Jun 17, 2024  
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Mathematics

  
  • MAT 244 Statistical Analysis And Design


    3 credit hours

    A more thorough investigation of hypothesis testing and analysis, as applied to science, psychology, sociology and business, including non-parametric statistics.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 260 Discrete Mathematics


    3 credit hours

    A consideration of basic concepts in mathematical reasoning, numbers, logic, sets, relations, graph theory, combinatorial analysis, and algorithmic processes. Special attention is given to various types of proof, modeling, and applications to computing.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Mathematics
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 282 Differential Equations


    4 credit hours

    In this course, we emphasize modern, qualitative methods and analysis for ordinary differential equations. Topics include first and second order equations, systems of first order equations, numerical methods, equilibrium solutions and phase plane stability, slope and vector fields, eigensystem analysis and solution techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MAT 292 Multivariable Calculus


    4 credit hours

    This is the capstone course in the Calculus sequence. Topics include: Gradients of scalar potential functions and conservative vector fields. Multiple integration along paths, on surfaces and in volumes. Vector functions and partial derivatives: curl and divergence. Theory and application of the fundamental theorems of multivariable calculus due to Stokes and Gauss.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MAT 295 Sophomore Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will study the history of mathematics with emphasis on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus as developed from ancient times through the twentieth century. Technical reading and writing in mathematics will be emphasized through detailed discussion of selected journal articles and exploration projects. Portfolios of best work will be started in preparation for graduate school or professional employment. Offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MAT 296 Sophomore Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    The study of the history of mathematics will continue. Students will join professional societies, attend conferences, and represent Siena Heights University in competitive examinations. Research modules will be assigned to prepare scholars for the junior seminar series. Academic and professional experiences will be shared with the Siena community through panel discussions, group presentations, and poster sessions. Offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 345 Linear Algebra


    3 credit hours

    A study of vectors and vector spaces, matrices and linear transformations, linear equations and determinants, quadratic forms and theory of equivalences, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MAT 352 Geometry


    3 credit hours

    This course includes a study in the foundations of Euclidean geometry, axiomatic systems, postulative systems, and non-Euclidean geometry from a more advanced viewpoint. Theorems are presented in full detail and studied in depth.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019
  
  • MAT 356 Math Modeling


    3 credit hours

    Students receive an introduction to the entire mathematical modeling process while practicing creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MAT 372 Secondary Methods


    2 credit hours

    Methods of teaching mathematics at the secondary level.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 396 Junior Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Students will begin the research for their senior thesis. Preliminary results will be presented in poster sessions and talks to the Siena Community. Preparation for professional certification and GRE exams begins. Application for summer internships (academic or professional) will be emphasized. Offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MAT 440 Probability And Statistics


    3 credit hours

    Provides an introduction to mathematical probability theory and statistical inference. Topics include probability, random variables, distribution functions, jointly-distributed random variables, descriptive and inferential statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019
  
  • MAT 442 Introduction To Abstract Algebra


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Emphasis will be placed on the integers through the complex numbers.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2019
  
  • MAT 460 Numerical Analysis


    3 credit hours

    The sources of computational error will be studied. The student will solve problems by numerical techniques. Topics include solutions of differential equations unsolvable by traditional methods, interpolation, approximation methods, and integration techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  
  • MAT 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MAT 495 Senior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will complete preliminary drafts of a thesis that integrates undergraduate course work and postgraduate career goals. Practice thesis defense talks and poster boards will be completed. The cumulative portfolio of best work will be evaluated. Application to graduate schools and professional employment will be completed.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MAT 496 Senior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    Students will complete and defend the final draft of their thesis and provide a legacy to the greater mathematical community by the submission of a research article to a professional journal. Seniors will also mentor students in the sophomore and junior seminar course. Placement into graduate schools and professional employment will be finalized.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

Management

  
  • MGT 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credits may apply to a major or minor. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MGT 302 Management Principles And Cases


