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The Division of Humanities offers a major in English, a major in Theatre and two in Music (B.A. in Music, B.M.E.). The English major is a program which affords the options of earning a liberal arts degree in English or a Bachelor of Science degree in Language Arts Education, with the State of Alabama Class B Secondary Teaching Certificate. A student is eligible for the Bachelor's degree in any of the two areas upon satisfactory completion of a prescribed General Education Program of the College and the specific requirements of the Humanities Division. In addition to the three major programs, the Division offers an English minor, Music minor, Religion/Philosophy minor, African-American Literature/Studies minors, and Drama/Theater minor.

Division Mission: Through multiplicative offerings of art, dance, drama, English, foreign languages, humanities, music, religion, and speech, the Humanities Division Mission is to graduate students with and to sensitize students to the vast array of cultural arts and to the variety of religious creeds –Christian ethics in particular –and to enable all students to matriculate through the College with standard English proficiency and strong critical thinking, speaking, reading, listening, and writing.

DivisIon Chair: Anthonia Adadevoh
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Majors

English

The English program is designed to graduate students with strong critical thinking and communication skills achieved through the knowledge of the various literary genres, and the relating of the literary texts written by major authors to global, social, cultural and historical contexts in which they were produced using theoretical perspectives. Minor in English. A minor in English consists of 18 semester hours of English.

EN 099: Basic Grammar [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to provide instruction in basic writing and grammar. Through this course, students will learn how to write effective sentences and paragraphs.
EN100: English Fundamentals [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities required for potential success in learning college-level English concepts to successfully enter and complete college-level courses. This class will bridge the gap between EN 099 and EN101.
EN 101: English Composition I [Credit Hours: 3] This course is concerned with fundamentals of grammar and with the improvement of reading and writing skills. A selection of essays is used. Students also study a novel and write five essays in a variety of rhetorical modes. Those who need assistance with special problems may receive help in the Center for Writing Across Miles. Prerequisite: A 'C‘ or above in English 100 or a satisfactory score on placement tests
EN 102: English Composition II [Credit Hours: 3] This course is concerned with fundamentals of grammar and with the continued improvement of reading and writing skills. Students will write essays in several rhetorical modes and will write a researched essay. They will also study a novel. The passing grade is ‗C‘ or above and a passing grade on the EPE. Students may receive help in the Center for Writing across Miles. Prerequisite: A passing grade in EN 101
EN 201: Introduction to Literature [Credit Hours: 3] Basic skills for understanding literature are introduced, and concepts which are required for reading, analyzing, and interpreting literature are taught. A wide variety of selections representative of the several literary genres will be used. Prerequisites: EN 101 and 102
EN 202: World Masterpieces [Credit Hours: 3] Students read selected writings by major world authors. Basic skills for understanding literature are introduced, and concepts which are required for reading, analyzing, and interpreting literature are taught. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102
HON EN 240(H): Comparative Modern Literature [Credit Hours: 3] Students taking this course will examine literature from Western and non-Western cultures reflecting a variety of genres and literary periods. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102
EN 298: Writing and Speaking for the Classroom Teacher [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to equip the student with the writing/speaking skills necessary to become a successful classroom facilitator and communicator. Through a combination of theory, class participation, writing, and public expression of ideas, the student will develop the critical thinking tools needed for successful classroom communication and instruction. There are no prerequisites for EN 298. This course is limited to Education Majors who plan to become classroom teachers. It is recommended that each student complete EN 102 and pass the EPE before enrolling in EN 298.
EN 299: Practice in Writing [Credit Hours: 3] This course emphasizes writing clearly and effectively. In addition to language proficiency and logical thinking, the course stresses basic principles and techniques of modern communications, including audience awareness, content analysis, and semantics. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102
EN 301: Grammar and Linguistics [Credit Hours: 3] This course involves study of the structure, history, and mechanics of the English language. Although the approach is largely traditional, reference is also made to principles of transformational grammar.
EN 305: Advanced Composition [Credit Hours: 3] Students gain intensive practice in writing the various types of prose, based on analysis of the structure, language, and rhetoric of selected works.
