Course Descriptions

ASP 099 ACADEMIC SUCCESS PLANNING   0.0 Credit(s)

EX 299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE   2.0-6.0 Credit(s)
In-depth exploration of a specific applied exercise science topic. Course can be repeated if topic varies.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 102 HISTORY OF JAZZ   3.0 Credit(s)
This course features a study of jazz styles from historical African sources to the contemporary era. Focus is on the creators of the various styles and the prominent performers.
Offered: Fall & Late Spring Semesters All Years

MU 102 HISTORY OF JAZZ   3.0 Credit(s)
This course features a study of jazz styles from historical African sources to the contemporary era. Focus is on the creators of the various styles and the prominent performers.
Offered: Fall & Late Spring Semesters All Years

MU 103 FROM BACH TO BEETHOVEN   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on famous compositions and composers primarily from the Baroque and Classical eras, 1600-1825. Highlights include classics and well-known works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. The music of these composers reflects the era in which it was created, but continues to provide contemporary meaning and inspiration to people around the world.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 103 FROM BACH TO BEETHOVEN   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on famous compositions and composers primarily from the Baroque and Classical eras, 1600-1825. Highlights include classics and well-known works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. The music of these composers reflects the era in which it was created, but continues to provide contemporary meaning and inspiration to people around the world.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 104 FROM BRAHMS TO BERNSTEIN   3.0 Credit(s)
Highlights of this course include exciting pieces by Romantic and twentieth-century composers from 1825 to the present. These composers created music that reflects the various cultures in which they lived, but additionally shows inspiring creativity, individuality, and uniqueness in an everchanging world.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 105 BLENDED HEARTS A CAPPELLA   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 106 INTRO TO IRISH TRAD MUSIC   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will survey the development of Irish Music from pre-Christian times through to the present, attend live performances, and learn to play the Irish whistle.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

MU 108 THE POWER OF SACRED MUSIC   3.0 Credit(s)
Reflection on the use, history, and teaching of sacred music throughout time, from aboriginal and mystical traditions to modern applications in religion, yoga, and Buddhist teachings. Learning through experiential learning, application, readings, and research studies.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 109 HISTORY OF ITALIAN OPERA   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores Italian Opera from its conception to modern day.
Offered: Spring Semester Contact Department

MU 110 WOMEN IN MUSIC   3.0 Credit(s)
This class will give a general overview of women's involvement in the world of music from Medieval roots to current American popular music, including composers, performers, educators, and conductors.
Offered: Spring & Summer Semesters All Years

MU 112 MUSIC IN AMERICA   3.0 Credit(s)
U.S. folk, jazz, popular, and fine-art music are studied in this course. Emphasis is on aural analysis and placing historical and contemporary music in its cultural context.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 112 MUSIC IN AMERICA   3.0 Credit(s)
U.S. folk, jazz, popular, and fine-art music are studied in this course. Emphasis is on aural analysis and placing historical and contemporary music in its cultural context.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 113 SHUPERMEN   1.0 Credit(s)
This is a selected choral ensemble that performs standard repertoire for accompanied and unaccompanied voices.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

MU 114 MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA & CARIB   3.0 Credit(s)
This course traces the development of the most important Latin American musical styles from their historical folk origins to the present. Focus is on music from Cuba and Brazil and the creators and important performers of the styles.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 114 MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA & CARIB   3.0 Credit(s)
This course traces the development of the most important Latin American musical styles from their historical folk origins to the present. Focus is on music from Cuba and Brazil and the creators and important performers of the styles.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 115 SIGHT-SINGING   1.0 Credit(s)
Course designed for basic music reading and aural perception. Students learn the necessary skills to sing musical intervals and simple melodies at sight.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

MU 116 SIGHT-SINGING II   1.0 Credit(s)
This course continues the development of music skills begun in Sight Singing I, including more advanced intervals and melodies.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 119 HISTORY OF BROADWAY   3.0 Credit(s)
Students study several classic Broadway musicals as well as several current shows.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 121 MUSICIANSHIP I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the development and enhancement of musical skills through music reading and notation, rhythmic and tonal perception, and analysis. Other areas covered include the construction and function of scales, intervals, and triads. Open to all students.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

MU 121 MUSICIANSHIP I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the development and enhancement of musical skills through music reading and notation, rhythmic and tonal perception, and analysis. Other areas covered include the construction and function of scales, intervals, and triads. Open to all students.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

MU 122 MUSICIANSHIP II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course continues the development of musical skills through further practice with music notation, musical analysis, and aural perception. The construction and function of triads, harmonic motion, rhythm, texture, and writing are covered.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 122 MUSICIANSHIP II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course continues the development of musical skills through further practice with music notation, musical analysis, and aural perception. The construction and function of triads, harmonic motion, rhythm, texture, and writing are covered.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 124 LISTENING TO LUXEMBOURG   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will investigate representative music of Luxembourg and its relation to the country's cultural and social life. An emphasis will be placed on the development and practice of observation, listening skills, peer work, and daily writing so that the student can meaningfully experience, appreciate, discuss and evaluate Luxembourg's musical culture by attending performances, taking tours, along with listening to music as a local would. Observations will then be linked to readings and discussions about how music and culture relate, and how they relate to the musical culture of the United States.
Offered: Summer Semester All Years