    3 credit hours

    Centered on the planning, organizing, leading and controlling functions, this course supports lifelong management learning and professional growth. Relying on case studies, simulation, classroom and Internet exercises, students improve their abilities to communicate, solve problems, make decisions, see the bigger picture and work in teams. Throughout, students address the organizational challenges of ethically and effectively managing globalization, diversity, and technological change. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MGT 329 Managing Cultural Differences


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the concept of culture and its impact on international business leadership and management. The impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication are examined, both to demonstrate the importance of cultural sensitivity in global management and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from other cultures. The course addresses a variety of ethical and evolving multiethnic workplace issues, cultural differences in gender, and discusses appropriate management styles of multicultural organizations. Students learn effective ways to research specific cultures and communication styles in order to prepare themselves for cross-cultural encounters. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MGT 360 Human Resource Management


    3 credit hours

    From the manager, employee and practicing professional vantage points, this course studies the strategic, operational and administrative contributions of Human Resource Management or HRM. Students examine HR planning, equal employment, staffing, HR development, compensation, performance management, and employee relations in a more diverse, global, regulated and litigious environment. This course includes a variety of training and development techniques including exercises, case studies and media. This course serves as a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MGT 361 Organizational Behavior


    3 credit hours

    Students gain a better understanding of human behavior among individuals, within groups and organizations. Through cases, self-assessments, and experiential exercises they develop their capacity to increase job performance, work satisfaction, and organizational commitment. For workplaces of fewer boundaries, greater differences, rapid change, shifting loyalties and ethical dilemmas, students develop skill in managing teams, stress, conflict, change, politics, careers and organization cultures. This course serves as a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MGT 440 Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management


    3 credit hours

    This course will provide an appropriate body of knowledge to individuals who are interested in owning and operating a small business. Topics covered will include a procedural system for establishing a new business, providing physical facilities, financing, organizing, and the management of the small business. The course will require the student to develop a small business plan. BAM 101 Introduction To Business  or MGT 440 is required for business majors.

    Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

  
  • MGT 450 Labor Relations


    3 credit hours

    This course aims to develop mutually beneficial relationships in private and public sector workplaces from a management perspective. Students survey U.S. labor history and current trends, and worldwide labor economics, union governance, and legal-regulatory environments. Through cases, projects and simulations, they develop knowledge of and abilities to apply management’s rights, duties and responsibilities in union organizing; collective bargaining; worker participation and contract administration, including grievances and arbitration. Students gain a deeper understanding of both worker and management views, explore Catholic social teaching on employment relations, while developing conflict management, negotiating and creative problem solving skills. This course serves as a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: MGT 302 Management Principles And Cases  or SMG 350 Management Of Sport Organizations   
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • MGT 452 Leadership


    3 credit hours

    This course blends the required skills, knowledge and abilities for developing leaders. Students contrast leadership and management roles using the Transformational vs. Transactional approach model while examining other classic, contemporary and contingency theories. They consider various leader attributes, leader behaviors, follower needs and forces in the situation, including: power, organizational and societal cultures. Students identify their preferred leadership style and assess its strengths and limitations. The course also features case studies, application exercises and modeling. This course serves as a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MGT 457 Managing Quality


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the vital link between quality and competitiveness. Students apply leadership and planning skills in developing organization wide quality management efforts from empowered teams to strategic partnerships. Drawing from the history of the quality revolution, various quality perspectives and today’s best practices, students focus on satisfying the customer through quality driven service and manufacturing processes—capable of speed, flexibility and responsiveness. This course is a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MGT 480 Internship Experience


    1-12 credit hours

    This course complements a supervised work experience at approved sites related to a particular career interest at an approved site. Students have an opportunity to combine academic and real-world work experiences, to develop professional work skills, and to enhance their personal marketability for future employers. Reflective exercises and site visits by the instructor enhances the student’s level of participating in a particular field. The final digital portfolio validates both the internship’s projects and the course’s learning objectives. 

