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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
  • MUSC 328 Choral Methods I


    2 semester hours

    Practical aspects of choral techniques ranging from the audition through the working rehearsal with emphasis on development of choral tone, phrasing, articulation, dynamics, blend, and balance, as well as selection of repertoire.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 281  (Voice), MUSC 332 , and MUSC 491 , MUSC 493 , or MUSC 495 .

    Corequisite: MUSC 491 , MUSC 493 , or MUSC 495 .

  
  • MUSC 330 Score Reading I


    2 semester hours

    Score reading preparation of concert and transposed musical scores involving two through six parts including the use of multiple clefs.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 333 .

  
  • MUSC 331 Score Reading II


    2 semester hours

    Score reading preparation of concert and transposed scores involving seven or more diverse instrumentations including the use of multiple clefs.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 330 .

  
  • MUSC 332 Choral Conducting


    2 semester hours

    Basic conducting skills, technical and expressive uses of the conducting gesture, methods of verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to a choral ensemble.

  
  • MUSC 333 Instrumental Conducting


    2 semester hours

    Basic conducting skills, technical and expressive uses of the conducting gesture, and methods of communication appropriate to an instrumental ensemble.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 235 .

  
  • MUSC 335 Accompanying I


    1 semester hours

    The literature and performance practices applicable for solo and small genre accompaniment.

    Consent of instructor required.

  
  • MUSC 336 Accompanying II


    1 semester hours

    Continuation of MUSC 335 .

    Prerequisite: MUSC 335  or consent of instructor.

  
  • MUSC 340 Diction for Singers I


    1 semester hours

    Development and refinement of enunciation and performing skills in English, Italian, and Latin. An extensive working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet will be acquired.

    Major or minor required.

  
  • MUSC 341 Vocal Pedagogy


    3 semester hours

    Study of the physiology and acoustics of the voice and its application to singing and to the teaching of singing.

    Major or minor required.

  
  • MUSC 342 Diction for Singers II


    1 semester hours

    Continuation of MUSC 340 ; emphasis on German and French.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 340 .

  
  • MUSC 343 Opera Scenes/Workshop


    1 TO 2 semester hours

    Preparation of scenes from major operas in either staged or concert versions, and study of the complete works to aid singers in establishing context and characterization. For repeated credit, students will develop new stylistic understanding by undertaking musical and/or theatrical challenges not addressed in previous roles.

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 12 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 344 Alexander Technique


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Basic skills of coordinated movement appropriate to stage work for vocalists and instrumentalists. Exploration of the elements of poise, postural habits, and style based on principles developed by F.M. Alexander.

    May be repeated for degree credit.

  
  • MUSC 354 World Music Practicum I


    0 TO 1 semester hours

    Practice of techniques and aural skills that are integral to Indonesian music. In the course of multiple semesters, students will expand their knowledge of repertoires and range of performance skills.

    Corequisite: MUSC 454 .

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 4 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 355 World Music Practicum II


    0 TO 1 semester hours

    Practice of techniques and aural skills that are integral to Indonesian and West African music. In the course of multiple semesters, students will expand their knowledge of repertoires and range of performance skills.

    Corequisite: MUSC 455 .

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 4 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 361 Music in Contemporary Africa


    3 semester hours

    A survey of traditional and popular music in the Sudanic Desert, East Horn, Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western Coastal regions of Africa. The course emphasizes relationships between music and culture that can be discovered and discussed through active listening. Some hands-on performance of both music and dance.

  
  • MUSC 365 History of Jazz


    3 semester hours

    A survey of the origins and major style periods of jazz from the antebellum era to the present. Listening assignments emphasize the ways in which specific musical features reflect currents of history and culture.

  
  • MUSC 366 History of Rock


    3 semester hours

    Evolution of rock and roll from its African-American origins to the present.

  
  • MUSC 367 History of Popular Music


    3 semester hours

    Survey of the musical and cultural history of the diverse styles and artists associated with popular music. Exploration will range from rock to blues to hip hop to heavy metal to country. The course will consider the social, political, and cultural themes that influence and are influenced by music.

