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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Music and Fine Arts

MUGN H233 Honors Art of Western Music 3 crs.

This course focuses on developing active listening skills and understanding how music reflects the arts and ideas of western civilization between c. 800 CE and the present. Students will also attend live and videotaped performances and write a paper based on these performances and additional research.

MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of Italian pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet. It develops the student’s ability to sing convincingly in Italian.

MUGN M105 Music Industry Musicianship 3 crs.

Designed for future professional music producers, managers, and agents with limited music background, this course covers a basic knowledge of music necessary to work effectively with musicians. Included are basic music terminology, an understanding of the nature of creativity, reading of lead sheets and chord symbols, and listening skill development.

MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 3 crs.

A systematic look at career options in the music industry. Topics discussed include: song writing, music publishing, national and international copyright law, music licensing, artist management, music products, and concert promotion.

MUGN M134 Introduction to Music and Liturgy 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to the music of the Church shown against the background of Church history and liturgical theology.

MUGN M200 French Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of French pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUGN M201 French Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in French.

Prerequisite: MUGN M200.

MUGN M215 Music Technology 3 crs.

A systematic look at music technology. Topics discussed include: computer hardware, software and operating systems, computer assisted instruction, word processing, graphics, music notation, recording, sequencing, sampling and syntheses, MIDI, networking, and multimedia authoring systems.

MUGN M250 Studio Techniques and Live Sound 2 crs.

A systematic look at recording techniques and live sound production. Topics discussed include: acoustics, microphone design and placement, signal path, console design, recording, mixing, editing, speaker placement, on stage monitoring, and audio processors.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M260 Multimedia Production 3 crs.

A systematic and functional study of new media technologies dominating the music industry. Emphasis is placed on web design appropriate for promotion of artists and performing groups, including electronic portfolios. Students will gain a full knowledge of HTML/image editing and streaming audio as well as synchronized multimedia presentations. Also included will be an introduction to video streaming and basic animation techniques.

Prerequisites: MUGN M115.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course for singers, required for music education and vocal performance majors, covers the basics of German pronunciation, including the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. An accompanist is present, and each student works with the professor on two German lieder by such composers as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, etc. The student prepares the songs for performance, with emphasis on well sung and articulated German, and communicating the meaning of the text. Offered in the fall only.

MUGN M301 German Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course for singers continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in German.

Prerequisite: MUGN M300.

MUGN M350 Introduction to Digital Audio 3 crs.

An in-depth examination of the principles and applications of digital audio in today’s recording and interactive media industries. Topics discussed include: digital audio fundamentals, recording and reproduction systems theory, computer and hardware based recording and editing, and audio for CD and other media applications.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M405 Bibliography and Research Methods 2 crs.

Techniques in research and writing necessary to the completion of theses or other formal documents are addressed here.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUGN M408 Advanced Multimedia Production 3 crs.

Designed for students in music industry studies whose career goals include the synchronization of rich media in a multimedia context, such as enhanced DC production or other techniques. The full range of video production will be emphasized, from shooting and editing to compression and streaming. Included will be advanced study of Flash, QuickTime, and video streaming techniques as well as basic database support of websites.

Prerequisite: MUGN M450.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M420 Senior Project 2 crs.

An exhaustive inquiry into a single topic chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise and evaluate the project.

Prerequisite: by permission of instructor only.

MUGN M499 Independent Study arr.

MUGN U268 Introduction to Western Art Music 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts

Pre-Modern

This course focuses on developing active listening skills and understanding how music reflects the arts and ideas of its time. If instructor interest and expertise permits, jazz, non-western musics, and/or popular music may be studied, but the course concentrates on music of the western art tradition between c. 800 CE and the present.

MUGN V272 Jazz in American Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course covers the basic elements and style periods of jazz and how they reflect the culture of America.