EN 320: Creative Writing [Credit Hours: 3] Students learn to write poetry and short stories in this introductory course in creative writing. Other literary forms may also be considered, depending on time and interest.
EN 351: Shakespeare [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a study of Shakespeare's major comedies, chronicles, and tragedies, as well as a brief treatment of Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan stage.
EN 352: English Renaissance Drama [Credit Hours: 3] Students in this course will read some of the English drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, excluding Shakespeare. The course will also focus on the fundamental characteristics of dramatic form as well as the dramatic peculiarities of theatrical production in the period.
EN 355: Modernism [Credit Hours: 3] This course presents American and British writers of the early 20th century and the theory behind modem art. Poetry, prose, drama, visual art, and music are considered so that students may evaluate the modern period and its influence on the postmodern.
EN 361: American Literature I [Credit Hours: 3] Students explore selected works of major American writers from 1603 to 1860.
EN 362: American Literature II [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a study of selected works of major American writers from 1860 to the present. Prerequisite: EN 361
EN 365: African-American Literature I [Credit Hours: 3] This course presents an intensive analysis of the works of major Black writers in terms of their sociopolitical thought, their role in the development of modem African-American literature, and their place in American and Western literary history from 1760 through the Harlem Renaissance.
EN 366: African-American Literature II [Credit Hours: 3] Students in this course will examine works by major Black voices of the 20th century from the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
EN 370: Jewish-American Literature [Credit Hours: 3] This course examines the development of Jewish-American literature and the Jewish experience as it is reflected in this literature. The course will focus on the issues raised by Jewish-American literature and its writers.
EN 372: The Short Story [Credit Hours: 3] Students learn about the development of the short story as an art form by reading and analyzing stories by 19th and 20th century writers.
EN 375: Drama [Credit Hours: 3] This course presents a comprehensive, in-depth study of the dramatic form. The literature for the course ranges from Greek drama to the Theater of the Absurd. A large number of plays are considered in order that students may have a broad base of reference for critical evaluation.
EN 380: African-American Contemporary Writers from 1970—Present [Credit Hours: 3] This course concentrates specifically on selected works that explore the human conditions presented in diversely rich selections of historical romance, avant-garde comedy and satire; fantasy and science fiction; detective stories, mysteries written in novels; short stories and/or drama forms. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior level
EN 390: Poetry [Credit Hours: 3] This course presents a study of representative forms, authors, and approaches to poetry.
EN 400: African American Autobiography [Credit Hours: 3] This course will survey the evolution of African American autobiography. It will analyze autobiographies within historical context and explore the variety of forms such as memoir, diaries and others used by the authors. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior level
EN 401: British Literature I [Credit Hours: 3] This course surveys significant works from the Anglo-Saxon period through 1789.
EN 402: British Literature II [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a survey of major writers of English literature from the Romantic period to the contemporary era. Prerequisite: EN 401
EN 403: Comparative African and African-American Literature [Credit Hours: 3] This course attends to a thematic comparison of the fictional and non-fictional works written by Africans and African Americans through selected readings. History, language, mythology and religion will undergird the exploration of belief systems anchored by cultures portrayed in the works that will be studied. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior level
EN 439: The Novel [Credit Hours: 3] This course presents an in-depth study of this comparatively new genre of literature. Students are introduced to the historical development of the novel and its relationship to its several predecessors in other literary forms. Relevant literary criticism provides a stimulus for discussion and ideas for writing critical analyses.
EN 449:. Senior Seminar [Credit Hours: 1] This course serves as a comprehensive examination of students by requiring an application of language and literary skills to written and oral projects, including reports, reviews, research papers, and discussions.
EN 451: Literary Criticism [Credit Hours: 3] This course explores theoretical and practical criticism, and precepts of the major critics are applied to literary materials.
EN 460: Topics in Literature [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to address a selected literary concentration and/or contemporary issue. Topics may include Southern literature, women's literature, or the work of a particular author.
