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Master in the Art of Teaching (1)

Master in the Art of Teaching
Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

Modern Language Translation (1)

Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Master in the Art of Teaching
Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

Core Courses (6), Specialty Courses (21)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification (2)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification
Marygrove’s education programs range from Early Childhood Education to Adult Learning. Our goal is to prepare compassionate, reflective teachers who are academically, socially, and technically competent to communicate with all learners in a diverse world.

Modern Language Translation (3)

Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

Mathematics (7)

Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry. The programs are intended for day and/or evening students.

Modern Language Translation (4)

Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

Music (10)

Music
The Department of Music offers private weekly instruction in piano, voice, organ, and guitar to majors and non-majors. Study of other instruments may be arranged with due notice. All applied music, whether keyboard, vocal, or instrumental will develop technique, style, musicianship, memorization, interpretation, and repertoire appropriate to the medium. Specific technique and repertoire requirements for each proficiency level are available in the department. All music majors and minors enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend music department recitals as specified each semester. Failure to meet the recital attendance requirements will result in the adjustment of the student’s applied music grade in his/her applied area of concentration. Courses may be repeated.

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MTH 505 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, K-5

Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this course establishes a foundation of mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving skills. Participants develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts they are required to teach and engage in mathematical discourse as a means to explain their thinking and share strategies.

MTH 515 Measurement & Geometry, K-5

Covering the Van Hiele levels of geometric thought and focusing on shapes and properties, transformations, location and visualization, as well as measurement concepts and skills, this course allows teachers to develop a profound understanding of key mathematical concepts as outlined in the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Participants engage in hands-on problem-solving activities that allow them to apply new understanding to their instructional planning and decision making.

MTH 525 Algebra, K-5

This course focuses on developing algebraic thinking, which includes studying patterns and functions, understanding the structure of the number system, using symbolism meaningfully and using mathematical modeling to solve problems. Participants study many common misconceptions about the learning of algebra to better understand the potential gaps in students’ understanding.

MTH 535 Data Analysis & Probability, K-5

This course is structured around the creation and completion of a real-life data analysis project that allows participants to apply knowledge and skills from other mathematical strands. Key concepts such as data collection, graphical representations of data and measures of center are highlighted. 

MTH 506 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, 6-8

Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this course establishes a foundation of mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving skills. Participants develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts they are required to teach and engage in mathematical discourse as a means to explain their thinking and share strategies.

MTH 516 Measurement and Geometry, 6-8

Covering the Van Hiele levels of geometric thought and focusing on shapes and properties, transformations, location and visualization, as well as measurement concepts and skills, this course allows teachers to develop a profound understanding of key mathematical concepts as outlined in the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Participants engage in hands-on problem-solving activities that allow them to apply new understanding to their instructional planning and decision making.

MTH 526 Algebra, 6-8

This course focuses on developing algebraic thinking, which includes studying patterns and functions, understanding the structure of the number system, using symbolism meaningfully and using mathematical modeling to solve problems. Participants study many common misconceptions about the learning of algebra to better understand the potential gaps in students’ understanding.

MTH 536 Data Analysis & Probability, 6-8

This course is structured around the creation and completion of a real-life data analysis project that allows participants to apply knowledge and skills from other mathematical strands. Key concepts such as data collection, graphical representations of data, and measures of center are highlighted.

Master of Arts in Literacy Learning

Mission Statement:

The Marygrove College Education Department collaboratively prepares educators committed to the success of all students believing that quality education is vital to wholeness of persons, sustainability of communities, and a vibrant, just democratic society.  To that end, and grounded in the college’s goals of competence, compassion, and commitment, the Education Department prepares educators through the development of professional habits of mind, heart, and practice:

Habits of Mind – Demonstrating flexibility in thinking about key theories and conceptual frameworks to address complex, adaptive challenges

Habits of Heart – Demonstrating behaviors and beliefs that connect learning to life, liberating the power and creativity of the human spirit.

Habits of Practice – Demonstrating the capacity to effectively engage and contribute to learning communities and systems within which education is embedded.

General Information

The Master of Arts in Literacy Learning is designed for individuals who have an interest in experiential learning and a commitment to community change through literacy development. Students explore literacy as transformative of socio-cultural, political and economic factors that impact individuals, families, and communities. Paulo Friere’s approach to literacy learning as social activism serves as this program’s framework. Individuals completing the program are prepared to work in a variety of community settings such as literacy centers, private tutoring, community literacy organizations, and faith-based literacy ministries and academic literacy paraprofessionals.

