MUA 1059 University Basketball Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Repertoire, performance, and technique for enhancing school spirit and university athletic activities. Open to all university students who can perform at required level on an appropriate instrument. Audition required.

MUA 1430 Fundamentals of Music
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Introduction to the fundamental theory aspects of music. Topics covered include notation, intervals, scales, rhythm, and meter. Elementary ear training and basic keyboard harmony are also incorporated. This course is the equivalent of MUS 1430 for music majors, but is specifically designed for non-music majors and music minors who have limited to no experience reading music.

MUA 1500 Jazz: Its Origins, Styles, and Influence
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of the development of jazz from its origins to current trends, including stylistic periods such as New Orleans, swing, bop, cool, avant-garde, and fusion. Emphasis on evolution of form, improvisational style, and influential artists.

MUA 1600 Beginning Voice for Non-Music Majors
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

The class introduces the student to beginning vocal technique in such areas as posture, breathing, exercises, correct vowel formation, diction, rhythm, and pitch. The course also includes instruction in practicing and preparing songs to perform. Counts only in the Associates degree program.

MUA 1700 Beginning Piano for Non-Music Majors
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Two lectures per week. A unified approach to beginning piano study. Skill development in reading music, harmonizing simple tunes, and improvising and transposing. Learning of simple solo and ensemble pieces as well as developing a good technical approach to the keyboard.

MUA 1800 Introduction to Guitar: Technique, Methods, and Styles
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Principles of guitar performance, including folk, blues, rock, and classical styles. Chords and finger-picking. No prior experience necessary. Acoustic guitar required.

MUA 1900 Dramatic Music from the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For the general college student. A basic history of opera and musical theatre through lecture and listening. Ability to read music is not required.

MUA 1930 Music, Society, and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The role of music, including its basic elements, forms, styles, and media, in major compositions of representative composers of each major period. Interactive lectures, performance demonstrations, concerts, listening, and participation. No prior musical experience required.

MUA 1950 Popular and Folk Music of the World
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Music acquires its meaning from culture. This introductory course is designed to explore a sampling of the world’s musics and so as to understand their meanings within their unique cultural contexts. Global Perspectives Course.

MUA 1970 Rhythm ‘N’ Blues, Rock and Rap
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Origin and development of contemporary popular music, with a focus on rhythm ‘n’ blues, rock and rap music.