EN 490: Internship [Credit Hours: 3] English majors are required to take this course in their junior or senior year. It is designed for the students to use their skills in practical, hands-on situations. It is highly recommended that the students do their internships in the Center for Writing Across Miles. Students who do not intern in our writing center must make sure their internships involve supervised writing or writing-related tasks and must have their proposed positions approved by the Internship Coordinator. All interns will submit journals and/or writing assignments according to instructions from the Internship Coordinator. Prerequisite: Junior standing
Theatre

The Theatre Program at Miles is structured to provide a challenging arts program. The theatre curriculum fosters creative, critical, and collaborative thinking through participation in all aspects of production and appreciation of theatre history and literature. The Bachelors of Arts in Theatre provides a broad based curriculum that encourages student discovery, creativity, and scholarship. Through the study of acting, directing, design, theatre history, dramatic literature, and involvement in college productions, the student will develop the skills necessary for a career in the Theatre Arts.

TH 200. Theatre Practicum [Credit Hours: 1] The student receives 1 hour of credit for participation in theatre production. Acting, stage management, technical production, building, or running crew positions fulfill this requirement. This course may be taken for credit as many as three times for a total of three hours of production practicum.
TH 300. Theatre Practicum [Credit Hours: 1] The student receives 1 hour of credit for participation in theatre production. Acting, stage management, technical production, building, or running crew positions fulfill this requirement. This course may be taken for credit as many as three times for a total of three hours of production practicum.
TH 400. Theatre Practicum [Credit Hours: 1] The student receives 1 hour of credit for participation in theatre production. Acting, stage management, technical production, building, or running crew positions fulfill this requirement. This course may be taken for credit as many as three times for a total of three hours of production practicum.
TH 209: Oral Interpretation [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to provide students with the ability to read, understand, and effectively present literature in a verbal manner. Special emphasis is given to verbal language skills and understanding of character, as well as the delivery methods which make for the most effective presentation.
TH 210: Beginning Acting [Credit Hours: 3] This course will assist the student in approaching the theatrical experience from the perspectives of drama as a performing art, drama as literature, and drama as a unique craft that requires training in special skills related to performance. In this course, students will have the opportunity to reach out to an audience and communicate through voice, body, and every other means at the performer‘s disposal.
TH 211: Movement I [Credit Hours: 3] This course is an introductory study of the concepts of preparing and performing a role on stage with specific emphasis on the actor‘s physicality and stage movement. Emphasis is placed on the imaginative and artistic use of the whole body in the development of acting roles.
TH 260: Introduction to Theatre [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a general survey course designed to introduce the theatrical experience to the student. By exploring all aspects of theatrical arts, students will gain an understanding of meaning and purpose in theatre production.
TH 261: Play Production [Credit Hours: 3] Play production is a course which will introduce students to all aspects of producing for the theatre. Each student will be exposed to facility evaluation and management, set design and construction, basic stage lighting, and basic costuming in an attempt to acquaint the student with basic knowledge of how the theatrical experience "happens".
TH 280: Plays on Film [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to enhance a student‘s understanding and enjoyment of drama and cinematic art, with a focus on the symbiosis of the two.
TH 301: History of the Theatre I [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a historical investigation of the theatre and dramatic literature from ancient Greece through 1800‘s. This includes African American Theatre.
TH 302: History of the Theatre II [Credit Hours: 3] This course is a historical investigation of the theatre and dramatic literature from 1800 through the present. This includes African American Theatre.
TH 308: Beginning Playwriting [Credit Hours: 3] This course is dedicated to the process of writing for the stage. The primary goal of the course is to encourage students to write quickly, fluidly, and fearlessly. Emphasis is placed on experimentation and process, with the end result being quality work available for stage/film performance.
TH 309: Educational Theatre [Credit Hours: 3] Educational Theatre is a course for the education/language arts student to enhance drama and creative dramatic skills in the classroom, as well as any educational setting.
TH 310: Scenic Design and Painting for the Stage [Credit Hours: 3] Scenic design and stage painting covers the fundamentals of the processes of designing and painting scenic elements for the stage, with a practical hands-on approach to implementation of materials, equipment, systems, and standard theatrical processes.