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. 
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • MGT 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. Special topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credit hours may apply to a major or minor. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic
    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Marketing

  
  • MKT 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    This course examines topics of current interest that are not ordinarily covered in other courses. Special topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credit hours may apply to a major or minor. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MKT 310 Marketing Principles And Cases


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the role of marketing in a company, emphasizing the management of the marketing mix including product planning, marketing communication, distribution and pricing. Special attention is given to the role and significance of evaluating consumer needs, target market and opportunity analysis. This course is case-based and helps students to make marketing decisions in the context of general management.

    Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:


    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year

  
  • MKT 320 Marketing The Arts


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the importance of marketing in the fine and performing arts. Students learn to apply the tools available to marketing managers. Both profit and nonprofit organizations in dance, music, theater, and the fine arts are examined. Fieldtrips, guest speakers and film provide students a better understanding of the various challenges encountered by arts marketers. The social value of the arts is also explored. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    • Junior class standing

    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MKT 350 Consumer Behavior


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the processes of consumer motivation, perception and learning, as well as the nature and influence of individual predispositions in relation to the buying processes, exogenous influences, consumer decision-making processes and aggregate behavior. This course emphasizes behavioral models and quantification. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MKT 351 Advertising And Promotion


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the role of advertising and promotion as a marketing tool. It explores the research underlying advertising, the creation of advertising, the choice of media, and the resulting campaigns. The course also addresses the economics, social, and psychological aspects of advertising and promotion. Students will have the opportunity to apply principles in class projects. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MKT 360 Social Media Marketing


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an overview of the marketing opportunities that are available through the Internets, applications (aps), and mobile technology as well as the marketing opportunities they present. Part of the course will look at the basic measuring tools that the Internet utilizes to achieve corporate marketing goals with the integration of technology and traditional marketing strategies. “Hacking” practices and the protection from such invasions will also supplement the course. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  
  • MKT 460 Marketing Management


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the marketing planning and decision-making processes employed by middle and upper-level managers. Students use advanced marketing concepts and develop strategies for satisfying consumer and organizational needs as they conduct an organizational audit. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MKT 470 Global Marketing


    3 credit hours

    This course examines various marketing strategies and activities helping organizations to be competitive in the global economy and marketplace. Focus includes: 1) Understanding the diversity and complexity of the increasingly global business environment, 2) Applying marketing concepts and decision-making in a global setting and 3) Developing problem analysis and problem-solving skills appropriate to global marketing decisions. This course is a marketing validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MKT 480 Internship Experience


    1-12 credit hours

    This course complements a supervised work experience at approved sites related to a particular career interest at an approved site. Students have an opportunity to combine academic and real-world work experiences, to develop professional work skills, and to enhance their personal marketability for future employers. Reflective exercises and site visits by the instructor enhances the student’s level of participating in a particular field. The final digital portfolio validates both the internship’s projects and the course’s learning objectives. 

    Prerequisite:
    • Junior or Senior Standing

    Course is Offered: SU, FA, WI Every Year
  
  • MKT 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    This course examines topics of current interest that are not ordinarily covered in other courses. Special topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credit hours may apply to a major or minor. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    • Based on course topic

    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Music

  
  • MMM 100 Marching Band


    1 credit hours

    Founded in 2012, the Siena Heights Marching Band is open to all students including woodwind, brass, percussion, and auxiliary members. In addition to performing at all home football games, the band will also appear at other special events. Non-music majors and music majors are encouraged to participate. Two rehearsals are held each week. One-hour academic credit per session.

    Prerequisite: Audition
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 101 Concert Band


    1 credit hours

    The Concert Band is an auditioned group for woodwind, brass and percussion performers that meets during the Winter session of each school year. Previous experience in high school band is desirable. Non-music majors and music majors are encouraged to participate. The group presents two or three concerts per session featuring the finest in band literature.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 102 University Chorale


    1 credit hours

    University Chorale is the collegiate large vocal ensemble at Siena Heights University. The chorale is responsible for presenting concerts both on and off campus. This organization is open to both music and non-music majors with any previous vocal experience. University Chorale will perform both sacred and secular vocal repertoire from a variety of musical genres. Students will improve their knowledge of current and historical literature, music theory and notation, sight-singing and ear-training, proper rehearsal techniques and overall ensemble performance. No audition necessary.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 103 Chamber Singers


    1 credit hours

    Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble specializing in vocal chamber music at Siena Heights University. In addition to regular concerts, Chamber Singers serve the needs of administration by performing at University and community events, both on and off campus. The Chamber Singers may also occasionally perform at local and regional school events for educational and recruitment purposes, as well as national and international performance tours. Chamber Singers perform music from a wide variety of literature, with special emphasis being given to a cappella music predominantly from the Renaissance period. Participation in University Chorale is also required.

