2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Information


The faculty annually reviews course offerings and descriptions. A thorough examination by academic departments and schools takes place on a five-year cycle of program review that includes an assessment of student learning outcomes. The following pages contain a complete listing of requirements in the university’s various academic programs.

 

Los Angeles Film Studies Center Courses

The Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) is a selective, off-campus cooperative program sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University. Students must meet academic requirements and exhibit Christian commitment in order to be recommended to the program by PLNU, and the final selection is made by LAFSC. The program is open to students from any field of study and credits may be counted toward completion of the Media Communication major.

The following courses are offered at LAFSC only and are available to full-time students who have been accepted into the off-campus program:

  
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    COM 474 - Professional Screenwriting


    (3)

    An introduction to contemporary screenwriting, including an understanding of dramatic structure, character and dialogue development, and the writing process. Students complete a full-length screenplay for a feature film or “movie-of-the week.” Emphasis is given to the role of Christian faith and values as they relate to script content.

  
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    COM 475 - Seminar in Producing the Independent Film


    (3)

    An introduction to the process of producing an independent feature film. Topics include legal structures, business plans, preproduction activities such as scheduling and budgeting, and an overview of the producer’s role in production, post-production, and distribution.

  
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    COM 476 - Acting in Hollywood


    (3)

    An introduction for the practice of acting in the Hollywood entertainment arena. Topics include the role of agents, managers, casting directors and the unions; equity waiver theatres and showcases; photos and resumes and an exploration of the audition process used for commercials, live theatre, film, and television.


Mathematics

  
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    MTH 099 - Elementary Algebra


    (3)

    An introduction to algebra, including a study of the real number system, solutions of linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, systems of equations, graphing, inequalities, and radicals. Note: This course does not count toward the minimum 128 units required for graduation.

  
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    MTH 113 - Intermediate Algebra


    (3)

    A review and extension of elementary algebra, solutions of linear and quadratic equations, radicals, inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and graphing. Offered every fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 099  (or equivalent).
  
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    MTH 121 - Calculus and Modeling


    (1)

    An introduction to mathematical modeling using mathematical concepts from Calculus I. Graded Credit/No Credit.

    Prerequisite(s): A score of 3 or more on AP 114 or AP 115 or credit for a calculus course from another institution.
  
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    MTH 123 - Elementary Functions


    (3)

    A basic introduction to functions designed to meet the prerequisite skills necessary for the study of calculus. A study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, coordinate geometry, and graphing.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 113  (or equivalent).
  
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    MTH 131 - Computer Aided Calculus


    (1)

    Introduction to the use of a computer algebra system to complement the knowledge of calculus.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or a score of 3 or higher on AP 114 or AP 115.
  
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    MTH 133 - Pre-Calculus


    (3)

    An introduction to the functions necessary for the study of calculus with an emphasis on numericals and graphical notions of continuity, limits and derivatives. the following function types are used as examples for the study of the concepts: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 113  or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 144 - Calculus With Applications (GE)


    (4)

    Differential and integral calculus of the elementary functions of one variable. Limits, continuity,derivatives, integrals, and applications.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 123  or MTH 133 , or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 164 - Calculus I (GE)


    (4)

    Calculus of the elementary functions of one variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, methods of integration and applications.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 123  or MTH 133 , or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 174 - Calculus II


    (4)

    A continuation of Calculus I supported by the use of computer graphics and a symbolic computer algebra system. Methods of integration, sequences, series, elementary differential equations, polar coordinates and parametric equations.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 203 - Introduction to Statistics


    (3)

    A first course in statistics for the general student. Description of sample data, probability theory, theoretical frequency distributions, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Not applicable toward a major in Mathematics.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 099  or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 213 - Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I


    (3)

    A comprehensive approach to the mathematical knowledge necessary for a California multiple subject teaching credential (K-8). Topics covered in this course include whole numbers, numeration systems, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions and an introduction to number theory. the integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers and real numbers are studied along with algebraic expressions, inequalities, graphs and polynomials. This class is highly interactive and emphasizes group work and cooperative learning. Not applicable toward a major in Mathematics. Passing an 8th grade mathematics proficiency test is a requirement for the completion of this course.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 113  or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 223 - Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II


    (3)

    A continuation of Mathematics 213 focusing on additional knowledge necessary for a California multiple-subject teaching credential (K-8). Topics covered in this course include data analysis and statistics, probability, combinations and permutations, simulations as well as standard and non-standard measurement. Planar and three dimensional geometry and geometric constructions are studied, including an algebraic approach to geometry. This class is highly interactive and emphasizes group work and cooperative learning.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 213 .
  