TH 315: Makeup Design and Prosthetics for the Stage [Credit Hours: 3] Makeup Design and Prosthetics for the stage covers the fundamentals of the processes of designing, building, and implementing makeup and prosthetic devices for the stage and film (including body makeup and hair design), with a practical hands-on approach to implementation of materials, equipment, systems, and standard theatrical processes.
TH 320: Lighting Design and Audio Engineering [Credit Hours: 3] Lighting Design and Audio Engineering covers the fundamentals of the processes of designing stage lighting and theatrical sound for the stage, with a practical hands-on approach to implementation of equipment, systems, and standard theatrical processes.
TH 325: Costume Design and Construction [Credit Hours: 3] Costume Design and Construction covers the fundamentals of the processes of designing, building, and implementing costumes and costume pieces for the stage and film, with a practical, hands-on approach to implementation of materials, equipment, systems, and standard theatrical processes.
TH 342: Advanced Theatre/Studio [Credit Hours: 3] Advanced Theatre (Studio) is a course designed to allow a student the freedom to explore an area of interest in a primary concentration, develop a plan for addressing the interest, and fully promoting and producing the planned objectives to create a fully realized theatrical plan.
TH 360. Special Topics/Workshops in Theatre [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to address selected topics in a theatrical concentration or on a contemporary theatrical issue. These topics could include Regional Theatrical Practices, Theatrical Architecture, International Study, Concentrated Production Practices, and Specific Production Implementation and Development.
TH 402: Advanced Acting [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to help students reflect upon their work from Beginning Acting in order to improve their acting and technique. Advanced Acting is a performance-based class and all students are required to perform in front of the class and certain campus activities for evaluation. The course will focus primary on scene study and text analysis through improvisation, physical action, emotional exploration, monologue study, and Shakespeare‘s sonnets. Prerequisite: TH 210
TH 405: History of American Musical Theatre [Credit Hours: 3] This course explores Musical Theatre in America, its origins, its development, and its effect on popular culture. Emphasis will be placed on examining productions, their creators, and performers.
TH 410: Directing I [Credit Hours: 3] Directing I will examine the art of directing for the stage, including the composition, picturization, style, forms and structure of staging a play. Students will direct scenes and one-act plays.
TH 460: Script Analysis [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to guide the student to read and analyze stage scripts for historical, literary, and production perspectives as they relate to structure, style and period.
Music Education

The mission of the Miles College Music Program is: 1) to reflect the college‘s unique philosophical, ethical and spiritual goals through supportive music teaching and learning environments. 2) to provide continuous opportunities for intellectual stimulation and creative growth in areas in which the structure of music is considered within historical and stylistic frameworks, 3) to recognize the intellectual pursuits and achievements of music students, and faculty and further the development of intellectual stimulation and creative growth, 4) to enable practice and demonstrations of the highest professional standards through small classes and hands on learning experiences and 5) to expand the social dimensions of the music program in ways that benefit community service, cultural enrichment, and educational outreach.

Arts in Music

The mission of the Miles College Music Program is: 1) to reflect the college‘s unique philosophical, ethical and spiritual goals through supportive music teaching and learning environments. 2) to provide continuous opportunities for intellectual stimulation and creative growth in areas in which the structure of music is considered within historical and stylistic frameworks, 3) to recognize the intellectual pursuits and achievements of music students, and faculty and further the development of intellectual stimulation and creative growth, 4) to enable practice and demonstrations of the highest professional standards through small classes and hands on learning experiences and 5) to expand the social dimensions of the music program in ways that benefit community service, cultural enrichment, and educational outreach.

MU 099: Music Fundamentals [Credit Hours: 3] This course introduces the basic skills of reading and analysis, including clefs, intervals, chords, and scales.
MU 100: Recital Attendance Class [Credit Hours: 0] The objective of the recital attendance class is to provide a forum for students, faculty and other professional musicians to introduce listeners to a diverse array of musical performances, forums, media and literature that might otherwise not be experienced.
