Music

Courses

MUS 1000. Music Appreciation. 3 hrs.

A survey course covering the history of music. Intended to broaden the students understanding of music as an essential component of culture. Course work is divided into three categories: study of elements and fundamentals, study of music history and context in which major works were created, and listening. Lecture, three hours per week. IAI: F1 901.

MUS 1001. Fundamentals of Music. 2 hrs.

Introduction to the elements and fundamentals of music theory. Intended to provide students with a general understanding of the elements of music e.g; rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, texture and form. Training in the fundamentals of harmony. Lecture, two hours per week.

MUS 1002. Music Theory I. 4 hrs.

Introductory study of the basic elements of music theory. Coursework is divided into two categories: study of music theory, rhythm, triads, seventh chords and diatonic harmony and aural skills; the development of proficiency in ear training and sight singing using the movable do solfege. Lecture, three hours per week; lab 2 hours per week. NOTE: Music majors must be concurrently enrolled in applied music lessons. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music reading.

MUS 1012. Music Theory II. 4 hrs.

Continuation of MUS 1002. Continuation of diatonic harmony, part writing and analysis. Continuation of aural skills; ear training, rhythmic dictation and sight singing using the movable do solfege. Lecture, three hours per week; lab, two hours per week. NOTE: Music majors must be concurrently enrolled in applied music lessons. Prerequisite: MUS 1002.

MUS 1090. Introduction To American Music. 3 hrs.

This course is a survey of the history of American music and its contribution to world music. It emphasizes a basic understanding of music fundamentals, and through readings, discussion, listening, and videos, it promotes a general understanding of the historical and cultural developments of the major American musical genres including Classical, Folk-Ethnic, Popular, Jazz, and Rock-and-Roll--in the United States from the 18th through the 21st centuries. Prerequisite: MUS 1000, Music Appreciation.

MUS 2002. Music Theory III. 4 hrs.

Continuation of MUS 1012. Completion of diatonic harmony. Introduction to chromatic harmony. Emphasis on part writing and analysis, continua- tion of aural skills; ear training, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and sight singing using the movable do solfege. Lecture, three hours per week; lab, two hours per week. NOTE: Music majors must be concurrently enrolled in applied music lessons. Prerequisite: MUS 1012.

MUS 2012. Music Theory IV. 4 hrs.

Continuation of MUS 2002. Application of analytical techniques through the study of formal designs of the common-practice period. Continua- tion, sight singing using the movable do solfege, and basic keyboard skills. NOTE: Music majors must be concurrently enrolled in applied music lessons. Prerequisite: MUS 2002.