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 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 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 modern culture. Interactive lectures, performance demonstrations, concerts, listening, and participation, including web-based learning. No prior musical experience required.

MUA 1950 World Music
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.

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.

MUA 3059 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 3500 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 3800 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 3810 History of African-American Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 3810.) Musical and sociological survey of the origins and development of African-American music from its beginnings in Africa to its enculturation into the music of the Americas. Black folk music, blues, jazz, popular, religious, classical Black tradition, and performance practices will be discussed.

MUA 3900 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 3930 Music, Society, and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The role of music, including its basic elements, forms, styles, and media, in modern culture. Interactive lectures, performace demonstrations, concerts, listening, and participation, including web-based learning. No prior musical experience required.

MUA 3950 World Music
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.

MUA 3970 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.