MU 101: Introduction to Musical Structures I/Lab [Credit Hours: 4] In this course, the student applies the fundamentals of music to the study of the structure of music. Specific analytical tasks include Roman numeral and interval analysis and simple composition exercises. The aural skills component develops the student‘s ability to perform simple rhythms, to perform songs using solfege and/or other sight-singing methods, and to take dictation of simple diatonic melodies. Note: This course meets five 50-minute sessions per week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Music Major Program or permission of the instructor
MU 102: Musical Structures II/ Lab [Credit Hours: 4] In this course, the student continues the study of the structure of music with an emphasis on inversions, secondary triads, piano textures, secondary dominants, simple chromaticism, and non-chord tones, through part-writing and analysis. The aural skills component further develops the ability to perform simple rhythms and songs, with an emphasis on chromatic melodies, and to take dictation of diatonic progressions and more advanced melodies. Note: This course meets five 50-minute sessions per week. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 101 with a grade of C or higher
MU 120: Class Voice [Credit Hours: 2] This course is an introduction to English-language vocal literature and the principles of vocal health. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
MU 131: Keyboard Musicianship I [Credit Hours: 2] This course develops beginning-level musical literacy at the keyboard. Emphasis is placed upon proper reading skills and an exploration of musical concepts at the keyboard. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Music Major Program or permission of the instructor
MU 132: Keyboard Musicianship II [Credit Hours: 2] This course develops functional keyboard skills that allow the student to cope with practical situations at the keyboard. Skills studied include sight-playing, harmonizing melodies, accompanying, transposing, piece memorization, scale-reading, and improvising. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 131 with a grade of C or higher
MU 200: Music Appreciation [Credit Hours: 3] This course exposes students to a wide spectrum of music and composers through diverse learning methods, including lectures, performances, critiques, videos, and recordings. Through these media, the student will develop an appreciation for the art of thinking and writing about music.
MU 201: Advanced Musical Structures III/Lab [Credit Hours: 4] This course continues the study of musical structures, with an emphasis on chromatic harmony and modulation, through part-writing and analysis. The student is introduced to rounded and simple binary forms. The aural skills component of this course emphasizes harmonic dictation with secondary dominants and other chromatic elements, and the singing of chromatic melodies. Note: This course meets five 50-minute sessions per week. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 102 with a grade of C or higher
MU 202: Composition and Analysis [Credit Hours: 4] This course continues the study of musical structures, with an emphasis on contemporary analytical methods, including reductive analysis and set theory. The student is introduced to large scale formal schemes, with emphasis on style-based composition. The aural skills component of this course emphasizes the integration of chromatic harmony with piano performance skills, including chromatic figured bass realization and complex play and-sing exercises. Note: This course meets five 50-minute sessions per week. Music Education Portfolio: Graded analysis and composition projects from this class are included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 201 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 203: Jazz History [Credit Hours: 3] This course is an overview of the musical contributions of African Americans in the field of jazz music.
MU 209: Inspirational Singers [Credit Hours: 1] Repertoire exclusively includes traditional and contemporary acapella sacred music. All membership is by audition, and consent of instructor. Successful participation is based upon student‘s ability to meet weekly rehearsal classes and a semester performance schedule.
MU 210: College Choir [Credit Hours: 1] Admission into the Miles College Choir is by audition.
MU 211: Jazz Improvisation I [Credit Hours: 2] This course introduces the theoretical concepts that underlie melodic jazz improvisation, provides opportunities to apply these concepts in a stimulated performance setting, and thus assists the student in developing an imaginative personal style.
MU 211: Jazz Improvisation II [Credit Hours: 2] This course reinforces the theoretical and applied concepts introduced in Jazz improvisation I. In addition, new forms, tunes, melodic and harmonic formulas, and transcriptions will be discussed.
MU 212: Band [Credit Hours: 1] Admission into the Miles College large-scale instrumental ensemble is by audition. Fall: Marching Band. Spring: Concert Band.
MU 213: Jazz Band [Credit Hours: 1] This course is a small ensemble group designed to give student performance experiences in jazz literature. Students will learn jazz performance practice and play jazz arrangements.
MU 215: Opera Workshop [Credit Hours: 1] This is an interdisciplinary performance oriented course designed to integrate musical and theatrical performance skills for the singing actor.