Admission Requirements

Admission Process 

Applicants must meet all of the general graduate admission requirements (see the “Graduate Admissions” section of this catalog). 

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.  Applicants are NOT required to have a teaching certification for admission into the program.  Please note - the Masters in Literacy Learning does NOT lead to the Elementary or Secondary Michigan Teaching Certification.

Student Requirements 

In addition to the admission requirements explained in the “Graduate Admissions” section of the Marygrove College Graduate Catalog, for program acceptance all applicants must submit a typed 3-5 page essay that describes (1) a personal statement about his/her own literacy experiences (2) the rationale for selecting the MALL program and select a focus area: family literacy, adult literacy or community literacy, and (3) experiences, if any, with tutoring or working in some capacity with reluctant or struggling readers and writers.

Transfer Credits

A request for consideration of transfer of appropriate graduate credit from another institution (or program) may be made as part of the application process. Applicant may submit transcripts, along with course descriptions and syllabus to be reviewed for course substitutions. Only six credits will be accepted.

Program Application Checklist

  • Completed application, including signature and date
  • Official transcript(s) received directly from the college or university attended with grades posted for ALL undergraduate and graduate courses.

Application Deadlines

This program may be started only during the Fall or Winter term.

The Application deadline for Fall term, which starts in September, is the first Wednesday in August.

The application deadline for Winter term, which starts in January, is the first Wednesday in December.

Specific Program Requirements

To complete the Masters of Arts in Literacy Learning, students must complete 30 credits of approved coursework including an action research project.

Core Courses

LLE 500          Foundations of Literacy for Liberation  3 Credits

LLE 510         Socio-Cultural Factors and Literacy Learning  3 Credits

LLE  520        Literacy As Social Activism  3 Credits 

RDG 557       Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading  3 Credits

RDG 559       Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction  3 Credits

RDG 564       Methods in Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts  3 Credits

RDG 609       Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction  3 Credits

Community Literacy Courses 

LLE 540        Community as a Literacy Learning Center  3 Credits

LLE 541        Leadership in Community Literacy Learning  3 Credits

LLE   639      Research in Literacy and Community Program Development  3 Credits

LLE 500 Foundations of Literacy for Liberation                                   

3 hours

This course is a historical, theoretical and sociological exploration of the foundation of literacy learning from a global and Western perspective.  It also examines Paulo Friere’s pedagogical principles for utilizing literacy as a form social activism and liberation.

LLE  510 Socio-Cultural Factors and Literacy Learning   

3 hours

This course is an introduction to social and cultural factors, and diverse languages as underpinnings of issues diverse learners face in varied environments, including home, community, and school. Emphasis is on the social, cultural, linguistic, and academic challenges and opportunities, and research based strategies that support culturally responsive teaching.

LLE  520 Literacy As Social Activism                                                        

3 hours

This course explores global literacy, theories and issues related to traditional and nontraditional community engagement in reading and writing to create space for social activism and change. Participants engage in community literacy projects using multi-modal literacies.

RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading     

3 hours

This course specifically addresses adapting content instruction to meet the needs of intermediate and secondary school students with reading problems; analyzes the variations in vocabulary, format, comprehension, and study procedures in various content areas; presents teaching strategies for improving basic reading skills, content reading and writing proficiency of all students; and explores strategies for supporting literacy instruction across the curriculum. 

RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction   

3 hours

This course examines the history, description, rationale, and criteria for selection and evaluation of classic, contemporary, and culturally diverse literature for children and young adults. This course also presents specific strategies for using culturally conscious literature in literature based reading instruction, and explores a variety of strategies to foster literacy development and promote an enjoyment of literature.

RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts             

3 hours

This course presents criteria and procedures for reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking processes, and examines teaching strategies and materials that are consonant with human growth and development. This course also discusses research and management of classroom reading programs, grades K-8.

RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction                    

3 hours

 

This course examines identification of reading disabilities and possible causative factors through the use of formal and informal tests and case study methods. This course also develops a comprehensive testing vocabulary in order to administer, interpret, and evaluate tests.

LLE 540 Community as a Literacy Learning Center                           

3 hours

This course is an introduction to the study of diverse literacy experiences within community spaces.   It examines the complexity of social, cultural and literacy practices imbedded in diverse urban communities and explores literacy strategies and techniques to document and sustain viable communities of practice. Participants explore past and current events that shape communities, and examine how people engage in new literacy practices to understand and facilitate sustainable social change.