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    MTH 233 - Linear Algebra


    (3)

    A computational introduction to linear algebra with applications. A study of linear equations, matrix algebra, Euclidean spaces and subspaces, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and inner products.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 242 - Number Theory with Proofs


    (2)

    An introduction to proofs using the study of natural numbers, integers, prime factorization, divisibility, congruences, multiplicative functions, continued fractions, quadratic residues. Methods used include investigation, conjecture, inductive and deductive proofs. Offered on a Quad basis.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 274 - Calculus III


    (4)

    Conceptual development of the calculus of functions of more than one variable supported by the use of a symbolic computer algebra system. Limits and continuity, partial derivatives, chain rule, extreme values, Taylor’s theorem, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, Green’s Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 174 .
  
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    MTH 303 - Problem Solving (GE)


    (3)

    A general education course whose major goal is to develop the ability to solve non-routine problems through dynamic processes of inquiry and exploration, logical reasoning, making and testing conjectures and investigating implications of conclusions. A study of quantitative reasoning with emphasis on active problem solving and developing connections with other disciplines. Not applicable toward a major in Mathematics.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 099  or equivalent and Junior or Senior standing.
  
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    MTH 333 - Differential Equations


    (3)

    Ordinary differential equations, solutions by analytical and numerical methods in the context of real world applications. A brief introduction to partial differential equations and Fourier series.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 274 .
  
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    MTH 343 - Discrete Mathematics


    (3)

    Sets, functions, propositional logic and switching theory, graphs including trees, matrices, induction and proof by contradiction, combinatorics, and probability. Selected applications from computer science included. Offered 2013-2014.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 352 - History of Mathematics


    (2)

    Development of mathematics from pre-Greek to recent times. Perspectives and contributions of persons from diverse cultural, ethnic, and gender groups. Impact of culture on mathematical progress. Offered on a Quad basis. Offered 2012-2013.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 362 - Calculus Based Statistics


    (2)

    A first course in descriptive and inferential statistics for general students who have taken calculus. Topics include experimental design, sampling and sampling distributions, point estimation and hypothesis testing supported by the use of statistical software. Offered on a Quad basis. Not applicable toward a major in Mathematics.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164  or equivalent.
  
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    MTH 373 - Mathematical Modeling


    (3)

    A problem based course that explores mathematical modeling techniques using a variety of computational methods. Also examines how mathematics can be applied to answer specific questions. Includes problems from biology, chemistry, physics, business and other non-mathematical disciplines. Written report and oral presentation are required. Offered 2012- 2013.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 274  and MTH 382 .
  
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    MTH 382 - Mathematical Statistics


    (2)

    A first course in descriptive and inferential statistics for students with sophisticated mathematics exposure. Topics include applied work in experimental design, sampling distributions, point estimation and hypothesis listing supported by the use of statistical software. In addition, the theoretical basis for these techniques is explored. Offered on a Quad basis.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 274 .
  
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    MTH 392 - Mathematical Probability


    (2)

    A first course in probability for students with sophisticated mathematics exposure. Topics include axioms of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, mathematical expectation and limit theorems. Offered 2013-2014. Offered on a Quad basis.

    Corequisite(s): MTH 382 .
  
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    MTH 402 - Topics in Geometry


    (2)

    A study of the foundations of geometry, Affine, non-Euclidean and projective geometries. A synthetic development of advanced Euclidean geometry including geometric transformations, convexity, and constructions. Offered on a Quad basis. Offered 2010-2011.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 144  or MTH 164 .
  
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    MTH 413 - Complex Analysis


    (3)

    Complex numbers, analytic functions, integration, series, contour integration, residues and conformal maps. Offered 2013-2014.

    Corequisite(s): MTH 274 .
  
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    MTH 424 - Real Analysis


    (4)

    Real numbers, topology of Euclidean n-space, continuity, differentiation and integration theory. Offered 2013-2014.

    Corequisite(s): MTH 233  and MTH 242  and Junior standing.
  
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    MTH 444 - Abstract Algebra


    (4)

    A study of groups, rings, fields and related structures with selected applications. Offered 2012-2013.

    Corequisite(s): MTH 233  and MTH 242  and Junior standing.
  
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    MTH 463 - Secondary School Mathematics


    (3)

    An analysis of the secondary school mathematics curriculum from the perspective of collegiate mathematics. Strategies and models for developing mathematical concepts and skills for understanding and communicating mathematical ideas effectively. Emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, mathematical connections, use of technology, assessment issues and field experiences. Offered 2012-2013.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 274 .
    Corequisite(s): EDU 304  and Junior standing.
  
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    MTH 471 - History of Mathematics Study Tour


    (1)

    This course is conducted as a European trip (countries vary). The course uses specific museums, library collections and historic sites to investigate the development of mathematics in relation to specific problems. Lectures and meeting are held during the semester and a series of lectures by the professor and others are presented on location. Offered 2013-2014.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
  
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    MTH 481 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics


    (1)

    This one-unit capstone course is a seminar in which faculty members, some guests, and the students give lectures on topics of general interest in mathematics. Graded Credit/No Credit.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (or Junior standing if a December graduate).
  
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    MTH 491 - Independent Study in Mathematics


    (1-4)

    Study of a selected problem or topic under the direction of an instructor. The instructor and student propose the course of study. Approval by the department chair is required. May be repeated for a total of six units.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    MTH 492 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    (2)

    Study of an area of mathematics not otherwise included in the curriculum. The needs and interests of students and faculty involved determine the topics. May be repeated for a total of six units.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    MTH 496 - Service Learning in Mathematics I


    (2)

    Students working in teams design and implement a project using a broad spectrum of mathematical knowledge to meet the needs of a community organization or the university.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
  
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    MTH 497 - Service Learning in Mathematics II


    (1)

    Continuation of the service learning project designed in MTH 496 .

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 496 .
  
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    MTH 498 - Independent Research in Mathematics I


    (2)

    Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The instructor and student propose the research topic.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department chair, consent of instructor, and Junior standing.
  
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    MTH 499 - Independent Research in Mathematics II


    (1)

    The continuation of independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The instructor and student propose the research topic. Approval of the department chair is required.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 498  and consent of instructor.

Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential

  
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    EDU 44S2 - Elementary Clinical Practice Seminar I


    (1)

    This seminar course supports the Student Teaching I experience through classroom inquiry and reflection of the principles of effective classroom management, teaching methods, differentiation of instruction, lesson planning and delivery, and parent communication. Emphasis is placed on the modification of lessons and instructional support of English learners, diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities. Candidates explore school and community demographics and consider methods for teaching diverse populations. It is through this course that each candidate completes the Cal TPA task “Assessing Learning” as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 440 .
    Offered as Education 6CP1
  
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    EDU 46S2 - Elementary Clinical Practice Seminar II


    (1)

    This seminar course supports the Student Teaching II experience through classroom inquiry and reflection of the principles of effective classroom management, teaching methods, differentiation of instruction, lesson planning and delivery, and parent communication. Emphasis is placed on further development of skills in the modification of lessons and instructional support of English learners, diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities. Candidates continue to explore school and community demographics and consider methods for teaching diverse populations. Credit/No Credit It is through this course that each candidate completes the CalTPA task “Culminating Teaching Experience” as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 460 .
    Offered as Education 6CP2.
  
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    EDU 404 - Foundations of Special Education


    (3)

    This survey course provides an overview of the major educational practices, theories, and research regarding diverse learners with disabilities. Emergent issues and best practices including differentiated instruction, curricular adaptations and modifications, compliance with laws, ethical concerns, and characteristics and needs of learners with disabilities will be examined. Principles of effective collaborative and interdisciplinary teaming, positive behavior supports, and inclusive educational programming are addressed. This course meets the special education mainstreaming requirement for all basic teaching credentials. It is through this course that each candidate completes the CalTPA task “Subject Specific Pedagogy” as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.