    Prerequisite: Audition
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and Win Every Year
  
  • MMM 104 Jazz Band


    1 credit hours

    An exploration of traditional and contemporary jazz genres in an ensemble setting. Students will learn improvisational techniques along with playing in Big Band styles. Students must be proficient at their respective instrument. Performances may include both on campus and off campus events.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 105 Youth Symphony


    1 credit hours

    The Siena Heights University Youth Symphony is a full orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion) which is composed of music students from many schools in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio. Under the direction of a professional conductor, the orchestra rehearses once a week during the session and presents a concert at the end of each session. The orchestra performs a diverse genre of challenging music and has a reputation of excellence in the community. College students, professional musicians and community music directors are utilized as coaches in each section of the orchestra. Audition is advised.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $25
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 109 Recital Seminar


    0 credit hours

    This course is offered for all music majors as an opportunity for content discussion, individual performance, and music related presentations as a department. Students will be expected to attend and participate in weekly activities including recital performances in conjunction with their applied studios, group discussions about topics related to music and music education, and guest presentations from professionals in their field. The course will be required for all music majors each session.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 110 Fundamentals Of Music Theory


    2 credit hours

    Students will compose, perform scales and chords on a keyboard, sight-sing, and notate music from dictation employing tonality and/or modality using basic rhythm patterns. Scales, modes, intervals, triads, homophonic forms and basic phrase structure, cadence formulae will be utilized.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 111 Beginning Class Guitar


    2 credit hours

    The student will develop basic performance skills on guitar. Students will be expected to memorize fingerings and chord fingering, develop strumming techniques, fingering technique eye/hand coordination skills and play, with accuracy, elementary songs and simple melodies. Students will be expected to develop a notebook with literature. One hour of daily practice is the minimal requirement.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 112 Class Piano For Music Majors I


    1 credit hours

    The course is focused on the development of piano skills for music majors. Students will learn scales and chord progressions in all keys. They will develop the skills to pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, which is an integral part of the music major program.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 113 Beginning Class Piano


    2 credit hours

    The student will develop basic finger coordination and play with accuracy beginning major scales, finger exercises, and simple piano pieces. He/she will harmonize basic melodies using the three primary chords in the keys of C Major, G Major, and F Major. He/she will transpose melodies in easy keys. One hour of daily practice required. Open to all students. Does not apply to piano major or minor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 114 Introduction To Music


    3 credit hours

    The course is designed to acquaint students with the elements of music and primary musical periods of traditional Western classical music. The course will include a brief overview of major composers though class lectures, readings, discussions, and listening. Students will be required to attend live performances and complete research papers and/or oral presentations pertinent to the course material.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 115 Inside The Music Business


    2 credit hours

    The student will investigate the structure and function of each kind of company that makes up today’s music industry; copyright basics; contract issues in management, song writing, and recording artist agreements; basic demographics; personal career management and development.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 116 Strings Techniques And Pedagogy


    2 credit hours

    The student will learn to play string instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 117 Brass Techniques And Pedagogy


    2 credit hours

    The student will learn to play brass instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 118 Woodwind Techniques And Pedagogy


    2 credit hours

    The student will learn to play woodwind instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 119 Percussion Techniques And Pedagogy


    2 credit hours

    The student will learn to play percussion instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 120 Music Activities For Children


    2 credit hours

    The student will discover and perform music activities suitable for children. He/she will explore the various ways in which the elementary classroom teacher can integrate music into the curriculum as well as assist the music specialist. Activities appropriate to exceptional (both gifted and special needs) students as well as a diversity of ethnic and cultural groups will be explored.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 121 Music Technology In Education


