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MUSC 101 Music Appreciation (3) [H]
Chronological study of music styles of the western world, including an introduction to music elements and a review of the lives and works of famous composers.
     
MUSC 105 Introduction to World Music (3) [H]
An introduction to various music cultures through musical, social, and aesthetic approaches. The cultures featured can vary from semester to semester.
     
MUSC 110 Applied Lessons (1-2) [H]
Private intensive instrument or voice instruction. May be repeated for 8 total earned credits. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 160 Ensemble (3) [H]
Students sing and/or perform musical instruments in a group setting. Can be repeated for credit. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 165 Percussion Ensemble (3) [H]
An introductory performing percussion ensemble class (xylophones, other idiophones, drums). Students work on technical and reading skills while rehearsing beginning level repertoire and acquiring crucial experience in the rehearsal/performance processes. The course will culminate with an end-of-semester performance.
     
MUSC 215 Guitar Class (3) [H]
Development of basic guitar skills, including sight-reading and accompanying. It is recommended that MUSC 220 be taken before or concurrently with MUSC 215.
     
MUSC 216 Piano Class (3) [H]
A complete orientation to the keyboard for beginning pianists. Students are introduced to proper performance technique, etudes and scales, grand staff reading, sight reading, harmonization, solos and duets, and key signatures. It is recommended that MUSC 220 be taken before or concurrently with MUSC 216.
     
MUSC 217 Voice Class (3) [H]
An introduction to the basic principles of singing with particular attention to issues of breathing, tone, diction, and vocal range.
     
MUSC 220 Music Theory I (3) [H]
Skill development in the foundations of music. Students learn to read and write music notation, sing or play from musical scores, and analyze chords, melody, rhythm, and musical form.
     
MUSC 230 Music Theory II (3) [H]
This course is a continuation of MUSC 220 (Music Theory I). Students gain further understanding of how music is constructed through intermediate analysis of chords, melody, rhythm, musical form, and an examination of analytical techniques. Music Theory II is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and discipline necessary for success as a musician. Prerequisite: MUSC 220 with a grade of C or higher or permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 310 Applied Lessons II (1-2) [H]
Advanced private intensive instrument or voice instruction for students with established performance ability. May be repeated for 8 total earned credits. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 369 Short Course (1-3)
Topic varies by semester. Classes are usually taught by a guest lecturer or lecturers. Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 370 Music of the Arabian Peninsula (3) [H][K]
Examination of music and poetic genres of Kuwait and regions of the Arabian Peninsula including structural analysis and study of the context in which creative forms exist. This course satisfies the General Education Requirement for Arab Culture. Permission of instructor. [Cross-listed with SBSA 370]
     
MUSC 388 Independent Study (1-3) [H]
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 389 Special Topics (3) [H]
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
MUSC 399 Music and Culture Study Abroad (1-3) [H]
Introduces students to the dynamics of traditional cultures through ethnomusicological research and fieldwork involving live music, dance, rituals, and dramatic performances. Cultures can vary each semester, and course can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.

 

 

 
 
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