HUM 230 FINE ARTS 3 SEM. HRS.
An introduction to the arts of painting, sculpture, music, and architecture. The student will be introduced to the idea
of periods of artistic development in human culture and the interrelationships of the arts within periods.
HUM 233 INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES 3 SEM. HRS.
An interdisciplinary course designed to provide a broad-based humanistic study of art and music with special
emphasis on the integration of other western and non-western cultural contributions, including literature and
philosophy. An attempt is made to include the African American cultural heritage as an integral part of the course
content. (This course or HUM 230 can fulfill the general education requirement for Humanities.)
HUM 330 WRITER'S WORKSHOP 3 SEM. HRS.
An open approach to writing whose major aim is to explore and correct the student's individual writing problems.
Open to all students above the freshman level. The course may include creative, journalistic, and technical writing.
May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites to all English Courses: Successful completion of ENG 134 and 136 with a minimum grade of C.
ENG 433 CREATIVE WRITING 3 SEM. HRS.
A course of intensive reading, writing, and revision in the genres of fiction, poetry, and personal essay. In addition to writing and revising their own stories, poems, and essays, students will analyze assigned texts and classmates' work in written papers and workshop discussions.
ENG 233 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3 SEM. HRS.
This course introduces students to various forms of literature: drama, short stories, critical essays, books, poetry, and the literary styles of authors from diverse world cultures. Students are exposed to literary analysis, critical interpretation, and rhetorical devices which are present in the various works. Pre-requisites: ENG 134, ENG 136.
ENL 235 WORLD LITERATURE BEFORE 1750 3 SEM. HRS.
This course is designed to lead students in an academic exploration of the development of a written tradition of literature—one that integrates some of the rich literary traditions of Asia, India, the Arabic World, the Americas, and
Europe. In order to better comprehend some of the philosophical and historical roots of the traditions of world literature, students will begin by reading mythological and nation building texts and continue through texts of the 17 th century.
ENL 236 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1750 3 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of ENG 235, this course is designed to lead students in an academic exploration of the development of a written tradition of literature of the 18 th century through present day. Students will read and analyze texts from Asia, India, the Arabic World, the Americas, and Europe.
ENL 335 BRITISH LITERATURE BEFORE 1750 3 SEM. HRS.
Survey of British Literature from the early Medieval period to the Renaissance and the 18th Century Neo-Classical period, emphasizing the changing literary trends and themes these works represent as well as their historical and political context and relating them to relevant contemporary issues.
ENL 336 BRITISH LITERATURE AFTER 1750 3 SEM. HRS.
The course will survey the literature of the 18 th , 19 th , and early 20 th century Britain, taking particular note of the
literary response to the changing social climate resulting from the Industrial Revolution, the rise of the middle class,
and the birth of political radicalism, changes in perception of gender and class, and the changes in print culture. This
period of study begins with the rationalism of the Augustans and proceeds through British Romanticism to British
modernism. Prerequisite: ENG 237
ENG 330 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the literature of African Americans from its African roots to the end of the Harlem Renaissance.
ENG 331 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the literature of African Americans from the end of the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
ENP 332 POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 3 SEM. HRS.
A workshop in which students will create and receive feedback on original works of poetry, and a study of metrics, forms, and types of poetry in English with attention to the principal traditions and critical ideas associated with the writing of verse in English. Prerequisite: ENG 231.
ENG 332 ADVANCED WRITING 3 SEM. HRS.
An advanced course in writing designed to teach empirical research methods with an emphasis on preparation for graduate or professional school or any post-collegiate writing context for which such skills are appropriate. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 134 and 136.
ENG 333 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the literature of the United States from the Colonial period to Emerson with emphasis upon the unique character of the American experience portrayed by the major writers of the period.
ENG 334 AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the literature of the United States from Emerson to the present with emphasis upon the unique character
of the American experience portrayed by the major writers of the period.
ENW 332 FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of how fiction works through analyzing the short story, the novella, and the novel with attention to technical
developments, and a workshop for students to create and receive feedback on original short fiction. Prerequisite:
ENW 333 CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP 3 SEM. HRS.
A workshop in which students will create and receive feedback on original works of nonfiction, and study different
forms of the genre such as memoir, travel writing, personal essay, and literary journalism. Prerequisite: ENG 231.
ENG 337 PROFESSIONAL WRITING 3 SEM. HRS.
