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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 16, 2014
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MUSC 1000 - Music at Northeastern
Intended for freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences. Introduces freshmen to the liberal arts in general; familiarizes them with their major; helps them develop the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps them develop interpersonal skills- in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1101 - Introduction to Music
Offers an introduction to selected works of our Western musical heritage, from earliest to contemporary styles. Consists primarily of a survey and listening format, with emphasis on styles, basic theory, forms, and the historical, social, and artistic periods that these works represent.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1103 - Music as a Social Expression
Examines the processes of music making and the perceptions of music’s functions in human culture. Considers what is music, why we have it, what kinds of music are made, and what kinds of music are made to be meaningful. Identifies various styles and genres of music and examines them within an ever-shifting context of aesthetics, social history, and cultural heritage.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1104 - Survey of African-American Music
Explores the various musical traditions of African Americans, with a specific focus on the United States. Examines the impact of African, European, and Native American traditions on African-American music as well as the role of music as an expression of African-American aesthetics, traditions, and life. Considers historical and contemporary forms of African-American music, with selected video presentations. Prereq. Not open to students who have taken AFAM 1104.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1105 - Music of the USA
Examines American music from the time of Puritan psalm singing to the present. Covers a wide variety of music including concert music, traditional folk music, jazz, and contemporary styles.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1106 - Women in Music
Examines the multifaceted role of women in music from the Renaissance to the present. Discusses the fact that for centuries women have been active and influential patrons, composers, teachers, conductors, and performers in Europe and the United States. Examines their contributions to classical and popular music and to jazz, with emphasis on such widely varying figures as Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Germaine Tailleferre, Billie Holiday, Carla Bley, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Pauline Oliveros, Sarah Caldwell, Antonia Brico, and Nadia Boulanger.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1107 - Introduction to Opera
Offers an historical, social, political, economic, and artistic overview of the evolution of opera from its beginnings to the present day. Examines basic musical concepts (harmony, melody, and orchestration), structures of opera (aria, ensemble, and recitative), vocal categories and schools, and the relationship between literature, history, and librettos. Offers close study of selected operas in various styles (bel canto, verismo, and so on) by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and others.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1108 - Music and Poetry
Examines the art of setting words to music. Confronts the aesthetic problems encountered in a synthesis of two different art forms. Examines that synthesis in selected songs, choral works, tone poems, and operas of diverse periods and styles (classical, folk, and popular).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1109 - Introduction to Art, Drama, and Music
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to music and other arts including painting, film, and theatre. Examines works of art from various periods in the context of the cultures that produced them. Supplements regular classes with visits to art museums or attendance at concerts and theatrical performances.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1110 - Music in Popular Culture
Explores the nature of music composed for the mass market. Discusses techniques of recording and merchandising music. Selected songs are analyzed for their musical content. Traces the evolution of various styles including ragtime, jazz, blues, rock, and music for the media.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1111 - Rock Music
Examines the development of rock-and-roll and its relationship to blues, rhythm and blues, country, folk, and other styles of music. Considers themes such as the role of rock as youth music, the reflections of social realities in rock songs, the relationship of rock to the recording industry and the mass media, and the changing styles of rock. Emphasizes listening skills.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1112 - Jazz
Examines the evolution of the creative improvisational musical styles commonly called jazz, from its African-American roots to its status as one of America’s classical musics and an internationally valued art form. Explores the contributions of African and European musical traditions and African-American spirituals, work songs, and blues. Examines major contributors and stylistic development and change through selected audio and audio-visual presentations. Also considers the sociocultural dynamics that have affected musical evolution and acceptance.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1113 - Film Music
Emphasizes the various ways that music is used in film, including music depicted on-screen and musical scores. Music is a crucial element of meaning in film, yet its presence is easy to ignore. Offers students an opportunity to learn basic approaches to the analysis of music and sound in film, to develop the ability to think critically about film, and to become knowledgeable about key historical developments in film music and sound. No musical background is necessary.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1114 - Mozart
Traces Mozart’s musical development from child prodigy to mature artist through personal letters and biographies. Analyzes many of his major compositions including symphonies, concertos, operas, and chamber works.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1115 - Debussy and the Music of Paris
Recognizes that Claude Debussy, impressionist in sound, composed music that marked a turning point toward modern trends. Covers much of his music for piano, orchestra, and voice, including Suite Pour le Piano, Suite Bergamasque, Images (for piano and orchestra), Nocturnes, La Mer, and Pelleas et Melisande. Discusses the music of Satie, Ravel, and Fauré as it relates to that of Debussy.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1116 - Beethoven
Analyzes the complex personality and art of Beethoven, his relation to the turbulent times in which he lived, and his role in classical and romantic music.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1117 - George Gershwin
Studies the life and works of George Gershwin (1898-1937) including popular song, musical comedy, opera, and orchestral compositions. Explores the relationship of George Gershwin to his times, both musically and historically. Takes as a critical starting point Gershwin’s famous statement, “My people are American; my time is today.”
