Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Division of MusicCollege of Liberal Arts

Courses

MUS 16100 / Class Piano And Musicianship I / 3 credits
A study of essential keyboard skills that include reading beginning level piano pieces, major and minor scales, transposition, sight reading and adding chords to a given melody. The musicianship includes essential aural skills: rhythmic dictation, interval and chord identification, and rhythmic and melodic dictation. No prerequisite.

MUS 16200 / Class Piano And Musicianship II / 3 credits
A continuation of MUS 16100 that include reading intermediate level piano pieces, sight reading, scales, transposition and adding shords to a melody. The musicianship component includes intermediate level aural skills, rhythmic and melodic dictation, intervals, chordal and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS 16100 or consent of instructor.

MUS 25000 / Music Appreciation / 3 credits 
An introduction to classical music. Considerations of musical perception and musical elements are followed by a survey of masterpieces from the major time periods. 
No previous musical training or experience is required.

MUS 26100 / Fundamentals of Music / 3 credits
Fundamentals of music notation, ear training, and music reading.  No prerequisite.

MUS 32400 / Teaching Music in the Elementary School / 3 credits 
Basic musicianship is developed through singing, playing instruments, reading and writing music, and listening and moving to music. Music teaching methods and materials are surveyed, including lesson planning, experiences in teaching, and observation of children in music classes. Prerequisite: formal admission to the Teacher Education Program.

MUS 36100 / Music Theory I / 3 credits 
Course comprises rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic processes in tonal music, including
the development of analytic, listening, and basic piano techniques.
No prerequisite; however, music reading ability is required, verified through a Music Theory Placement Exam.
(Credit may be established in this course by passing an examination. (see below)

MUS 36200 / Music Theory II / 3 credits 
A study of processes in diatonic tonal music, including 4-part voice leading, secondary dominants, embellishing tones, period forms, chord progressions, harmonization of melodies, and functional piano techniques. 
Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 36300 / Music Theory III / 3 credits 
A study of processes in tonal music, including modulations, contrapuntal genres, mode mixture, vocal forms, chromatic modulations, variation techniques, and functional piano techniques. 
Prerequisite: MUS 36200 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 37400 / Contemporary Music / 3 credits 
A study of music of the twentieth century and beyond. Class activities are focused on analysis of music representative of various genres. 
Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 37500 / Selected Topics in Music / 3 credits 
A study of a specific genre in music (symphony, opera, chamber music, etc.) or the works of a single composer. May be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 37600 / World Music / 3 credits
This course will explore musical traditions around the globe, including geographical areas such as Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America, Europe, and others. Students will discover how cultural traditions, life rituals, arts, and other traditions influence and create each region's expression of music. An individual research project will be included, as well as a group project and presentation. "Field research" will be explored. Concert attendance is also required.

MUS 37800 / Jazz History / 3 credits 
An historical and stylistic study of jazz.

MUS 38100 / Music History I: Antiquity to Mozart / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western Europeon music history from Antiquity through Mozart. Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or consent of instructor. 

MUS 38200 / Music History II: Beethoven to the Present / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western European music history from Beethoven to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or consent of instructor.

MUS 49000 / Guided Reading in Music / 1-6 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUS 59000 / Special Problems in Music / 1-4 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. Designed for graduate students and upper-division undergraduates. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 
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The Division of Music offers credit by exam for MUS 36100 (Music Theory I – 3 credits). Students who are interested in taking the MUS 36100 Proficiency Exam must obtain a Credit/Placement Exam Authorization (Form 231) from their academic advisor before calling the Division of Music (765.494.3708) to schedule the exam. 
For further information, contact Heather Philhower 765.494.2787.

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