MU 125 MUSIC IN THE PERFORMING ARTS   3.0 Credit(s)
A study of music and artists in the dramatic and performing arts, both past and present. Focus is on chamber music, opera, and musical theatre.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 125 MUSIC IN THE PERFORMING ARTS   3.0 Credit(s)
A study of music and artists in the dramatic and performing arts, both past and present. Focus is on chamber music, opera, and musical theatre.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

MU 131 PRIVATE LESSONS   1.0 Credit(s)
Individual instruction in selected instruments or voice. One half-hour lesson per week. Fee required. Students receive 10 lessons per semester.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 131 PRIVATE LESSONS   1.0 Credit(s)
Individual instruction in selected instruments or voice. One half-hour lesson per week. Fee required. Students receive 10 lessons per semester.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 132 PRIVATE LESSONS   2.0 Credit(s)
Individual instruction in selected instruments or voice. One-hour lesson per week. Fee required. Students receive 10 lessons per semester.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 132 PRIVATE LESSONS   2.0 Credit(s)
Individual instruction in selected instruments or voice. One-hour lesson per week. Fee required. Students receive 10 lessons per semester.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 133 SHU LOVE   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 133 SHU LOVE   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 134 INSTR. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 134 INSTR. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 136 UNIVERSITY BAND   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a performing instrumental group. The ensemble presents a wide variety of interesting and significant repertoire arranged and written for concert band, in both on-and-off campus concerts and events.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 136 UNIVERSITY BAND   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a performing instrumental group. The ensemble presents a wide variety of interesting and significant repertoire arranged and written for concert band, in both on-and-off campus concerts and events.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 137 CHORUS   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a larger vocal ensemble. The choir focuses on the training in and performance of interesting and significant choral works from many different cultures and historical periods. Participants perform in concerts and events both on and off campus.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 137 CHORUS   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a larger vocal ensemble. The choir focuses on the training in and performance of interesting and significant choral works from many different cultures and historical periods. Participants perform in concerts and events both on and off campus.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 138 JAZZ ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' musicianship and musical talent in a contemporary musical art form. The jazz workshop approach develops stylistic and improvisatorial skills with the goal of presenting concerts and performing.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 138 JAZZ ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' musicianship and musical talent in a contemporary musical art form. The jazz workshop approach develops stylistic and improvisatorial skills with the goal of presenting concerts and performing.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 139 GUITAR ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a performing instrumental group. The ensemble presents a wide variety of repertoire arranged and written for guitar in both on- and off-campus concerts and events.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 139 GUITAR ENSEMBLE   1.0 Credit(s)
This course develops students' talents and musicianship through participation in a performing instrumental group. The ensemble presents a wide variety of repertoire arranged and written for guitar in both on- and off-campus concerts and events.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 140 MOVEMENT FOR MUSICIANS   1.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce student musicians to the fundamentals of traditional and contemporary dance. This class will provide an overview of terminology, technique and showmanship for non-dancers with an emphais on basic bellet, jazz and modern dance movement.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

MU 198 LITURGICAL CHOIR   1.0 Credit(s)
This ensemble is open to all singers and instrumentalists by audition who wish to participate in the music of the Sunday evening liturgy. Students meaningfully experience and appreciate the vibrant heritage of the Catholic music tradition. Both contemporary and traditional styles of music are offered in the spirit of prayer. Through practice and presentation of appropriate music, musical skills are utilized, encouraged, and further developed.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 233 4 HEART HARMONY   1.0 Credit(s)
This advanced mixed chamber choir performs a wide variety of significant and interesting music, including a capella, jazz, pop, show tunes, multicultural, and classical choral repertoire. Participants perform in concerts and events both on and off campus. Members are experienced choral singers and the ensemble is open by interview and vocal audition.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

MU 236 SIGHT SINGING IV   1.0 Credit(s)
This course concludes the musical skills that were achieved in Sight Singing I, II, and III, including advanced melodies outlining advanced harmonies. Prerequisite: Take MU-235
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

MU 239 CATHOLIC CHURCH MUSIC   3.0 Credit(s)
Interesting and important works from the great tradition of music written for the Catholic Church are viewed through the Church's historical and present liturgical traditions. As a significant component of the Catholic intellectual tradition, relevant musical examples from the early through contemporary periods are examined from liturgical, technical, and cultural viewpoints. The Church's reaction to and use of the wide variety of musical compositions are examined and discussed.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department