  
  • MUSC 380 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Fifth semester of private applied lessons in the major.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 281 .

    Corequisite: MUSC 101 .

  
  • MUSC 381 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Sixth semester of private applied lessons in the major.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 380 .

    Corequisite: MUSC 101 .

  
  • MUSC 382 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Third year of private applied lessons for non-majors (repeatable credit).

    Applied music fee.

    Permission of instructor required.

  
  • MUSC 387 Music Composition I


    1 semester hours

    The composition of original instrumental and vocal works for solo performers and small ensembles employing structures such as binary, ternary, and song forms.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 222 .

  
  • MUSC 388 Music Composition II


    1 semester hours

    Continuation of MUSC 387 .

    Prerequisite: MUSC 387 .

  
  • MUSC 398 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • MUSC 399 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    *MUSC 398  and 399 may not be designated to stand in lieu of a course in the Music curriculum, except by permission of the Chairperson.

  
  • MUSC 401 Music in Native North America


    3 semester hours

    A survey of traditional and contemporary music/dance within primary culture areas.

  
  • MUSC 402 Music of East, Central, and Southeast Asia


    3 semester hours

    A historically oriented survey of traditional, art, and popular genres within each region.

  
  • MUSC 403 Music Indonesia


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of performing arts in Java, Bali and outer islands of the archipelago.

  
  • MUSC 404 Music of India


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of performing arts in North and South India.

  
  • MUSC 405 Music Contemporary Society


    3 semester hours

    Using live performance as the springboard, the elements of music are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.

  
  • MUSC 407 Research and Methods in Ethnomusicology


    1 semester hours

    A survey of the essential literature of ethnomusicology; introduction to field methods, transcription, and analysis.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 303  and MUSC 304  with grades for these courses averaging B+ (3.3) or higher.

  
  • MUSC 412 Pre-Renaissance and Renaissance Music


    3 semester hours

    The study of the major musical figures and their representative works from the chants of the early Christian church to the Baroque Era.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 316 , MUSC 317 , and MUSC 318 .

  
  • MUSC 413 Music of Baroque


    3 semester hours

    Composers, musics and practices from 1600 to 1750 with emphasis on historical development culminating in the works of G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 316 , MUSC 317 , and MUSC 318 .

  
  • MUSC 414 Music of the Classical Era


    3 semester hours

    Composers, musics, and practices from 1750 to 1827 with emphasis on historical developments of musical trends through the works of Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 316 , MUSC 317  and MUSC 318 .

  
  • MUSC 415 Music of the Romantic Age


    3 semester hours

    Composers, music, and musical developments from the death of Beethoven through the end of the nineteenth century.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 316 , MUSC 317 , and MUSC 318 .

  
  • MUSC 416 Music of the Twentieth-Century Era


    3 semester hours

    Composers, music, trends, and musical arts-related developments from the close of the nineteenth century through contemporary practices.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 316 , MUSC 317 , and MUSC 318 .

  
  • MUSC 425 Electronic Music


    3 semester hours

    The history and investigation of electronic, electroacoustic, and computer generated sounds as music composition and production tools.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 222 .

  
  • MUSC 426 Arranging and Scoring


    1 semester hours

    Principles, methods, formats, and techniques employed in arranging or scoring existing musical materials for instrumental or vocal genre in selected styles.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 222 .

  
  • MUSC 428 Choral Methods II


    1 semester hours

    Continuation of MUSC 328 .

    Prerequisite: MUSC 328 .

  
  • MUSC 432 Advanced Choral Conducting


    2 semester hours

    Application of concepts and fundamentals experienced in MUSC 332 , development and application of interpretive conducting skills through study of choral works representing the major style periods.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 332 .

  
  • MUSC 433 Advanced Instrumental Conducting


    2 semester hours

    Application of concepts and fundamentals experienced in MUSC 333 , development and application of interpretive conducting skills through major orchestral works.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 333 .

  
  • MUSC 435 Instrumental Conducting Practicum


    2 semester hours

    Preparation and application of conducting skills with a departmental instrumental ensemble resulting in a recital performance appearance as a student conductor.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 433 .