A course designed to give students skills and experience in a variety of professional writing situations. Assignments are writing projects that would be encountered by an English major employed in business or non-profit organization (memos, brochures, newsletters, press releases, fund-raising materials, etc.). Students learn the style, method of presentation (including software applications) and sense of audience that is appropriate to diverse writing tasks in the professional context. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 134 and 136. This course must be taken before the student can do an internship.
ENG 338 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of recent literature emphasizing English, American, and African American authors but possibly including
literature of the continents of Asia and Africa.
ENG 339 MEDIEVAL LITERATURE 3 SEM. HRS.
This course will emphasize the major works of English literature from its beginnings (Caedmon's Hymn) through the fifteenth century (Everyman). Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selections from Chaucer are among the works studied.
ENW 339 ADVANCED GRAMMAR 3 SEM. HRS.
This course is intended as an intensive review of the basic elements of English Grammar. Students who intend to teach English in K-12 should take this course to familiarize themselves with the expectations of standard curriculums and approaches to the study of English grammar, including the skills of parsing and diagramming. Recommended for all English majors as an elective.
ENG 410 THESIS 1 SEM. HR
ENG 410: A course in which English majors will meet regularly with a professor/mentor and prepare the senior thesis. At the end of the course, students will present and defend their thesis before the faculty. Prerequisite: Successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of ENG 436. 109
ENG 430 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 SEM. HOURS
An introduction to major linguistic theories. Illustrations will be drawn from modern languages with their phonological, syntactic, and semantic components as they relate to diverse cultures, languages in social contexts, language histories, language development, language computations, and language writing systems.
ENG 431 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course introduces the student to writing medical forms and reports of various kinds, health education materials,
public health campaigns, and grants, proposals, and government documents. Prerequisites: ENG 332 Advanced Writing and ENG 337 Professional Writing.
ENG 432 SHAKESPEARE 3 SEM. HRS.
This course provides a close reading and a critical analysis of selected tragedies and comedies. Filmed productions of some plays will be viewed to illustrate how they might be enacted and to compare various productions through the years. Students' understanding of the plays will be enhanced by an understanding of living conditions, customs, and history of England at the time Shakespeare was writing. Students will also read critical analyses of Shakespeare's works.
ENL 431 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
This is an advanced seminar that will allow the student to explore particular topics in literature. Topics will vary and may include (but are not limited to) Literature of the Holocaust, Black Women's Literature, the Harlem Renaissance, Genre Fiction, Prison Literature, and African American Drama. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one 200-level English literature course beyond ENG 233, and at least junior-level classification.
ENG 434 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the development of the English language in relation to the history of England and the influence of other languages. Attention is given to the linguistic development of the language.
ENW 431 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING
ENG 435: This is an advanced seminar in the principles and techniques of special topics or genres of writing. Topics will vary and may include (but are not limited to) writing for the stage, screenwriting, document design, medical writing, and technical editing. Prerequisites: Successful completion (with a C or better) of English 231 and English 337, and at least junior-level classification.
ENS 435 ENGLISH RESEARCH SEMINAR 3 SEM. HRS.
An advanced course in research methods pertaining to the English discipline (i.e. textual and rhetorical analyses) and others (traditional social science methodology) with an emphasis on preparation for graduate or professional school or any post-collegiate writing context for which such skills are appropriate. This course is designed for students to prepare for the capstone senior thesis. Prerequisite: Successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of ENG 134 and 136, and at least junior-level classification. English majors are encouraged to take this course in the spring semester of junior year.
ENG 437 MAJOR AUTHORS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course affords students and faculty the opportunity to do a more intensive study of a major author from any period or culture, but usually the subject of study will be from among the most important English, American, or African American authors. Content of the course is left open to the discretion of the instructor, and each student must consult with his or her advisor to make sure the content of the course is acceptable for the student's individual degree program. May be repeated for credit.
ENG 438 LITERARY CRITICISM 3 SEM. HRS.
This course provides an introduction to methods of literary criticism from ancient Greece to the present with emphasis on current trends in literary criticism. Students will gain practice in analyzing literature by using the tools of several schools of criticism as frameworks to analyze literature.
ENG 439 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Readings in selected American, African American and British novels, stressing the origin and development of the novel from the eighteenth century. Open to juniors and seniors.
ENG 430 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course is an introduction to major linguistic theories. Illustrations will be drawn from modern languages with their phonological, syntactic, and semantic components as they relate to diverse cultures, languages in social contexts, language histories, language development, language computations and language writing systems.
