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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period


    Credits 3

    Examination of the styles and forms of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

    Prerequisites
    Satisfactory completion of    or equivalent; and either a satisfactory score on applicable entrance exam(s), or successful completion of   .

  
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    MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music


    Credits 3

    Examination of the styles and forms of the period 1750 to 1825.

    Prerequisites
    Satisfactory completion of    or equivalent; and either a satisfactory score on applicable entrance exam(s), or successful completion of  .

  
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    MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period


    Credits 3

    Examination of the styles and forms from 1815 through the early twentieth century.

    Prerequisites
    Satisfactory completion of   or equivalent; and either a satisfactory score on applicable entrance exam(s), or successful completion of  .

  
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    MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century


    Credits 3

    Examination of the styles and forms from Impressionism to the present day.

    Prerequisites
    Satisfactory completion of   or equivalent; and either a satisfactory score on applicable entrance exam(s), or successful completion of  .

  
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    MUS 798 - Recital


    Credits 3

    Presentation of a full recital at the doctoral level.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of fifteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of the advisory committee.

  
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    MUS 799 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Investigation of specific aspect of music under supervision of a faculty member. Students must present proposals, including advisors and numbers of credits, no later than one week before registration, a) History/Literature. b) Theory/Composition. c) Music Education. d) Pedagogy and Literature.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits for master’s candidates and nine credits for doctoral.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSA 660 - Secondary Applied Music for Master’s Students


    Credits 1 - 3

    Individual instruction on instruments or voice other than the student’s area of specialization. a) Euphonium. AA) Wind Conducting. b) Bassoon. c) Cello. d) Clarinet. e) Flute. f) Horn. g) Oboe i) Piano. j) Saxophone. k) String Bass. l) Trombone. m) Trumpet. n) Tuba. o) Viola. p) Violin. q) Voice. r) Guitar. s) Percussion. t) Organ. u) Harp. v) Private Theory: Jazz. w) Private Theory and Composition: Classical. y) Orchestra Conducting. z) Choral Conducting.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

  
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    MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students


    Credits 2

    Individual instruction on instruments or voice. Audition and jury examination required. a) Euphonium. b) Bassoon. c) Cello. d) Clarinet. e) Flute f) Horn. g) Oboe. i) Piano. j) Saxophone. k) String Bass. l) Trombone. m) Trumpet. n) Tuba. o) Viola. q) Voice. r) Guitar. s) Percussion. t) Organ. u) Harp. v) Private Theory: Jazz. w) Private Theory and Composition: Classical. x) wind conducting. y) orchestra conducting. z) choral conducting.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition and permission of instructor.

  
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    MUSA 760 - Secondary Applied Music for Doctoral Students


    Credits 2 - 4

    Individual instruction for doctoral students outside of degree requirements. a) Euphonium, b) Bassoon, c) Cello, d) Clarinet, e) Flute, f) Horn, g) Oboe, i) Piano, j) Saxophone, k) String Bass, l) Trombone, m) Trumpet, n) Tuba, o) Viola, p) Violin, q) Voice, r) Guitar, s) Percussion, t) Organ, u) Harp, aa) Wind Conducting, y) Orchestra Conducting, z) Choral Conducting.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Department chair.

  
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    MUSA 764 - Applied Music for Doctoral Students


    Credits 2 - 4

    Individual instruction for doctoral students. a) Euphonium, b) Bassoon, c) Cello, d) Clarinet, e) Flute, f) Horn, g) Oboe, i) Piano, j) Saxophone, k) String Bass, l) Trombone, m) Trumpet, n) Tuba, o) Viola, p) Violin, q) Voice, r) Guitar, s) Percussion, t) Organ, u) Harp, aa) Wind Conducting, y) Orchestra Conducting, z) Choral Conducting.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of sixteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition and permission of instructor.

  
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    MUSA 766 - Private Graduate Conducting


    Credits 2 – 4

    Along with the individual private lesson, candidates must attend a weekly, one-hour conducting seminar. a) Orchestral. b) Band. c) Choral.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition and permission of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 503 - Chamber


    Credits 1

    Advanced chamber ensemble with emphasis on a cappella literature of all periods. Required participation in scheduled performances.