MU 216: Chamber Ensembles [Credit Hours: 1] ( strings, percussion, brass, woodwind, piano, hand bells, guitar) Chamber music is a democratic process that includes a gradual discovery of the music at hand and the role of students within it. Instructional coaching and guidance is always available. Students will rehearse and even perform without a conductor at times. Students will be encouraged to express themselves about the music that they are rehearsing and to also respond creatively to the ideas of other members of the ensemble. Ultimately, student goals are designed to give insight into one‘s own artistic efforts, to develop the means to articulate musical ideas and then to respond creatively to the ideas of other players in the class. Goal : to build and achieve a musical consensus and an acceptable ensemble sound
MU 231: Keyboard Musicianship III [Credit Hours: 2] This course develops intermediate-level technical fluency at the keyboard, including repertoire, harmonizing melodies, sight-reading, transposition, and improvisation. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 132 with a grade of C or higher
MU 232: Keyboard Musicianship IV [Credit Hours: 2] This course continues the development of the skills studied in MU 231. Music Education Portfolio: Grade sheets from this course are included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 231 with a grade of C or higher
MU 251: Music Literature I [Credit Hours: 2] In this course, the student learns to critically discuss the elements and emotional content of musical works. This course emphasizes painting, sculpture, architecture, and other artistic media as pathways to understanding and experiencing music. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Music Major Program or permission of instructor
MU 252: Music Literature II [Credit Hours: 2] This course familiarizes students with American popular musical idioms and the music of nonwestern cultures. This course emphasizes clear and effective writing about music and its historical, cultural, and artistic context. It also emphasizes language proficiency, logical thinking, and research methods. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 251 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor
MU 300: Choral Composition and Arranging [Credit Hours: 2] This course will guide the prospective choral music educator in developing abilities to apply the elements of music to composing and arranging for voices. The final project in this course is included in the portfolio for the MEC Bachelor Of Music Education Degree. Prerequisite : Completion of MU 202 with a grade of C or higher
MU 301: Orchestration and Arranging [Credit Hours: 2] In this course, the student investigates the techniques of orchestrating and arranging for orchestra, band, and instrumental chamber ensembles. Emphasis will be placed on past successful styles of orchestration. Music Education Portfolio for MEI majors: The final project in this course is included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 202 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 302: Basic Conducting [Credit Hours: 2] This course introduces the student to basic baton technique and score reading for instrumental and choral conductors. Prerequisites: Completion of both MU 202 and MU 232 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 303: Introduction to Music Education [Credit Hours: 3] This course acquaints pre-professionals with the music education profession. Classroom observation and case analyses provide students with the pedagogical foundation for music teaching.
MU 304: Form and Analysis [Credit Hours: 2] This course continues the study of musical form, with an emphasis on structural phenomena and complex forms.
MU 305: Music Technology [Credit Hours: 3] This course introduces the student to computer technology, nomenclature, and the use of personal computers as productivity tools, with an emphasis on these competencies‘ application to the field of music. Computer music notation, sequencing, sampling, and other musical applications will be addressed. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 202 with a grade of C or higher
MU321: Voice Diction [Credit Hours: 2] In this course, the student investigates diction for singers, mastering the International Phonetic Alphabet as the foundation for study. Coursework includes written and aural assignments, as well as in-class performances of English- and foreign language repertoire. Music Education Portfolio: Grade sheets for vocal performance projects are included in the Portfolio Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Music Major Program or permission of instructor..
MU 322: Vocal Pedagogy [Credit Hours: 2] In this course, the student investigates the science of the voice, including voice physiology and health, as well as methods of teaching voice. Music Education Portfolio for MEC majors: A digital video recording of the MEC student’s micro teaching demonstration is included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 321 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor.