  
  • MUSC 445 Choral Practicum


    1 semester hours

    In-depth study of choral rehearsal practices resulting in a senior project or conducting recital.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 432 .

  
  • MUSC 450 Senior Project/Recital


    1 semester hours

    Preparation and presentation of a solo performance in a student recital format.

    Permission of Applied instructor, advisor, and Chairperson required.

  
  • MUSC 454 World Music Ensembles I


    0 TO 1 semester hours

    Practice and performance of music for Balinese gamelan. Repertoire includes both new and traditional compositions. In the course of multiple semesters, students will expand their knowledge of repertoires and range of performance skills.

    Audition after enrollment.

    Corequisite: MUSC 354 .

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 4 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 455 World Music Ensembles II


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Practice and performance of music for Balinese gamelan and Ghanaian (West African) ensemble drumming. Repertoire includes both new and traditional compositions. In the course of multiple semesters, students will expand their knowledge of repertoires and performance skills.

    Audition after enrollment.

    Corequisite: MUSC 355 .

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 4 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 457 Music Management I


    3 semester hours

    Subjects include, but are not limited to: the music business system, professional songwriting, music publishing, music copyright, music licensing, unions and guilds, agents, managers and attorneys, artist management, concert promotion, theatrical production, music merchandising, and arts administration.

  
  • MUSC 458 Music Management II


    3 semester hours

    Subjects include, but are not limited to: scope of the record industry, record markets, artists’ recording contracts, record production, record promotion, distribution and merchandising, studios and engineers, environmental music, music in radio, music in telecommunications, music in advertising, film scoring, career options, and career development.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 457 .

  
  • MUSC 480 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Seventh semester of private applied lessons in the major.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 381 .

    Corequisite: MUSC 101 .

  
  • MUSC 481 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Eighth semester of private applied lessons in the major.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 480 .

    Corequisite: MUSC 101 .

  
  • MUSC 482 Guitar, Percussion, Piano, String, Voice


    1 semester hours

    Fourth year of private applied lessons for non-majors (repeatable credit).

    Applied music fee.

    Permission of instructor required.

  
  • MUSC 487 Music Composition III


    1 semester hours

    The composition of original instrumental and vocal works for large ensembles employing extended structures such as sonata, rondo, variation, and concerto forms.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 388 .

  
  • MUSC 488 Music Composition IV


    1 semester hours

    Continuation of MUSC 487 .

    Prerequisite: MUSC 487 .

  
  • MUSC 490 Chamber Orchestra


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Offers students and members of the community instruction in orchestral music through the study and performance of quality literature representing a variety of style periods and musical genre. Over the course of multiple semesters, students will develop increased ensemble skills, technical proficiency, and stylistic understanding.

    Audition after enrollment.

    Course may be repeated for degree credit (maximum 8 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 491 Consort Singers


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Smaller, more advanced choral ensemble provides an opportunity for students to perform challenging choral literature from a wide range of composers and styles. Previous choral experience is required. Through the study and performance of new and different repertoire, students who repeat the course over multiple semesters will develop increased ensemble skills, vocal proficiency, and stylistic understanding.

    Audition after enrollment.

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 8 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 492 Chamber Music Ensembles


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    To gain an understanding of and to develop the skills necessary for small ensemble playing (includes guitar, string, piano, and percussion ensembles). Over the course of multiple semesters, students will develop increased ensemble skills, technical proficiency, and stylistic understanding.

    Audition after enrollment; permission of instructor required (piano ensembles).

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 8 semester hours.)

  
  • MUSC 493 Women’s Chorus


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    The ensemble explores and performs choral repertoire drawn from a variety of styles but written specifically for treble voices. Through the study and performance of new and different repertoire, students who repeat the course over multiple semesters will develop increased ensemble skills, vocal proficiency, and stylistic understanding.

    Audition after enrollment.

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 8 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 494 Men’s Chorus


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    The ensemble explores and performs choral literature for male voices.

    Audition after enrollment.