ENG 460 INTERNSHIP 6 SEM. HRS.
A work experience where related skills and knowledge of English can be effectively applied. Prerequisite: Consent
of advisor and divisional chair.
MAC 230 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces a variety of media forms such as radio, newspaper, television, magazine, advertising, etc., with emphasis
on their history, but also examines the present state of the media and the outlook for the future.
MAC 231 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO PRODUCTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces the fundamentals of radio production elements, including equipment, techniques, and methods. Laboratory experience includes producing PSAs, sound beds, station IDs, and other radio production formats for WURC-FM or RC-TV2.
MAC 232 NEWSWRITING AND REPORTING 3 SEM. HRS.
Focuses on the mechanics of gathering, processing, and reporting of news for print and broadcast media and understanding of the beat systems, including interviewing techniques. Involves field work assignments for The
Rustorian, RC-TV2 and WURC-FM
MAC 233 INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION PRODUCTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces basic television production elements, including equipment, techniques, and methods. Laboratory experience includes live and videotaped projects with RC-TV2. Enrollment limited.
MAC 234 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces the fundamentals of photography with emphasis on basic photographic techniques of 35mm cameras, darkroom techniques, and methods for producing quality prints and slides for new publications.
MAC 235 WEB DESIGN AND PHOTOSHOP 3 SEM.HRS.
An introductory course in which students learn to design and create professional-looking websites using Dreamweaver and Flash. Students will also gain basic skills in the use of Photoshop for photo and graphic editing. Class format is largely hands-on activities.
MAC 236 PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MESSAGE DESIGN 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces and investigates elements of effective communication, including the dimensions of perception, meaning, environment, attitude, and technology. Students will be able to apply theoretical concepts to practical problems of individual groups of people. Prerequisite: MAC 230.
MAC 330 MASS MEDIA LAW 3 SEM. HRS.
Examines the legal and ethical ramifications of media laws that both inhibit and enhance the mass media, focusing on the issues of First Amendment, libel, privacy, copyright, communication regulation and policy.
MAC 331 MEDIA ETHICS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course deals with legal and ethical problems journalists face in routine gathering and disseminating of information.
MAC 332 MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY 3 SEM. HRS.
Discusses the various influences and ramifications of the mass media pertaining to social, economic, cultural, and political effects on society. The notion of the powerful and limited media effects theories are also considered.
MAC 334 ADVERTISING 3 SEM. HRS.
Analyzes advertising messages in the print and broadcast media. Emphasis on factors that shape the design and production of advertising from idea concept to planning and execution, and considering the advertiser, the advertising agency, and the consumer.
MAC 337 BROADCAST ANNOUNCING 3 SEM. HRS.
The analysis and improvement of voice, articulation, and pronunciation for radio and television broadcast news anchoring, interviewing, and commercial and public service announcing.
MAC 430 TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY 3 SEM. HRS.
Techniques in planning and executing informative, feature - length cultural and public affairs programs.
MAC 431 ADVANCED RADIO PRODUCTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Emphasizes the technical aspects of radio production, including radio station management and operation.
Laboratory experiences involve regular on-air shifts with WURC-FM radio. Prerequisite: MAC 231.
MAC 433 ADVANCED TELEVISION PRODUCTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Emphasizes perfecting of television production skills, with increased attention to the technical aspects of TV production. Individual and class projects of broadcast quality are expected in connection with an RC-TV2 laboratory experience. Prerequisite: MAC 233.
MAC 434 RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATION 3 SEM. HRS.
Presents the principles and techniques of research in mass communications, the different types of research methods
and application to problems, conducting a literature review, composing theoretical frameworks, as well as
formulating hypotheses and research questions, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Prerequisite: SOS
MAC 410 SENIOR PROJECT AND PRESENTATION 1 SEM. HRS.
Capstone documentary project entails synthesis of theory, research, and execution skills as a reflection and demonstration of what the student has learned over the course of the program. Required for graduation.
MAC 436 MEDIA CRITICISM 3 SEM. HRS.
Entails analytical and critical examination of the mass media structures, contents, and practices. As critics, students
evaluate the media considering the underlying factors and principles that shape and guide media practices and
practitioners, and dictate media behavior. This seminar course requires student preparation through outside reading
assignments. Open to juniors and seniors.
MAC 437 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS 3 SEM. HRS.
