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MUS100 Thomas More Singers (1)
The Thomas More Singers meet for weekly rehearsals and perform at concerts and college functions. No audition is required. This course may be repeated.

MUS103 Male Chorus (1)
The men's vocal group will meet for weekly rehearsals and perform at campus events. This course may be repeated.

MUS110 Beginning Voice Class (1)
Students will receive group instruction of basic vocal techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS111 Intermediate Voice Class (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 110. A continuation of MUS 110. Students will receive further group instruction of basic vocal techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS114 Beginning Guitar Class (1)
Students will receive group instruction in basic guitar techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS115 Intermediate Guitar Class (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 114. A continuation of MUS 114. Students will receive further group instruction of basic guitar techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS118 Beginning Piano Class (1)
Students will receive group instruction in basic piano techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS119 Intermediate Piano Class (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 118. A continuation of MUS 118. Students will receive further group instruction of basic piano techniques, musicianship, and performance. A lab fee will be associated with this course.

MUS121 Survey of Music Literature (3)
An introduction to the art of music, its materials, styles, and structures during recent centuries and the creative impulse of its great composers.

MUS135 American Music (2-3)
A survey of the music of the North American continent, including Native American, Puritan and Colonial music during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

MUS201 Music Theory I (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Music Department. A survey course covering music elements and organization, notation, chord progressions, harmony/analysis, sightsinging, and music dictation.

MUS202 Music Theory II (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 201 with a C grade or higher. A continuation of MUS 201 covering music elements and organization, harmony/analysis, sightsinging, dictation, transposition, and harmonizing a melody.

MUS225 Contemporary Music (3)
Music in the twentieth century; its antecedents and development to the present are studied.

MUS226 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (3)
A survey of the history and styles of Rock 'n' Roll, the contributions of specific musicians, and the social impact of the music from the late 1940's to the present.

MUS231 School Music (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students will learn about teaching a music program in grades one through eight and the use of music as a supporting vehicle in various class subjects and activities

MUS245 Musical Styles through the Ages (3)
A survey covering Western music history and literature from antiquity to the present.

MUS247 Viewing the Performing Arts (2-3)
Offers a general study of the elements of music and the genres performed in Western music. Attendance is required at public performances.

MUS255 Special Topics (1-3)
Special topics courses will be offered periodically in a specific area of music.

MUS260 Music in World Cultures (3)
An introduction to the music of non-western countries. Content emphasizes diversity and uniqueness by exploring the music of India, Japan, Sub-Saharan Africa, Native America, Indonesia, Latin America, the Middle East, and others.

MUS270 Voice Lesson (1)
Course requirement: Approval from department chair. Students will receive a private 30 minute lesson once a week and will perform each semester at a student recital. In addition to tuition, there is an additional fee.

MUS271 Piano Lesson (1)
Course requirement: Approval from department chair. Students will receive a private 30 minute lesson once a week and will perform each semester at a student recital. In addition to tuition, there is an additional fee.

MUS272 Guitar Lesson (1)
Course requirement: MUS 114 or instructor permission. Students will receive a private 30 minute lesson once a week and will perform each semester at a student recital. In addition to tuition, there is an additional fee.

MUS290 Conducting (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 201. Conducting fundamentals, score analysis, and rehearsal techniques are covered.