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FOL-4100: Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 hours
Psychological, linguistic and cultural foundations in teaching English as a second language; current trends in ESL; strategies for instruction. May not be used in Spanish concentration, major and minor.
FOL-4603: Methods and Principles of Teaching a Foreign Language at the Middle & Secondary Level
Rationale, objectives, content, materials, strategies, assessment and self-evaluation of foreign language instruction at the secondary level; observational and practical experiences. Prerequisite: EDU-3600 and
acceptance to the College of Education. Cross-listed with EDU-4603.
FOL-4613: Methods and Principles of Teaching a Foreign Language at the Elementary Level – 3 hours
Rationale, objectives, content, materials, strategies, assessment and self-evaluation of foreign language instruction at the elementary level; observational and practical experiences. Prerequisite: EDU-3600 and
acceptance to the College of Education. Cross-listed with EDU-4613.
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GEO-1100: Geography of North America - 3 hours
Spatial patterns and relationships in the United States and Canada. Focus on physical environment, population, cultural and economic relationships. Field trips may be required.
GEO-1200: World Geography: Cultural Patterns - 3 hours
Distribution of population and cultural characteristics (language, religion, political systems, and lifestyles) in urban and rural settings around the world. Field trips may be required. IAI: S4 900N.
GEO-1300: The Developing World - 3 hours
Current realities and problems associated with the Developing World. The economic, spatial, and political context of the Third World. Field trips may be required. Cross-listed with ECO-1300. IAI: S4 902N.
GEO-3015: Meteorology and Climatology* - 4 hours
Cross-listed with EAS-3010.
GEO-3200: Topics in World Study - 3 hours
A regional study of economic, cultural, physical, and political patterns. Spatial interpretations of historical and present national and regional issues. The part of the work studied depends upon interest and importance in world events. Course may be repeated if part of the world studied is different. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: Completion of GEO-1100 or GEO-1200 or GEO-1300 with a ‘C’ or better.
GEO-4300: World Urban Patterns - 3 hours
Survey of urban forms and functions from a geographic perspective. The variety of urban landscapes as exemplified by the world's premier cities. Prerequisite: Completion of GEO-1100 or GEO-1200 with a ‘C’ or better. Field trips may be required.
GEO-4400: Natural Resource Management - 3 hours
Human use of the earth's resources - land, minerals, air, water, vegetation, and wildlife. Prerequisite: Completion of EAS-1105 with a ‘C’ or better. Field trips may be required.
GEO-4415: Physical Geology - 4 hours
Cross-listed with EAS-4415.
GEO-4425: Hydrology and Soils - 4 hours
Cross-listed with EAS-4425.
GEO-4950: Independent Study in Geography - 1-6 hours
For more information, visit the Theology and Languages Department pages
Students who have previously studied Attic or Koine Greek are required to take a placement exam to determine their appropriate beginning level of study before they register for Greek courses.
GRE-4110: Greek I - 4 hours
Biblical Greek grammar. Preparation for reading the New Testament and Septuagint in Greek.
GRE-4120: Greek II - 4 hours
Biblical Greek grammar continued. Preparation for reading the New Testament and Septuagint in Greek continued. Prerequisite: GRE-4110.
GRE-4513: Readings in Greek - 1 Hour
Readings from the Greek text of the New Testament and other early Christian and Jewish literature. Review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Selections change from semester ot semester. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: GRE-4110 and GRE-4120.
GRE-4514: Greek Readings - 2 hours
Readings from the Greek text of the New Testament and other early Christian and Jewish literature. Review of vocabularly, morphology, and syntax. Selections change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: GRE-4110 and GRE-4120.
GRE-4950: Independent Study in Greek - 1-6 hours
For more information, visit the Theology and Languages Department pages
Students who have previously studied Biblical Hebrew are required to take a placement exam to determine their appropriate beginning level of study before they register for Hebrew courses.
HEB-4101: Hebrew I - 4 hours
Biblical Hebrew grammar; preparation for reading the Old Testament in Hebrew.
HEB-4102: Hebrew II - 4 hours
Biblical Hebrew grammar continued; preparation for reading the Old Testament in Hebrew continued. Prerequisite: HEB-4101.
HEB-4500: Hebrew Readings - 3 hours
Readings from the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Selections change from year to year. Instruction in Aramaic and exposure to other Northwest Semitic languages as appropriate given specific student competence in Hebrew. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: HEB-4001 and HEB-4002.
HEB-4501: Readings in Hebrew - 1 hour
Readings from the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and other ancient Hebrew literature. Review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Selections change from year to year. Instruction in Aramaic and exposure to other Northwest Semitic languages as appropriate given specific competence in Hebrew. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: HEB-4101 and HEB-4102.
HEB-4950: Independent Study in Hebrew or Aramaic - 1-6 hours
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HIS-1110: Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350 - 1815 - 3 hours
An overview of the important persons, events, movements, and ideas in the major nation-states in Europe and Europe's rise to world power from the crises of the fourteenth century to the defeat of Napoleon. IAI: H2 901 or S2 902.
HIS-1120: Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815 - 3 hours
An overview of the important persons, events, movements and ideas in the major nation-states in Europe from the defeat of Napoleon to the break up of the Soviet Empire and Europe's fall from world mastery. IAI: H2 902 or S2 903.
HIS-1315: Survey of World History to 1350 - 3 hours
An examination of the historical beginnings of the world’s great civilizations and cultural traditions with emphasis on the peoples of Eurasia, the five great religious traditions of the world, the importance of trade and other cross-continental encounters, and the growing sophistication of life and technology over the period.
HIS-1325: Survey of the World Since 1350 - 3 hours
An examination of the rise of global connections from early modern times to the era of the world wars, the confluence of factors that favored Western imperial success, the 20th century crises that doomed these empires, decolonization, and the origins of a range of contemporary problems.
HIS-1500: History of the American People - 3 hours
A survey of American history from the European encounter to the present emphasizing the intersection of socio-cultural, political, and economic forces of change. IAI: H2 904 or S2 900.
HIS-2100: Seminar in Writing and Researching History - 3 hours
An introduction to the major historical modes of writing including literature reviews, critical essays, and research projects. The course will also introduce students to how historians approach the study of the past including important philosophies of history and historiography. Required of all majors. Prerequisite: ENG-1100 English Composition and completed six credit hours in History. Co-requisite: Simultaneous enrollment in any other History course. Satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences requirement for a second discipline-specific writing course.
HIS-2300: U.S. Women's History - 3 hours
This course examines the history of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present.
HIS-2400: Race History in America - 3 hours
This course examines the history of race relations in the United States, from the European discovery of the Americas to the present, with a particular focus on racial minorities and their experiences.