In-depth consideration and analysis of any area of conceptual topics and issues in mass communications; may include audio-visual composition as well.
MAC 460 INTERNSHIP 6 SEM. HRS.
Provides students with valuable work experience, as well as theoretical knowledge, in the field of broadcast or print
JOU 230 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces the basic forms and concepts of journalistic writing and reporting of news. Emphasis is on newspaper writing, including an introduction to understanding how and where decisions are made in American society.
JOU 330 INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM 3 SEM. HRS.
Examines journalistic principles and research techniques for carrying out in-depth investigative reporting on issues
in the community. Prerequisite: JOU 230.
JOU 332 COPY READING AND EDITING 3 SEM. HRS.
Examines the principles and practices of copy reading and editing, including headlining and layout of newspapers.
Lab required. Prerequisites: MAC 232.
JOU 335 NEWSPAPER GRAPHICS AND DESIGN 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides students with knowledge of layout and design of newspapers, magazines, and other publications, combining texts and graphics. Emphasizes hands-on.
JOU 430 ADVANCED JOURNALISM 3 SEM. HRS.
Examines advanced principles of investigative and freelance writing and reporting for the print media. Laboratory
experience includes writing news stories and features for The Rustorian and other community publications. Prerequisites: JOU 230 and JOU 330.
CHI 231/232 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
Beginning courses in Chinese with a study of basic principles of pronunciation, grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing will be provided in simulated true-to-life situations with the incorporation of the latest technology (laptops and Chinese software). CHI 231 is a prerequisite for CHI 232. ENG 134 and 136 (Composition I and II) are prerequisites for CHI 231.
FRN 231/232 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
Beginning courses in French with a study of basic principles of pronunciation, grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing will be provided in simulated true-to-life situations with the incorporation of the latest technology (laptops
and Chinese software). FRN 231 is a prerequisite for FRN 232. ENG 134 and 136 (Composition I and II) are prerequisites for FRN 231.
FRN 331/332 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
An intensive review of grammar, idiom and idiomatic usage, guided oral practice, and suitable reading selections by
modern authors. Training in oral and written expression. Prerequisites: FRN 231/232.
FRN 430 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION 3 SEM. HRS.
French as a spoken and written language, concentration in individual assistance with the sounds of the language,
syntax, and correctness of expression in everyday French.
FRN 433 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION 3 SEM. HRS.
Study of modern French grammar with emphasis on specific problems of sentence structure and use of words. Develops the student's ability to translate selected literary texts and compose essays in French. Prerequisite: FRN 332.
SPA 131/132 SPANISH FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS 6 SEM. HRS.
Beginning Spanish courses intended only for early childhood educators. Emphasis is on vocabulary and phrases needed for classroom communication with pre-school-age children whose native language is Spanish. Intensive oral practice of questions and commands. Discussion of cultural aspects affecting communication with both the children and their parents. SPA 131 is a prerequisite for SPA 132.
SPA 231/232 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
Beginning courses in Spanish with a study of basic principles of pronunciation, grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing will be provided in simulated true-to-life situation with the incorporation of the latest technology (laptops and Chinese software). SPA 231 is a prerequisite for SPA 232. ENG 134 and 136 (Composition I and II) are prerequisites for SPA 231.
SPA 330 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course consists of a review of grammar previously covered in SPA 231/232, and practice in speaking, listening,
reading and writing, using specific vocabulary directed toward communication in the business workplace. SPA 231
and 232 are prerequisites.
SPA 331/332 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
An intensive review of grammar, idioms, idiomatic usage, guided oral practice and suitable reading selections by modern authors. Training in oral and written expression. Prerequisites: SPA 231/232.
SPA 430 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION 3 SEM. HRS.
Spanish as a spoken and written language, concentration on individual assistance with the sounds of the language,
syntax, and correctness of expression in everyday Spanish.
SPA 431 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION 3 SEM. HRS.
Study of modern Spanish grammar with emphasis on specific problems of sentence structure and use of words. Develops the student's ability to translate selected literary texts and compose essays in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 332.
SPA 433/434 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE 3 SEM. HRS.
A comprehensive look at Spanish literature with emphasis on the authors who contributed to its development during
the sixteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth centuries, covering poetry, novels, and drama.
MUS 110/210/310/410 COLLEGE BAND 1 SEM. HR.
Open to all students on campus upon approval of the band director. Opportunity will be given for concert, jazz, and small ensemble.