    Formerly
    MUSE 603

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 403. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 504 - Opera Workshop


    Credits 1

    Laboratory course devoted to the performance of operatic excerpts and short operas.

    Formerly
    MUSE 604

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 404. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 505 - Women’s Chorus


    Credits 1

    Study and performance of sacred and secular choral music for female voices. Required participation in scheduled performances.

    Formerly
    MUSE 605

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 405. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 506 - Varsity Men’s Glee Club


    Credits 1

    Study and performance of sacred and secular choral music for male voices. Required participation in scheduled performances.

    Formerly
    MUSE 606

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 406. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 507 - Master Chorale


    Credits 1

    Mixed choir for music majors, non-majors, and community members which focuses upon a cappella repertoire as well as major works with orchestra. Required participation in scheduled performances.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 407. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Membership by audition.

  
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    MUSE 508 - Concert Singers


    Credits 1

    Concert choir that performs sacred and secular choral music of many styles, including a cappella literature. Required participation in scheduled performances.

    Formerly
    MUSE 608

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 408. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 513 - Wind Orchestra


    Credits 1

    Emphasis on wind and percussion literature from all historical periods. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 613

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 413. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition.

  
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    MUSE 515 - Marching Band


    Credits 1

    Experience in large instrumental ensembles. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus. Designed primarily to perform at football games.

    Formerly
    MUSE 615

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 415. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 516 - Pep Band


    Credits 1

    Experience in large instrumental ensembles. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus. Ensemble designed primarily to perform at basketball games.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 416. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 518 - Community Concert Band


    Credits 1

    Open to all university students with previous band experience. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 618

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 418. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 520 - Symphonic Winds


    Credits 1

    Open to music and select non-music majors who successfully audition at the end of the fall semester. Performs standard wind band literature with an emphasis upon practical pedagogical foundations. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 620

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 420. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 521 - Symphony Orchestra


    Credits 1

    Premier university ensemble which rehearses and performs orchestral repertoire from the early Baroque to the present day. Participants selected by audition and the instructor’s consent. All selected participants expected to be available for all rehearsals (including occasional evening and dress rehearsals) and performances.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 421. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition required.

  
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    MUSE 522 - Chamber Orchestra


    Credits 1 credit each

    Small orchestral ensemble with an emphasis on developing chamber music skills and rehearsal techniques. Repertoire ranges from the early Baroque to the present day.

    Formerly
    MUSE 622

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 422. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 524 - New Horizons Band


    Credits 1

    A rehearsal and study of wind and percussion literature from all historical periods for members of the university and community. May include scheduled appears on and off campus.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maxiumum of 4 credits.

  
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    MUSE 525 - Civic Orchestra


    Credits 1

    An introduction to the modern symphony orchestra with an emphasis upon the learning and enjoyment of music, musical comprehension and appreciation. The ensemble performs regularly throughout the semester and is open to anyone with the desire to play an instrument within the orchestra idiom. Standard orchestral repertoire will be covered.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

  
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    MUSE 531 - Jazz Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Experience in large ensemble performances in the jazz idiom. Required participation in scheduled appearances both on and off campus, including festivals and out-of-town tours. Open to university students by audition only.

    Formerly
    MUSE 631

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 431. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    By audition only.

  
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    MUSE 533 - Jazz Combo


    Credits 1

    Jazz Combo experience including the study of appropriate repertoire. Preparation for performances will be done in weekly scheduled combo rehearsals. In addition, each combo will perform two additional concerts, so that a minimum of three performances is required of each combo during the semester.

    Formerly
    MUSE 633

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 433. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition.

  
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    MUSE 534 - Jazz Guitar Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Exposes guitar students to a broad spectrum of musical styles, exercises their reading skills, and spectrum of musical styles, exercises their reading skills, and introduces them to the art of improvisational soloing. Experience the camaraderie of playing in an ensemble and the opportunity to exchange information and ideas.

    Formerly
    MUSE 634

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 434. Credit at the 5000-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition

  
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    MUSE 535 - Jazz Vocal Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Exposes the students to performance with emphasis on essential stylistic interpretations associated with the jazz vocal repertoire. A rhythm section will be provided.