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1118 - Music Therapy 1
Examines the application of music as a therapeutic vehicle to release suppressed emotions, to encourage self-expression in psychiatric patients, and to treat a wide variety of disorders. Examines music therapy, in a modern approach to health services, as a supplement to other treatments.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1119 - Fundamentals of Western Music Theory
Introduces students with little or no musical experience to all the major and minor key signatures and the following scales: major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor. Topics include how to read music in treble clef, bass clef, and various C-clefs; how to identify and construct intervals, triads, and seventh chords; how melody and harmony work together to create a piece of music; roman numeral analyses; and various small forms. Short excerpts are analyzed, and students are required to write musical compositions. Prereq. Music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1120 - Sound Health
Gives both musicians and nonmusicians the opportunity to experience a heightened awareness of the power of music to effect physical and emotional change. Examines the effects of music on the body, mind, and spirit. Begins with an exploration into the awareness of sound and the physiological changes in the body caused by music, and moves through a variety of theories and techniques used to facilitate positive change, relaxation, and reduction of stress. Also considers sound pollution, the effects of vibrations on the body, guided imagery, music and meditation, and new-age environmental music.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1121 - Medieval and Renaissance Music
Offers an introduction to European music from the sixth through the sixteenth centuries. Covers a wide variety of music, ranging from the serene elegance of sacred Gregorian chant and the plaintive love songs of the medieval troubadours to the lively dances and humanistic vocal music of the Renaissance. Examines representative works by composers such as Machaut, Landini, Josquin, Palestrina, and Dowland.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1122 - Music of the Baroque Era
Focuses on music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Italy, Germany, France, and England. Discusses the emergence of important new genres (such as opera, sonata, and concerto) and examines representative works of major composers (such as Bach, Handel, Corelli, Vivaldi, Rameau, and Purcell).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1123 - Music of the Classical Era
Focuses on crucial developments in musical styles and forms of the late eighteenth century and on emerging genres, such as the symphony, the concerto, and the string quartet. Emphasizes the vocal and instrumental works of Haydn and Mozart and the early works of Beethoven.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1124 - Music of the Romantic Era
Focuses on romantic realism and idealism as expressed in the music of the nineteenth century. Emphasizes historical, nationalistic, and literary influences. Includes composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Berlioz, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1125 - Twentieth-Century Music

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Focuses on developments in music from 1900 to 2000. Examines a broad range of musical styles including expressionism, neoclassicism, and other major trends in music of the twentieth century.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1126 - New Directions in Music
Recognizes that music from 1950 to the present has changed more radically than during any other era in history. Examines new elements in classical and popular music and focuses on the relationship between the two styles.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1127 - Introduction to World Music
Introduces musical traditions from around the world using ethnomusicological approaches to examine the role of music in culture. Focuses on various world music from the perspectives of the people who create the music and compares these perspectives with our own.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1128 - Music of Africa