MUS 111/211/311/411 COLLEGE CHOIR 1 SEM. HR.
Open to all students on campus upon approval of the choir director. Opportunity will be given for concert and touring activities.
MUS 133/134 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSICIANSHIP I & 11 6 SEM. HRS.
Introduction to the basic material of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, and notation. It includes a study of basic musical language and usage, the writing of melodies and four-voiced harmonies, and creative studies using a variety of sound sources, sight-singing, ear-training, and elementary keyboard skills.
MUS 233/234 INTEGRATED THEORY I & II 6 SEM. HRS.
Primarily a study of harmonic procedures of Western music of the 17 th through the 20 th centuries, this course offers a
continuation of studies and skills learned in MUS 133/143. Prerequisites: MUS 133/134.
MUS 237 CLASS PIANO 3 SEM. HRS.
Designed to develop proficiency at the piano as a functional tool for musicians.
MUS 331/332 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I & II 6 SEM. HRS.
A study of the development of music in Western civilization from antiquity to the present, including recognition of the influences shaping the course of music and the lives of composers. Computer and media generated music and the studies of musical forms are included. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: MUS 133/134, 233/234.
MUS 333 WOODWIND & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS 3 SEM. HRS.
Laboratory class instruction of woodwind and percussion instruments.
MUS 335 CLASS VOICE 3 SEM. HRS.
Course designed for the beginning singer. The student will study proper usage of the voice and body, simple songs in English, Italian, etc. Offered in alternate years.
MUS 336 ORCHESTRATION AND INSTRUMENTATION 3 SEM. HRS.
A course in the techniques of scoring for band and orchestral instruments, from small ensembles to full orchestra. Students are required to demonstrate understanding of instruments and their use in orchestration. Prerequisite: MUS 233/234.
MUS 338 COUNTERPOINT 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of strict and free counterpoint in two, three, four, or more parts. Includes an introduction to musical forms
and written exercises in inventions, canons, and fugues. Prerequisite: MUS 233/234.
MUS 430 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN MUSIC 3 SEM. HRS.
Readings, research, composing, and/or fieldwork on selected topics. Topics may be related to such fields as ethnomusicology, music therapy, commercial music, music and media, music pedagogy, applied music in teaching
or interdisciplinary projects relating to music recording or to oral history. Consent of department head is required
MUS 431 CHORAL CONDUCTING 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides instruction in the art of conducting, techniques of ensemble rehearsal, and score interpretation.
MUS 432 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides instruction in the art of conducting, techniques of ensemble rehearsal, and score interpretation.
MUS 433 AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC 3 SEM. HRS.
Survey of major religious and secular categories of African American music. Emphasis is on the historical, social, and political contexts influencing the music development. Open to non-music majors.
MUS 434 CHURCH MUSIC 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the history, literature, and techniques of Church Music. Study of music for the church services, including
anthems from the sixteenth century to the present. Survey of Jewish and Christian liturgies and introduction to
MUS 435 COMPOSITION 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of composition in the small and/or large forms. Original writing or arranging for either voice or instruments
or both. Prerequisite: MUS 438.
MUS 437 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN MUSC 3 SEM. HRS.
An open course for advanced level students.
MUS 438 FORM AND ANALYSIS 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the design and structure of musical literature, externally and internally, and analysis of its use in various
styles and types of composition.
MUS 460 INTERNSHIP 6 SEM. HRS.
Experimental learning in a structured music or music-related environment. Approval by the advisor and divisional
chairperson is required.
MUS 121/122 APPLIED ORGAN 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses provide the student with a study of representative works of the baroque, classic, romantic, contemporary periods. Technical studies, including scales and arpeggios, will be emphasized.
MUS 125/126 APPLIED VOICE 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses provide the student fundamentals in breath control, tone production, diction and foundation repertoire.
MUS 127/128 APPLIED INSTRUMENT 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses provide the fundamentals required to play wind, string, or percussion instruments, sight-reading drills,
major and minor scales, arpeggios, and selected solo literature.
MUS 221/222 APPLIED ORGAN 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 121/122.
MUS 223/224 APPLIED PIANO 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses emphasize more advanced technical studies and repertoire.
MUS 225/226 APPLIED VOICE 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses provide more advanced studies and sight-reading.
MUS 227/228 APPLIED INSTRUMENT 4 SEM. HRS.
These courses provide more advanced studies and sight-reading. Selected repertoire of baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary composers will be studied.