    Formerly
    MUSE 635

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 435. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 536 - Contemporary Jazz Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Rehearsals with performance opportunities in contemporary jazz styles. Students will explore relevant jazz literature and are encouraged to compose original jazz music. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 636

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 436. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 537 - Jazz Latin Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Exposes the students to performance with emphasis on essential stylistic interpretations associated with Latin jazz repertoire.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition.

  
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    MUSE 541 - Woodwind Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 641

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 441. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 543 - Flute Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 643

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 443. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 544 - Clarinet Choir


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 644

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 444. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 545 - Saxophone Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 645

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 445. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 546 - Brass Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 646

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 446. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 551 - String Chamber Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 651

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 451. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 553 - Guitar Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 653

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 453. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 561 - Percussion Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 661

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 461. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 562 - Marimba Band


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 662

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 462. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 563 - African Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 663

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 463. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 565 - Steel Drum Band


    Credits 1

    The UNLV Steel Band performs music of many genres predominantly the music indigenous to Jamaica and Trinidad. Students will develop the ability and skills to play a variety of steel pans, percussion instruments and drum set.

    Formerly
    MUSE 665

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 465. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 566 - Hand Drum Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Art of playing a variety of hand drums from around the world. Students exposed to authentic patterns, techniques and the general drum circle experience. Beginning and advanced ensembles accommodate the needs of all participants.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 10 credits.

  
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    MUSE 571 - Piano Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 671

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 471. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 572 - Accompanying


    Credits 1

    Develops skills needed in vocal and instrumental accompanying. Fulfills 1 credit of ensemble requirement for piano majors.

    Formerly
    MUSE 672

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 472. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Intermediate piano skills or consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 577 - Orff Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Analysis of the compositional techniques of Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman through active participation and playing in ensembles comprised of voice, body percussion, tuned and non-tuned percussion and recorder.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 377. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 580 - Opera Production


    Credits 1

    Involvement as a performer or production assistant in an opera/operetta production.

    Formerly
    MUSE 680

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 480. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful audition.

  
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    MUSE 590 - Special Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 690

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 490. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 591 - Chamber Music for Non Majors


    Credits 1

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    MUSE 691

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level normally requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 593 - Special Vocal Ensemble


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Formerly
    MUSE 693

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 493. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and instructor consent required.

  
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    MUSE 594 - Collegium


    Credits 1

    Study, performance, and researching of early and rarely performed music of historical importance, including new and unperformed works. Performances prepared for both university and public presentation. Open to qualified personnel by audition and consent of instructor. The Collegium determines its own procedural policies. (A) Madrigal singers (B) Early Music Consort.

     

    Formerly
    MUSE 694

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 494. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Audition and consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 595 - Chamber Players


    Credits 1

    Teaching and performance of contemporary music, with special emphasis on the historic approach to the many styles that have developed from early twentieth century to the present time. Also involves the learning and proper execution of various new notational styles.

    Formerly
    MUSE 695

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 495. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    MUSE 619 - Brass Band


    Credits 1

    Ensemble designed to rehearse and concertize literature composed/transcribed for large brass ensemble and percussion. Required participation in scheduled appearances for various events on and off campus.

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level normally requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    MUSE 664 - Percussion and Dance


    Credits 1

    Students rehearse and perform chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Performances may take place on and off campus.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with MUSE 464. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    NURS 501 - Critical Care Nursing


    Credits 6

    This course provides RNs a beginning understanding of Critical Care Nursing and the knowledge required within this role. The student will be prepared to work in critical care settings, including ICU, CCU, Recovery Room or the Emergency Room. The course is composed of online didactic content, laboratory skills practice, simulation experience and clinical internship.

  
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    NURS 622 - AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


    Credits 3

    Interdisciplinary survey of various issues surrounding AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) as viewed from several conceptual, professional, and experiential disciplines. Offers the most current cognitive information about AIDS and provides an affective awareness of major issues related to the disease.

  
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    NURS 654 - Introduction to Forensic Nursing


    Credits 3

    This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    NURS 675 - Nursing Systems Management


    Credits 3

    This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    NURS 676 - Introduction to Nursing Case Management


    Credits 3

    This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    NURS 677 - Nursing Case Management Systems


    Credits 3

    This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    NURS 701 - Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for the FNP


    Credits 2

    Student applies principles learned in advanced health assessment by reinforcing diagnostic reasoning skills needed to assess and manage acute and chronically ill patients across the lifespan. Theory will include evaluation of case studies to develop differential diagnoses. 45 hours of clinical practice in simulation lab for practical application.

    Corequisite
    NURS 703 or Department consent

  
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    NURS 702 - Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for the PNP


    Credits 2

    This course applies the principles learned in advance health assessment by reinforcing diagnostic reasoning skills to assess and manage acute and chronically ill children and adolescents. Theoretical components include evaluation of case studies to develop differential diagnosis. 45 clinical hours are incorporated for hands on clinical practice for safe patient care.

    Corequisite
    NURS 703  or Department Consent.

  
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    NURS 703 - Advanced Health Assessment


    Credits 3

    This course will build upon health assessment skills developed in the nursing undergraduate program. Emphasis will include developing advanced techniques in history taking and physical examination to prepare students for roles having components of direct care practices.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or consent of MSN Program Coordinator.

  
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    NURS 704 - Advanced Pathophysiology and Genetics I


    Credits 3

    Emphasis on physiologic mechanisms and pathophysiology of disease from a cellular perspective to include growth and development through the life span. Focus on genomics in basic and molecular concepts in biology, human diversity and variation, genetic disorders, influences on chromosome, gene action and inheritance modes.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or consent of MSN Program Coordinator.

  
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    NURS 706 - Nursing Theory and Research


    Credits 3

    This course is designed to explore historical, philosophical, and bio-psychosocial foundations of advanced nursing practice. Nursing philosophy, theory, research, and practice will be analyzed. Evidence Based Practice will be explored; concept analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, and application of evidence based practice in theoretical and clinical application.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or consent of MSN Program Coordinator.

  
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    NURS 708 - Analysis and Economics of Healthcare Systems and Delivery


    Credits 3

    Focus on the role of advanced practice nurses in the analysis and economics of healthcare systems and healthcare delivery. Emphasis will be placed on research and knowledge of the impact of economic, socio-political, ethical, and other forces on the economics and delivery of and access to healthcare.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP program and consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 709 - Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education


    Credits 3

    Analyzes traditional and alternative teaching and learning concepts in the context of the role of nurse educator. Development of a personal philosophy of education and how it connects to teaching/learning expectations. Focus on development of self within the role of nurse educator.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into graduate program or consent of appropriate program coordinator (MSN or PhD)

  
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    NURS 710 - Course Level Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators


    Credits 3

    Develops formative/process and summative/outcome evaluations for learning within classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings for use with students, patients or clinical staff. Attention to legal/ethical issues related to evaluation, including cultural bias and accommodation for students with disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or permission of appropriate program coordinator (MSN or PhD)

  
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    NURS 711 - Informatics and Quality Improvement


    Credits 3

    Introduces informatics theory and application of quality and safety practices focusing on the impact of informatics on nursing education, healthcare, improving outcomes, and providing cost‐effective health care.

    Prerequisites
    NURS 706

  
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    NURS 712 - Strategies for Management of Healthcare Systems and Performance Improvement


    Credits 3

    Focus will be on the analysis of theories and research on individual and organizational change, including incremental and transformational change. Utilization and integration of information and communication theories and technology to improve human performance will also be discussed.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP program, consent of instructor and NURS 708 , NURS 711 , NURS 719R .

  
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    NURS 713 - Health Policy and Population Health


    Credits 3

    Examines selected health problems for specific populations from a political, cultural, social, educational, educational, environmental, economic and ethical perspective. Analysis of research and public policy relevant to the prevention, treatment and amelioration of the problems, initiate change strategies to impact public policy related to the selected problems.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or consent of MSN Program Coordinator.

  
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    NURS 714 - Family Theory and Health Promotion


    Credits 2

    Focus on family systems, theories in the context of society and culture. Emphasis on family as a client in holistic assessment and health promotion across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Program or consent of MSN Program Coordinator.

  
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    NURS 715 - Business Management for Nurse Practitioners


    Credits 2

    Focus is on issues surrounding human and material resource management in an advanced practice setting. The student applies knowledge of health care delivery environments and institutional requirements to explore issues regarding personnel and budgetary management.

