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Music M.A.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of School of Music, 100 Ferguson Hall, 2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-5093; fax: 612-624-8001)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 34
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The School of Music offers a Music MA degree with emphases in composition, music therapy, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent with a major emphasis in one of the following areas of music: composition, music therapy, musicology/ethnomusicology, performance, or theory.
Special Application Requirements:
Composition emphasis: submission of original scores and recordings (2-4 scores of varying genres) Music Therapy emphasis: documentation of at least 3,500 hours of clinical experience, and completion of prerequisite coursework. Applicants without the following prerequisites must complete all of the following upon admission. Prerequisite coursework does not count toward the 30 credits required for the MA degree. MUED 3802 - Guitar I for Music Education and Music Therapy Majors: Developing Group Songleading Skills (2.0 cr) MUED 3803 - Guitar II for Music Education and Music Therapy Majors: Developing Group Songleading Skills (2.0 cr) MUED 5803 - Therapeutic Management in Music Settings (4.0 cr) MUED 5804 - Music Therapy Methods and Procedures I (4.0 cr) MUED 5805 - Music Therapy Methods and Procedures II (4.0 cr) MUED 5806 - Career Preparation (4.0 cr) MUED 5855 - Music Therapy Internship (1.0-13.0 cr) Musicology/ethnomusicology emphasis: submission of one or more original papers, at least one of which demonstrates ability in musical analysis Theory emphasis: submission of one original paper on tonal analysis, and one original paper on post-tonal analysis
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 18 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 24 to 29 major credits and 3 to 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Language Requirement: Varies according to emphasis
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Language requirements: A reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is required for all MA degree emphases except therapy. For the emphasis in composition, reading knowledge of a foreign language or, with approval, an equivalent research tool. All coursework offered on both the A/F and S/N grade basis must be taken A/F.
Concentrations
Composition (32 credits)
Students pursuing the Composition emphasis complete the Plan B option.
Required Course (3 credits)
Take the following course:
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology (3.0 cr)
Composition Coursework (12 credits)
Take MUS 8550 4 times for a total of 12 credits.
MUS 8550 - Composition (3.0 cr)
Theory and/or Analysis Coursework (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 85xx
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Coursework (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 58xx MUS 88xx
Ensemble (2 credits)
Select 2 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre (2.0 cr)
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
MUS 5420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble (1.0-2.0 cr)
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Creative Studies and Media (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
Outside Coursework (3 credits)
Select 3 credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be included with advisor approval.
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
-OR-
Music Therapy (30 credits)
Students pursuing the Music Therapy emphasis complete the Plan B option.
Music Therapy Coursework (7 credits)
Take the following courses in consultation with the advisor. At least one of the courses must be taken for 4 credits.
MUED 5807 - Psychiatric Music Therapy (3.0-4.0 cr)
MUED 5808 - Medical Music Therapy (3.0-4.0 cr)
Research Core Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
MUED 8118 - Qualitative Research in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 55xx MUS 56xx MUS 57xx MUS 58xx MUS 85xx MUS 86xx MUS 87xx MUS 88xx
Research Project (5 credits)
Take 5 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project (3.0-6.0 cr)
Outside Coursework (6 credits)
Take 6 credits outside the School of Music in consultation with the advisor. Up to 3 MUED credits may be applied to this requirement with advisor approval.
ACL 5211 - Trends and Impacts in Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management (3.0 cr)
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development (3.0 cr)
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art (3.0 cr)
ARTS 8402 - Theoretical Constructions in Contemporary Art (3.0 cr)
BTHX 5000 - Topics in Bioethics (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 8132 - Curriculum and Instruction Core: Teaching Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
CI 8400 - Special Topics in Children's and Young Adult Literature (1.0-6.0 cr)
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature (3.0 cr)
CSCL 5666 - Film Music: Theory, History, Practice (4.0 cr)
CSCL 5910 - Topics in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (3.0-4.0 cr)
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5090 - Readings in Special Subjects (1.0-4.0 cr)
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5150 - Readings in 19th-Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel (3.0 cr)
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
MUS 5150 - Body Awareness in Activity: The Alexander Technique for Musicians (2.0 cr)
MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre (2.0 cr)
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
MUS 5420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble (1.0-2.0 cr)
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology (3.0 cr)
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
-OR-
Musicology/Ethnomusicology (30 to 34 credits)
Students pursuing the Musicology/Ethnomusicology emphasis can complete either the Plan A (34 credits) or Plan B (30 credits) option.
Required Coursework (9 credits)
Take the following courses. Select the additional MUS 86xx course in consultation with the advisor.
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 86xx - Musicology Course (3.0 cr)
Outside Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be included with advisor approval.
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
Plan Options
Plan A
Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 58xx MUS 88xx
Thesis Credits
Take 10 master's thesis credits.
MUS 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B
Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 58xx MUS 88xx
-OR-
Theory (30 credits)
Students pursuing the Theory emphasis must complete the Plan B option.