HIS-3130: Medieval Christendom, 500 - 1400 - 3 hours
An overview of the political and cultural history of the Church, the Latin West, and Byzantium from the breakup of the Roman Empire to the crises of the fourteenth century.
HIS-3150: Ancient Greek and Roman Civilization - 3 hours
An introduction to the history and achievements of Greeks and Romans from the appearance of the Mycenaeans to the reign of Constantine. The course will emphasize the contributions these civilizations made to western ways and the emergence of Christianity.
HIS-3210: History of Illinois - 3 hours
A survey of Illinois history from pre-urban societies to the present using the methods of public history. Special emphasis is placed on the history of Chicago and its relationship to the state at large.
HIS-4000: History of Israel - 3 hours
Cross-listed with THY-4000.
HIS-4130: The Age of Reform, 1400 - 1650 - 3 hours
A study of the chronic problems of the Late Medieval Church, the failure of reform movements inside the church, the Protestant Reformation, the breakup of Protestant unity, the Catholic Reformation and the culminating age of religious wars in Europe. Pre-requisite: HIS-1110. Cross-listed with THY-4130.
HIS-4150: Europe In Our Time: 1918-Present - 3 hours
An examination of Europe's descent into totalitarianism and total war, the division of the continent into rival spheres in the era of the Superpowers, the precipitous decline and collapse of the Soviet Union, the Revolutions of 1989, Eastern Europe’s post-Soviet decades, and the continent’s current international and social tension. Prerequisite: HIS 1120.
HIS-4155: Rise and Decline of Modern Europe: 1799-1918 - 3 hours
An examination of the collective rise of the great powers from the time of Napoleon, Europe’s increasingly unmanageable continental rivalries, its proliferating ideologies, and descent into world war. Prerequisite: HIS 1120.
HIS-4160: Europe's Road to Modernity: 1650-1799 - 3 hours
Europe’s transition from early modern to modern times as shown in the immense changes in living and working, the growth of state power, religious and cultural innovations, and the climactic phase of the struggle for mastery of western Europe between Great Britain and France. Prerequisite: HIS-1110
HIS-4220: Early National and Antebellum America - 3 hours
An examination of the formative period of American history from the founding of the United States to the mid-nineteenth century. Prerequisite: HIS-2200.
HIS-4240: Contemporary America - 3 hours
An overview of the United States after World War II including major social movements, diplomatic policies, and political changes. Prerequisite: HIS-2200.
HIS-4250: American Religious Experience - 3 hours
A thematic survey exploring the role and influence of religion in American history and culture from the colonial era to the present. Prerequisite: HIS-1500.
HIS-4270: U.S. Diplomatic History – 3 hours
This course examines the history of U.S. foreign policy from the founding of the nation to the present, including its relationship with various countries during wartime, the economic implications of diplomatic policies, and how events and decisions in other nations have an influence on the United States, as well as how the United States influences other nations. Prerequisite: HIS-1500.
HIS-4300: Twentieth Century World History - 3 hours
A survey of world history since 1900 with a special emphasis on comparative global history that examines the interaction between Western and non-Western societies, countries, and cultures. Prerequisite: HIS-1320.
HIS-4310: Non-Western Historical Studies - 3 hours
An in depth analysis of a specific non-Western country or society, topical in nature. Students will examine the history of one particular nation or region through focused readings and research, while considering comparative analysis to better understand the globalization of the contemporary world. Prerequisite: HIS-1320.
HIS-4900: Senior Seminar - 3 hours
A research-based capstone course in the methods of historical analysis using primary documents applied to a historical question. Required of liberal arts majors, recommended for secondary education social science majors with a history designation. Prerequisite: HIS-2100 and a minimum of 15 hours of courses with an HIS prefix.
HIS-4910: Topics and Readings in History - 3 hours
A focused study of a significant topic of current or enduring historical interest. Readings will include standard works, the findings of recent research and highlight points of scholarly dispute. The topic may vary each time the course is offered. This course can be repeated when the topic is different. Required of all History majors, junior standing recommended. Instructor approval for all other students.
HIS-4950: Independent Study in History - 1-6 hours
HUM-1970: Arts and Ideas - 3 hours
Exploration of the arts and ideas as experssions of culture. Possible field trips; student is responsible for costs. May be repeated for elective credit under a different topic. IAI: HF 900.
IDS-1970: Freedom and Responsibility - 3 hours
An introduction to the college experience and to the dispositions necessary for a sucessful undergraduate career in a diverse Christian academic community, in particular to Concordia University, its resources and its mission. Required of all first time freshmen. Field experience required.
IDS-4970: Values and Virtues - 3 hours
Christian implications of vocation, service, and ethical decision making in a complex world. Required of all students with senior status. Field experience required.
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JOU-2100 News Writing and Reporting - 3 hours
Principles and practice in reporting and writing news stories in various journalistic genres, including hard news, features, profiles, and beat stories. Students will analyze articles written by professional journalists, as well as generate story ideas, conduct research and learn to write and edit stories.
JOU-2200 Investigative Journalism Methods - 3 hours
Finding and analyzing a wide variety of informational resources relevant to reporters, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
JOU-2300 New Media Journalism - 3 hours
Stresses adaptability in the ever-evolving field of journalism. Emphasis on the importance of reporting and writing. Students develop multimedia projects (print, visuals, moving media, etc.) for the internet. Pre-requisite: JOU-2100.
JOU-3100 Journalism History and Criticism - 3 hours
Covers journalism history and criticism in relation to broader issues in media, democracy, power, and contemporary citizenship. Analysis of journalistic practices; history of news reporting; impact of media institutions.
JOU-3200 Feature Writing - 3 hours
Literary journalism skills for writing in newspapers and magazines. Historical and theoretical background of literary journalism. Pre-requisite: JOU-2100.
JOU-3300 Photojournalism - 3 hours
Study and practice of photography as a major component of reporting and storytelling. Basic digital picture-taking; historical, ethical, legal and stylistic aspects of photojournalism. Students supply own digital camera. Pre-requisite: ART-3245. Fee required.
JOU-4100 Magazine Journalism - 3 hours
Students will learn the specialty of magazine article writing, understand strategies for becoming published, and examine the national marketplace. Emphasis on long-form writing, magazine design and layout. Pre-requisite: JOU-2100.
JOU-4200 Journalism Law and Ethics - 3 hours
Examine law and ethics in relation to the rights, responsibilities and moral obligations of journalists.
JOU-4890 Senior Project - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in a journalism project-related experience. Open to majors and minors in the journalism program who have senior standing.