LLE  Leadership in Community Literacy Learning                               

3 hours

This course is an analysis of communities and literacy learning, as well as characteristics of community literacy leadership. It examines social, political and economic factors that impact community viability, and organizational planning for sustainable community literacy development. Participants will work with a mentor recognized as a community literacy leader. The signature assignment for this course is for participants to develop a plan for a community literacy center.           

LLE 639  Research in Literacy and [Community] Program Development   

3 hours

This course provides opportunities for research that focuses on effective literacy instruction, and factors involved in successful curriculum development in community based programs. This course also covers techniques for formal and informal research. Students will design, conduct, and present a [field practice project].

Music Course Descriptions

MUS 100A                          Class Piano I 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: permission of instructor; Term: 1 and 2; Fee: yes

A hands-on course in beginning piano. Through group instruction, students will develop basic piano technique and  music reading skills while playing a variety of musical repertoire.

MUS 100B                          Class Piano II 3 hours

Prerequisites: MUS100A or permission of instructor; Offered as needed; Fee: yes

A hands-on course in intermediate piano. Through group instruction, students will continue developing basic piano technique and  music reading skills while playing a variety of musical repertoire

MUS 101                             Fundamentals of Music I 3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1. General Education option

This course is primarily intended for students without extensive formal musical training (e.g. self-taught), or those whose musical learning experiences were primarily aurally-based (e.g. learning music by ear). It introduces the visual symbols and terminology of music notation, and links them to aural understandings of music.

MUS 102                            Fundamentals of Music II 3 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 101 or permission of instructor

This course continues building a solid foundation in musical literacy in preparation for Theory 1 (MUS123). Continued refinement of the rudiments of music and their application in writing, listening, playing and singing. Topics include basic chord construction and progression, as well as melodic dictation, and sight singing exercises.

MUS 105                             Encounters with Music 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: LS 105.

An introductory examination of the roles that music plays in our lives. Discussion topics include: music as identity, expression, culture, innovation, and revolution.  Students will also develop a stronger awareness of how perception and reaction influence our music listening.

MUS 106A                         Voice Class I 3 hours
Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes. General Education option

A group course, which introduces healthy and natural use of the vocal instrument, as well as the basics of tone production, song preparation and stage presence. Explores the role of the mind, body and personal expression in singing, through the learning and performance of a variety of songs (both solo and group), as well as through

observation, reflection and discussion.

MUS 107                             Introduction to Diction 1 hour
Prerequisites: None; offered Term 2 of odd years

Designed to introduce singers to the technical and artistic aspects of diction in singing. Study of pronunciation and usage of English and Italian languages as encountered in classical and commercial contemporary vocal repertoire. Students will utilize the International Phonetic Alphabet for consistency in vowel and consonant articulation.  

MUS 123                             Written Theory I 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Term: 1

An elementary examination of the written language, symbols and structures of music. Students will learn to identify common patterns and structures within the musical dimensions (e.g. melody, rhythm, harmony, form) across a variety of genres, styles and historical periods.

MUS 123A                             Ear Training I 1 hour
Prerequisites: MUS 101 or permission of instructor; Term: 1

Students will learn to translate written musical notation (visual) into musical sound (aural) , and to identify common patterns and structures within musical listening. Taken concurrently with Written Theory I (MUS123).

MUS 124                             Written Theory II 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 123; Term: 2

An intermediate examination of the language, symbols and structure of music. Students will learn to identify patterns and structures in within the musical dimensions (e.g. melody, rhythm, harmony, form) across a variety of genres, styles and historical periods.

MUS 124B                             Ear Training II 1 hour
Prerequisite: MUS 123A; Term: 2

Students will learn to translate written musical notation (visual) into musical sound (aural),  and to identify common patterns and structures within musical listening. Taken concurrently with Written Theory II (MUS124).

MUS 202                          Marygrove College Chorale 1 hour
Prerequisites: Audition required; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes.

The Marygrove College Chorale is a vocal ensemble open to all by audition, and gives singers the opportunity to develop their choral singing while performing challenging musical literature ranging from the Renaissance to Contemporary periods. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 204A                       Foundations in Ringing I 1 hour

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

A hands-on course exploring beginning hand bell techniques, repertoire, and resources. The emphasis will be on instruction, but will also include performance as a hand bell ensemble.

MUS 204B                          Foundations in Ringing II 1 hour
Prerequisite: MUS 204A

Continuation of development in intermediate hand bell techniques, repertoire, and resources.

