Apr 20, 2024  
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
  • HST 3387 - HISTORY OF EAST ASIA


    Traditional cultures and institutions of China and Japan and their roles in Korea and Southeast Asia; the role of Western powers in China’s development; post-war changes; United States foreign policy in relation to the Far East; and the emergence of Communist China and Modern Japan are discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: One history course or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 3388 - HISTORY OF AFRICA


    Surveys the history of Africa from Paleolithic times to the presents, with particular emphasis on broad regional trends and the formation of African states after 1800.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 3395 - THE COLD WAR


    This course covers the period of the Cold War, from its origins late in the Second World War to its end with the revolutions of 1989 and the demise of the Soviet Union in December, 1991. We will especially look at the major events, international relations, and cultural impact of the Cold War.

    Prerequisites & Notes: One HST course.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4401 - HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA


    The founding and development of Pennsylvania, emphasizing the social, political, and economic characteristics of the Commonwealth; the diversity of its people.  This course will count as a capstone course for the History major.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites:  Completion of 45 credits

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Humanities, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4403 - THE US PRESIDENCY


    Examines the roles and powers of the executive branch in the US political system. Addresses the historical development of the institution and the relationship with other political actors (particularly Congress). Includes how the changing media and public environment has impacted the presidency and highlights the most recent campaigns.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must have 15 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility
  
  • HST 4406 - THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT IN AMERICA


    Settlement of the geographic areas and the influence of westward expansions on the political, social and economic development of the American people. Includes the trans-Mississippi West and role of the Plains Indian in American history.

    Prerequisites & Notes: One HST course or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • HST 4415 - MODERN AMERICAN DIPLOMACY


    Explores American diplomacy from the Spanish American War through recent events. Included are the techniques, purposes, and problems of diplomacy.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • HST 4420 - NAZI GERMANY AND THE HOLOCAUST


    Explores the political, cultural, economic, and social history of National Socialism, from Hitler’s rise to political prominence in the 1920’s to the demise of the Third Reich in May, 1945. Particular attention is paid to the genesis of the Nazi Holocaust and its historical repercussions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: One HST course or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4431 - HISTORY OF CONSUMER CULTURE IN AMERICA


    Rise of contemporary consumption and its impact on American society since late 19th century. Historiography of consumer thought, materialism, and social excesses.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4450 - INTERNSHIP


    Provides pre-professional skills. Museum and archival work are examples of areas in which students can bring together academic training and practical experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson, sponsoring instructor, and an agency.

    Credits: 3 - 12 cr. Notes: May be taken for 3 through 12 credits.
  
  • HST 4452 - SOUTH AFRICA: FROM CAPE COLONY TO APARTHEID


    Explores the history of South Africa, from its founding as a Dutch Colony in 1652 to the collapse of the Apartheid system in the 1990s and the election of Nelson Mandela as president of a multiethnic nation. Particular emphasis is placed on the history of racial segregation and the development of Apartheid.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: One history course.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4471 - HISTORY OF MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN


    A survey of Mexico and the Caribbean basin from the rise of native civilizations to the revolutions of the 20th century and their aftermath. Studies the interaction of various racial groups, the formation of distinct national identities, and class conflict.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ANH 4471. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4487 - PACIFIC RIM: HISTORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD


    Study of the cultures and traditions of China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asian countries with special focus on the Newly Industrialized Countries and their participation in the global economy.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness
  
  • HST 4496 - SENIOR SEMINAR


    In-depth knowledge of historical methodology and research.  Significant historical problems are selected for oral discussion.  Topics will vary.  This course will count as a capstone course for the History major. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: HST 3290 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • HST 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits at one time.
  
  • JN 1100 - JOURNALISM


    Introduces the nature and practice of newsgathering, reporting, writing, editing, and professionalism. Students acquire basic skills by covering textbook examples and off-campus breaking stories.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 2200 - CRISIS NEWS ANALYSIS


    Critically examines roles, functions, and performance of the media during crises. Addresses the nature of crisis reporting of war, disaster, and the global environment.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 2210 - MEDIA DESIGN


    Presents communication/design concepts, applications and production methods, including computer desktop publishing. Lessons focus on design principles, typography, printing processes, copywriting, budget/production planning, and mechanical production for various printed materials.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 3310 - SPECIALIZED NEWS AND FEATURE WRITING


    Develops the journalism craft beyond routine coverage practices. Field assignments and classroom workshops offer practical experience in non-fiction depth/feature writing styles, interviewing techniques, and story marketing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: JN 1100.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 3320 - MAGAZINE WRITING AND PRODUCTION


    Explores advanced non-fiction feature article writing and literary journalism, with an emphasis on magazine writing, design, and production. Students create the annual edition of Crossroads magazine published in May since 1990.

    Prerequisites & Notes: JN 1100, JN 3310 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 3330 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN JOURNALISM


    Engages students in issues, problems, and criticism concerning the mass media. Material covers media ethics; First Amendment and libel concerns; group media ownership; and public perception of the media.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • JN 3340 - ONLINE JOURNALISM


    The class will include information on such emerging media themes as the ethical and legal implications of publishing online in a 24/7 environment; the characteristics that distinguish news Web sites and their stories from their print and broadcast counterparts; guidelines for doing research on the Internet; and the impact of blogs, wikis and other citizen journalism on mainstream media.

    Prerequisites & Notes: JN 1100 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • LDR 2325 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES


    Provides students with an in-depth understanding of leadership studies and examines applications of leadership principles to the college environment as well as other settings in the community. Students participate in a campus or community setting where they can study and apply these principles.  Serves as an entry into the Minor in Leadership Studies.

    Credits: 3 General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility,
    Social Sciences
  
  • LDR 4425 - LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE


    A leadership seminar and practicum that provides a capstone to the Minor in Leadership Studies. Students will synthesize and integrate their interdisciplinary studies of leadership, complete self-assessments on their leadership abilities, complete a leadership portfolio with a focus on their future development as leaders, and initiate and complete an applied leadership project in the campus or community environment.

    Prerequisites & Notes: LDR 3325 and 15 earned credits in the Leadership Studies minor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • LS 4450 - LIBERAL STUDIES INTEGRATIVE INTERNSHIP


    This “capstone type” course,  is  a field-based experience,  integrating a  student’s General Education course work with course work in their minor or minors.  It is intended for students who are not permitted an internship in their minor, but who would benefit from an opportunity to expand their university experience by participating in a supervised, pre-professional work placement.

    Prerequisites & Notes: All course work completed in minor/s and within 18 credit hours of graduation.  Departmental approval based on student readiness and appropriateness of proposed placement.

    Credits: 6 cr.
  
  • MA 0090 - BASIC ALGEBRA


    Introduction to basic algebra. Topics include real numbers, linear equations, formulas, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, graphing, systems of equations, radicals, word problems, and applications. DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD GENERAL EDUCATION OR TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED FOR GRADUATION.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MA 1115 - SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL IDEAS


    A liberal arts course designed to acquaint the student with the nature and scope of modern mathematics. Emphasis is on concepts and understanding rather than the acquisition of technique. Topics included are suitable for the non-science liberal arts student. No extensive background in algebra is required.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1117 - MATHEMATICS AND CULTURE


    An investigation of the origins, nature, and purposes of mathematics and its importance in the larger culture. Working within the historical framework, the student is introduced to significant mathematical concepts including the axiomatic method, symbolic logic, and the structure of number systems and their relations to one another. The motivation for, development of, and basic procedures of various branches of mathematics (including trigonometry, analytic geometry, calculus, probability and statistics, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry) are investigated. In the process, students will frequently be involved in discussions of the closely related fields of history, science, and philosophy.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 1119 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING


    This course will center on quantitative reasoning skills. Areas of focus include deductive and inductive reasoning, critical thinking, numerical and geometrical reasoning, developing number sense, decision making under uncertainty, and mathematical communication skills. These skills will be presented and developed within the context of classical and everyday mathematical applications.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 1125 - INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS


    A survey of basic statistical methods for analyzing data. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, point and interval estimation, hypothesis tests, linear regression, correlation, and non-parametric tests.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1126 - INFERENTIAL STATISTICS and PROBABILITY


    This is an introductory level statistics class with a primary focus on probability, inferential statistics, and regression analysis.  Inferential statistics topics include confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for regression parameters, goodness of fit tests, ANOVA, and non-parametric tests. 

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 1128 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA


    Review of ideas in basic algebra, graphs, equations, inequalities, and a strong emphasis on functions (general, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic).

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1129 - FINITE MATHEMATICS


    An initial treatment of those topics in basic mathematics that are of special importance in business and the social sciences. Topics included are logic, sets and counting techniques, probability, mathematical models, linear equations and inequalities, introduction of linear programming, and matrices, also Markov Chains and Game Theory.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1135 - MATH APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRY


    This course will center on the applications of quantitative reasoning skills in common industrial and environmental job situations. Areas of focus include unit conversions, calculation of proportions, applications of trigonometry, and the use of Excel for automating basic calculations in the workplace. These skills will be presented in the context of applied problem sets from a variety of industrial and environmental contexts.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1165 - PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS


    Intended to prepare students for the study of calculus. Topics include functions, graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and analytic trigonometry.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1128 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 1170 - FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF CALCULUS


    The fundamental concepts of calculus is for non-physical science majors utilizing the basic techniques of differential and integral calculus. Not available to students who have completed MA 2231.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1128 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 2203 - MATH FOR ELEMENTARY & SPECIAL EDUCATION


    A study of the basic ideas and structure in modern arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 2231 - CALCULUS I


    The purpose of this course is to develop a good understanding of limit, continuity, the derivative and its uses (including modeling and solving problems), to introduce the definite integral, and to establish the important relationship between the derivative and the definite integral. In this context the course will examine different classes of functions numerically, symbolically, and graphically. This course is intended for mathematics, science, and engineering majors. (Addresses NCTM Standards 1 .5.8 and 1 .5.10 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1165 or high school algebra and trigonometry.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Mathematics,
    Mathematics
  
  • MA 2232 - CALCULUS II


    This is a continuation of MA 2231 and is intended to develop a good understanding of the definite integral and its uses including calculating area and applying numerical computation and estimation techniques, and to develop basic integration techniques. Differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, and polar coordinates, and analytic geometry are also covered. (Addresses NCTM Standards 1 .5.2, 1 .5.3, 1 .5.8, and 1 .5.10 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2231 or equivalent.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 2233 - CALCULUS III


    This is a continuation of MA 2232, and the purpose of this course is to investigate functions of two or more variables. Topics include graphing functions of two or more variables, partial derivatives, vectors, optimization, double and triple integrals, line and surface integrals, and calculating volumes. (Addresses NCTM Standards 1 .5.3 and 1 .5.10 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232 or equivalent.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3260 - DISCRETE STRUCTURES


    Foundations of mathematics emphasizing fundamental concepts in abstract mathematics and deductive reasoning. Topics include logic, mathematical induction, graph theory, recurrence relations, difference equations, Boolean algebra, sets, functions, relations, cardinality, number systems, and algorithms. (Addresses NCTM Standard 1 .5.11 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3280 - LINEAR ALGEBRA AND MATRIX THEORY


    A study of the geometry of vectors, matrix algebra and operations, solutions of general systems of linear equations, inversion of matrices, determinants, vectors and vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases and dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications. (Addresses NCTM Standards 1 .5.11 and 1 .5.1 3 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3305 - HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS FROM COUNTING TO CALCULUS


    An in-depth study of the chronological development of facets of mathematics up to the development of Calculus. The historical background of each facet is integrated with experience in mathematical study and application. Emphasis is placed on great mathematicians, their contributions, and their methods of reasoning, including the contributions of underrepresented groups and diverse cultures. Concepts of number, number systems, and the nature of axiomatic reasoning are also covered.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite: MA 3260.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy, Mathematics
  
  • MA 3306 - HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS FROM CALCULUS TO COMPUTERS


    An in-depth study of the chronological development of facets of mathematics beginning with the development of Calculus and continuing to the present day. The historical background of each facet is integrated with experience in mathematical study and application. Emphasis is placed on great mathematicians, their contributions, and their methods of reasoning, including the contributions of underrepresented groups and diverse cultures. Concepts of number, number systems, and the nature of axiomatic reasoning are also covered.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite: MA 3260.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy, Mathematics
  
  • MA 3308 - OPERATIONS RESEARCH


    Examines the development and use of the techniques of research. Topics include linear programming, queuing theory, probabilistic inventory models, and simulation.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1125, MA 2232, MA 3260, MA 3280 or MA 3314.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3310 - NUMERICAL ANALYSIS


    A study of numerical methods for the solution of algebraic, transcendental, and differential equations, numerical integration and differentiation, and error analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3311 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS I


    Techniques for solving ordinary differential equations, superposition principle, existence and uniqueness theorem, applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232 (may be taken con-currently).

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3312 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS II


    Additional work in partial differential equations and boundary value problems, numerical methods, qualitative treatment of differential equation in phase plane, stability issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3311 and MA 2233 (may be taken concurrently).

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3314 - APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


    An introduction to applications of descriptive, inferential statistics, and probability. Descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of location and variation; axioms of probability, probability (both theoretical and simulated), permutations, combinations, random variables, expected value, and decision making; probability distributions (both discrete and continuous), distribution functions, sampling and sampling distributions; statistical inferences concerning means, standard deviations, and proportions; analysis of variance, non-parametric methods, regression, correlation, planning surveys and experiments. (Addresses NCTM Standards 1 .5.6, 1 .5.7, and 1 .5.11 for Mathematics Education majors.)

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1170 or MA 2232.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3315 - APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS


    Simple and multiple regression will be used to analyze data. Residual analysis, indicator variables, and step-wise and polynomial regression. Computer software will be used to analyze data.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1125 or MA 3314.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3324 - APPLIED MATHEMATICS


    Illustrates the principles and basic styles of thought in solving physical problems by mathematical methods. Particle dynamics, heat and fluid flow, wave equations, vector, Fourier and tensor analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232 and MA 3280.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3329 - UNIFORM GEOMETRIES


    A study of the traditional modern geometries. Topics include: Euclid’s postulate system with special focus on his Fifth Postulate, Hilbert’s axiom system, the hyperbolic axiom system, spherical geometry, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for triangles, and Klein’s transformational geometry. MA 3329 and MA 3330 may both be taken for credit, and either course can be taken before the other.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3330 - NON-UNIFORM GEOMETRIES


    A study of the modern geometries leading up to the geometry of manifolds. Topics include: Euclid’s “algebraic” propositions., Descartes’ analytic geometry, the analytic approach to Euclidean geometry, Euclid’s and Hilbert’s axioms as theorems in analytic geometry, Euclid’s Fifth Postulate and the birth of non-Euclidean geometry, Descartes’ lost manuscript and the angle deficit, angle deficit and curvature, the polyhedral Gauss-Bonnet theorem, paper models of curved surfaces, and an introduction to Gaussian curvature and Riemannian geometry. MA 3329 and MA 3330 may both be taken for credit, and either course can be taken before the other.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3335 - NUMBER THEORY


    An analytical study of basic concepts including divisibility, congruence, quadratic reciprocity and Diophantine equations. Varied methods are stressed.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232 and MA 3260.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3345 - REAL ANALYSIS I


    The real number system. Emphasis on the concepts and theoretical approach to calculus: functions, sequences, series, limits, continuity, derivatives, the Riemann integrals, and sequences of functions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2233 and MA 3260.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3348 - COMPLEX VARIABLES


    A first course in complex variables. Complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary functions, mappings by elementary functions, integrals, power series, residues, poles, and conformal mappings.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2233.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3361 - MODERN ALGEBRA - GROUPS


    A study of abstract algebraic structures focusing on groups. Topics include: dihedral groups. cyclic groups, permutation groups, subgroups, cosets, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, cardinality, generators and relations, Lagrange’s theorem, Cayley’s theorem, the fundamental homomorphism theorem, the fundamental theorem for abelian groups, and applications of groups. MA 3361 and MA 3362 may both be taken for credit, and either course can be taken before the other.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3362 - MODERN ALGEBRA - RINGS


    A study of abstract algebraic structures focusing on rings. Topics include: rings, integral domains, fields, subrings, ideals, quotient rings, fields of quotients, the division algorithm, factorization of polynomials (reducibility and unique factorization), field extensions, and applications of rings/fields. MA 3361 and MA 3362 may both be taken for credit, and either course can be taken before the other.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3371 - MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I


    Distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, expected values and moments, conditional probability and independence, special discrete and continuous distributions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2233.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 3381 - TOPOLOGY


    Introduction to point-set topology. Set theory, metric spaces, topological spaces, connectedness, and compactness.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 2232 and MA 3260.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 4401 - SELECTED TOPICS


    Selections from topology, algebra, real analysis, matrix theory, computer science or other junior or senior level topics. Active participation by the student is required.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MA 4402 - SEMINAR


    Papers from the American Mathematical Monthly, comparable journals, and various references will be presented and discussed by the students. Continuous reading and participation will be required.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits.
  
  • MA 4450 - INTERNSHIP


    Supervised and evaluated participation in the regular activities of a business, government, agency, or appropriate organization. In consultation with the supervising faculty member, the student is expected to prepare a comprehensive final report relating to the work accomplished during the internship.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Recommendation by department faculty.

    Credits: 3 - 12 cr. Notes: May be taken for 3 through 12 credits. No more than 6 credits count toward the major.
  
  • MA 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits at one time. General Education Requirement: Mathematics
  
  • MAP 1101 - VOICE CLASS I


    Develops proper vocal production, poise, and confidence in solo singing. Remedial work for individual problems.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1103 - ADVANCED VOICE CLASS


    Instruction in voice will be given on a level beyond MAP 1101 and 1102. Goals of the course: to improve technique, quality, and artistry of individual voices; and to focus class attention on common vocal problems and their remediation.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1115 - ADVANCED PIANO CLASS


    Requires completion of the first piano proficiency and MU 3318.  Focuses on skills necessary for vocal track music education majors, including four-part open score reading, preparing multiple accompaniments simultaneously, reducing and transposing accompaniments to fit student needs, and site-reading.  The course prepares students for the second piano proficiency, in which students perform multiple open-score excerpts, accompany solo vocalists, perform choral accompaniments, and sight-read both accompaniments and four-part open scores.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3318.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1121 - PIANO CLASS I


    This class is intended for the beginning piano student with no previous piano background. Develops basic skills such as scales, reading bass and treble clefs simultaneously, simple chord progressions, ability to improvise harmonization patterns, and simple sight-reading.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1122 - PIANO CLASS II


    Assumes completion of MAP 1121 or some level of previous piano training.  Further development of basic skills, expanding scale knowledge to include all major scales and white-note minors, including arpeggios and basic chord progressions.  Focus on improvising accompaniment patterns, learning basic repertoire quickly, and enhanced sight-reading skills.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MAP 1121 with grade of C or better or departmental approval.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1123 - PIANO CLASS III


    Assumes completion of MAP 1122 or substantial previous piano training.  Includes a more in-depth focus on improvisation using more complex harmonic progressions.  Increases fluency of scales, chords and arpeggios, and develops students’ abilities to prepare and perform repertoire, and to further improve sight-reading skills.  The course culminates in the first piano proficiency.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MAP 1122 with grade of C or better or departmental approval.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1124 - PIANO CLASS IV


    Requires completion of the first piano proficiency.  Focuses on skills necessary for vocal track music education majors, including 3-part open score reading, preparing choral and solo accompaniments, reducing and transposing accompaniments to fit student needs, and sight reading.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of the First Piano Proficiency.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1125 - PIANO CLASS V


    Focuses on skills necessary for vocal track music education majors, including 4-part open score reading, preparing choral and solo accompaniments, reducing and transposing difficult accompaniments to fit student needs, and sight reading.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MAP 1124 with a grade of C or better.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1135 - WOODWIND CLASS


    Studies the fundamental principles and techniques necessary for playing and teaching the flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.  Study of the literature appropriate for beginning class instruction

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MAP 1145 - BRASS CLASS


    Studies the fundamental principles and techniques necessary for playing and teaching the trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.  Study of the literature appropriate for beginning class instruction.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MAP 1155 - STRING CLASS


    Studies the fundamental principles and techniques necessary for playing and teaching the violin, viola, cello, and bass.  Study of literature appropriate for beginning class instruction.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MAP 1156 - GUITAR CLASS


    Beginning study of the guitar focusing on accompaniment skills needed for use of the guitar in the music classroom.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MAP 1158 - GUITAR CLASS II


    Continuation of 1157. More advanced work in techniques and corresponding literature.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 1161 - PERCUSSION CLASS


    Studies the characteristics for the various percussion instruments; performance techniques: development of performing ability necessary to teach the percussion instruments at the elementary and secondary level of instruction.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2200 - VOICE SECONDARY


    Voice secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2210 - PIANO SECONDARY


    Piano secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2220 - ORGAN SECONDARY


    Organ secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2230 - FLUTE SECONDARY


    Flute secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2231 - OBOE SECONDARY


    Oboe secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2232 - CLARINET SECONDARY


    Clarinet secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2233 - BASSOON SECONDARY


    Bassoon secondary - one-half hour lesson.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2234 - SAXOPHONE SECONDARY


    Saxophone secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2240 - TRUMPET SECONDARY


    Trumpet secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2241 - HORN SECONDARY


    Horn secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2242 - TROMBONE SECONDARY


    Trombone secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2243 - EUPHONIUM SECONDARY


    Euphonium secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2244 - TUBA SECONDARY


    Tuba secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2250 - VIOLIN SECONDARY


    Violin secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2251 - VIOLA SECONDARY


    Viola secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2252 - CELLO SECONDARY


    Cello secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2253 - BASS SECONDARY


    Bass secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2257 - GUITAR SECONDARY


    Guitar secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 2260 - PERCUSSION SECONDARY


    Percussion secondary - one-half hour lesson

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • MAP 3270 - APPLIED MUSIC COMPOSITION


    The study and application of composition techniques within the context of an individualized private lesson. New compositions will be developed and produced for public performance. Expertise in the composition of serious art music may be used in career musical capacities and in a graduate school of music.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Successful completion of Basic Music I-IV theory sequence and/or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 2 cr. Notes: May be repeated for a total of 7 credits over multiple semesters.
  
  • MAP 3300 - VOICE


    Voice - One-half hour lesson and one fifty-minute group studio class per week.

    Credits: 1 - 2 cr.
  
  • MAP 3310 - PIANO


    Piano - One-half hour of lesson and fifty-minute group studio class per week.

    Credits: 1- 2 cr.
 

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