Uses ethnomusicological frameworks and concepts to examine some of the many music cultures on the continent of Africa. Selected cultures are studied through their musical, social, historical, and political heritage. Musical focus includes various vocal and instrumental performance characteristics as well as dance. Covers traditional and contemporary African music. Prereq. Not open to students who have taken AFRS 1128.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1129 - Music of the Middle East
Presents an introduction to the music of selected Near Eastern and Arab cultures (such as Persian in the East and Ethiopic and Berber in Africa). Includes the cantillation styles and practices of various chants of the Hebrew, Christian, and Islamic traditions.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1130 - Music of Asia
Introduces the student to the musical heritage of Asia by examining music history, the relationship of music cultures to each other, the organization of musical sounds, and music as an aspect of culture. Emphasizes the development of basic listening skills.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1131 - Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Examines the highly diverse and unique musical practices of South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Focuses on the traditions of native, African, and European heritage in these geographical areas. Provides exposure to musical repertories, ideas about music, the relationship of music to culture, musical instruments, musical contexts, and musical syncretism.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1132 - Music of the Jewish People
Investigates the role that music has played in Jewish life from ancient to modern times. Topics include music in the time of the Bible, rabbinic attitudes toward music, music and mysticism, the development of the modes for prayer and scriptural cantillation, church and synagogue music compared, music of the holidays and the life cycle, folk and popular music in the Diaspora, the development of art music in the modern era, and music in modern Israel. Prior knowledge of music is not required.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1133 - Voice Class
Gives students the opportunity to learn the basic vocal production required for fine singing. Chooses repertoire, both classical and contemporary, for each student to learn and perform in lessons and before the entire class. Topics include diction, the physiology of singing, resonance, registers, and interpretation. Also studies the basics of music reading and sight-singing. Discusses some interpretation, and plays recordings of the greatest vocal artists for class analysis.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1134 - Guitar Class
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of classical guitar playing for those with or without prior knowledge of the guitar. Covers music reading and theory. Requires students to perform alone and in ensemble with other members of the class. Augments the syllabus by live performances from outside professional and student classical guitarists. Bases final grades on several written examinations and student performance.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1135 - Coltrane
Studies the life of John Coltrane, recognized as one of the greatest musicians of all time. Presents, in a chronological sequence, his growing up in a Black North Carolina community during the era of U.S. apartheid to becoming a world-class artist whose music touched the hearts and souls of listeners all around the globe. His advanced and innovative conceptions (melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic) and stylistic contributions in and to the realm of African-American creative improvisation changed the way to play the music forever. Emphasizes his immense impact on jazz and other improvisational music and expressive art forms, as well as his spiritual legacy, which focused on using music as a force for the improvement of humanity. His musical and spiritual legacy continue as major influences in current times. Prereq. Not open to students who have taken AFAM 1135.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1136 - What’s Playing at Symphony?
