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Music (MUS)

MUS 100  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Music  

Introduces the elements of music as they apply to the listening experience. Emphasizes the development of an awareness and understanding of musical styles from the Middle Ages to the present. Designed for the non-music major with no prior knowledge of music and is not intended to fulfill a program course requirement for music majors. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 104  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Jazz History  

A survey of the many facets of jazz music. Designed to follow stylistic trends as developed from 19th century African and European influences to the modern forms of today. The study of significant composers, performers, and terminology associated with this uniquely American art form through listening assignments, reading and discussion activities. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, AH - Arts and Humanities
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 106U  (3 credit hours)  
Music in Film  

Presents a survey of the history of film from the silent era to the present. Develops critical listening, viewing, and analytical skills in relation to the function of music in film. Explores various cultural, artistic traditions which inform the musical styles in film. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities, University Course (Morehead State University)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: Morehead State University
MUS 120  (3 credit hours)  
Music Technology I  

Introduces the use of technology as a tool for music creativity and productivity. Includes knowledge of how to create various styles of contemporary music utilizing loop and sampling based technology, creation of wav files, MP3 files, CD layout, and class projects. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS 174 or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
MUS 150  (1 credit hours)  
Class Instruction in Piano I  

Introduces the fundamentals of piano playing to beginners. Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours)

Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 151  (1 credit hours)  
Class Instruction in Piano II  

Develops the fundamentals of piano playing on a second level, with advanced beginner music and technique. Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS150.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 152  (1 credit hours)  
Class Instruction in Piano III  

Develops the fundamentals of piano playing on an early intermediate level, with an emphasis on expanded repertoire. Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS 151.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 153  (1 credit hours)  
Class Instruction in Piano IV  

Develops the technique and musical content of piano playing on an upper intermediate level, with an emphasis on upper intermediate repertoire. Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS152.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 155  (1 credit hours)  
Voice Class for Non-Music Majors  

Includes applied voice group instruction for non-music majors with emphasis on basic breathing and vocal technique, elements of music notation, and diction. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits. Lab: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 172  (3 credit hours)  
Theory I for Bluegrass Music Majors  

Introduces the basic materials of musical organization, focusing on music reading, rudiments of notation, pitch, scale, tonal, and rhythmic organization, melodic construction, simple harmonic vocabulary, and beginning aural training. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 173  (3 credit hours)  
Music Theory II for Bluegrass Music Majors  

Continues the study of the basic materials of musical organization, focusing on more advanced music reading and music notation. Introduces modal scales, the Nashville Number System, and bluegrass song structures. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS 172.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 174  (3 credit hours)  
Theory for Nonmusic Majors  

Introduces basic materials of musical organization, focusing on music reading, rudiments of notation, pitch, scale, tonal, and rhythmic organization, melodic construction, simple harmonic vocabulary, and beginning aural training. Uses individual composition and improvisation exercises to approach much of this material. Ability to read music is not a pre-requisite. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 175  (1 credit hours)  
Jazz Ensemble  

Introduces the study of jazz through performance and may be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Lab: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 187  (1 credit hours)  
Concert Band  

Continues instrumental music experience through participation in a large concert band. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Laboratory: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Ability to read music and play a band instrument.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 192  (1 credit hours)  
University Chorus  

Includes choral literature and performance requiring attendance at up to five hour of rehearsals per week. May be repeated up to 3 times for a total of 4 credits. May require audition and/or consent of instructor. Lab: 1 credit (15-45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Audition and consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MUS 206  (3 credit hours)  
American Music History  

Includes a history of music in America from c. 1620 to the present. Requires listening to recordings, reading the primary text and suggested readings in books, periodicals, and documents. Focuses on important names, places, events, and styles in music, as well as important historical trends and movements. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 207  (3 credit hours)  
African American Music History  

A history of African American music from Pre-colonial West African diasporas through American colonial times to the present. Requires listening to recordings, reading the primary text and suggested readings in books and periodicals. Important names, places, events, and styles in music, as well as important historical and sociological trends will be presented within the context of the African American experience. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, AH - Arts and Humanities
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 208  (3 credit hours)  
World Music  

A geographic survey of selected music cultures throughout the world with hands-on experience playing the music of diverse cultures, audio/video examples of music-cultures in performances, reading and writing assignments, and attendance and reporting at live music events. Includes informational presentations by students, group listening and discussion, simple musical instrument construction, and small group projects. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, AH - Arts and Humanities
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 222  (3 credit hours)  
History and Sociology of Rock Music  

Provides a listening survey course, with a chronological approach, covering the years 1950- present. Emphasizes both the music and the sociological climate reflected and advocated by the music. Lecture: 3 credits ( 45 contact hours).

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 223  (3 credit hours)  
Music for Elementary Teachers  

Covers music rudiments of music theory and methods for teaching music to elementary school children. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 260  (2 credit hours)  
Teaching Music in the Elementary Grades I  

Develops musicianship, skills, and techniques teachers need to direct musical activities effectively in the elementary classroom. Introduces music fundamentals and teaching materials through active participation in musical activities, focusing on music education appropriate for elementary grades. Should be taken by classroom teachers and non-music majors and followed by MUS 261. Lecture/Lab: 2 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 261  (2 credit hours)  
Teaching Music in the Elementary Grades II  

Builds on the musicianship skills and techniques learned in MUS 260. Develops the process of selecting and teaching musical materials appropriate for elementary-aged children. Introduces methods of integrating music across the elementary curriculum. Should be taken immediately following completion of MUS 260. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS 260.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
MUS 299  (1-3 credit hours)  
Special Topics in Music  

Examines selected topics in music and/or their impact on culture. May include but is not limited to individual composers, music genres, defined eras, and applied skills. Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor. Lecture: 1-3 credits (15-45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MUS 100 or consent of the instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture