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EDUC 2110. Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3-1-3) This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. (Course fee required.)


EDUC 2120. Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings (3-0-3) Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country this course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity, and 4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy.


EDUC 2130. Exploring Learning and Teaching (2-2-3) Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational setting and contexts. (Course fee required.)


MUSA 1215. Secondary Applied Music (1/2-1-1) Requires departmental approval. Instruction on individual instruments/voice. May be repeated for credit. (Course Fee Required)


MUSA 2315. Keyboard 3/Proficiency (0-2-1) Prerequisite: MUSA 2314 or by permission of the instructor. Two 50-minute classes weekly with focus on successful preparation of the piano proficiency examination. (Course Fee Required)


MUSA 3221. Applied Music (1-4-2) Prerequisite: MUSA 2212 with a C or better. Corequisite: MUSP 3070, 3080, 3090, or 3359. Individual instruction in applied area: piano, guitar, percussion, voice, harp, or organ. (Course Fee Required)


MUSA 3222. Applied Music (1-4-2) Prerequisite: MUSA 3211 or 3221 with a C or better. Corequisite: MUSP 3070, 3080, 3090, or 3359. Individual instruction in applied area: piano, guitar, percussion, voice, harp, or organ. (Course Fee Required)


MUSA 3305. Half Recital (0-2-0) Corequisite: MUSA 3211 or higher. (S/U grading)(Course Fee Required)


MUSA 4221. Applied Music (1-4-2) Prerequisites: MUSA 3212 or 3222 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: MUSP 3070, 3080, 3090, or 3359. Individual instruction in applied area: piano, organ, guitar, voice, harp, or percussion. (Course Fee Required)


MUSC 1000. Music Convocation (0-3-0) A laboratory experience to include student recitals, guest performances, master classes, lectures, and meetings. May be repeated nine times for credit. Attendance by non-majors is encouraged. (S/U grading) (Course fee required.)


MUSC 1205. Introduction to the Lyric Stage (1-2-1) A course designed to familiarize the student with professional stage terminology and practical application of the basic skills needed for success on the lyric stage. This course is intended for students who lack previous experience in musical theatrical performance. Music majors only.


MUSC 2301. Music Skills 3 (0-2-1) Prerequisite: MUSC 1315 with a "C" or better. A laboratory experience involving ear training, dictation, and sight-singing skills.


MUSC 2302. Music Skills 4 (0-2-1) Prerequisite: MUSC 2301 with a "C" or better. Continuation of MUSC 2301 with topics paralleling content of MUSC 2202. Course includes sight-singing, dictation, rhythmic exercises.


MUSC 3228. Music History to Mozart (3-1-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2202. Chronological study of the development of Western music; an in-depth study of musical thought and practice.


MUSC 3229. Music History Beethoven to Present (3-1-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2202. Chronological study of the development of Western music; an in-depth study of musical thought and practice.


MUSE 2105. Instrumental Methods (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 1215. Survey of problems in instrumental music teaching designed for students majoring in choral music education. Public school observation is required.


MUSE 3201. Basic Conducting (2-1-2) Prerequisites: MUSC 2202 and MUSC 2302. Fundamental conducting patterns, skills, and terminology in both choral and instrumental genres. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 3202. Intermediate Conducting (2-1-2) Prerequisite: MUSE 3201. Intermediate conducting patterns, skills, and terminology in both choral and instrumental genres. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 3206. Intro to Music Education (1-1-1) Prerequisite: Admission as music major or department approval. A brief survey of historical and philosophical points in music education, as well as exploration of relevant topics including national standards, job skills, and teacher certification requirements. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 3221. Vocal Pedagogy 1 (2-0-2) Prerequisites: MUSC 1215 and MUSA 2212 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the vocal anatomy, vocal sound, posture, breathing, phonation, registration, voice classification, resonation, articulation and coordination.


MUSE 3222. Vocal Pedagogy 2 (0-2-1) Prerequisite: MUSE 3221 with a grade of "C" or better. Development of instructional skills through supervised teaching, observation of voice and instrumental teaching, and class discussion. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 3241. English and Italian Diction (1-1-1) Prerequisite: Music majors only. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and to the fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation singing in English and Italian.


MUSE 3242. German Diction (1-1-1) Prerequisite: MUSE 3241. The fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation singing in German, including knowledge and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). (Course fee required.)


MUSE 3243. French Diction (1-1-1) Prerequisite: MUSE 3241. The fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation singing in French, including knowledge and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 4215. Choral Skills, Techniques, and Repertoire (2-1-2) Prerequisites: MUSC 2102 and MUSE 3206 both with a grade of C or better. This course focuses on skills, techniques, and repertoire needed in school and community choral settings. Students engage actively with the keyboard in skill-building exercises, continue practicing a cappella rehearsal techniques, choral conducting, solfeggio, and aural skills. Students will also select and teach varied repertoire as a basis for a successful choral program. (Course fee required.)


MUSP 3090. Vocal Ensemble Activities (1-4-1) Prerequisite: 4 credits of MUSP 1090. Rehearsal and performance of choral and operatic ensemble literature. The course exists as a variety of ensembles: Chamber Singers (the premiere mixed ensemble, primarily but not limited to music majors), Women's Vocal Ensemble (primarily but not limited to music majors), Concert Chorale (primarily but not limited to music majors), Chorale (comprised of CSU students and members of the community from Columbus and the surrounding region), Choral Union (the combined ensembles), and other chamber vocal ensembles. Admittance to any and all choirs is based on successful completion of an individual vocal audition. May be repeated for credit.(Course fee required.)