    2 credit hours

    The student will gain skills and training in using music technology for a variety of instructional purposes such as: improvisation, composition, arranging, listening, performance, and additional classroom and administrative responsibilities appropriate to music education.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 122 Non-Western Music


    3 credit hours

    The student will develop an understanding of the music of non-Western cultures in the context of these cultures, using the concepts and tools of ethnomusicology. This course will contribute to the development in the successful student of the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and intelligently using oral and writing skills, and an appreciation of the music.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 124 Diction For Singers


    2 credit hours

    For students majoring in applied voice or music education. This course presents the basics for singing in Latin, Italian, French, German, English, and French. Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is part of this course. Required for music education majors with a vocal emphasis. Formant theory and vowel modification will be emphasized to create best practice in singing in any language.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 125 Special Topics


    1-2 credit hours

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 139 Applied Lessons (1st Session)


    1-2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 144 Creative Song Writing


    2 credit hours

    Welcome to the world of creating music. This class can be used by anyone who wishes to learn techniques used by the 20th century songwriter. We will help you set goals and get organized to produce and improve your songwriting in any style and at your own pace. We will use technologies and computer applications that will speed up the songwriting process and allow you to create professional sounding music in a final CD. Students will explore looping, sampling song creation and musical forms.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 145 Audio Recording I


    2 credit hours

    Students will achieve basic skills in microphone use and microphone placement. He/she will learn to record in stereo and learn basic multi-track recording. Students will be required to follow security and studio procedures and will be required to attend three professional workshops scheduled during the session.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $300
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  • MMM 170 Music Theory I


    2 credit hours

    Students will compose, perform scales and chords on a keyboard, sight-sing, and notate music from dictation employing tonality and/or modality using basic rhythm patterns. Scales, modes, intervals, triads, homophonic forms and basic phrase structure, cadence formulae will be utilized.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 171 Aural Harmony And Sight Singing I


    2 credit hours

    The development of aural skills through the recognition of rhythmic patterns, intervals, chords, tonality, harmonic functions, and melodic expression. Introduces solfege syllables.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MMM 173 Intermediate Class Piano


    2 credit hours

    The student will continue development of finger coordination by playing intermediate finger exercises and all major scales. He/she will play intermediate piano pieces and harmonize simple melodies, using basic triads and seventh chords. The student will sight read four-part hymns. One hour of daily practice required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 222 History Of Western Music I


    2 credit hours

    Survey of the history and literature of music, with emphasis on the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 223 History Of Western Music II


    2 credit hours

    Survey of the history and literature of music, with emphasis on the Classical and early Romantic periods.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 224 History Of Western Music III


    2 credit hours

    Survey of the history and literature of music, with emphasis on the late Romantic, Twentieth Century, and Modern periods.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MMM 245 Audio Recording II


    2 credit hours

    A continuation of Audio Recording I, the student will study microphone use and placement and will develop skills utilizing the Sonar and the MOTU multi-track recording system. Students will have assigned lab times. Students will be required to follow security and studio procedures and will be required to attend three professional workshops scheduled during the session. Students in the advanced audio recording class will be required to complete a substantial recording project as well as produce a current mastered compact disc recording by the end of the session.

    Prerequisite: MMM 145 
    Course Fee: $300
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  • MMM 260 Music Theory II


    2 credit hours

    The student will compose, play harmonic progressions, sight-sing, and notate from dictation music in one and two voice textures. Topics to be covered in the course include standard harmonic progressions, representative style periods, seventh chords, modulation, secondary dominants, and binary, ternary, blues, and American song forms.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  
  
  • MMM 263 Advanced Class Piano


    2 credit hours

    The student will play advanced intermediate piano, literature using accurate pedal technique, tempo, dynamics, and correct interpretation. He/she will play all major and minor scales and harmonize melodies using the appropriate diatonic chords, seventh-chords, and secondary dominants. He/she will transpose easier vocal accompaniments within a third of the original key. One hour of daily practice required. Does not apply to piano major or minor.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 270 Music Theory III