MUS 205                             Community Band 1 hour
Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

Community band is open to woodwind, brass and percussion players, both music majors and non-majors by audition. Rehearsals include concert preparation, sight-reading and sectional practice in a supportive atmosphere.. Both rehearsals and performances take place off-campus.

MUS 207                             Advanced Diction for Singers I 2 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 107 or permission of instructor. Offered Term 2of even years

Continuation of development of technical and artistic aspects of diction in singing. Study of pronunciation and usage of German and French languages as encountered in classical vocal repertoire.

MUS 208                             Accompanying 2 hours
Prerequisites: Piano proficiency and permission of instructor; Fee: yes. Offered as needed.                                

Instruction and practice in the art of accompanying at the piano for musical soloists and groups.

MUS 209                             Piano Ensemble 2 hours
Prerequisites: Piano proficiency and permission of instructor; Fee: yes. Offered as needed.

Preparation and performance of duet and two-piano literature.       

MUS 233                             Written Theory III 3 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 124; Term: 1

An advanced intermediate examination of the language, symbols and structure of music. Students will learn to identify patterns and structures within the musical dimensions (e.g. melody, rhythm, harmony, form) across a variety of genres, styles and historical periods.

MUS 233A                             Ear Training III 1 hour
Prerequisites: MUS 124B; Term: 1

A continuation of aurally identifying common patterns and structures within musical listening. Taken concurrently with Written Theory III (MUS233).

MUS 234                             Written Theory IV 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 233; Term: 2

An advanced examination of the language, symbols and structure of music. Students will learn to identify patterns and structures within the musical dimensions (e.g. melody, rhythm, harmony, form) across a variety of genres, styles, and historical periods.

MUS 234B                                Ear Training IV 1 hour
Prerequisite: MUS 233A; Term: 2

Taken concurrently with Written Theory IV (MUS234). 

MUS 240                             World Music 3 hours
Prerequisites: none; Fee: yes

A survey of music from cultures around the world, with emphasis on developing listening skills, examining musical traditions in context, and varieties of instruments used. The course is open to non-music majors.

The ability to read music is not necessary.

MUS 301                             Lyric Theatre 1 hour
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Fee: yes

A performance-based course focused on the development of stage movement and character development through examination and performance of opera, operetta and musical theatre scenes. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 302                             Marygrove College Chorale 1 hour
Prerequisites: At least 3 semesters of MUS 202; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

MUS 305                             Music History I 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, MUS 233; Offered every other year

This course examines musical works as living art, both part and product of their time. Students will studying the effects of environmental factors (political, economic, religious, social, intellectual and artistic) on the development and performance of early Western music.

MUS 306                             Music History II 3 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 305; Offered every other year

A continued examination of the factors behind the development and performance of later Western music.

MUS 309                             Introduction to Computer-Assisted Music 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Offered every other year

Designed for music majors, this hands-on course covers the basics of computer technology and music specific computer technology. Students will become acquainted with the basic properties of digital sound, and use editing, sequencing, and notation software to create musical compositions and multimedia presentations.

MUS 333                             Organ Improvisation 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 233, at least two semesters of applied organ study, and MUS 401 -OR- permission of instructor. Offered as needed.

Designed for organists to develop skills in the art of improvisation, creating projects that are hymn-based, formally structured, and free in form. A variety of approaches and styles will be addressed.

MUS 345A                             Methods and Materials of Elementary Music Education 2 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of the pre-candidate phase or permission of department chair. Offered as needed                       

Introduction to the foundations of elementary music education. Examination and evaluation of established methods, philosophies and materials; establishing effective and positive classroom environments; creating and implementing comprehensive and student-centered curricula; and developing a personal teaching philosophy.

MUS 345B                             Methods and Materials of Secondary Music Education 2 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of the pre-candidate phase or permission of department chair. Offered as needed                       

Introduction to the foundations of secondary music education. Examination and evaluation of established methods, philosophies and materials; establishing effective and positive classroom environments; creating and implementing comprehensive and student-centered curricula; and developing a personal teaching philosophy.

MUS 350                             Choral Literature 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered every other year

A study of practical choral repertoire for use with children, youth and adult choirs. The course will include examine both standard and newly published works from a broad span of historical periods, genres, and styles. 

MUS 351                             Piano Pedagogy I 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Offered as needed

An introduction to the fundamentals of piano instruction, examination of the learning process, and the objectives and procedures of elementary piano teaching. Examines and evaluates beginning methods and teaching materials.  