Offers students an opportunity to attend several performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall. Discusses each piece of music from a variety of perspectives, including the history of a given composer and his or her relationship to music history and the history of a given composition and its relevance to the symphonic repertoire. Analyzes program pieces in order to provide a deeper appreciation for their musical construction; however, no musical background is required to participate in this course—it is designed for nonmusic majors and music majors alike. Requires students to purchase BSO College Cards (for a nominal fee) for the current BSO concert season.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1139 - Popular Music, Sexuality, and the New Global Order
Introduces critical debates on the role of sexuality, focusing on a number of popular music or artists from around the globe—the transgendered pop of Saida Sultan/Danna International; dance and the body politics in post-Suharto Indonesia; and the intersection of sex, nation, and religion in Turkey—to explore the continuously changing categories of gender and sexuality in the processes of globalization. Sexuality is central to popular music because of the way in which it is enacted and embodied by performers and also interpreted by the audience. Although conventions and customs of local cultures and/or societies continue to inform popular music, globalization has opened up spaces in which it is possible to rearticulate gender and sexual identities.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1140 - Global Pop Music
Introduces and studies popular music from around the world within the framework of popular culture and the impact of globalization. Seeks to answer three major questions using readings, musical listenings, and discussions of materials for the course: What do we mean by music as popular culture? What do we mean by global perspective? What is the mutual impact between global forces and local musics? Explores important issues surrounding popular music in regard to specific genres, styles, and practices using readings gleaned from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and ethnomusicology. Requires students both to respond to and to build on the work of various scholars in their writing assignments, final project, and final exam.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1141 - Wired for Sound
Explores the use of electronics in music of various styles and genres and examines the methods and means of electronic sound production. Since the dawn of time, music has been influenced by the technological innovations of its history. Starting in the early twentieth century, electricity, and later electronics, became a key motivating force in music both in composing and performing, and later even in listening. Also covers the social and cultural conditions under which electric sound was able to evolve. Prereq. Not open to music technology students.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1201 - Music Theory 1
Introduces melodic and harmonic practices in tonal music with additional work in chord and melody construction. Develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSC 1119 or permission of instructor; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1202 - Music Theory 2
Continues MUSC 1201. Focuses on harmonic practices in tonal music. Examines the role and function of harmony through analysis of musical examples and composition of four-voice chorales. Introduces study of advanced harmony. Further develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSC 1201; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1241 - Musicianship 1
Develops ear training, sight-singing skills, rhythmic skills, and keyboard skills. Prereq. Music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1242 - Musicianship 2
Continues MUSC 1241. Develops ear training, sight-singing skills, rhythmic skills, and keyboard skills. Prereq. MUSC 1241; music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1250 - Instrumentation and Orchestration
Introduces the individual abilities of the instruments of the orchestra as well as the fundamental techniques of orchestration. Prereq. MUSC 1201 and MUSC 1241.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1901 - Music Lessons 1
Offers private instruction in voice or in an instrument. Arranges weekly lessons on a half-hour basis. Contact the music department for arrangements. Requires lab fee.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1902 - Music Lessons 2
Offers private instruction in voice or in an instrument. Arranges weekly lessons on a half-hour basis. Contact the music department for arrangements. Requires lab fee.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1903 - Composition Lessons
Offers private instruction in music composition. Contact the music department for arrangements. Requires lab fee.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

MUSC 1904 - Chorus
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1905 - Band
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1906 - Orchestra
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1907 - Wind Ensemble
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1911 - Jazz Ensemble
Designed to serve both music majors and nonmajors, this is a performance/theory/history offering of the varied styles and techniques of performance in the jazz tradition of African-American music. Students are drawn from all segments of the University. Repertory is taken from the standard jazz literature as well as investigations of new works. Improvisational and interpretational technique are the core content of the course. Both the NU Jazz Ensemble and the NU Jazz Combo are represented together in this course.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1912 - Rock Ensemble
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1913 - Blues/Rock Ensemble
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1914 - Create Your Own Music
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor. Prereq. Music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1915 - Chamber Ensemble
Allows students to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1916 - Electronic Music Ensemble
