines helpful to understanding a wide spectrum of musical types and styles.
  
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    MUS 122 - Invitation to Listening (Honors)


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Introduction to the aural art of music. For Honors Program students with no musical training. Includes information and listening routines helpful to understanding a wide spectrum of music types and styles. Enrollment in UM Honors Program required.
  
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    MUS 125 - American Music Culture


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Selected topics in the musical and cultural history of American music.
  
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    MUS 131 - Music in School and Society


    2 credit hours
    An introduction to the historical, sociological, political, and philosophical foundations of general education and music education in the United States. Local, state, and federal legislation and policies applicable to P-12 schools will be discussed. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 133 - Voice Lab I/English Language Diction


    1 credit hour
    English diction for singers, including mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet as the foundation for study. Introduction to English-language vocal literature. Coursework includes written and aural assignments, as well as in-class performances of English-language repertoire.
  
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    MUS 134 - Voice Lab II/Italian Language Diction


    1 credit hour
    Italian diction for singers, including mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet as the foundation for study. Introduction to Italian-language vocal literature. Coursework includes written and aural assignments, as well as in-class performances of Italian-language repertoire. Prerequisite(s): MUS 133 .
  
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    MUS 200 - Music Education Forum


    0 credit hours
    The course provides a weekly forum for sharing information about issues, current developments, and other matters related to music education as a field of study and as a profession. The course is required each semester for all undergraduate music-education majors, except during the semester of the internship. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 201 - Psychology of Music in Education


    2 credit hours
    Theories of educational psychology in relation to teaching and learning will be examined, particularly within the context of music education. This knowledge will aid in the development of age-appropriate pedagogy. In addition, students will develop strategies for the inclusion of diverse learners in the music classroom, while examining their own personal/ cultural biases through reflective discussion and writing. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 211 - Principles of Music Theory III


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Harmonic, melodic, and formal factors in music, with emphasis on chromaticism in 18th-, 19th-, and early-20th-century music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113 .
  
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    MUS 212 - Music Skills III


    1 credit hour
    Intermediate study of prepared and sight-singing of diatonic music. Includes developing skills in visual-aural analysis. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113  and 114 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of MUS 211 .
  
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    MUS 213 - Principles of Music Theory IV


    3 credit hours
    Music form and investigation of 20th-century compositional practice. Prerequisite(s): MUS 211 .
  
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    MUS 214 - Music Skills IV


    1 credit hour
    Continued intermediate study of prepared and sight-singing of diatonic music. Includes developing skills in visual-aural analysis. Prerequisite(s): MUS 211  and 212 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MUS 213 .
  
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    MUS 228 - Music Technology


    2 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Introduction to computers, systems, and software, with development of computer skills through considerable “hands-on” experience. Emphasis on computer music notation, sequencing, sampling, and other musical applications. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 230 - Keyboard Harmony and Technique I


    1 credit hour
    Keyboard harmony and development of technique through the study of scales, arpeggios, cadences, and other common keyboard patterns. Emphasis on enhancing skill in sight-reading, transposing, and harmonization/improvisation. Sophomore standing as a keyboard principal required. Co-requisite(s): MUS 211  and 212 .
  
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    MUS 232 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Music Education


    2 credit hours
    This course examines the interrelationships among curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the music classroom. Participants will review state and national teaching standards, examine published curricula and instructional materials, and explore techniques for instructional planning and assessment. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 233 - Voice Lab III/German Language Diction


    1 credit hour
    German diction for singers, including mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet as the foundation for study. Introduction to German-language vocal literature. Coursework includes written and aural assignments, as well as in-class performances of German- language repertoire. Prerequisite(s): MUS 133 .
  
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    MUS 234 - Voice Lab IV/French Language Diction


    1 credit hour
    French diction for singers, including mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet as the foundation for study. Introduction to French-language vocal literature. Coursework includes written and aural assignments, as well as in-class performances of French-language repertoire. Prerequisite(s): MUS 133 .
  