MUS 352                             Piano Pedagogy II 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 351 and Permission of instructor; Offered as needed

Continuation of the fundamentals of piano teaching methods, and the objectives and procedures for private and group piano instruction.

MUS 365                             Vocal Literature 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered Term 1 of odd years.

The course will help you understand the relationships between text, music, historical/cultural context, and interpretative factors in song literature, and to use this information to achieve an artistic performance. Recorded examples, classroom presentation/discussion and written materials will be used.  

MUS 388/488                       Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 hours
Prerequisite: By arrangement with department; Term 1‚ 2

Part-time work experience in activity related to specialization.  Major standing must be completed. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 399A                             Conducting I 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 124, MUS 124B; Offered every other year

An introduction to the techniques and skills of conducting, score preparation, and rehearsal planning/execution, which are essential for every conductor. Students will learn the fundamental principles of conducting gesture, and translating musical score into physical expression. Primary emphasis on choral conducting.

MUS 399B                      Conducting II 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 399A; Offered as needed

Continued refinement of the techniques and skills of conducting, score preparation, and rehearsal planning/execution. Primary emphasis on instrumental conducting and baton techniques.

MUS 400B                             Brass Methods 1 hour
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  Offered every other year.                                                                                                      

Fundamentals of brass instruments for music education majors. Emphasis is placed on performing and

teaching of these instruments for integration into elementary, middle and high school brass instruction.

MUS 400D                          Percussion Methods 1 hour
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  Offered every other year                                                                                           

Fundamentals of percussion instruments for music education majors. Emphasis is placed on performing and

teaching of these instruments for integration into elementary, middle and high school percussion instruction.

MUS 400S                           String Methods 1 hour
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  Offered every other year                                                                                           

Fundamentals of string instruments for music education majors. Emphasis is placed on performing and

teaching of these instruments for integration into elementary, middle and high school string instruction.

MUS 400W                            Woodwinds Methods 1 hour
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  Offered every other year                                                                                           

Fundamentals of woodwind instruments for music education majors. Emphasis is placed on performing and teaching of these instruments for integration into elementary, middle and high school woodwind instruction.

MUS 401                             Orchestration 3 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 234; Offered as needed

An intensive study of the techniques and functions of orchestral instrumentation, as well as scoring for various instrumental combinations and for full orchestra.

MUS 404A                          Foundations in Ringing 1 hour
Prerequisite 204B: Permission of department.

Continuation of development in advanced hand bell techniques, repertoire, and resources. MUS 404A will also prepare sacred music majors to develop a hand bell program. 

MUS 404B                             Foundations in Ringing 1 hour
Prerequisite: MUS 404A Permission of department

MUS 410                            Hymn Playing/Anthem and Soloist Accompaniment 2 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Fee: yes. Offered as needed

Designed for the church musician to help develop organ skills in hymn playing, and accompanying of singers

and instrumentalists.

MUS 424/424G                    Congregational Music of the Christian Church 1 hour
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered as needed

A survey course focusing on the historical development of Christian hymnody and liturgy, and discussions regarding contemporary issues. 

MUS 443A                             Analytical Techniques I 3 hours
Prerequisites: MUS 234. Offered by arrangement

Advanced techniques of musical analysis‚ including harmonic‚ reductive‚ and melodic. Critical study of larger forms and structures.

MUS 445                            Keyboard Literature 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 352 and permission of instructor; Offered as needed

Continuation of study into the methods of piano instruction. Examination and evaluation of standard piano literature for various levels of ability, as well as exploring issues related to the piano teaching profession.

MUS 450                             Guided Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Written permission from department head required before registration; Term: 1, 2

Credit for music-related field work completed outside of classroom setting, or for research in music. May be repeated for various topics/contexts. MUS 450R is the department’s writing intensive course.

MUS 491/491G                       Independent Study in Music 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Written permission of department chair required before registration; Term: 1, 2

Directed study in music not covered in other departmental courses. Course content and objectives must be agreed upon by instructor and student(s), and approved by the dean prior to registration. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 496                             Senior Seminar/Senior Recital  4 hours
Prerequisite: Senior status, music major. Permission of department chair required; Term: 1, 2

A completion of studies [capstone] for the undergraduate senior (BM in Performance, BA in Music, BM in Music Education).  Research, preparation of a final performance and/or presentation, and self-reflection related to the applied area of study results in a synthesis of skills and knowledge gained. 

 

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