JOU-4891 The Spectator Practicum I - 0 or 1 hour
Involvement in the campus student newspaper, The Spectator, as a writer, beat reporter, photographer, graphic designer, copy editor or other non-editorial role in the production of the publication. Offered Pass/D/F only. Pre-requisite: Consent of The Spectator faculty advisor. May be repeated up to six times; practicum and JOU internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
JOU-4892 Journalism Practicum: Management - 0-.5 hours
Involvement in the campus student newspaper, The Spectator, in management or editor role. Offered Pass/D/F only. Pre-requisite: Consent of The Spectator faculty advisor. May be repeated up to six times; practicum and JOU internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
JOU-4910 Topics in Journalism - 3 hours
Selected current topics in journalism as they relate to various settings. Topics vary each time the course is taught. May be repeated once for a maximum of six hours of credit. Field trips. Students responsible for fee; varies.
JOU-4950 Independent Study in Journalism - 1-6 hours
JOU-4990 Internship in Journalism - 3-12 hours
Supervised involvement in a journalism work-related experience. Open to journalism majors and minors who have senior standing and approval of the department. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to a journalism major or minor. JOU-4891, JOU-4892 and JOU-4990. Pre-requiste: Minimum of 15 hours in courses within the journalism program.
Students who have previously studied Latin are required to take a placement exam to determine their appropriate beginning level of study before they register for Latin courses.
LAT-4110: Latin I - 4 hours
Foundations of vocabulary, inflection, and syntax of the Latin language. Preparation for reading Ecclesiastical Latin. Not open to students with credit in high school of college Latin.
LAT-4120: Latin II - 4 hours
Review of vocabulary, inflection, and syntax. Readings from the Vulgate, writings of the church fathers, hymns. Prerequisite: LAT-4110 or two high school units of Latin.
LAT-4950: Independent Study in Latin - 1-6 hours
LAWJ-4990: Internship in Law & Justice – 3 hours
Supervised practice within an agency or organization, providing student with an applied law and justice experience. Prerequisite: Minimum of 15 credits in courses with SOC or POS prefix and departmental approval.
For more information, visit the Management degree program page
MGT-1100: Introduction of Business - 3 hours
Overview of management, marketing, finance, accounting, production, business law, human resource management, economics, and management information systems. May not be taken by students with more than nine hours of ACC, MGT, or MKT credits.
MGT-1110: Introduction to Philanthropy - 3 hours
An introduction to philanthropy in the U.S. Covered areas include history of philanthropy, current laws, grant writing, mission, impact, finances and endowments.
MGT-2000: Management - 3 hours
Theories of management. Interactions of management, organization, and labor.
MGT-2010: Business Law - 3 hours
Legal processes, contracts, negotiable instruments and agencies, sales and the Uniform Commercial Code. Ethical considerations.
MGT-2020: Informational Technology in Business - 3 hours
Overview of computing field and its typical applications. Key terminology and components of computer hardware, software and operating systems. Covers introduction to systems theory, development methods, management
information systems and using application software and the internet for problem solving. Concepts of organizations, information systems growth and process improvement. Professional societies’ codes of conduct, career opportunities. Cross-listed with CIS-1000.
MGT-3000: Business Writing - 3 hours
Covers principles and practices of written communication as applied to the business environment. Analyzes and evaluates business writing concepts and instruments and emphasizes writing effective business documents appropriate for their objects. Prerequisite: ENG-1100.
MGT-3010: Advanced Business Law - 3 hours
Legal structure and operation of business organizations, including proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Government regulations of business. Prerequisite: MGT-2010.
MGT-3030: Business Ethics - 3 hours
Ethical implications of business practices in domestic, international, and global environments. Prerequisite: MGT-1100 or MGT-2000.
MGT-3035: Program Administration Ethics - 1 hour
Introduction to ethical implications of business practices in domestic, international and global environments.
MGT-3140: Global Business and Culture - 3 hours
Cross-listed with MKT-3140.
MGT-3200: Business Communication - 3 hours
An advanced course to develop written and oral communication skills as they apply in the world of business. Prerequisite: ENG-1100 and COM-1100; cross-listed with COM-3200.
MGT-3300: Sports Management - 3 hours
Current issues, processes and operations specific to professional sports, collegiate athletics and recreational organizations. Examines applied skills such as budgeting, marketing, human resource management and event and facility management.
MGT-3310: The Business of Sports - 3 hours
Key decisions made by managers on the business side of sports. Covers diverse nature of decisions, including financial and other issues at risk. Emphasizes short run vs. long run profitability and quality analyses, leagues, athletes, labor issues, government intervention and college sports.
MGT-3320: Sports and Contract Law - 3 hours
Explores how various areas of law impact the sports industry. Emphasizes the foundations principles that drive the outcomes of most legal disputes in the industry: contact law, labor law, tax law, product liability law and intellectual property law. Prerequisite: MGT-2010.
MGT-4010: Small Business Management - 3 hours
The challenges and opportunities of managing a new business enterprise. The creation and development of a business plan. Prerequisite: ACC-2100; MGT-2000.
MGT-4030: Human Resource Management - 3 hours
Management's responsibilities regarding the recruitment, selection, hiring, development, promotion, and separation of employees. Prerequisite: MGT-2000.
MGT-4040: Organizational Behavior - 3 hours
Examines the theories, practices, and processes of management and organizational behavior. Emphasizes applications of theory to practice and learning from experiential activities. Prerequisite: MGT-2000.
MGT-4060: Strategic Policy and Management - 3 hours
A capstone course that critically examines significant management issues facing strategic policy makers. Development and implementation of major strategic responses in a global environment. Prerequisite: 12 hours in the Management Major and senior standing.
MGT-4100: Operations and Project Management - 3 hours
Business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods, services and products. Project planning and management, interpersonal and communication skills are expercised in the analysis, design and implementation of a significant management project.
MGT-4105: The Development of Economic Thought - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ECO-4100.
MGT-4200: Finance - 3 hours
Financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital markets. Prerequisite: ACC-2100.
MGT-4210: Corporate Finance - 3 hours
Theories and problems of capital budgeting, capital asset pricing, leverage, cost of capital, dividend policy, warrants, convertibles and options. Prerequisite: MGT-4200.
MGT-4220: Money, Banks, & Financial Institutions - 3 hours
Creation of money, function, and roles of financial institutions, fiscal and monetary policy, Federal Reserve System. Prerequisite: ACC-2000. Cross-listed with ECO-4220.
MGT-4240: Public Relations - 3 hours
Cross-listed with COM-4250
MGT-4250: Intercultural Communications - 3 hours
Cross-listed with COM-4250
MGT-4300: Field Study in International and Global Business Strategy – 3 hours
International business environment, strategy formulation, global implementation and governance. Emphasis on business ethics and cultural understanding. Course requires travel abroad for a two-week field study. The global project pairs students teams with international companies where you will develop and present strategic plans and responses to real global company problems. Fees for the travel abroad portion are in excess to the tuition fee. Two-week travel occurs immediately after spring semester.