        

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP Program and consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 716 - Population Health: Analysis and Evaluation


    Credits 3

    Prepares students to utilize epidemiology and advanced practice nursing concepts and strategies in the analysis and evaluation of health problems of groups that may be encountered by the nurse practitioner.     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP Program, consent of instructor, and NURS 706 , NURS 719R , NURS 729R .

  
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    NURS 717 - The Accreditation Process


    Credits 1

    Prepares the student to recognize assessment, data collection, and documentation requirements in preparation for a nursing education program’s accreditation and contribute to writing a self-study report for an accreditation site visit.     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP Program, consent of instructor, and NURS 706 , NURS 724  

  
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    NURS 718 - Organizational Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse


    Credits 3

    Focuses on quality care by advanced practice nurses in a variety of health institutions. Explores advanced nursing practice issues for their organizational factors, reviews methods of assessing clinical outcomes, and explores the relationship of quality care with values, ethics, and models of care.     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP Program, consent of instructor, NURS 706  and NURS 708 .

  
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    NURS 719R - Health & Public Policy for Advanced Practice of Nursing


    Credits 3

    Prepares nursing leaders to analyze and influence health policy. Defines problems, critiques potential solutions, assesses political influences, designs interventions for policy-making, and evaluates outcomes.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or permission of instructor.

  
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    NURS 721 - Principles and Strategies for Clinical Supervision in Nursing


    Credits 3

    Prepares the student to apply nursing education and clinical supervision concepts and strategies to the clinical supervision of undergraduate and graduate nursing students in a variety of healthcare settings.    

    Prerequisites
    Admission to DNP Program, consent of instructor and NURS 703 , NURS 706 , NURS 709 , NURS 724 , NURS 729R , NURS 730 .

  
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    NURS 724 - Developing & Evaluating Curriculum for Nursing Education


    Credits 4

     Develop curriculum for educational programs within the context of academic or clinical settings. Design curriculum level evaluation of the program that is developed. Focus on connection to larger unit mission, program and level outcomes, use of evaluative theories to guide process and inclusion of stakeholders throughout.

    Prerequisites
    NURS 710 or admission to graduate program or consent of appropriate program coordinator (MSN/PhD).

  
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    NURS 725 - Scientific Underpinnings of the DNP in Advanced Practice Nursing


    Credits 2

    Articulates and supports a role for the nursing doctorate to prepare nurse leaders within the discipline of nursing.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program.

  
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    NURS 726 - Healthcare Issues And The Law


    Credits 2

    This course will focus on healthcare, governmental, and legal issues and principles as applicable to the role of the nurse executive in complex healthcare environments. Topics of emphasis include patient and employee rights, labor relations, HIPAA, and documentation and reporting requirements for nurses.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 728R - Analysis of Health Organizations


    Credits 2

    An introduction to the analysis of the health/human service organization as a particular type of complex organization.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or permission of instructor.

  
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    NURS 729R - Translational Evidence for Healthcare Systems


    Credits 3

    Critical analysis and synthesis of the literature and available data to determine and implement evidence-based science into healthcare practice.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or permission of instructor.

  
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    NURS 730 - Advanced Pharmacology and Genetics II


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the clinical application of pharmacologic and pharmacy kinetics principles in the management of selected health problems of adults and children. Focus on drugs commonly used for adults and children in primary care settings. Focus on application of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics to pharmacology.

    Prerequisites
     

  
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    NURS 732 - Economics of Healthcare Delivery


    Credits 3

    Addresses basic concepts and techniques for financial management as it relates to clinical practice, clinical teaching, and research in healthcare programs and organizations.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of the first term courses in the DNP program or permission of the instructor.

  
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    NURS 733 - Nursing Education Practicum I


    Credits 2

    Applies strategies and concepts of the nurse educator role in clinical or classroom setting in area of clinical specialty.

    Prerequisites
     ,  , and NURS 724 .

  
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    NURS 734 - Primary Prevention in Pediatrics: The Well Child & Adolescent


    Credits 2

    Primary care of children and adolescents, specifically, advanced nursing assessment and interventions designed to promote the wellness of children,  are emphasized. Includes screening anticipatory guidance and health promotion strategies. Financial, legal and ethical issues related to practice with children and adolescents are addressed.

    Notes
    Twelve hours of precepted practium per week.