Music Theory/Analysis Coursework (18 credits)
Select 18 credit from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 85xx
Musicology/Ethnomusicology (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
Electives (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
MUSA 5xxx
MUSA 8xxx
Outside Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be included with advisor approval.
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing (4.0 cr)
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers (2.0 cr)
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1.0 cr)
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
 
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MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of acoustics, electronic sound generation/manipulation, digital signal processing techniques. Programming languages for digital sound synthesis. Editing software, MIDI applications. prereq: Music grad student or instr consent
MUS 8550 - Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation of original musical works in various instrumental and vocal forms; advanced development of writing and realization of musical ideas. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of fully-staged operatic production. Major involvement in singing, acting, and technical aspects of opera. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A 20-member performing organization covering significant jazz compositions and arrangements written specifically for this medium. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and/or voices. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean popular repertories. Samba, bossa nova, salsa, merengue, mambo. Planned master classes/clinics with local artists to complement regularly scheduled rehearsals/performances. No audition required.
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice and performance of standard and contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in various combinations. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play Javanese gamelan music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Related insights into the role of this tradition in Javanese culture. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play West African music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Also, insights into function, context, structure, gender roles, politics, instruments, life-cycle rites, genres, musical organizations, traditional musicians, and contemporary popular music. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUED 5807 - Psychiatric Music Therapy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Psychiatric populations. How music therapy can be implemented as evidence-based practice. Students design original research and role-play music therapy interventions for psychiatric populations. Practicum component on designing music therapy interventions. Graduate students registering for this course should enroll for 4 credits. Undergraduate students registering for this course should enroll for 3 credits. prereq: Grad music therapy student or instr consent
MUED 5808 - Medical Music Therapy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role/scope of music therapy in medical treatment. Medical diagnoses. How to program appropriate music therapy interventions to address patient needs. prereq: Grad music therapy major or instr consent
MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods and research designs employed in investigating education issues in the arts. Reporting results. Proposal development. Bibliographic skills for conducting a review of related research literature. Common analytical techniques. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods for assessing unique challenges in artistic achievement: performances, products, and other artistic achievements. Assessment design. Interpretation for large-/small-scale assessments in performance, classroom, and clinical settings. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUED 8118 - Qualitative Research in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
A theoretical, practical and systematic approach to qualitative research in arts education. Students participate in a joint field exploration or work in a setting relevant to their long-term research interests. prereq: Grad student in [arts or education], dept consent
MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual projects for MM in Music Education emphases (Research/Pedagogical). prereq: Grad music ed major, instr consent
ACL 5211 - Trends and Impacts in Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Through discussion and analysis, research and peer presentation projects, this seminar will investigate and question the theoretical nuances from which nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are built and the practical influences that affect them daily. Leadership in the cultural sector is evolving rapidly; textbook strategies are being re- evaluated and organizations are re-inventing themselves in creative ways in response to current social and economic conditions. Emphasis is placed on current events, immediate and long- term trends and research into what is happening now. Topics include the role of arts and cultural organizations within the community; past, current and future concepts in organizational structures; and the application of traditional and integrated relationship-based strategies.
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An entrepreneurial approach to developing resources (including financial, human, and partnership) for arts and culture based enterprises whether using a nonprofit, for-profit or social enterprise business model. The course will investigate and discuss the complexities and nuances of how to determine the appropriate business model and develop both earned and philanthropic income. Students focus on framing and articulating the relevance of the enterprise as well as understanding the perspectives of audiences, customers, funders and donors. The course also explores the role of communications strategies in support of fundraising, and the importance of leadership in acquiring resources to sustain and grow successful organizations. Students develop both a broad understanding of resources as well as detailed strategies for supporting work in arts and culture based enterprises.
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Art/material culture of early China from Neolithic age (ca. 10000-2000 BCE) to early imperial period (221 BCE-906 CE).
ARTS 8402 - Theoretical Constructions in Contemporary Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structure for examining and understanding current critical practice. Evaluation and questions about assumptions of theory in context of current artistic production.
BTHX 5000 - Topics in Bioethics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Bioethics topics of contemporary interest. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
CI 8132 - Curriculum and Instruction Core: Teaching Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of research on teaching: historical perspective, modern research/findings, implications for practice/research. prereq: CI PhD or MA student or instr consent
CI 8400 - Special Topics in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Overview of research and issues. Study of original manuscripts and artwork for children's books; research in child and young adult response to literature. Topics vary by offering. prereq: grad course in children's or young adult lit
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CSCL 5666 - Film Music: Theory, History, Practice
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Role of music in American/European film from early 20th century silent cinema to near present. Narrative features, shorts, documentary, horror, thriller, science fiction, comedy, cartoon. Film music as social/cultural practice and as part of political economy within culture industry.
CSCL 5910 - Topics in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current research and debates in early modern studies. Theoretical approaches to major questions shaping seminar's subject matter.