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    MUS 250 - World Music


    1 credit hour
    MUS 250 is an introduction to the major musical traditions of the world through an exploration of musical performance in various cultures. The performance models are studied in the context of a general description of the society and musical culture from which it originated. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113 .
  
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    MUS 252 - Music History, Medieval/Renaissance


    3 credit hours
    Aspects of musical style from the early medieval era through the end of the Renaissance. Attention given to important composers and works of the period. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113 .
  
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    MUS 255 - School Music for the Elementary Teacher


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Materials and methods to assist the non-musically trained teacher in meeting the needs of music class. Includes experience in singing and reading music, use of classroom instruments, and general appreciation on the adult level, as well as that of the child.
  
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    MUS 260 - Single-Reed Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic principles and techniques of clarinet and saxophone teaching. Includes selection and care of single-reed instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 261 - Flute/Double-Reed Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic principles and techniques of flute, oboe, and bassoon teaching. Includes selection and care of flute and double-reed instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 301 - Elementary and General Music Methods


    3 credit hours
    This course provides methods and materials for pre-professional music educators who will be teaching general music in elementary and/or secondary schools, including basic guitar and recorder techniques, pitched and unpitched percussion techniques, a comparison of pedagogical philosophies and methodologies, a review of resources, curriculum development, classroom management, and field observations. A field experience may be required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 316 - Marching Band Methods


    1 credit hour
    An introduction to the organization and instruction of marching bands for the prospective secondary instrumental music educator. Topics include: street and field marching styles and techniques, rehearsal organization, show design, music selection and arranging, drill charting techniques, and the development of auxiliary units. This course requires additional observation and/or practicum experiences in P-12 schools.
  
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    MUS 317 - Jazz Improvisation


    2 credit hours
    This course provides an intensive survey and performance-based exploration of improvisation in the Jazz idiom. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUS 331 - Instrumental Music Methods for Vocalists


    1 credit hour
    Designed for the choral music education major, this course provides an introduction to the organization and administration of instrumental music programs, as well as opportunities to study a variety of wind and percussion instruments in a lab setting. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 332 - Choral Music Methods for Instrumentalists


    1 credit hour
    Designed for the instrumental music education major, this course provides an introduction to the organization and administration of choral music programs, as well as the opportunity for vocal training and performance in a lab setting. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 338 - Music Technology II


    2 credit hours
    A continuation of computers, systems, and software, with development of computer skills through considerable “hands-on” experience with more in-depth emphasis on MIDI, audio production, synthesizers, sequencing, sampling, and other musical applications. Prerequisite(s): MUS 228 .
  
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    MUS 341 - Music History, Baroque/Classical


    3 credit hours
    Aspects of musical style from the Baroque and Classical periods. Attention given to important composers and works of the period. Prerequisite(s): MUS 252 .
  
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    MUS 342 - Music History, 19th Century to Present


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Aspects of musical style, beginning with the Romantic era and continuing to the present. Attention given to important composers and works of the period. Prerequisite(s): MUS 341 .
  
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    MUS 343 - History of Jazz


    3 credit hours
    This course will help students develop a knowledge of the personalities, styles, terminology, culture, and traditions commonly associated with the American musical epoch called “jazz.”
  
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    MUS 360 - High-Brass Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic principles and techniques of trumpet and horn teaching. Includes selection and care of high-brass instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 361 - Vocal Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    Principles of correct vocal production, including anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and vocal mechanism, study of acoustics and resonance, diction, and vocal health. Study and application of exercises and other methods designed to promote freedom and efficiency in singing. Study of methods of diagnosing vocal problems and teaching correct vocal production. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 363 - Organ Literature


    2 credit hours
    Survey of repertoire for the organ, from the Renaissance to the present. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 364 - Low-Brass Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic principles and techniques of trombone, euphonium, and tuba teaching. Includes selection and care of low-brass instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
 

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