    Offered as Education 602.
  
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    EDU 409 - Classroom Assessment and Research Practices


    (3)

    This methodology course analyzes assessment types, practices, and instruments used to evaluate student academic achievement utilizing formative, summative, formal, informal, as well as classroom-based and standardized measures. Candidates apply the knowledge and skills to design both whole class and differentiated instruction and assessments based on learner profiles. the relationship between theory and practice provides the basis for reflection to encourage application of research-based assessment strategies in the classroom. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and academically diverse leaders, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched and applied. Technology for teaching and learning is integrated in the course.

    Offered as Education 603.
  
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    EDU 412F - Fieldwork for Differentiated Mathematics Instruction for All Learners


    (0.5)

    This course requires 15 clock hours of observation and participation specific to math instruction in a culturally diverse and inclusive school setting. Graded Credit/No Credit. Candidates are responsible for transportation to and from school site.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 324 .
    Offered as Education 612F
  
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    EDU 420 - Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing


    (3)

    This methodology course provides intensive instruction grounded in sound research to enable candidates to deliver a comprehensive program of systematic, explicit, and meaningfully-applied instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Opportunities for candidates to learn, understand and effectively use materials, methods, and strategies to include culturally diverse literature for all learners are provided. Instruction is aligned to the state adopted English Language Arts Content Standards (K-8) and the English Language Development Standards. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active, and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched and applied through field work experience. Technology for teaching and learning is integrated in the course.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 420F .
    Offered as Education 610.
  
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    EDU 420F - Fieldwork for Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing


    (0.5)

    Candidates work with a small group in the area of literacy under the direction of a cooperating teacher. This course requires 15 clock hours of participation in a classroom specific to literacy instruction in a culturally diverse and inclusive school setting. Graded Credit/No Credit. Candidates are responsible for transportation to and from school site

    Corequisite(s): EDU 420 .
    Offered as Education 610F.
  
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    EDU 422 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching in the Content Areas


    (3)

    This methodology course emphasizes a cross-curricular approach to content-based instruction through critical thinking skills, basic analysis skills, study skills and specific teaching strategies and methodology for active forms of learning. the process of interrelation of ideas and information within and across science, social studies, health and physical education utilizing the academic content standards is emphasized. Included in this course is the integration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking across content areas. Instruction is aligned to the state adopted content standards (K-8) and the language needs of all learners. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and academically diverse learners, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched and applied. Technology for teaching and learning is integrated in the course.

    Offered as Education 611.
  
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    EDU 440 - Elementary Clinical Practice I


    (4)

    This Clinical Practice experience provides the candidate with an opportunity to work directly with learners in a university assigned elementary classroom with a Cooperating Teacher. Candidates observe and apply instructional strategies under the leadership of the Cooperating Teacher to learn to manage and deliver instruction in the elementary classroom. The Cooperating Teacher models appropriate teaching methods, lesson planning and delivery, classroom management, use of technology and parent communication. Throughout the student teaching experience, the teaching responsibility gradually shifts from the Cooperating Teacher to the candidate, with careful consideration as to when the candidate is ready to assume the full-day teaching experience. This course is graded Credit/No Credit. The Clinical Practice experience contributes to the candidates’ preparation to complete the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) required for credential completion.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval to student teach and completion of all Teacher Education admission requirements, EDU 304 , EDU 306 , EDU 324 , EDU 402 , EDU 420 , EDU 420F , EDU 422 , EDU 412F .
    Corequisite(s): Education 431.
    Offered as Education 630.
  