MGT-4400: Management Information Systems - 3 hours
The purpose, applications, and managements of information systems in the organization. Applications to corporate, public, and private institutional settings. Prerequisites: CIS-1000, 6 hours in ACC, MKT, or MGT. Cross-listed with CIS-4400.
MGT-4500: Econometrics - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ECO-4500.
MGT-4510: Personal and Institution Finance in Not-for-Profit Enterprise or Church – 3 hours
Why individuals make charitable gifts. Compensation of the not-for-profit executive director and management team. Financial management of the organization including cash flow, strategic planning, business development plans, capital budgeting and yearly operating budgets. Understanding the yearly audit, financial accountability and governmental reporting.
MGT-4520: Board Governance and Management of Volunteers – 3 hours
Emphasizes importance of volunteers to a not-for-profit organization. How to develop and maintain an organizational governance structure that promotes effectiveness and sustainability and formation of a program needs analysis and evaluation.
MGT-4635: Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hours
Cross-listed with PSY-4635.
MGT-4950: Independent Study in Management - 3 hours
MGT-4990: Internship in Management - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in management related work experience. Open to management majors who have been approved by the department. Prerequisite: CIS-1000, 9 hours of management courses at Concordia, at least a 3.0 GPA in management courses, and junior/senior standing.
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MKT-2100 Marketing I - 3 hours
Products, markets, pricing, distribution, promotion. Marketing environments and consumer behavior.
MKT-3140 Global Business and Culture - 3 hours
A two-week field trip outside the United States. Investigation of business environments and practices, culture and history of a foreign country. May be repeated with the consent of the instructor. Cross-listed with MGT-3140.
MKT-3500 Graphic Design - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ART-2500.
MKT-4000 Marketing Research - 3 hours
Purposes, formulation design, context, and resources related to marketing research. Applications to corporate, public, and private institutional settings. Prerequisite: MKT-2100, MAT-2000 or PSY- 4310, and MGT-2020.
MKT-4100 Marketing II - 3 hours
Marketing strategies, using marketing research; organizing, controlling and planning marketing activities, marketing audits. Prerequisite: MKT-2100.
MKT-4110 Advertising - 3 hours
Advertising's role in the marketing process. Advertising media, planning, managing, and evaluating advertising. Prerequisite: MKT-2100.
MKT-4130 New Product Development - 3 hours
An introduction to the process of developing and managing new products, including idea generation and concept development, evaluation, commercialization, advertising and promotion. MKT-2100.
MKT-4140 Global Marketing - 3 hours
International marketing institutions and customs; political considerations; legal environment, product development, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. MKT-2100 and junior/senior standing.
MKT-4145: Multicultural Marketing – 3 hours
This course will focus on multicultural marketing using the cultures that have been a major part of Chicago in the past and that are reshaping its future. The city of Chicago and its people will be a resource for interactive learning and active engagement with the subject matter. Students will look at the ways different cultures use the principles of marketing to present themselves to the mainstream culture and the ways marketers can successfully reach these communities. Lectures will be supplemented by a trip to relevant neighborhoods, visits to cultural centers and museums, and meals to experience and learn both food customs and table manners. Course fee required.
MKT-4150 Consumer Behavior - 3 hours
Economic, social, and psychological environment affecting consumption decisions. Marketing and consumer strategies. The role of communications in the consumption process. Prerequisite: MKT-2100.
MKT-4160 Retailing - 3 hours
Retailing environment. Location analysis. Planning, locating, and managing retail operations. Service and electronic retailing. Prerequisite: MKT-2100.
MKT-4540: Marketing Communication - 3 hours
MKT-4950 Independent Study in Marketing - 3 hours
MKT-4990: Internship in Marketing - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in marketing related work experience. Open to Marketing majors who have been approved by the department. Prerequisite: CIS-1000, 9 hours of marketing courses at Concordia, at least a 3.0 GPA in marketing courses and department approval.
Mathematics Education Courses
MAE-4606 Teaching Secondary/Middle School Mathematics - 3 hours
Curriculum, methods, and materials in mathematics at the secondary and middle school levels. Philosophy, structure, and operation of comprehensive American secondary and middle schools. Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses and at least six hours in math at or above MAT-2000. Cross-listed with EDU-4606.
MAE-4616 Teaching Middle School Mathematics - 3 hours
Methods, materials, sequencing and planning for the teaching of mathematical concepts, skills, applications and problem solving to children in grades 6-8. Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses. Cross-listed with EDU-4616.
MAE-4802 Teaching Math to Young Children - 1 hour
Curriculum, methods and materials for teaching mathematics to the pre-primary and primary child. Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses.
MAE-4901 Teaching Mathematics: Elementary - 2 hours
Methods, materials, and content for teaching mathematics in elementary and middle school. Classroom organization. Laboratory experience. Off-campus work required. Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses.
MAE-4950 Independent Study: Mathematics Education - 1-6 hours
Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses.
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All entering students who need to take a mathematics course to graduate are required to take the Mathematics and Computer Science Department’s placement exam before they will be permitted to enroll in a mathematics or
physics course. This typically will be incoming freshmen without AP credit and transfer students who have not yet completed the mathematics requirements for their program. The exam is offered during Jump Start and
MAT-0098 Basics of Mathematics - 3 hours
Building number sense with problem solving, estimation, mental mathematics, whole number operations, integers, fractions, decimals, variables and geometry. Not to be taken to satisfy basic curriculum, concentration, major, or minor requirements. This course may not be used for elective credit. Required of and limited to students who fail to meet departmental standards on the department’s placement exam.
MAT-1000 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 hours
Problem solving, real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, graphs, functions, systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents, radicals, and the quadratic formula. Not to be taken to satisfy basic curriculum, concentration, major, or minor requirements. Required of and limited to students who are placed in the course by performance on the department’s placement exam or earn a C or better in MAT 0098.
MAT-1400: Descriptive Statistics - 1 hour
Introduction to basic statistical concepts including frequency distributions, central tendency, variations, normal curve, correlations, and regression with applications. Students may not receive credit for this course and MAT-2000, MAT-1412, SOC-4310, ECO-4310, or POS-4310. Prerequisite: MAT-1000 or Departmental Placement.
MAT-1411 Mathematical Concepts I - 3 hours
Basic mathematical concepts such as sets, numeration, number systems, number theory, measurement, geometry, and problem solving. Laboratory required. May not be used to meet requirements for a mathematics specialization, major, or minor. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a C or higher in MAT-1000.
MAT-1412 Mathematical Concepts II - 3 hours
The real number system, coordinate geometry, probability, and statistics. Laboratory required. May not be used to meet requirements for a mathematics specialization, major or minor. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a C or higher in MAT-1000.
MAT-1550 Finite Mathematics - 3 hours
Review of basic algebra, introduction to matrices, counting principles, elementary probability and statistics. Application of these skills to problem solving. May not be taken by students with credit in MAT-1412. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a C or higher in MAT-1000.
MAT-1810 College Algebra and Trigonometry - 3 hours
Real and complex numbers, the elementary functions; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a C or higher in MAT-1000.
MAT-1820 Pre-Calculus - 3 hours
Topics in trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, sequences and series, introduction to calculus. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a C or higher in MAT-1810.
MAT-2000 Statistics - 3 hours
Introduction to basic statistical concepts including frequency distributions, central tendency, variations, normal curve, correlations and regression with application to statistical inference. Prerequisite: MAT-1810.
MAT-2100 Discrete Mathematics - 3 hours
An introduction to the analysis of discrete collections: sets, counting, recursion, graph theory, Boolean algebra, automata, formal grammars and languages. Prerequisite:MAT-1810.
MAT-2200 History of Mathematics - 3 hours
Major trends in mathematics from earliest times to the 17th century. Outstanding contributors. Prerequisite: MAT-1810.
MAT-2300 Problem Solving with Number Theory - 3 hours
Problem solving techniques with application to natural phenomena, games and puzzles. use of principles of number theory to solve problems. Prerequisite: MAT-1810.
MAT-2400: Calculus for Business and Life Sciences – 3 hours
Differential and integral calculus, beginning with limits and including exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications to business and life sciences. Students may not receive credit for this course and Calculus I
MAT-2500. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement or a ‘C’ or higher in MAT- 1810.
MAT-2500 Calculus I - 4 hours
An introduction to single variable calculus: limits and continuity; differentiation; derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions; the chain rule; implicit differentiation; approximation; higher order derivatives; Rolle's Theorem; mean value theorem; the anti-derivative; and applications. Prerequisite: MAT-1820. IAI: M1 900-1.
MAT-2600 Calculus II - 4 hours
Continuation of single variable calculus: the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; area and volume; integrals of trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; integration methods; L'Hôpital's rule; improper integrals; sequences and series; convergence tests; Taylor series; polar coordinates; and applications. Prerequisite: departmental placement or a 'C' or higher in MAT-2500. IAI: M1 900-2.
MAT-3100 Calculus III - 4 hours
An introduction to multivariable calculus: functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives, the differential, vector calculus, directional derivatives, gradients, multiple integrals, and applications. Prerequisite: 'C' or higher in MAT-2600. IAI: M1 900-3.
MAT-3200 Differential Equations - 3 hours
Differential equations of the first and second order, linear equations, variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, linear independence, the Wronskian, exact equations, separation of variables, solution by Laplace transforms and by power series, numerical methods, and applications. Prerequisite: MAT-2600.
MAT-3500 Introduction to Mathematical Proof - 3 hours
An introduction to structured proofs using methods from elementary mathematical logic with the goal of applying these techniques to writing paragraph-style proofs in beginning set theory. Prerequisite: MAT-2100 or MAT-2500.
MAT-3600 Linear Algebra - 3 hours
An introduction to vectors, matrices, matrix operations, inverse of a matrix, systems of linear equations, determinant, rank, linear independence and dependence, vector spaces and subspaces, basis and dimension, inner products, linear transformations, range and kernel, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MAT-2500.
MAT-3700 College Geometry - 3 hours
An introduction to the development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries and their axiomatizations. Prerequisite: MAT-1820.
MAT-4610 Group Theory - 3 hours
An introduction to the fundamental topics of group theory: groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MAT-3500.
MAT-4620 Ring Theory - 3 hours
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of the integers and rings in general: divisibility, primes, congruence, rings, subrings, ideals, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MAT-3500.
MAT-4700 Theory of Probability - 3 hours
Topics from discrete and continuous probability; random variables, functions of random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, limit theorem, and applications. Prerequisite: MAT-2600 and MAT-3500.
MAT-4810 Real Analysis - 3 hours
Introduction to the basic concepts of classical analysis: sets, sequences, limits of functions, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integration, and infinite series. Prerequisite: MAT-3100 and MAT-3500.
MAT-4820 Complex Analysis - 3 hours
Algebra, geometry, and calculus with complex numbers. Transformations of the complex plane, analytical functions, Cauchy theory of integration, power series, and residue theory. Prerequisite: MAT-3100 and MAT-3500.
MAT-4950 Independent Study in Mathematics - 1-6 hours
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MIC-4100: Polarized Light Microscopy - 3 Hours
Principles, theory and practice of polarized light microscopy (PLM) useful for particle and materials characterization and identification. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4200: Techniques of Optical Crystallography - 3 Hours
Principles, theory and practice of optical crystallography using polarized-light microscopy applied to particle and materials characterization and identification. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4300: Scanning Electron Microscopy - 3 Hours
Foundation, theory, and use of scanning electron microscopes. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4310: Microscopical Identification of White-Powder Unknowns - 3 Hours
Principles, theory, and practice of polarized light microscopy (PLM) useful for unknown white powder characterization and identification. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4400: Transmission Electron Microscopy - 3 Hours
Foundation, theory, and use of transmission electron microscopes. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4500: Microscopical Examination of Forensic Trace Evidence Particles - 3 Hours
The principles of stereomicroscopy including coaxial and oblique illumination techniques used for examination of trace evidence particles and recording of forensic samples. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4510: Particle Isolation, Mounting, and Manipulation - 3 Hours
Isolation, mounting, and handling 1-100 micron sized particles without the use of micromanipulators. Methods for isolating contaminants from liquids, solids and surfaces. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4520: Forensic Hair Comparisons - 3 Hours
Principles and practice of forensic hair comparisons using microscopy and DNA analysis. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212, MIC-4100.
MIC-4530: Microscopical Identification of Fibers - 3 Hours
Principles and practice of polarized light microscopy to the identification of natural and man-made fibers. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212, MIC-4100.
MIC-4600: Infrared Microscopy - 3 Hours
Practical instruction in real world use of the FTIR microscope. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212.
MIC-4700: Raman Microscopy - 3 Hours
Raman theory and practical instruction in real world use of the Raman microscope. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, PHY-2212, MIC-4100.
MIC-4800: Body Fluid Identification - 3 Hours
Methods and techniques of identifying body fluids and sperm in criminal sexual assault evidence. Prerequisites: CHE-3410, CHE-3312, BIO-2011, MIC-4100.
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MUS-1112: Introduction to Music Theory - 2 hours
Introduction to the fundamentals of music, including pitch, rhythm, and harmony; use of key signatures, scales, and diatonic taxonomy. (Will not satisfy requirements for any major, minor, concentration, or specialty area). Prerequisite: MUS-1503 or score of 65 or higher on theory placement test. Corequisite: MUSA at 2000 level (.5 credit) and any MUSE (.5 credit).
MUS-1371: The Church Musician - 1 hour
Historical, theological, philosophical, practical, and ethical aspects of church music for the church musician. Role of church musician in the contemporary church. Field trip.
MUS-1411: Introduction to Music Education - 1 hour
Survey of music education; roles of and expectations of the music educator; analysis of existing programs; teaching models. Required off-campus visitations.
MUS-1421: Instrumental Techniques: Single Reed - 1 hour
Fundamental skills for playing clarinet and saxophone. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $50.
MUS-1431: Instrumental Techniques: Double Reeds and Flutes - 1 hour
Fundamental Skills for playing oboe, bassoon, and flute. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $50.
MUS-1441: Instrumental Techniques: Upper Brass - 1 hour
Fundamental Skills for playing trumpet and French horn. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $50.
MUS-1451: Instrumental Techniques: Lower Brass - 1 hour
Fundamental Skills for playing trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $50.
MUS-1461: Instrumental Techniques: Strings - 1 hour
Fundamental Skills for playing string instruments. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $75.
MUS-1471: Instrumental Techniques: Percussion - 1 hour
Fundamental Skills for playing percussion. Instrument design, construction, and maintenance. Fee required $50.
MUS-1503: Exploration of Music - 3 hours
Basic introduction to elements of music through listening, performing, creating and valuing. Basic skill development. Concert attendance required. Open only to students with no prior music study. IAI: F1 900.
MUS-1611: Keyboard Technique I – 1 hour
Group study of piano skills with emphasis on technical development, sight reading, study of harmony, transposition, and form and analysis using standard piano literature. The course is oriented toward developing skills for using the piano in rehearsals and music classes. Designed for music majors who need assistance to meet the basic piano proficiency requirements. Pre-requisite: Ability to play one major scale on the piano and to read both treble and bass clefs. Some piano experience recommended.
MUS-1621: Keyboard Technique II – 1 hour
A continuation of the study begun in Keyboard Technique I. The course is oriented toward developing skills for using the piano in rehearsals and music classes. Designed for music majors who need assistance to meet the basic piano proficiency requirements. Pre-requisite: MUS-1611 Keyboard Technique I.
MUS-1631: Keyboard Technique III – 1 hour
A continuation of the study begun in Keyboard Technique I and II. The course is oriented toward developing skills for using the piano in rehearsals and music classes. Designed for music majors who need assistance to meet the basic piano proficiency requirements. Pre-requisite: MUS-1631 Keyboard Technique II.
MUS-1691: Keyboard Technique IV - 1 hour
A continuation of the study begun in Keyboard Technique I, II and III. The course is oriented toward developing skills for using the piano in rehearsals and music classes. Designed for music majors who need assistance to meet the basic piano proficiency requirements. A grade of B or higher in this course will satisfy the piano proficiency requirement. Pre-requisite: MUS 1631 Keyboard Technique III
MUS-1641: Group Piano I - 1 hour
Basic keyboard skills. For students with no experience in keyboard. Prerequisite for private keyboard instruction.
MUS-1651: Group Piano II - 1 hour
Continuation of Keyboard Skills I. Prerequisite: MUS-1641. Prerequisite for private keyboard instruction.
MUS-1661: Class Voice - 1 hour
Introduction to the basic concepts of singing through group instruction. Individual singing required. Prerequisite for private voice lessons.
MUS-2111: Aural Skills I - 1 hour
Sight singing, ear training, and keyboard skills relating to diatonic music. Lab. Co-requisite: MUS-1641 or a passing score on the keyboard placement exam and MUS-2113.
MUS-2113: Music Theory I: Diatonic - 3 hours
Study of chord progression and part-writing, and analysis of diatonic harmony, including seventh chords and non-chord tones. Prerequisite: passing score on music theory placement exam or grade of 'B' or higher in MUS-1112. Co-requisite: MUS-2111 and MUS-1611.
MUS 2120: Arts Administration – 1 hour
An introduction to and exploration of the field of arts administration: media arts, theatre, and visual arts. Cross listed with ART, COM and THR course. Fee required.
MUS-2121: Aural Skills II - 1 hour
Sight singing, ear training, and keyboard skills relating to music with secondary dominants. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in MUS-2113 and MUS-2111.
MUS-2123: Music Theory II: Chromatic - 3 hours
Study of chord progression, and part-writing, and analysis of secondary function, modulation, and extended chromatic harmony. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MUS-2113 and MUS 1621.
MUS-2203: Survey of Western Music - 3 hours
Introduction to basic repertoire of Western music. Elements of music, musical forms and styles, relationship of music to other art forms. Emphasis on listening and analysis. Concert attendance required. Prerequisite: High school music experience.
MUS-2243: Music of World Cultures - 3 hours
Study of and experiences with instruments, musical systems, folk music and dances of the world. Study of music's role in and influence on cultures through readings, discussions, listening and performances. Fee required $50. IAI: F1 903N.
MUS 2253: History of Jazz - 3 hours
Exploration of the history of jazz from its origins to the present. Concert attendance required.
MUS-2302: Hymns in Christian Worship - 2 hours
The forms and structures of Christian hymnody; selection and use of hymns for worship and personal devotion.
MUS-2402: Vocal Techniques for Music Educators - 2 hours
Introduction to the mental and physical process of singing: development of innate ability, acquisition of technical understanding of the human voice; application of knowledge. Individual singing required.
MUS 2412: Singer’s Diction - 2 hours
An introduction to the rules of singing English, Italian, French, and German through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) with oral and written drill. Pre- or co-requisite: MUS 1661 Class Voice; Applied Music Voice; or choral ensemble
MUS-3213: History of Western Music to 1750 - 3 hours
The development of Western art music through the close of the Baroque era. Emphasis on aesthetic foundations, styles, genres, repertoire, and composers. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MUS-2123.
MUS-3223: History of Western Music 1750 - 1900 - 3 hours
The development of Western art music in the Classical and Romantic eras. Emphasis on aesthetic foundations, styles, genres, repertoire, and composers. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MUS-2123. IAI: F1 902.
MUS-3421: Instrumental Pedagogy - 1 hour
Fundamental skills for teaching woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings in the context of elementary, middle, and secondary school programs. Prerequisite: at least 2 semester hours of instrumental techniques (MUS 1421-1471).
MUS-3501A-F: Music Convocation - .5 hours each
A study of the context of various activities that constitute the musical enterprise with an emphasis on performance.
MUS-3541: Music Technology - 1 hour
Using basic music technology skills for music education and church music settings for learning and performance. Includes uses of music software, electronic keyboards, sequencing, recording, and editing capabilities using computers, composing and arranging. Basic reading music ability expected. Fee required $50.
MUS-3650: Piano Proficiency - 0 hours
MUS-3883: Basic Conducting - 3 hours
Study of and practice in the basic techniques of conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles.. Prerequisite: Grades of 'C' or higher in MUS-2121, MUS-2123, and either: MUS-1651 or MUS-3650.
MUS-4131: Aural Skills III - 1 hour
Sight singing, ear training, and keyboard skills relating to chromatic music. Lab. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in MUS-2121 and MUS-2123.
MUS-4133: Music Theory: Counterpoint - 3 hours
Introduction to fundamentals of contrapuntal thought and species counterpoint; writing 16th -century vocal counterpoint; analysis of 18th -century keyboard counterpoint; principles of 20th -century instrumental counterpoint. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MUS-2123 or equivalent.
MUS-4141: Aural Skills IV - 1 hour
Sight singing, ear training, and keyboard skills relating to 20th century music. Lab. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in MUS-4131.
MUS-4153: Music Theory: Form and Analysis - 3 hours
Writing and analyzing aspects of late 19th -century chromatic harmony. Introductions to musical forms and analytic techniques. Prerequisite: grade of 'C' or higher in MUS-2123 or equivalent.
MUS-4163: Orchestration and Arranging - 3 hours
Study of the basic techniques in writing for instruments, scoring for both instrumental families and larger ensembles, and arranging music from one medium to another. Preparation of score and parts and reading sessions included. Prerequisite: MUS-2123 or equivalent.
MUS-4213: The Literature of the Organ - 3 hours
Organ music from the renaissance to the present and its relationship to general music history. Prerequisite: MUSA-0620 at the 2000 level and one of: MUS-2203, MUS-3213, or MUS-3223.
MUS-4253: Music History Review - 3 hours
A review of the history of Western music.
MUS-4263: Twentieth-Century Music Literature and Techniques - 3 hours
History, literature, composers, and related compositional techniques of Western art music, as well as introductory studies in composition. Prerequisites: grade of 'C' or higher in both MUS-3213 and MUS-3223 or equivalent.
MUS-4313: Music for the Contemporary Church - 3 hours
Planning music for the services of the church year. Study of the liturgical traditions and contemporary considerations. Prerequisite: MUS-2113 and MUS-2111.
MUS-4320: Director of Parish Music Fieldwork - 0 hours
One semester of directed and supervised experience in parish music in a congregation. Relating classroom concepts to the practical ministry of the church musician.
MUS-4322: Service Playing and Liturgical Leadership - 2 hours
Foundations, practice, and skills of providing musical leadership to the congregation's song and accompanying at the keyboard. Prerequisite: MUSA-0620 at a 2000 level or MUSA-0600 at 3000 level or equivalent.
MUS 4323: Readings in Church Music - 3 hours
A course of readings in the history, philosophy, organization, and theology of church music. Available only as a course for students pursuing the DPM colloquy.
MUS-4362: Musical Heritage of the Church - 2 hours
Survey of the history of music within the Christian church from the background of Old Testament times to the present day. Emphasis on how music developed in response to the needs of each age. Prerequisite: MUS-2203 or a music history course.
MUS-4412 Methodologies of Music Learning - 2 hours
Exploration of methodologies for musical learning with emphasis on Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly and Suzuki and their applications at the elementary and middle school levels. Organized around the basic areas of singing, rhythm, listening, instruments, creative activity and music literacy. Prerequisite: one year of music theory and aural skills. Field experience required.
MUS-4413: Music Methods and Materials: Elementary - 3 hours
Materials and methods of teaching music in the elementary grades organized around the basic areas of singing, rhythm, listening, instruments, creative activity and reading skills. Prerequisites: MUS-2121, MUS-3124, and admission to professional instructional courses in the College of Education.
MUS-4432: Approaches to Music Ed: Kodály Methods/Techniques - 2 hours
Basic Kodály principles and practices discussed and demonstrated with examination and use of materials. Sample units adapting Kodály techniques to various classroom situations. Prerequisites: MUS-2111 and MUS-2113 or equivalent.
MUS 4433 Teaching Music – K-12 – 3 hours
Materials, methods, organization and administration of school music programs. Discussion and demonstration of procedures and techniques for classroom and rehearsal instruction. Development of teaching techniques and assessment processes appropriate and effective for various levels of musical learning. Application of learning styles to music settings. Prerequisites – one year of theory/aural skills and acceptance into the College of Education. Field experience required.
MUS-4442: Approaches to Music Ed: Orff Methods/Techniques - 2 hours
Basic principles and practices of Orff techniques and instruments. Application to elementary classroom situations. Prerequisites: MUS-2111 and MUS-2113.
MUS-4452: The Children’s Choir: Techniques and Materials - 2 hours
Discussion and demonstration of techniques and approaches to working with children's voices, organization of choirs, and appropriate literature. Emphasis on involvement of children in the church music program. Clinical experience. Field trips. Prerequisites: MUS-2111, MUS-2113 and either: MUS-1661 or MUS-2402.
MUS-4462: Choral Techniques and Pedagogy - 2 hours
Advanced choral music methods course; survey of techniques and materials in choral music for appropriate educational levels. Off-campus visits. Prerequisite: MUS-3883.
MUS-4472: Vocal Pedagogy for the Choral Conductor - 2 hours
Understanding the human voice and relating vocal techniques and methods to the needs of school/church choral directors. Group singing and observations required.
MUS 4482 The Choral Program and Repertoire - 2 hours
A study of various choral programs at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. A survey of techniques and materials in performance ensembles, co-curricular and extra-curricular. Evaluation of repertoire and programming appropriate for each level. Assessment of musical learning. Prerequisite: MUS 3883 Basic Conducting and acceptance into the College of Education
MUS-4483: Advanced Choral Conducting - 3 hours
Refinement of conducting techniques and the study of musical style. Exploration of choral ensemble issues as well as repertoire and materials. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MUS-3883: Prerequisite or co-requisite: MUS-2402 or MUS-1661.
MUS-4491: Music Education: The Professional Perspective - 1 hour
Taken concurrently with K-12 Music Student Teaching, this course will address the professional role and responsibility of music educators including management, ethics, legal issues, relationships, aesthetics, and musicianship in the classroom. Co-requisite: EDU-4940.
MUS-4512: Handbells in School and Worship - 2 hours
Use of handbells in school and parish activities. Development of handbell teaching techniques and survey of literature for the instrument. Prerequisites: MUS-2111 and MUS-2113.
MUS-4521: Senior Recital - 1 hours
Preparation for and presentation of an on-campus, 30-minute, solo public performance based on departmental approval and audition. Prerequisite: Approval of applied instructor, MUS-3223 and grade of 'C' or higher in four semesters of MUSA in same instrument as recital. Co-requisite: applied study in same instrument as recital.
MUS-4522: Senior Research Project - 1-2 hours
Individual research project demonstrating advanced synthesis of musical materials. Prerequisite: Approval of project advisor and MUS-4263.
MUS-4523: Senior Composition Project - 1 hour
Preparation for and presentation of an on-campus, 30-minute, public performance of original music, subject to departmental approval and audition. Prerequisite: Approval of applied instructor, MUS-3223, and grade of 'B' or higher in four semesters of MUSA-0110.
MUS-4543: Organ Design and Registration - 3 hours
The tonal and physical properties of the pipe organ. Discussion of families of sound and individual voices. Principles of registration appropriate to various schools and historical periods of organ literature. Field trip. Prerequisite: MUSA-0620 at 2000 level.
MUS-4607: Teaching Music: Middle/Secondary Schools - 4 hours
Materials, methods, organization and administration of the middle school and high school music programs. Discussion and demonstration of procedures and techniques of classroom and rehearsal. Prerequisite: MUS-3883, and admission to professional instructional courses in the College of Education. Cross-listed with EDU-4607.
MUS-4643: The Literature of the Piano - 3 hours
A study of piano literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis on teaching the literature. Prerequisites: MUSA-0600 at the 2000 level and either: MUS-2203 or MUS-3223.
MUS-4652: Piano Pedagogy and Literature I - 2 hours
Methods and music materials used in beginning levels of piano study. Observation, participation in, and evaluation of individual and group instruction. Field trips. Prerequisite: MUSA-0600 at the 3000 level.
MUS-4661: Practicum in Piano Pedagogy I - 1 hour
Practical application of methods covered in MUS-4652 through observation and supervised teaching in the Preparatory and Community Piano Program. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MUS-4652.
MUS-4672: Piano Pedagogy and Literature II - 2 hours
Methods and music materials to be used at the intermediate levels of piano study. Observation, participation in, and evaluation of individual group instruction. Field trips. Prerequisite: MUS-4652.
MUS-4681: Practicum in Piano Pedagogy II - 1 hour
Practical application of methods covered in MUS-4672 through observation and supervised teaching in the Preparatory and Community Piano Program. Prerequisite: MUS-4661. Preferably taken concurrently with MUS-4672. May not be taken without prior or concurrent credit for MUS-4672.
MUS-4801: Teaching Music to the Young Child - 1 hour
Musical development of the young child; early childhood music methods and materials; development of course of study based upon relevant modes and types of musical encounters and desirable skills. Prerequisite: PSY-4101, and admittance to College of Education.
MUS 4882 Instrumental Program and Repertoire – 3 hours
In-depth look at the structures of various instrumental programs in elementary, middle, and secondary school settings. Areas include both wind and string programs – individual instruction, chamber music, and performance ensembles both the co-curricular and extra-curricular. Evaluation of repertoire and programming appropriate for each level. Assessment of musical learning. Prerequisite: MUS 3883 Basic Conducting and acceptance into the College of Education
MUS-4883: Advanced Instrumental Conducting - 3 hours
Refinement of conducting techniques and the study of musical style; conducting experiences with various instrumental ensembles. Prerequisites: grade of 'C' or higher in MUS-3883, and 1 semester hour MUSA (instrumental) at the 2000 level.
MUS-4950: Independent Study in Music - 1-6 hours
MUS-4990: Arts Administration Field Experience with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Field experience opportunity providing exposure to the planning and activities involved in artistic programming and performance within the context of a world class orchestra; students can tailor experience to one or more major areas of interest: artistic (instrumental), choral, education, business. Pre-requisite: Senior or Graduate student standing; approval of department chair and appropriate dean. Successful completion of department approval process.
Applied Music Studies (MUSA 0600-0890)
Students at Concordia may take applied music lessons in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, classical guitar, composition, organ improvisation, jazz improvisation, service playing and a variety of band and orchestral instruments. Lessons are taught one-on-one in the studio by recognized performers and teachers on each instrument or voice. Most applied areas are divided into basic (2000), intermediate (3000) and advanced (4000) levels of study. Course numbers signify the level and the area of study.
Applied Music Credit:
One-half semester hour credit for 13 30-minute private lessons. One semester hour credit for 13 45-minute private lessons; one group lesson or studio class; and one solo jury performance per semester. Composition lessons are one hour in length. Requirements for applied study for credit include attendance and performance at studio classes, concert attendance, and playing for a departmental jury at the end of the term.
Credits in applied music are required in all music programs, including the music specialty areas in the early childhood and elementary education programs. Students may also take up to four hours of applied music as free electives.
Students in good academic standing may also take applied music lessons in all areas for no course credit (audit) as long as continued music growth is demonstrated and room is available in the applied faculty member's schedule.
Students taking applied music for credit or audit are charged the applied music fee ($330 for 1 credit hour, $165 for 0.5 credit hour). Students taking more than one applied music course for credit or audit will pay the applied music fee for both courses. Additional information regarding applied music may be obtained from the Music Office.
Applied Music Courses
MUSA-0110 : Composition - .5 - 2 hours
Learn the craft of music composition, beginning with separate musical elements, proceeding to established forms and text setting, and culminating in original work. Applied music fee. Prerequisite: Passing grade in MUS-2113 Music Theory I, and MUS-2111 Aural Skills I.
MUSA-0600: Piano - 0.5 - 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS-1651 Group Piano II
MUSA-0610: Harpsichord - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0620: Organ - 0.5 - 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUSA-0600 Applied Piano at 3000 level
MUSA-0630: Voice - 0.5 - 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS-1661 Class Voice or MUS-2402 Vocal Techniques for the Music Educator
MUSA-0650: Organ Improvisation - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0700: Flute - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0710: Oboe - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0720: Clarinet - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0730: Saxophone - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0740: Bassoon - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0750: Trumpet - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0760: Horn - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0770: Trombone - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0780: Euphonium - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0790: Tuba - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0800: Percussion - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0810: Drum Set - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0820: Violin - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0830: Viola - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0840: Cello - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0850: String Bass - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0860: Guitar - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0870: Harp - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0880: Conducting - 0.5 - 2 hours
MUSA-0890: Jazz Improvisation - 0.5 - 2 hours
(Membership by audition only)