    Prerequisites
    NURS 703 , NURS 730  and NURS 702  

     

    Corequisite
    NURS 734L  

  
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    NURS 734L - Primary Prevention in Pediatrics: The Well Child & Adolescent Clinical


    Credits 4

    This course provides the PNP student with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the wellness of children, birth through adolescence. Includes screening, anticipatory guidance and health promotion strategies.

    Notes
    May not be repeated for credit.

    Grading
    S/F

    Prerequisites
    NURS 702 , NURS 703 , NURS 730  

    Corequisite
    NURS 734  

  
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    NURS 735 - Healthcare Outcomes Management


    Credits 2

    Nurse Executive’s management principles directed at improving direct and indirect patient care outcomes are explored. Emphases will include principles of strategic planning and quality improvement, costs, access and quality, information technology, and management of human resources. Emerging issues in healthcare management and best practice guidelines will also be addressed.     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 736 - Innovations in Communication: Scholarly Writing


    Credits 1

    Apply principles of scholarly and technical writing to document preparation required of nurse executives for use in healthcare, governmental, policy, accreditation, and educational agencies and situations.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 737 - Leadership in Organizations and Systems


    Credits 2

    Principles of organizational behavior for the nurse executive are emphasized.  Topics include attitudes and perceptions, workplace communication, theories and strategies of motivation, trait and behavioral theories of leadership, group dynamics, team building, and organizational development.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 738 - Financial Theory and Budget Management in the Healthcare Setting


    Credits 3

    Focus on the analysis and application of theories of budget and financial management by nurse executives in healthcare systems.  Emphasis will be placed on analysis of healthcare and the economy, provision of value-based service, workload management, budget principles and strategies, and finance and accounting issues.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

  
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    NURS 739 - Biobehavioral Approaches in Nursing Research


    Credits 3

    Presents an overview of the common theories and research methodologies necessary to conduct biobehavioral research. The emphasis of the course is on identifying the student’s phenomenon of interest, identifying an appropriate theory and developing research strategies to test the biological and behavioral components of this identified phenomenon.    

  
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    NURS 740R - FNP Adult and Women’s Health


    Credits 6

    This course provides the FNP student with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage patients in the primary care setting. Specific content relates to primary care needs of adults, including adolescent through older adults, in screening for, preventing, and/or managing common acute and chronic conditions. 

    Notes
    This course has a non-credit clinical component. For more information, please refer to the course syllabus.
     

    Prerequisites
    NURS 701, NURS 703 and NURS 730

  
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    NURS 741 - Biobehavioral Mechanisms, Pathways, and Measurements


    Credits 3

    An overview of behavioral genetics, the basics of cell biology and genetics, and examples of common molecular pathways related to human diseases and symptoms. The course will highlight: (1) biological markers, including genetic and behavioral markers, and biological pathways associated with illnesses; and (2) biological and behavioral measurements. 

    Prerequisites
    NURS 739  

  
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    NURS 742 - Advanced Nursing Informatics


    Credits 2

    Analyze the use of computer and information science and systems to manage and process data, information and knowledge in nursing education.

    Notes
    Nursing specialty serves as the context for course assignments.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program or Certificate Program for Nurse Educators.

  
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    NURS 743 - Nursing Education Practicum 2


    Credits 2

    Second practicum to apply strategies and concepts of the nurse educator role in clinical or classroom setting in area of practice specialty.

    Prerequisites
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    NURS 744 - Primary Care in Pediatrics: Common Problems


    Credits 2

     This course is developmentally organized to provide knowledge and experience to care for acute episodic illnesses of children, adolescents and young adults in primary health care settings. Students will synthesize knowledge of developmental, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors in the assessment and management of acute illness.

    Notes
    Nine hours per week of precepted practicum.

    Prerequisites
      and NURS 734L  

    Corequisite
    NURS 744L  

  
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    NURS 744L - Primary Prevention in Pediatrics: Common Problems


    Credits 2 to 4

    This course provides the PNP student the working knowledge and skills necessary to care for assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of common acute health problems affecting children from infancy through adolescence. It puts into practice didactic content from NURS 744.

    Notes
    Can be repeated up to 4 credits.

    Grading
    S/F

    Prerequisites
    NURS 734 NURS 734L  

    Corequisite
    NURS 744  

 

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