MU 351: Music History I [Credit Hours: 2] This course surveys the music of Western culture, both as sound and as an historical, social, and cultural product, from antiquity to 1500. This course emphasizes score reading. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 252 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 352: Music History II [Credit Hours: 2] This course surveys the development of musical style in Western culture from 1500 to the present. This course emphasizes score reading and the historical, sociological, and cultural context of music. It is taught in tandem with HI 102 faculty. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 351 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 356: Music Methods P-12 — Instrumental [Credit Hours: 3] This course introduces the MEI major to the methods and materials necessary for P-12 music teaching. Music Education Portfolio for MEI students: Marching band drills from this course are included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theory and Musicianship Review and acceptance into TEP.
MU 357: Music Methods P-12 — CHORAL [Credit Hours: 3] This course introduces the MEC major to the methods and materials necessary for P-12 music teaching. Music Education Portfolio for MEC students: A choral arrangement completed in this course is included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theory and Musicianship Review and acceptance into TEP.
MU 361: Church Music Literature [Credit Hours: 3] This course is designed to introduce students to the history of and the importance of the use of hymns and anthems in worship.
MU 362: Church Music Administration and Methods [Credit Hours: 3] This course prepares students to plan worship services, administer graded choirs, maintain a music library, develop an understanding of church staff relationships, and supervise church/community music training. This course continues the study of baton technique and score reading for choral conductors. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 302 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 371: Woodwind and Brass Techniques [Credit Hours: 2] This course introduces the student to the basic principles and techniques and methods of woodwind and brass performance. Course content includes selection and care of instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Music Education Portfolio: Video recordings of micro teaching demonstrations are included in the portfolio Prerequisite: Completion of MU 202 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 372: String and Percussion Techniques [Credit Hours: 2] This course introduces the student to standard string and percussion instruments and techniques. Course content includes selection and care of instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Music Education Portfolio: Video recordings of micro teaching demonstrations are included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 202 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 403: Senior Project [Credit Hours: 1] This course is a weekly meeting to discuss progress of senior projects for Bachelor Of Arts in Music Majors. Bachelor of Arts in Music Portfolio: To complete this course, students must submit the Bachelor Of Arts in Music Portfolio.
MU 404: Advanced Conducting — Instrumental [Credit Hours: 2] This course continues the study of baton technique and score reading for instrumental conductors. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 302 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 405: Advanced Conducting — Choral [Credit Hours: 2] This course continues the study of baton technique and score reading for choral conductors. Prerequisite: Completion of MU 302 with a grade of C or higher.
MU 413: Senior Recital [Credit Hours: 1] Senior Recital performances for Music Education Majors are presented in the Spring Semester of the majors‘ senior year. Music Education Portfolio: A digital recording of the student in recital is included in the portfolio.
MU 444: Senior Seminar [Credit Hours: 1] For this course, students gather for a weekly meeting to discuss issues pertaining to student teaching. This course must be taken in tandem with MU 445.Music Education Portfolio: To complete MU 444, the student must submit the Music Education Portfolio.
MU 445: Directed Teaching and Observation of Music at the Elementary and Secondary School Levels/Choral and Instrumental Music [Credit Hours: 12] This course entails student teaching for Music Education Majors. Music Education Portfolio for MEC students: (1) a digital video recording of the MEC student conducting and (2) a digital video recording of the MEC student using the voice as an effective teaching tool are included in the portfolio. Music Education Portfolio for MEI students: A video recording of student teaching of an instrument to an individual and/or a small group is included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: acceptance into TEP.
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The Alpha Lambda Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta The Alpha Lambda Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society) is open to all English majors or minors with a sophomore rank and a ―B‖ average. The group meets monthly to pursue projects related to literature and language arts. All English majors and minors are expected to join Sigma Tau Delta as a part of their professional development.
Drama Club This club is composed of students who have an interest in Drama. This club functions under the sponsorship of the Coordinator of Theatre activities. It presents several plays on and off campus each year.
MENC Collegiate (The Music Society) Music Educators National Conference (MENC) provides information, resources, and services for education professionals, promotes music as an essential area of study, opens doors to job opportunities, develops leadership skills, and offers the latest advancements and innovations in music education. Collegiate MENC is a student affiliate of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Through this organization, students are able to attend state and national conventions as participating members. The purpose of Collegiate MENC is to make available opportunities for professional development as well as acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities in the profession of music.