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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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Applied music lessons for freshmen and sophomores not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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The principles of oboe reed making, including tube cane selection, pre-gouging, gouging, shaping, tying and scraping reeds. Knife sharpening and tool maintenance will also be covered. Open only to freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit. LAB
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Applied music lessons for freshmen majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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One or two lessons per week. For freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for sophomores majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 121-level until the music major has accumulated 4 credits (8 for performance majors). IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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The principles of oboe reed making, including tube cane selection, pre-gouging, gouging, shaping, tying and scraping reeds. Knife sharpening and tool maintenance will also be covered. Open only to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. LAB
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Applied music lessons for juniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 221-level until the music major has accumulated 8 credits. IND
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One or two lessons per week. For juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for seniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 321-level until the music major has accumulated 12 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons. Must be taken in the semester a recital is being performed and as required by the degree program. Not for performance majors. IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors majoring in performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Performance majors must accumulate 16 credits at the 121/221 levels. IND
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For graduate students not majoring in oboe. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. IND
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For graduate students majoring in oboe. May be repeated for credit. IND
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A study of repertoire and performance practice relating to the baroque oboe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. LEC
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A study of repertoire and extended performance techniques of the twentieth century. LEC
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Individual instruction. Open only to students who have been admitted to the D.M.A. curriculum in oboe. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. RSH
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Maximum seven hours credit. THE
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A lecture-recital and scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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A scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance and conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE
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For freshmen and sophomores. Four hours full rehearsal and one hour sectional (string only) rehearsal each week throughout the school year. An intensive study of the symphonic repertoire, instrumental and vocal accompaniments, and complete major opera. Two public concerts each semester and numerous out-of-town concerts, radio broadcasts, and local vespers performances. Acceptance for membership and playing positions is determined by tryout. LAB
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Two hours of rehearsal per week. May be repeated for credit. Audition required. LAB
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A reading orchestra, emphasizing standard orchestral works from Baroque through modern periods. Open to string, wind, and percussion instrument players of the community and university. (Does not count toward ensemble requirement for students with stringed instruments emphasis.) LAB
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For juniors, seniors, and graduate students. LAB
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Two hours rehearsal per week. May be repeated for credit. Audition required. LAB
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May be repeated for credit. LEC
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Applied music lessons for freshmen and sophomores not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for freshmen majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for sophomores majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 121-level until the music major has accumulated 4 credits (8 for performance majors). IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Studio performance of works prepared under individual instruction. May be repeated. LAB
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Applied music lessons for juniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 221-level until the music major has accumulated 8 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons for seniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 321-level until the music major has accumulated 12 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons. Must be taken in the semester a recital is being performed and as required by the degree program. Not for performance majors. IND
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A class in the performance of advanced organ repertoire. For organ majors only or by consent of instructor. May be repeated. LAB
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A one-week intensive study program in performance, practice, and literature, advanced pedagogy, and church music. Normally offered during the summer session. May be repeated for credit. Graded S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). IND
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For seniors and graduate students majoring in organ or by permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Materials and methods of pedagogy. Lectures, discussion, demonstration teaching, planning, and evaluation. One beginning or lower level organ student assigned to each class member with teaching done under supervision of class instructor. LEC
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors majoring in performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Performance majors must accumulate 16 credits at the 121/221 levels. IND
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A class in the performance of advanced organ repertoire. For organ majors only or by consent of instructor. May be repeated. LAB
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For graduate students not majoring in organ. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. IND
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Studio performance of works prepared under individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Acoustics; design, construction, and maintenance of organs; organ consulting, examination of organs. LEC
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Organ literature and organ design from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Spanish, Italian, and English Baroque. LEC
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Organ literature and organ design in the Dutch and German Baroque with special emphasis on J.S. Bach. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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French organ literature and organ design from the 17th century to the present. LEC
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German, North American, British, Scandinavian and Eastern European organ literature and organ design from the Classic era to the present. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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An exploration of selected topics in organ design and literature. Topics change by semester. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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Philosophy, methods, and materials of organ pedagogy. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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Study of European or North American organs through reading and site visits to instruments. LEC
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For graduate students majoring in organ. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. IND