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    EDU 460 - Elementary Clinical Practice II


    (4)

    This course is the second Clinical Practice teaching experience. Student Teachers are assigned to a different content area and/or grade level in an elementary classroom than in the first Clinical Practice experience with an approved Cooperating Teacher. Candidates observe and apply instructional strategies under the leadership of the Cooperating Teacher to learn to manage and deliver instruction in this new elementary classroom setting. The Cooperating Teacher models appropriate teaching methods, lesson planning and delivery, classroom management, use of technology and parent communication. Throughout the student teaching experience, the teaching responsibility gradually shifts from the Cooperating Teacher to the candidate, with careful consideration as to when the candidate is ready to assume the full-day teaching experience. Graded Credit/No Credit. The Clinical Practice experience contributes to candidates’ preparation to complete the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) required for credential completion.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Clinical Practice I and completion of all Teacher Education admission requirements.
    Corequisite(s): EDU 46S2 .
    Offered as Education 634.

Music Composition

  
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    MUC 252 - Private Composition


    (1-2)

    Introductory lessons in music composition. Develops basic concepts of melodic writing and the manipulation of diverse harmonic, textural and rhythmic materials. May be repeated up to a total of 4 units. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUC 352 - Private Composition


    (1-2)

    Continued study of compositional processes through the exploration of nontraditional tonal materials; includes introductory compositional experiences that utilize electronic media. May be repeated up to a total of 4 units. Offered every fall and spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUC 252 .
  
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    MUC 452 - Private Composition


    (1-2)

    Development of compositional skills through handling extended forms and larger performance forces, such as choir, band or orchestra. May be repeated up to a total of 4 units. Offered every fall and spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUC 352 .
  
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    MUC 477 - Senior Recital in Composition


    (0)

    A public recital of original compositions, forty-five minutes in length. Offered every fall and spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUC 452 .
  
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    MUC 495 - Seminar in Composition


    (1-2)

    Provides for special courses offered as an adjunct to the curricula. Offered on demand.


Music Education

  
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    MUE 201 - Woodwind Instruments


    (1)

    A laboratory class in playing the woodwind instruments with emphasis on teaching and basic repair techniques. Offered spring semester of odd years.

  
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    MUE 202 - Brass Instruments


    (1)

    A laboratory class in playing brass instruments with emphasis on teaching and basic repair techniques. Offered fall semester of odd years.

  
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    MUE 203 - Percussion Instruments


    (1)

    A laboratory class in playing the percussion instruments with emphasis on teaching and basic repair techniques. Offered fall semester of even years.

  
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    MUE 204 - String Instruments


    (1)

    A laboratory class in playing the string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) with emphasis on teaching and basic repair techniques. Offered spring semester of even years.

  
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    MUE 303 - Choral and Vocal Techniques


    (2)

    Includes a study of choral rehearsal procedures and programming, the development of tone and classification of voice types. Contents include developing vocal technique and vocal health. Offered fall semester of odd years.

    Corequisite(s): Music Education majors must register for MUA 312 .
  
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    MUE 310 - Vocal Pedagogy


    (2)

    Develops conceptual understanding and methodology for the teaching of singing. the course includes an anatomical study of the vocal mechanism with emphasis upon the development of breath support and vocal resonance. Offered fall semester of even years.

  
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    MUE 311 - Piano Pedagogy I


    (2)

    A survey of the methods and materials used in teaching the piano, with special emphasis upon teaching elementary students and the adult beginner. Includes observation of private and class piano teaching. Offered fall semester of even years.

  
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    MUE 312 - Instrumental Pedagogy


    (2)

    Practical study of the teaching of applied instrumental performance skills. Includes relevant studies of the physiological mechanics of playing technique. Provides survey of teaching literature, learning theory and methodology. Offered on demand.

  
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    MUE 341 - Music Skills for the Elementary Classroom Teacher


    (3)

    Methods and materials for teaching music for the elementary classroom teacher. Elementary music theory: notation, meter, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads. Introduction to playing skills on classroom instruments such as piano, autoharp, recorder. Introduction to teaching strategies of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Suzuki. Strategies for incorporating music into the everyday classroom are taught. Designed primarily for the elementary school teacher. Offered every fall and spring semester. Not for Music majors.

  
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    MUE 411 - Piano Pedagogy II


    (2)

    A continued study of pedagogical methods for teaching intermediate level piano students. Includes supervised practice teaching experience and survey of teaching literature. Offered fall semester of odd years.