    May be repeated for degree credit.

  
  • MUSC 495 Concert Choir


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    The large choral ensemble offers students and members of the community instruction in choral music with an emphasis on vocal development during the study and performance of quality literature representing a variety of style periods and music genres. Through the study and performance of new and different repertoire, students who repeat the course over multiple semesters will develop increased ensemble skills, vocal proficiency, and stylistic understanding.

    Audition after enrollment.

    May be repeated for degree credit (maximum 8 semester hours).

  
  • MUSC 496 Theory Placement Practicum


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Review of selected topics from Music Theory and Form I-IV and techniques of preparation for theory placement examinations required by music graduate schools.

  
  • MUSC 497 Musicology Placement Practicum


    0 OR 1 semester hours

    Techniques of preparation for musicology placement examinations required for entrance into music graduate school programs.

  
  • MUSC 498 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • MUSC 499 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    *MUSC 498  and 499 may not be designated to stand in lieu of course content addressed by another course in the music curriculum, except by permission of the Chairperson.


Philosophy

  
  • PHIL 198 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • PHIL 199 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • PHIL 221 Symbolic Logic


    3 semester hours

    An introduction to the techniques of modern mathematical logic, including proofs relying on the logic of truth-functions and quantifiers and their application to arguments in English. No mathematical training presupposed. Required for Philosophy majors.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Reasoning.

  
  • PHIL 254 Philosophy and Film


    3 semester hours

    An investigation of the philosophical use of the film medium and an examination of particular philosophical ideas portrayed in films.

  
  • PHIL 296 Philosophy Proseminar


    3 semester hours

    An introduction to philosophic research and dialogue through the examination of a philosophic issue or thinker in a seminar setting.

    Open to freshman and sophomore majors.

  
  • PHIL 298 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • PHIL 299 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • PHIL 320 Ethics


    3 semester hours

    A study of the questions which a person must ask in forming an intelligent philosophy of moral choice, carried on in the light of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

    Junior standing required.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Ethics and Justice.

  
  • PHIL 321 Bioethics


    3 semester hours

    This course looks carefully at ethical issues that arise in the field of medicine, such as abortion, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and distribution of medical resources and care.

    Junior standing required.

  
  • PHIL 322 Business Ethics


    3 semester hours

    This course considers ethical issues that arise in the field of business.

    Junior standing required.

  
  • PHIL 323 Ethics for Engineering and Science


    3 semester hours

    This course looks at ethical questions that arise in the fields of science and engineering, focusing on examples such as the Challenger disaster and the decisions that led up to it. 

    Junior standing required.

    Restricted to majors in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

    University Core fulfilled: Ethics and Justice.

  
  • PHIL 325 Environmental Ethics


    3 semester hours

    The study of moral and ethical issues as they relate to the environment and nonhuman nature. Specific topics and foci vary from semester to semester.

  
  • PHIL 326 Ethics of Love and Marriage


    3 semester hours

    This course focuses on the ethical dimensions of friendship, love, marriage, and commitment.

    Junior standing required.

  
  • PHIL 327 Ethics and Education


    3 semester hours

    A look at the ethical and justice-related issues posed by the institutions of public and private education in modern democracies, with special focus on education in America.

    Junior standing required.

  
  • PHIL 328 Media Ethics


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of the ethical challenges of professionals working in the media and communications industries, providing strategies for students to assess ethical dilemmas in business and creative decisions in film, television, popular music, news, public relations, and advertising professions.

    Junior standing required.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Ethics and Justice.

  
  • PHIL 329 Topics in Applied Ethics


    3 semester hours

    An in-depth study of a contemporary ethical issue.

    Junior standing required.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Ethics and Justice.

  
  • PHIL 330 Contemporary Moral Problems


    3 semester hours

    A study from the perspective of ethical theory of selected moral problems of contemporary interest and significance.

    Junior standing required.

  
  • PHIL 331 Political Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    A philosophical analysis of the purposes and functions of the political state, including an analysis of the limits of political authority. Course content may vary from historical surveys (of, for example, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Mill) to in-depth treatments of specific schools of political theory.