MUS 321/322 APPLIED ORGAN 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 221/222.
MUS 323/324 APPLIED PIANO 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 223/224.
MUS 325/326 APPLIED VOICE 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 225/226 with preparation for MUS 439 (recital).
MUS 327/328 APPLIED INSTRUMENT 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 227/228.
MUS 421/422 APPLIED ORGAN 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 321/322.
MUS 423/424 APPLIED PIANO 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 323/324 with preparation for MUS 439 (recital).
MUS 425/426 APPLIED VOICE 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 325/326
MUS 427/428 APPLIED INSTRUMENT 4 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of MUS 327/328 with preparation for MUS 439 (recital)
MUS 439 SENIOR RECITAL 3 SEM. HRS.
A required applied music performance for partial fulfillment of the degree requirements in music. Joint or individual recitals representative of the student's development are expected. The performances will be public. Rarely is departmental permission granted for a private hearing.
MUS 230 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC MEDIA 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides an introduction to ways music is used in film, television, sound, live events, digital media of the entertainment industry. The course provides fundamental terminology with introductory emphasis placed on licensing music and laws and practices affecting how music is used in the mass media.
MUS 231 RECORDING TECHNIQUES 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides overall experience in the theory, philosophy, and practice of contemporary music production in a recording
studio environment. The course introduces the theory and operation of audio and computer consoles.
MUS 430 RECORDING ARTIST REPRESENTATION 3 SEM. HRS.
Deals with the roles and responsibilities of artist representatives such as publishers, lawyers, managers, unions, and
other agencies the artist is likely to encounter in the music industry. Topics include negotiation, promotional packages, and royalty collection.
MUS 331/332 MUSIC BUSINESS I AND II 6 SEM. HRS.
Take the student through the overall business structures of various types of music businesses. Topics include songwriting, publishing, copyright, licensing, promotion, management, merchandising, recording science, research
sources, and other related topics.
MUS 333 MUSIC PUBLISHING, COPYRIGHT, AND DISTRIBUTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Teaches students how to protect their creative works and provides an overview of the business mechanisms that can
affect the use of their songs and those of their clients. Along with the global topics of copyright and music publishing, the course also covers the history of the music publishing industry, royalties, the songwriter's contract, publishing options, and an overview of publishing companies.
Rust College offers a minor in Religion. Requirements for the minor include: 18 hours above the general education requirement (REL 230). The six courses are: REL 232, REL 233, REL 330, REL 331, REL 332, PHI 430.
REL 230 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL STUDIES 3 SEM. HRS.
(OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS)
A survey of the Old and New Testaments. Provides a basic core of information on the development of Judaism and the foundation of Christianity. Relates Biblical theories to practical day-to-day existence.
REL 231 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
An exploration of the relationship of religion to the cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of society. Prerequisite: REL 230. Offered alternate years.
REL 232 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the intellectual concepts and categories necessary to understand historical and current issues in both western and non-western philosophy and religion. Offered alternate years.
REL 233 STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CULTURE 3 SEM. HRS.
An exploration of the multiple aspects of the relationships between religion and culture in various societies. The course utilizes a comparative and historical approach to the subject matter. Offered in alternate years.
REL 234 STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
A survey of the history of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, their formative experiences and sources of tradition, and
the distinctive ideas and values of each religion.
REL 330 STUDIES IN CHRISTIANITY 3 SEM. HRS.
A theology course that examines critical issues, ethical questions, problems and subjects related to Christianity. Subject matter may be drawn from biblical works or from contemporary issues in Christian theology and ethics for the student to evaluate. Offered in alternate years.
REL 331 ADVANCED STUDIES IN RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
An advanced theological study of New Testament books, writers, and themes. Offered in alternate years.
REL 332 SURVEY OF RELIGIOUS THEORISTS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course deals primarily with the presentation of contributions of leading religious theorists in influencing our civilization. It is a continuation of the concepts presented in REL 232.
REL 430 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
A study of the development of value systems of Western, Oriental, African, and Indian cultures. Provides an opportunity for the students to examine several philosophers who have greatly enhanced philosophical and ethical theories.
REL 431 SEMINAR IN RELIGION 3 SEM. HRS.
A seminar for advanced students in which teamwork and cooperation can be utilized in pursuing original research.
The Division of Humanities offers a minor in Speech and Drama. Students must complete fifteen hours chosen from the following courses. SPC 130 may not be used to count toward the minor.