  
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    MUE 441 - Elementary School Music Methods


    (3)

    Methods of teaching public school music in the elementary grades. Offered spring semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 121 .
  
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    MUE 451 - Internship in Music


    (2)

    Supervised internship in the student’s major concentration. May be repeated up to a total of 4 units. Offered on demand.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    MUE 454 - Secondary School Music Methods


    (3)

    Methods of teaching public school music in the junior and senior high school and the California Framework in Visual and Performing Arts are explored. Offered fall semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUA 312 .
  
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    MUE 490 - Special Studies in Music Education


    (1-2)

    Intensive study of a selected problem, under the direction of a department faculty advisor. Offered on demand.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.
  
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    MUE 495 - Seminar in Music Education


    (1-2)

    Provides for special courses offered as an adjunct to the curricula. Seminar title, content, and units to be announced in class schedule. Offered on demand.


Music Ensemble

  
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    MUP 332 - Chamber Orchestra


    (1)

    Open to community and all students by audition; campus appearances; may accompany large choral works. Participation required of all Music majors with string instrument concentration. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 333 - Concert Band


    (1)

    Open to all students by audition; participation required of all music majors with a concentration in a wind or percussion instrument; varied repertoire represents the best literature; local and off-campus concerts. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 334 - Choral Union


    (1/2)

    Open without audition to the university community; a mixed choir which performs choral works of all types; required, without registration or credit, of all members of the Concert Choir and the Point Loma Singers. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 336 - Chorale


    (1/2 – 1)

    Membership by audition. A mixed chorus open to any student. Music majors must register for one unit. One-unit registration includes participation in Choral Union. Local performances schedules. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 337 - Concert Choir


    (1)

    With membership by audition, Concert Choir is a mixed chorus open to any student. Includes participation in Choral Union. an annual tour and local public performances are scheduled. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 338 - Point Loma Singers


    (1)

    With membership by audition, Point Loma Singers is a chamber choir of sixteen mixed voices open to all students. Includes participation in Choral Union. Local performances scheduled. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 339 - Small Ensemble


    (1/2)

    With membership by audition, this group studies select literature that is determined by the size and type of ensemble. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 341 - Jazz Band


    (1/2)

    With membership by audition, the Jazz Band studies standard jazz literature selected and performed in concerts. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 342 - Handbell Choir


    (1/2)

    Handbell Choir membership (by audition). Includes instruction on ringing techniques. Local performances. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 343 - String Quartet


    (1/2)

    With membership by audition the String Quartet performs standard string quartet literature as well as selected chamber music. Local performances. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUP 344 - Vocal Jazz


    (1/2)

    A small vocal ensemble (membership by audition) focusing on jazz literature. May be repeated each semester. Offered every fall and spring semester.


Music History

  
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    MUH 100 - Introduction to Music (GE)


    (2)

    Treats the development and significance of music in the Western world with emphasis on outstanding works by the world’s great composers of music. Offered every fall and spring semester.

  
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    MUH 101 - Introduction to Listening (GE)


    (2)

    This introductory course is required of all freshman Music majors and presents a general survey of music history, genres, styles, and media. the course focuses on analytical listening and developing aesthetic awareness. It includes an introduction to library research tools in music, and examination of the interrelationship of music studies and general education, and the integration of faith and learning with the study of music. Offered every fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Freshman standing or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 309 - Vocal Literature I


    (2)

    A survey of both sacred and secular solo vocal performance repertoire, with an emphasis upon art song repertoire in English and Italian. Offered fall semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  or consent of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): MUA 250 .
  
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    MUH 310 - Vocal Literature II


    (2)

    A continued survey of solo vocal performance repertoire, with an emphasis upon art song repertoire in French and German. Offered spring semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  or consent of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): MUA 251 .
  