ENGL 5090 - Readings in Special Subjects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General background preparation for advanced study. Diverse selection of literatures written in English, usually bridging national cultures and time periods. Readings specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topical readings in early modern poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. Attention to relevant scholarship or criticism. Preparation for work in other courses or seminars. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5150 - Readings in 19th-Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics may include British Romantic or Victorian literatures, American literature, important writers from a particular literary school, a genre (e.g., the novel). Readings.
ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00346 - Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 5593
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contextual readings of 19th-/20th-century black novelists, including Chesnutt, Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Petry, Morrison, and Reed.
MUS 5150 - Body Awareness in Activity: The Alexander Technique for Musicians
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Alexander technique with specific applications to music performance. Emphasis on body/mind awareness to promote technical ease and freedom.
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of fully-staged operatic production. Major involvement in singing, acting, and technical aspects of opera. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Rudiments, analysis. Improvisation on blues in three major keys and on standard American popular jazz compositions from swing era to early bebop. Applications of major/minor scales. Ear training. prereq: Music major or instr consent
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A 20-member performing organization covering significant jazz compositions and arrangements written specifically for this medium. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and/or voices. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean popular repertories. Samba, bossa nova, salsa, merengue, mambo. Planned master classes/clinics with local artists to complement regularly scheduled rehearsals/performances. No audition required.
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice and performance of standard and contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in various combinations. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play Javanese gamelan music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Related insights into the role of this tradition in Javanese culture. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play West African music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Also, insights into function, context, structure, gender roles, politics, instruments, life-cycle rites, genres, musical organizations, traditional musicians, and contemporary popular music. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of acoustics, electronic sound generation/manipulation, digital signal processing techniques. Programming languages for digital sound synthesis. Editing software, MIDI applications. prereq: Music grad student or instr consent
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
MUS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major reference and research materials in musicology and related disciplines, including databases. Historical methods and historiography. Locating and interpreting primary sources of music and archival documents. Developing research strategies for degree papers and theses. Forms of documentation and historical writing. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethnomusicological methods, theorizing, and research practice. Current issues in monographs, journals, and anthologies. Fieldwork practicum. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An entrepreneurial approach to developing resources (including financial, human, and partnership) for arts and culture based enterprises whether using a nonprofit, for-profit or social enterprise business model. The course will investigate and discuss the complexities and nuances of how to determine the appropriate business model and develop both earned and philanthropic income. Students focus on framing and articulating the relevance of the enterprise as well as understanding the perspectives of audiences, customers, funders and donors. The course also explores the role of communications strategies in support of fundraising, and the importance of leadership in acquiring resources to sustain and grow successful organizations. Students develop both a broad understanding of resources as well as detailed strategies for supporting work in arts and culture based enterprises.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students examine a variety of texts and develop ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of Ayurveda. Evidence-based information. Balance of body, mind and spirit for optimum health. Ayurvedic constitutional types. Herbal medicine, detoxification, massage. Personal plans for health and well-being. How Ayurveda is being integrated into health care settings.
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music therapy/medicine. Dance/movement therapy. Laban movement analysis. Somatic studies. Health care settings, patient populations, illnesses/diagnoses. Research surrounding approaches. Readings, lectures, discussion.
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This four credit course is designed for graduate students for whom English is not a native language. This course focuses on foundational writing skills and emphasizes the writing process - developing ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. Guided textual analyses of readings are used to develop writing skills through the close examination of strategies employed by accomplished writers. Through ongoing, active participation, students learn to (1) match writing to audience and purpose, (2) produce different genres of academic writing, (3) incorporate source material into writing, and (4) critique their writing and that of others. Gains in basic writing skills culminate in students' ability to transfer acquired skills into discipline-specific writing. Through development of personal voice and an appreciation for the importance of the credibility of the writer, students also learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Problems with sentence structure, lexical grammar, and diction are addressed individually.
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of teaching in higher education in the United States. Emphasizes clear oral classroom communication and development of presentation skills. Students practice in a simulated instructional setting. prereq: English Language Proficiency Rating of 4; Contact instructor for permission number.
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching methods/techniques. Active learning, critical thinking, practice teaching, and preparing a portfolio to document/reflect upon teaching. Readings, discussion, peer teaching, e-mail dialog, reflective writing, co-facilitation of course. prereq: Non-Degree Students: contact pffcollege consentumn.edu with questions about registration. If adding a section after first class meeting, contact your instructor as soon as you enroll.
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Create course materials for context/discipline. Assess student learning. Write action plan. Topics may include practicum for future faculty, multicultural education, teaching in clinical settings, teaching with technology.
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate-level writing techniques/formats for summaries, critiques, research, and abstracts. Persuasion, documentation, structure, grammar, vocabulary, field-specific requirements. Writing through several drafts, using mentor in specific field of study. Revising/editing to meet graduate standards. Discussions. prereq: Grad student
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in writing/presenting graduate-level research for conferences or professional seminars. Delivery of professional academic presentations to U.S. audiences. Conference abstract, paper, and poster presentation. Communication in research process. Students select topics from their own research/studies. Format, style, transitions, topic narrowing, non-verbal presentation skills. prereq: [Grad student, non-native speaker of English] or instr consent