Allows students to participate as performers in an ensemble of electronic instruments under the direction of a faculty conductor. Under faculty supervision, students identify repertory, including original compositions by members of the ensemble.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1917 - Jazz Choir and Combo
Designed to give students who sing jazz and blues the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a small vocal group. Offers students an opportunity to work on singing in harmony and be featured in solos. The group is also accompanied by a student jazz combo. Members of the combo may register for the course for credit. Prereq. Requires audition.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1918 - World Music Ensemble
Explores music-making traditions from selected world cultures through performance on percussion, voice, and other instruments. No previous music-making experience required. Prereq. Music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1919 - Fusion Ensemble
Offers students an opportunity to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor. Focuses on instrumental rock, blues, funk, and jazz repertoire.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1920 - Pep Band
Offers students an opportunity to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The pep band performs at sporting events and other university functions.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1921 - World Fusion Ensemble
Offers students an opportunity to participate as performers in one or more ensembles under the direction of a faculty conductor. Designed for more advanced students seeking to explore a variety of world music.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2137 - Viennese School 1
Focuses on music from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Covers specific genres as well as specific works by major central European composers. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

MUSC 2138 - Viennese School 2
Focuses on musical developments in Vienna from 1900 to 1925. Examines a broad range of vocal and instrumental works by composers Gustav Mahler, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. Situates their musical characteristics among contemporaneous Viennese developments in literature, philosophy, psychology, and the visual arts, including Peter Altenberg, Sigmund Freud, Richard Gerstl, Carl Jung, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Karl Kraus, Egon Schiele, Arthur Schnitzler, and Otto Weininger. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

MUSC 2208 - Jazz Improvisation
Focuses on repertory as well as performance. Examines the great improvisational artists in American music, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Approaches analysis from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective. Explores the use of rhythm, chords, scales, and modes in the creative improvisation process.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2209 - Conducting
Provides instruction in the basic gestures used in conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles. Topics include beat patterns, conveying phrasing and articulation, cueing, controlling tempo and dynamics, score study, and rehearsal techniques. Provides an opportunity for students to constitute a laboratory ensemble for regular practicum.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2210 - Songwriting
Offers an opportunity to learn to construct songs with forward motion and memorable “hooks.”Topics include time-proven song forms, melody writing, harmonic tools, lyric writing, collaboration, and production techniques. Emphasizes the craft of writing songs for use in film and television.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2303 - Music Theory 3
Continues MUSC 1202. Examines representative examples of structural principles governing the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and formal components of music. Focuses on music from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Further develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSC 1202; music combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2304 - Music Theory 4
Continues MUSC 2303. Examines works from the late nineteenth century to the present. Includes selected readings by prominent twentieth-century theorists. Further develops ear training and sight-singing skills. Prereq. MUSC 2303; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2306 - Diction for Singers
Designed for singers as well as students interested in acting and public speaking. Students receive instruction in the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and the rules of formal English diction.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2307 - Sight-Singing
Offers students the opportunity to learn how to read music at sight without the aid of a musical instrument, an essential skill for every musician. Emphasizes mastery of the skills of rhythm reading, as well as solfège and triad recognition in all diatonic keys, through class instruction and daily practice. Prereq. MUSC 1201 or MUSI 1203.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2308 - Principles of Music Literature
Examines the evolution and application of each major structural element of music through an historical perspective. Also links larger categories of music such as classical, popular, and non-Western by examining their common elements. Prereq. MUSC 1201 or MUSI 1203; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2311 - Historical Traditions: America
Provides an overview of music in the United States in cultural and stylistic contexts. Introduces historical methods of music. Studies a broad range of styles including folk, popular, and classical music. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2308 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2312 - Historical Traditions: Classical
Provides an overview of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century Western music in cultural and stylistic contexts. Covers some of the best-known figures in classical music: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Stravinsky. Considers why and how the great tradition of tonal music defines classical music even today. Uses scores to help understand the different ways music can be written and the different aesthetic definitions of beauty, pleasure, and meaning in sound. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2308 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2313 - Historical Traditions: World
