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Intermediate Piano I   (MUS-260)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Third semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify four pieces representing three different styles, two from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Beginning Piano I   (MUS-160)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
First semester of piano study: includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, one from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary)
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Beginning Piano II   (MUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Second semester piano study. includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, two from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Advanced Piano I   (MUS-360)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fifth semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify four pieces representing four different styles, three from memory, and one etude or technical study. (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
18th Century History and Philosophy   (HUM-310)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores the culture of the Age of Reason at its height through the in-depth study of a number of major texts and of certain leading figures. There is an interdisciplinary approach embodying, for instance, historical, literary and philosophical approaches. The works of fiction and poetry, philosophy, history, science, music and art are studied in their own right, bur are also interconnected as mutually illuminating phenomena.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the roots of Enlightenment thought in 17th century achievements in science, politics and the arts.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the great system builders in epistemology, metaphysics and ethics and the basic principles that characterize their thinking including such thinkers as Bacon, Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Rousseau, Berkeley, Hume, Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant, Vico, Voltaire.
  • Identify and discuss the development of rationalism and empiricism during this period considered the Age of Reason.
  • Articulate reasoned views on Nietzsche's philosophy, supported by close textual reading and argument.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with some of the critical literature on existentialism.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with some of the critical literature on the period.
 
Intermediate Piano II   (MUS-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fourth semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify four pieces representing four different styles, two from memory, one technical study or etude. (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Intermediate String Pedagogy II   (MUS-236)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examines the techniques, methods and materials for teaching an advanced music student (levels VII and VIII), including an evaluation and critical analysis of appropriate music literature toward developing a more sophisticated music literacy and musicianship as well as practical training in effective practice habits, recital preparation, motivational strategies and studio policies. 
Language Arts for Preschool   (CDS-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is an introduction to language development in the child and those language experiences which will be most beneficial. The student will be given an opportunity to explore all aspects of pre-reading and pre-writing skills that are essential in early childhood programs. The student will also develop an understanding of using literature and dramatics with young children.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the developmental milestones related to emergent literacy development from birth through age 4.
  • Discuss the efficacy of language (receptive and responsive) use and demands in the home as related to emergent literacy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of scribbling as it pertains to early writing skill.
  • Discuss the role of the alphabetic principle as a foundation to pre-reading skills.
  • Determine the role of phonemic awareness in the development of early reading skills.
  • Discuss the role of teacher "read-alouds" in fostering reading fluency and print awareness.
  • Indicate the value of incorporating award winning children's literature (Newbery, Caldecott) into the daily curriculum.
  • Discuss how the Common Core Standards for Literacy develop the use of expository and narrative texts for pre-school aged children.
 
War in Literature I   (LIT-317)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
War in Literature II   (LIT-318)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
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