This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2017 to April 2018.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2017-2018, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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EMUS 238.3 — 1/2(3L)
Classroom Instruments

Deals with methods and techniques involved in playing and teaching classroom instruments including ukulele, guitar, recorder and mallet percussion.

Formerly: EMUS 338.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 134.
Note: B.A. students who plan to enter into Education as Elementary generalists with Music as Teaching Area I may take EMUS 238. Students with credits for EMUS 338 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 330.6 — 1&2(3L)
Woodwind Techniques

An intensive study of playing and teaching techniques of woodwind instruments, including equipment and materials. Special topics in elementary and secondary school woodwind pedagogy are also included.

Formerly: EMUS 430.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 134.
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 430 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 333.3 — 1/2(3L)
Brass Techniques

A study of teaching techniques and methodologies for teaching trumpet, French horn, trombone/euphonium, and tuba within a school-based music curriculum. Selected topics in brass pedagogy and a topographical survey of cognate instrumental method books are included in the content of this course.

Formerly: EMUS 433.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 134.
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 433 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 337.3 — 1/2(3L)
Jazz Pedagogy

An introduction to the study and application of techniques in reading jazz, teaching, improvisation, jazz ensemble rehearsal, and the management of the successful school jazz ensemble program. Other areas of study include: the rhythm section, literature selection, score analysis and preparation, basic jazz theory, and the use of technology in jazz education.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 134.


EMUS 339.3 — 1/2(3L)
Percussion Techniques

An intensive study of playing and teaching techniques of percussion instruments including equipment and materials. Special topics in elementary and secondary school percussion pedagogy are included.

Formerly: EMUS 436.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 134.
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 436 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 431.3 — 1/2(3L)
Teaching Music in the Elementary School

An introduction to the study of school music methods and materials essential for the sequential development of the musical learning process of elementary school students. Studies include principles of growth and development as applied to children and the music learning process. This course is intended for Elementary/Middle Years Music Specialists in the combined B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) program and College of Education students electing music as a Teaching Area.

Formerly: EMUS 331
Prerequisite(s): EMUS 238
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 331 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 438.3 — 1/2(3L)
Choral Music Teaching in the Secondary School

A study of choral methods and materials, including exemplary curricula, curriculum and administration standards, lesson and unit planning, repertoire selection including programming and analysis, teaching strategies, materials and resources, musical literacy, evaluation, and an understanding of the characteristics of successful school band programs

Prerequisite(s): MUS 234 and MUS 325.


EMUS 441.3 — 1(3L)
Philosophy of Music Education

An introduction to the philosophical, psychological and curricular foundations of music education.

Formerly: EMUS 342
Prerequisite(s): MUS 134
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 342 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 442.3 — 1/2(3L)
Organization and Administration of School Music Program

Besides topics in organization and administration, studies include music and arts education curricula. Leadership and managerial styles pertaining to the music educator will be explored. Students will gain first hand experience in planning, coordinating and managing a major music festival.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 234 and 12 credit units in EMUS.


EMUS 448.3 — 2(3L)
Instrumental Music Teaching in the Secondary School

A study of instrumental methods and materials, including exemplary curricula, curriculum and administration standards, lesson and unit planning, repertoire selection and analysis, teaching strategies, materials and resources, evaluation, and an understanding of the characteristics of successful school band programs.

Formerly: EMUS 340
Prerequisite(s): MUS 234 and MUS 325
Note: Students with credit for EMUS 340 may not take this course for credit.


EMUS 490.3 — 1/2(3L)
Seminar in Music Education

A senior seminar for students who have completed the Extended Practicum in Music. It involves directed readings, seminar discussions, written assignments, classroom and rehearsal observation, and other experiences to assist students in integrating knowledge and abilities acquired from courses in Music and Music Education and the Practicum.

Prerequisite(s): EXPR 402.


EMUS 498.3
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover in depth topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

EMUS 838.3 — 3L
Advanced Choral Music Teaching in the Secondary School

An advanced methods course dealing with detailed studies and critical comparison of examples of choral curricula, selection and comprehensive analysis of choral repertoire, lesson planning, programming, research into teaching of musical literacy and techniques of evaluation. Included is a substantial and detailed examination of materials and resources, and critical research into the function and characteristics of successful secondary school choral music programs.

EMUS 841.3 — 3L
Advanced Philosophical Basis of Music Education

An advanced investigation of cutting-edge philosophical foundations of school-based music education. Through the intensive study of several schools of philosophical inquiry—both historical and current—as well as the many principal contributions made to music philosophy and aesthetics, graduate students will develop the ability to research and to articulate their thoughts in writing on the nature and value of school-based music education as demonstrated through course work and a substantial research paper.

EMUS 848.3 — 3L
Advanced Instrumental Music Teaching in the Secondary School

An advanced inquiry, exploration and research within the realm of instrumental music education. The successful graduate student will be able to acquire and share knowledge regarding methodology, pedagogy, assessment and current scholarly ideas within the scope of the subject. This seminar will allow the student to share their most recent experiences within the classroom (if applicable), and build their knowledge base to include the latest research and techniques prevalent and successful within the profession of music education.

EMUS 860.3
Psychology of Music

Functions of the musical mind and factors involved in the development of musical skills and maturity.

EMUS 890.3 — 3S
Advanced Seminar in Music Education

An advanced seminar in music education designed for graduate students. The course involves research in directed readings, written assignments, oral presentations, leading classroom seminar discussions, and other experiences to assist graduate students in complementing and integrating knowledge and abilities acquired from educational experiences, courses in music and music education, and in the practical conducting experiences (e.g., school-based or professional).

EMUS 898.3
Special Topics

Besides topics in organization and administration, studies include music and arts education curricula. Leadership and managerial styles pertaining to the music educator will be explored. Students will gain first-hand experience in planning, coordinating and managing a major music festival.

EMUS 899
Special Topics

Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

EMUS 994
Research

A student undertaking research leading to a thesis must register in this course each year until the thesis is complete.