    2 credit hours

    The student will continue studying musical analysis, sight-singing, and dictation. Topics to be covered in the course include diatonic, secondary, and embellishing seventh chords, ninths, eleventh and thirteenth chords; and Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords. Formal structures will include tonal structures, compounds ternary, the chorale prelude, and variation forms.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  • MMM 344 Pedagogy Of Music In The Elmentary School


    2 credit hours

    The student will plan, execute, and evaluate music activities in relation to the individual child and to the group at the elementary level. The student will employ the most effective contemporary methods in facilitating planned music activities. The student will use materials available to music education for use in today’s classroom (including gifted and special needs students). Music activities will include multiethnic and multicultural music.

    Prerequisite: MMM 270 
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 345 Pedagogy Of Music In The Secondary School


    2 credit hours

    The student will plan, execute, and evaluate procedures for both general and specialized music courses at the middle and high school. The student will analyze and identify contemporary materials that are appropriate in furthering course objectives and study budgeting procedures, scheduling music courses, curriculum development (including attention to diverse cultural and ethnic music), and the capabilities of the adolescent as musician, including both gifted and special needs.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MMM 352 History Of Wind Band Literature


    2 credit hours

    The student will gain an in depth knowledge of the music of the wind band idiom ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Students will trace the development of various instruments, instrumentations, and repertoire for groups of wind instruments. Students will gain knowledge of repertoire for chamber wind ensembles as well as masterworks for large-scale wind ensembles.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 354 Instrumental Methods For Vocalists


    2 credit hours

    Vocal education students will gain necessary knowledge concerning the instrumental techniques unique to teaching band and orchestra

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 355 Choral Methods And Materials


    2 credit hours

    The student will explore various challenges and techniques of individual and group voice development. The student will analyze various choral works for possible use in the choral program and develop a working repertoire of choral literature. The course will explore the use of instruments with the choral ensemble as well as effective rehearsal techniques. Sight singing methods will be studied. Elementary, middle school, and high school, and adult choir techniques and materials will be included. Finally, all students will formulate their personal philosophies of music education.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • MMM 356 Instrumental Methods And Materials


    2 credit hours

    Students will gain detailed knowledge about the unique challenges of elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra. The course will cover a range of topics including recruitment techniques, appropriate-level repertoire, rehearsal techniques, instrument repair, fund raising, and parent relations. All students will formulate their personal philosophies of music education.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 357 Choral Arranging


    2 credit hours

    Choral Arranging is a course in developing strategies and techniques for arranging music for choral ensembles. The course examines the use of melody, harmony, rhythm and form as applied to both the setting of text and the performance genre-including traditional and jazz-and instrumental accompaniments will be explored. The variety of performance levels from elementary school and small church choir literature to professional ensembles will be studied. Attention will be given to the details required for a polished vocal score. The course will conclude with a discussion of presenting materials for publication.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncetain
  
  • MMM 358 Instrumental Arranging


    2 credit hours

    Instrumental Arranging is a course in developing strategies and techniques for arranging music for instrumental ensembles. A variety of music styles from traditional to contemporary will be explored. The variety of performance levels from K-12 to professional ensembles will be studied. Attention will be given to the details required for a polished instrumental score. The course will conclude with a discussion of presenting materials for publication.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 359 Form And Analysis


    2 credit hours

    This seminar-based course is the capstone of the Music Theory track. It delves into greater detail into the study of typical forms from Western tonal music and also contemporary styles. It also serves to instruct students in higher level forms of analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 360 Basic Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The student will discuss the basics of the conductor’s art including philosophy, history, responsibility, and privileges. Score study skills, basic beat patterns and usage, ear training, and selection of appropriate tempo will be developed. Comprehension of foreign terms, analysis of text for musical meaning, leadership development, rehearsal techniques, and stage presence will be demonstrated.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 361 Advanced Choral Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The scope of this course extends beyond basic skills to include choral foundations, transpositions, balance, interpretive leadership, rehearsal technique, and stage presence. Laban method and Focal Point conducting will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
 

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