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    MUH 311 - Piano Literature


    (3)

    A survey of solo repertoire for the piano and its historical antecedents, principally the harpsichord and fortepiano. the course focuses upon keyboard masterworks from the Baroque period through the present. Offered spring semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 312 - Instrumental Literature


    (2)

    A survey of solo performance repertoire for the instrumentalist. the course includes representative works from all applicable periods of music, tracing changes in the instrument and in accepted playing technique as possible components of historical changes in styles and idioms of musical expression. Offered on demand.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 331 - Music History and Literature I


    (2)

    Study of Western music development, focusing on principal trends of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, approximately 500–1600 A.D.; regular listening to recorded examples, with some score analysis and individual research. Offered fall semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 121  and MUH 101  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 332 - Music History and Literature II


    (2)

    A continued study of Western music development, focusing on principal trends of the Baroque and Classical periods, approximately 1600–1820 A.D.; regular listening to recorded examples, with some score analysis and individual research. Offered spring semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  and MUT 121  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 333 - Music History and Literature III


    (2)

    A continued study of Western music development, focusing on principal trends of the Romantic, 20th century periods, and subsequent contemporary trends, approximately 1820 to the present; regular listening to recorded examples, with some score analysis and individual research. Offered fall semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  and MUT 120  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 334 - World Music


    (2)

    An introduction to listening and study of indigenous music from multiple geographic areas and cultures, including Africa, Asia, and North and South America. The course also includes a presentation of jazz as a distinctly American cultural synthesis. Offered spring semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUH 101  and MUT 120  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 431 - Faith, Life, and Music


    (2)

    A capstone course required of all Music majors. the course examines source readings concerning the integration of faith and various aspects of music. Students are challenged to evaluate the influence of the Christian faith upon their own individual music discipline. Class content also includes an overview of diverse musical professions and the ways in which faith and music intersect in the pursuit of calling. the course culminates with the writing of an essay outlining the ways in which students believe their faith shapes their lives as both disciples and musicians. Offered every spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUH 495 - Music History Seminar


    (1-2)

    Provides for special courses offered as an adjunct to the curricula. Seminar title, content, and units to be announced in the class schedule. Offered on demand.


Music Theory

  
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    MUT 100 - Basic Music Theory


    (2)

    An introduction to the fundamentals of music: key signatures, scales, intervals, notation, rhythm, meter, chords, harmony, and melodic form. Emphasis upon written skills with requirements in ear training/sight singing, improvisation and beginning composition. Offered every fall semester.

    Corequisite(s): MUA 141  (may be waived by proficiency examination).
  
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    MUT 120 - Music Theory I


    (5)

    Study of the notation, sound, and syntax of fundamental musical materials such as scales, intervals, and diatonic harmony. Includes laboratory experience in ear training and sight singing. Offered every spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 100  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUT 121 - Music Theory II


    (4)

    Continued study of harmonic procedures in homophonic and polyphonic settings with emphasis upon seventh chords, secondary dominants, and modulation. Includes laboratory in keyboard harmony, ear training, and sight singing. Offered every fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 120  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUT 220 - Music Theory III


    (4)

    Study of musical structures from late Renaissance polyphony to, and including, the present. Study of seventh, ninth, eleventh, Neapolitan sixth, Augmented sixth, and other altered chords. Continuation of the development of analytical tools and aural skills; ear training, sight singing, and keyboard harmony. Offered every spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 121  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUT 221 - Music Theory IV


    (4)

    Study of musical structures from late Renaissance polyphony to, and including, the present. Study of seventh, ninth, eleventh, Neapolitan sixth, Augmented sixth, and other altered chords. Continuation of the development of analytical tools and aural skills; ear training, sight singing, and keyboard harmony. Offered every fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 121  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUT 301 - Counterpoint


    (3)

    Analysis and composition of two, three, and four voice counterpoint as practiced in the 18th century, with special emphasis on the style of J. S. Bach. Offered fall semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 221 .
  
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    MUT 302 - Analysis of Form and Texture in Music


    (3)

    Emphasis upon the stylistic analysis of musical form and texture; study of the evolution of the standard musical forms. Offered spring semester of even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 221 .
  
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    MUT 432 - Orchestration


    (3)

    Ranges, tonal possibilities, technical limitations of standard band and orchestral instruments; analysis of standard compositions; scoring short pieces for various instrumental groups. Offered spring semester of odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUT 220 .
 

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