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A detailed study of organ repertoire, performance practice, the history of organ building as it affects the performance of a particular body of literature, liturgical or other extra-musical contexts, and other influences on musical style. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. LEC
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Individual instruction. Open only to students who have been admitted to the D.M.A. program in organ. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. RSH
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Maximum credit, seven hours. THE
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A lecture-recital and scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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A scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance and conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE
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Applied music lessons for freshmen and sophomores not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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One lesson per week. Small group instruction. For freshmen and sophomores. A course designed to develop drum set technique, with emphasis placed on understanding the various styles of music to perform on the set: swing, jazz, rock, ethnic, Broadway shows. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for freshmen majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for sophomores majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 121-level until the music major has accumulated 4 credits (8 for performance majors). IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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One lesson per week. Small group instruction. For juniors and seniors. A course designed to develop drum set technique, with emphasis placed on understanding the various styles of music to perform on the set: swing, jazz, rock, ethnic, Broadway shows. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 221-level until the music major has accumulated 8 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons for seniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 321-level until the music major has accumulated 12 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons. Must be taken in the semester a recital is being performed and as required by the degree program. Not for performance majors. IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors majoring in performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Performance majors must accumulate 16 credits at the 121/221 levels. IND
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For graduate students not majoring in percussion. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. IND
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For graduate students majoring in percussion. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three credits. IND
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A study of the interpretive problems encountered in percussion music from the various historical periods, and a study of the performance practices in orchestral, band, chamber ensemble, and solo literature. LEC
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Individual instruction. Open only to students who have been admitted to the D.M.A. curriculum in percussion. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. RSH
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A lecture-recital and scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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A scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance and conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE
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For freshmen and sophomores. Study and performance of works for various percussion instrument combinations. May be repeated for credit. LAB
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For juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Study and performance of works for various percussion instrument combinations. May be repeated for credit. LAB
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Applied music lessons for freshmen and sophomores not majoring music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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The development of keyboard skills in sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, score reading, and playing by ear. Open to all students not majoring in music who have little or no music training. IND
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Applied music lessons for freshmen majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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Small group instruction for the development of performance abilities encouraging exploration of creative potentials and self-directed study. For freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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The development of keyboard skills in sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, score reading, and playing by ear. Open to all music majors with little or no piano background. IND
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A continuation of PIAN 144. IND
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For freshmen and sophomores majoring in piano. The study of chamber music literature for piano and various instrumental combinations. Development of rehearsal conducting techniques and leadership skills through collaboration with other musicians. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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Applied music lessons for sophomores majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 121-level until the music major has accumulated 4 credits (8 for performance majors). IND
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Instruction in two-piano and duet repertoire for performance and sight-reading by advanced keyboard performers. IND
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A class in the performance of vocal and instrumental accompaniment. Prerequisite: Completion of PIAN 227 or permission of instructor. IND
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Group instruction in techniques of playing jazz. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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Instruction in dance accompanying. Open to freshman and sophomore pianists with permission of instructor. IND
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Continuation of PIAN 148. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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Continuation of PIAN 284. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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Applied music lessons for juniors and seniors not majoring in music. May be repeated for credit. IND
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The development of functional keyboard skills in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, score reading, and playing by ear. Prerequisite: MTHC 115 or permission of instructor. IND
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Performances, lectures, and discussions of all aspects of performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LAB
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Applied music lessons for juniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 221-level until the music major has accumulated 8 credits. IND
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For juniors and seniors. Small group instruction for the development of performance abilities, encouraging exploration of creative potentials, and self-directed study. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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For juniors and seniors majoring in piano. The study of chamber music literature for piano and various instrumental combinations. Development of rehearsal conducting techniques and leadership skills through collaboration with other musicians. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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A class in the performance of advanced piano repertoire. Enrollment by permission of the department. IND
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Applied music lessons for seniors majoring in music. Not for performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 321-level until the music major has accumulated 12 credits. IND
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Applied music lessons. Must be taken in the semester a recital is being performed and as required by the degree program. Not for performance majors. IND
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Group instruction in advanced techniques of jazz improvisation with emphasis on various styles and interpretation of leading jazz performers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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