  
  • PHIL 332 Philosophy of Law


    3 semester hours

    A philosophical analysis of the rule of law and the operation of contemporary legal systems. Topics will include the nature of law and legal obligations, the relation between law and morality, and the criteria for ascribing both civil and criminal (legal) liability.

  
  • PHIL 333 Feminist Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    A survey of the political, epistemological, and metaphysical questions raised for philosophy as traditionally conceived by the claim that sex and/or gender should play a significant role in its self-understanding.

  
  • PHIL 334 Images of Women in Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of the understanding of women and human nature in the various philosophical traditions.

  
  • PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science


    3 semester hours

    A study of the nature of science, with special attention to the history of science, contemporary scientific developments, and scientific method.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Ethics and Justice; Flag: Writing.

  
  • PHIL 342 Philosophy of Biology


    3 semester hours

    A critical examination of central philosophical issues and controversies in the life sciences.

  
  • PHIL 343 Environmental Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    This course addresses fundamental issues associated with the human relationship to the natural world. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester.

  
  • PHIL 351 Philosophy and Culture


    3 semester hours

    A study of cultural forms as carriers of meaning and value. Topics may vary from year to year and could include analysis of cultural modes of expression, their interpretation and their origins, cultural pluralism, cultural relativism, and the notion of the transcultural.

  
  • PHIL 352 Philosophy and the Arts


    3 semester hours

    A study of the meaning of art and what it can tell us about human beings, the nature of artistic intuition, and the creative process.

  
  • PHIL 353 Philosophy and Literature


    3 semester hours

    An investigation of the philosophical use of literature and an examination of philosophical ideas portrayed in a variety of literary works, which may include plays, novels, autobiographies, and short stories.

  
  • PHIL 354 Aesthetics in Catholic Tradition


    3 semester hours

    A survey of aesthetic theories from the Catholic tradition, their application to religious and non-religious works of art, and a consideration of the role of the arts and imagination in Catholic intellectual life and spirituality.

  
  • PHIL 361 Philosophy of God


    3 semester hours

    The focus of this course is on the debate regarding concepts of God and the arguments for and against God’s existence. It will examine the contributions of both classical and contemporary schools of thought to the debate.

  
  • PHIL 362 Philosophy and Christianity


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of central philosophical issues that arise in Christian life - understood as pilgrimage. What is happiness? How does one integrate the immanent and the transcendent? How does Christian praxis relate to the political sphere?

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Faith and Reason.

  
  • PHIL 363 Personalism


    3 semester hours

    An exploration of the nature of personhood and its implications for building a just society. Major personalist thinkers and critics - including Maritain, Mounier, Wojtyla, Weil, and Bellah - may provide a context for analysis.

  
  • PHIL 365 Chinese Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    An introduction to Chinese Philosophy, its subject matter and methodologies, with special attention to the six philosophical schools and some fundamental philosophical concepts and persistent issues that arise in the development of the Chinese philosophical tradition.

  
  • PHIL 366 Philosophy of Religion


    3 semester hours

    A philosophical investigation of the issues surrounding religion and religious beliefs. Possible topics will include: religious language, problem of evil, immortality, theism, and atheism.

  
  • PHIL 368 Chinese Ethics and Asian Values


    3 semester hours

    This course explores four schools of thought in ancient China - Confucianism, Taoism, Moism, and Legalism - focusing on each school’s texts, important characteristics, influences, ethical ideas, and their impacts on contemporary Chinese ethical thought.

    Offered in Beijing.

  
  • PHIL 381 Ancient Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    A study of pre-Socratic thought, Plato, and Aristotle. Part of the history sequence for majors.

  
  • PHIL 382 Philosophy in Late Antiquity


    3 semester hours

    A study of major philosophical currents after Aristotle, including Neo-Platonism, Stoicism and early Christian reactions to Greek philosophy.

  
  • PHIL 383 Medieval Philosophy


    3 semester hours

    A study of the major philosophical movements from Augustine to Ockham. Part of the history sequence for majors.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Faith and Reason.

 

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