Examines the historical musical traditions of selected music cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and indigenous cultures of the Americas. Provides an in-depth study of the evolution of the selected music cultures, focusing on ethnomusicological historical approaches to the study of music cultures including music and the belief system, aesthetics, context for music, repertoires, organization of musical sound, instruments and performance techniques, and learning and transmission of musical knowledge (performance and nonperformance). Explores why music is different among the world’s peoples; what music of the past sounded like and its impact on how music sounds today; what happens to music over time and space; and why music should be preserved and by whom. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2308 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2316 - Historical Traditions: History of the Music Industry
Offers students an opportunity to obtain a thorough grounding in the history of the music industry. Following intensive study of the electronic and print tools available to those interested in researching the music industry, the course initiates historical work in the nineteenth century, when many aspects of the modern music industry took root and blossomed. The remainder of the course is organized around topics drawn from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including record companies and marketing, television and the music industry, and the Internet and the music industry. Each unit is accompanied by the most recent and cutting-edge research in the field. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2308 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; music majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2318 - Music Therapy 2
Continues MUSC 1118. Examines the etiologies, characteristics, and applications of music therapy with the physically handicapped, hearing impaired, visually impaired, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, speech/language impaired, and geriatric populations in one-to-one and group settings. Also studies improvisations and appropriate music materials for the nonmusician and adapted instrument designs tailored to each disability, while exploring the correlation of music and movement. Compares various musical therapy approaches. Prereq. MUSC 1118.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2343 - Musicianship 3
Continues MUSC 1242. Develops ear training, sight-singing skills, rhythmic skills, and keyboard skills. Prereq. MUSC 1242; music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2344 - Musicianship 4
Continues MUSC 2343. Develops ear training, sight-singing skills, rhythmic skills, and keyboard skills. Prereq. MUSC 2343; music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 2501 - Soundscapes of the Mediterranean
Offers students an opportunity to study the sonic environments of the cities of Rome, Cairo, and Alexandria and to contextualize them in a cultural area in which Europe and the Middle East are reclaiming their place: the Mediterranean. The term soundscape echoes the relationships among sound, space, and social life. This approach to sound calls attention to multiple ways of listening and an approach to landscapes where the visual and the auditory are mutually constitutive of each other. Explores the interaction between (1) sound and architecture, (2) sound and ecology, (3) sound and social life, and (4) sound and memory. Because films have greatly influenced ideologies of sound, the course also examines how soundtracks affect the viewer’s experience. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Faculty Led Study Abroad

MUSC 2502 - Balinese Performing Arts: Music/Dance
Offers students an opportunity to learn one of two Balinese performing arts: gamelan ensemble or dance, as well as to learn how to play or dance the contemporary gamelan gong kebyar genre. This most popular form of gamelan in Bali and internationally is marked by dazzling interlocking musical figures and dramatic changes in tempo and dynamics that are reflected in the dance. Designed to supplement the other activities of the Dialogue of Civilizations program in Bali, the course offers students a hands-on experience of participant-observation research as well as a kinetic pedagogical counterpart to all that they have an opportunity to learn during the program. Dance and music instruction are taught by some of Bali’s premiere artists-instructors and their assistants. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Faculty Led Study Abroad

MUSC 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3337 - Writing about Music
Provides an overview of various types of musical journalism including criticism, reviews, feature articles, program notes, promotional material, and so on. Offers students significant opportunity to develop their own skills in writing, editing, research, and interview techniques as they apply to writing about music and the music industry. Prereq. (a) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (b) sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3350 - Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to enter the field of ethnomusicology (the study of people’s total involvement with and in music). Examines the history, definitions, and scope of ethnomusicology. Furnishes multiple perspectives of the changing ways in which ethnomusicologists have viewed themselves and others during the first century of the field’s activities. Offers students the opportunity to apply an ethnomusicological framework to the study of musical cultures and become familiar with a variety of research approaches. Theory and methods in urban ethnomusicology in particular are emphasized, with Boston as a potential fieldwork site. Three case studies illuminate models for studying complex webs of influence in the development of urban music traditions and the cultural and social interactions that create transculturated and innovative music styles. Prereq. (a) MUSC 1201 and (b) MUSC 2308 and (c) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (d) junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3410 - Recital 1