DRM 111 THEATRE WORKSHOP I 1 SEM. HR.
The workshops are designed to give students hands-on experience working on a theatre production of a play. esponsibility is increased at each level of the workshop. Students receive one credit hour for active participation in the Theatre Guild productions. The emphasis in this workshop is an introduction to the theatre production process. This is a full semester course. Open to freshmen.
DRM 112 THEATRE WORKSHOP II 1 SEM. HR.
This is continuation of DRM 111. The emphasis in this workshop is the theatre production from auditions to strike. This is a full semester course. Open to freshmen.
DRM 211 THEATER WORKSHOP III 1 SEM. HR.
Students receive one credit hour for active participation in Theater Guild productions. The emphasis in this workshop is crew work assignments. This is a full semester course. Prerequisite: DRM 112.
DRM 212 THEATER WORKSHOP IV 1 SEM. HR.
Continuation of DRM 211. The emphasis in this workshop is crew work assignments. This is a full semester course. Prerequisite: DRM 211.
DRM 311 THEATER WORKSHOP V 1 SEM. HR.
Participation in this workshop carries the responsibility of a strong supporting role on main stage or a crew head
assignment. This is a full semester course. Prerequisite: DRM 212.
DRM 312 THEATER WORKSHOP VI 1 SEM. HR.
Continuation of DRM 311. Participation in this workshop carries a major responsibility of assistant director, assistant stage manager, or house manager. This is a full semester course. Prerequisite: DRM 311.
DRM 411 THEATRE WORKSHOP VII 1 SEM. HR.
Participation in this workshop carries a major responsibility of a leading role on main stage or crew head for light, set, costume, sound, or makeup design. This is a full semester course. It is open to seniors who wish to minor in theatre. This workshop requires a senior project. Prerequisite DRM 312.
DRM 412 THEATRE WORKSHOP VIII 1 SEM. HR.
This is a continuation of DRM 411. Participation in this workshop carries a major responsibility of directing a main stage production, designing a set, lights, costumes, stage management. This workshop requires a senior project.
DRM 230 ACTING I 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces acting techniques using modern scenes and improvisations.
DRM 235 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER 3 SEM. HRS.
A survey course designed to acquaint the student with the various arts and activities that make up the theater.
DRM 231 ACTING II 3 SEM. HRS.
A continuation of DRM 230. Emphasis is on scene analysis and character development. Prerequisite DRM 230.
DRM 300 PLAYWRIGHT'S WORKSHOP 1-3 SEM. HRS.
Open to students interested in the craft of play writing.
DRM 330 TECHNIQUES OF ACTING 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides a study of drama as a synthetic and immediate art form. Such aspects as acting, directing, design, and technical effects as they are employed in various theatrical modes and forms will be studied. Students will be afforded the opportunity to attend productions in neighboring communities as part of the course.
DRM 331 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING 3 SEM. HRS.
Introduces the techniques of set design and stage lighting. Includes lectures on stage lighting, equipment, and techniques in lighting design. Stage design projects are to be presented weekly with emphasis on sketches, models and ground plans.
DRM 334 HISTORY OF AFRICAN THEATER 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides the student of theater with a basic knowledge of African theater form and playwrights. Selected plays will be studied to give an overview of the history of African culture and art forms.
DRM 335 HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICAN DRAMA 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides the student of theater with the basic knowledge of Black American drama through plays and playwrights. The theater companies and their contributions will be explored through their productions.
DRM 430 DRAMA LITERATURE 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides a study of the elements and forms of the drama based on selected plays representing different periods in the
history of drama.
DRM 435 THEATER SEMINAR 1-3 SEM. HRS.
Current trends and special topics will be selected to study. The seminar may include field trips to include selected professional productions.
SPC 33O PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 SEM. HRS.
Includes the study, organization and practice of various major types of speeches. Aid in overcoming selfconsciousness and improper mannerisms will be offered. Prerequisites: SPC 130.
SPC 331 VOICE AND DICTION 3 SEM. HRS.
Provides a study of the mechanics and importance of good articulation. This will be based on the theory of sound production and involves meaningful exercise for articulation improvement. Prerequisite: SPC 130.
SPC 430 ORAL INTERPRETATION 3 SEM. HRS.
Teaches skill in using the voice and body with special emphasis placed on the interpretation of the printed page.
Readings from an anthology of prose, poetry, and drama are the basis for study.