MU396 World Music (3)
A multi-disciplinary study of peoples around the world and their music. Identifies various people groups geographically
and culturally and defines the role of music in their religion, daily lives, and history. Introduces indigenous musical
instruments, performance practices, and a visit to a non-Western musical instrument museum. Includes attendance
requirement at ethnic (non-Western) music concerts.
Satisfies 3 units of the (pre-2015) general education cross-cultural requirement.
MU404 Recording Techniques (3)
Live recording and studio recording techniques.
MU406 Popular Music Since 1900 (3)
A survey of popular music from 1900 to the present, covering composers, performers, styles, and major works.
MU411 Computers in Music (2)
Course includes computer OS basics, spreadsheet and presentation software, Internet and website development, audio
files, sound sampling, synthesizers, MIDI language, developing skills in notation (Finale) with EPS cross-software
implementation, and sequencing (Logic) with editing, voicing, and mixing of multi-tracks in General MIDI and Soft-
MU414 Instrumental Methods (2)
This course enables instrumental students to gain a greater understanding and working knowledge to become successful
teachers of instrumental music in K-12 schools. Detailed discussion of each performing group, concert band, marching
band, jazz band, and orchestra investigates recruiting, grading, planning, organizing, seating, rehearsal techniques, full
score analysis, literature, discipline, fundamental marching techniques, and public relations.
MU416 Teaching Music in the Elementary & Secondary School (3)
The cornerstone course for Music Education students. Covers a survey of materials, teaching strategies, school year
calendar projection, Music Standards, course offerings, lesson planning, Booster clubs, philosophies of vocal, general,
and instrumental music programs found in elementary through senior high schools. At least 9 classroom hours of
observation/fieldwork are required.
MU421 Directed Studies (1-3)
Intensive study of a selected area of music.
Prerequisite: permission of the school dean.
MU426 Audio Engineering II (3)
Final studio course involving increased independence at the workstation. Attention will be given to the senior project.
MU428 Choral Methods (2)
A broad survey of choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to present-day compositions. Emphasis is placed upon
knowing the availability and sources of music and of appropriateness for the church and school. Includes a plan for the
establishment of the graded music program with special attention given to methods and materials. Field experience
MU431 Music Components & Techniques for Elementary Teachers (3)
Introduction to the fundamentals of music notation and structure and their application in musical activities within the
elementary classroom. Not for music majors.
MU440 Collaborative Keyboard (0-1)
Designed for pianists who accompany student recitals and other performances. Does not meet as a class but provides
credit for student accompanists. Requires accompanying a minimum of two students, a junior or senior recital, or a
major performing ensemble. Must have approval of the piano faculty. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit units.