Offers preparation for and performance of a minirecital (twenty to thirty minutes of music) under the guidance of the student’s primary instrumental or vocal instructor. Minirecitals are usually shared by more than one student. Students take MUSC 3410 in place of MUSC 4992. Prereq. Music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3470 - War and Music
Offers an interdisciplinary and comparative exploration of the diverse ways in which composers, artists, novelists, poets, and dramatists have depicted the excitement, glory, agony, and sacrifice of war both at the dawn of modern gunpowder-based warfare in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and as the full impacts of “industrialized killing” became visible in the twentieth. Drawing on artistic and literary artifacts and the massive cultural outpourings that the slaughter and destruction of the two World Wars of the twentieth century elicited, students will investigate how artists’ interactions with the experience and meaning(s) of war have developed and changed in the modern world and how those changes have affected our own understanding of its impact and significance.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3501 - Modernizing Tradition in Balinese Performing Arts
Explores music, dance, and theatre in Bali, examining their history and how they have been adapted to fit within the daily religious, personal, and community activities in modern Balinese society. Focuses on various Balinese gamelan traditions and examines how global influences have been incorporated into ancient traditional arts as a means of maintaining dynamic cultural expressions that reflect contemporary Balinese society. Also covers fundamentals of ethnographic field research and requires a final project as the culmination of a directed-research study. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, NU Core Experiential Learning, Faculty Led Study Abroad

MUSC 3540 - Special Topics in Music Analysis
Focuses on advanced topics in theory and analysis. Topics vary with each offering. Prereq. MUSC 2304 and MUSC 2344; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3541 - Music Analysis Seminar
Exposes students to advanced methods of musical analysis. Focuses on techniques for analyzing large musical forms from the baroque period to the present day. Prereq. MUSC 2304 and MUSC 2344; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3550 - Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Provides an advanced seminar examining topics and issues surrounding musical cultures and histories. Topics vary with each offering. Prereq. MUSC 2311, MUSC 2312, or MUSC 2313; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3560 - Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Offers an intensive overview of music from 1900 to the present day. Covers the works of the best-known figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and draws on a variety of repertoires including American and European “classical” music, jazz, and the music of non-Western cultures. Includes analysis of scores as well as thorough investigations into the social milieus from which the music emerged. Prereq. MUSC 2312 and sophomore standing or above; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4621 - Seminar in Performance Practice
Provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their research as it applies to their performances. Students present written reports to be discussed at the seminar. Students are also expected to research and write the program notes for their performances. Fulfills the college’s experiential education requirement for literature and performance majors. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2311, MUSC 2312, or MUSC 2313 and (b) junior or senior standing; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4622 - Recital 2
Offers preparation for and performance of a senior recital (forty to sixty minutes of music) under the guidance of the student’s primary instrumental or vocal instructor. Prereq. MUSC 3410 and senior standing; music majors and combined majors only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4631 - Music History and Analysis Capstone
Offers students an opportunity to complete a culminating written project for the music history and analysis major. Projects might include writing program notes, reviews of concerts, and/or completing a research project that explores a particular area of music history and analysis. Prereq. (a) MUSC 2311, MUSC 2312, or MUSC 2313 and (b) junior or senior standing; music majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4641 - Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Issues in Fieldwork and Methodology
Offers a practice-oriented course, the goal of which is to apply theories and paradigms covered in MUSC 3350. Requires a final paper/research proposal and presentation. The research project necessitates fieldwork, reading relevant literature (including research methodology, research techniques, and proposal writing), and reflecting about questions in which students are interested and methods of addressing them through ethnography. Focuses on critical aspects of proposal and project development, including data analysis, audiovisual techniques, methodology, and ethics of ethnomusicology. Prereq. MUSC 3350 and junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. MUSC 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4992 - Directed Study
Focuses on independent work in a selected area of music under the direction of a member of the department. Enrollment is limited to qualified students by special arrangement with the supervising faculty member and with the approval of the department chair. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4994 - Internship
Offers students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

MUSC 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using it to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Music Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, NU Core Experiential Learning, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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