2012-13 Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
2012-13 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    KIN 333 - Biomechanics

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Mechanical principles and concepts governing human movement are examined, with an emphasis on analyzing sport skills.

    Note: Three lectures and one 90- minute laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: KIN233.

  
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    KIN 338 - Adapted Physical Education

    (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Developing increased knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of individuals with special needs, acquiring the ability to select and modify tasks and experiences for selected populations, and to adjust learning opportunities to meet varied needs.

    Prerequisite: sophomore class standing.

  
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    KIN 341 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology II

    (1 credit)
    Provides practical work experience in fitness, therapy, or sport management settings.

    Note: Requires 25-clock hours of work experience. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisite: KIN241.

  
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    KIN 342 - Therapeutic Interventions

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Knowledge and skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, and pharmacological interventions needed to improve a patent’s participation and health-related quality of life.

    Note: Includes one 90-minute laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisites: KIN234 and 243.

  
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    KIN 345 - Outdoor Recreation

    (2 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    Knowledge and skill in outdoor recreation activities including backpacking, camping, climbing, hiking and orienteering. Safety rules, survival and compass/ map reading are emphasized.

    Prerequisite: sophomore class standing.

  
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    KIN 349 - Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course will build on knowledge learned in prerequisite courses. Course content will concentrate on administrative duties in athletic training, history of the NATA, and current topics in sports medicine.

    Prerequisites: KIN234, 243 and advancement to level 3 or 4 of the athletic training program.

  
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    KIN 351 - Practicum in Athletic Training III

    (1 credit)
    Provides practical experience with skills related to recognition and evaluation of athletic/physically active individual’s injuries in the lower extremity and thoracic/lumbar spine regions. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student’s knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time.

    Note: There is a 125-hour athletic observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisites: KIN251, 252 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.

    When Offered: Only offered fall semester.
  
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    KIN 352 - Practicum in Athletic Training IV

    (1 credit)
    Provides practical experience in developing knowledge of other health care professionals and other important issues regarding the overall health and well-being of athletes/physically active individuals. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student’s knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time.

    Note: There is a 125-hour athletic training observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisites: KIN251, 252, 351 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.

    When Offered: Only offered spring semester.
  
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    KIN 355 - Psychosocial Aspects of Sport for Health Care Professions

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course will introduce those entering into a health care profession how to cope with various psychosocial aspects of injury, psychology of injury, and counseling techniques. Students will also learn various mechanisms to cope with psychosocial issues among those they are caring for as well as themselves.

    Prerequisites: KIN234, 243, PSY111 or permission of instructor.

  
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    KIN 360 - Sport in Societies

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under cross-cultural studies)

    A cross-cultural comparison of the interrelationship of sport and society. The primary emphasis will be to compare American sport with sport in selected cultures, while attempting to develop a Christian worldview of sport.

    Prerequisite: sophomore class standing.

  
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    KIN 370 - Nutrition for Health Care Professions

    (3 credits)
    The study of the fundamental principles of normal nutrition and the importance of nutrition in promoting growth and health. Emphasis will be given to the basic food constituents and their physiological relationships within the body. Consideration will also be given to family and community needs across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites: CHE101/102 or CHE111/112, BIO121/122 or BIO221/222.

  
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    KIN 371 - Sports Nutrition

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An introduction to the concepts of sports nutrition and the study of applications to health, exercise and sports performance. Focus is on the analysis of functions, deficiencies, sources and utilization of nutrients.

    Prerequisites: CHE101/102 or CHE111/112, BIO121/122 or BIO221/222.

  
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    KIN 381 - Practicum in Strength and Conditioning II

    (2 credits)
    Students will add to previously gained knowledge and experience in the area of Strength and Conditioning by gaining hands-on experience, specifically in the areas of movement and analysis and exercise prescription.

    Note: There is a 50-hour Strength and Conditioning observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisite: KIN281.

  
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    KIN 393 - Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning

    (3 credits; alternate years)
    Proper technique of various resistance training modes learned, focusing primarily on free weight and body weight exercises. Topics include proper spotting and safety techniques, breathing patterns, and exercise progression.

    Prerequisite: KIN233.

  
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    KIN 398 - Directed Study


  
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    KIN 402 - Assessment in Physical Education

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    Introduction to measurement theory and basic statistical analysis, and practical experience in measuring physical fitness, motor skills, social development, knowledge and test construction.

  
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    KIN 403 - Motor Learning

    (3 credits)
    Understanding of theoretical constructs of learning and knowledge of motor learning principles relating to response mechanisms, feedback, motivation, stress anxiety factors, and the influence of psycho-social elements in the acquisition of complex movements.

  
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    KIN 415 - Seminar in Sport Management

    (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course is intended as a capstone integrative experience for the sport management majors and minor students. Topics discussed will provide a comprehensive analysis of the sport management field.

  
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    KIN 417 - Internship

    (4 credits may apply toward the major)
  
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    KIN 451 - Practicum in Athletic Training V

    (1 credit)
    Provides practical experience with skills related to modalities and the psychosocial aspects of the athlete/physically active individual. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student’s knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time.

    Note: There is a 150-hour athletic training observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisites: KIN351, 352 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.

    When Offered: Only offered fall semester.
  
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    KIN 452 - Practicum in Athletic Training VI

    (1 credit)
    Provides practical experience with skills related to rehabilitation and the organization and administration in athletic training. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student’s knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time.

    Note: There is a 150-hour athletic training observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisites: KIN351, 352, 451 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.

    When Offered: Only offered spring semester.
  
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    KIN 481 - Practicum in Strength and Conditioning III

    (3 credits)
    Students will add to previously gained knowledge and experience in the area of Strength and Conditioning by gaining hands-on experience in the areas of program design and implementation. Students direct Strength and Conditioning program of a sport with supervised independence.

    Note: There is an 80-hour (minimum) Strength and Conditioning observation requirement in conjunction with this class. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisite: KIN381.

  
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    KIN 499 - Honors Research


  
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    LAN 308 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Language

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    Study of the methods and approaches most commonly used in secondary foreign-language teaching. Discussion of recent research and methodology in adolescent foreign-language acquisition. Observation and micro-teaching.

    Note: Does not count toward the major or minor.

    Prerequisites: FRE/SPA202 or equivalent proficiency.

  
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    LAN 365 - Special Topics in Language

    (2-4 credits)
    A study of topics in Spanish language and culture not fully covered in other Spanish courses in response to student or faculty interests, or, specialized study in other modern foreign languages not offered in the Northwestern College catalog.

    Note: May be taken more than once, provided a different topic is studied. (Prefix for LAN365 can also be SPA or GER.)

  
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    LAT 101 - Elementary Latin I

    (4 credits, non-yearly)
    Latin 101, the first part of the elementary Latin sequence (continued in Latin 102) is designed to prepare students to read Latin. The course emphasizes mastery of grammar, syntax, morphology, and vocabulary.

  
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    LAT 102 - Elementary Latin II

    (4 credits, non-yearly)
    Latin 102 is a continuation of Latin 101. As in the case of Latin 101, this course emphasizes mastery of grammar, syntax, morphology, and vocabulary. In addition, students will begin reading short selections from Latin authors of the Late Roman Republic.

    Prerequisites: LAT101.

  
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    MAT 90 - Basic Algebra

    (2 credits)
    This course covers basic concepts of numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the integers, rational numbers and real numbers), basic properties of exponents, linear equations in two variables and their applications in problem solving, inequalities, the use of formulas, and an introduction to the rectangular coordinate system and graphing.

    Note: Counts toward full-time student status but is not included in grade point averages. Credit attempted in Basic Algebra does not count toward graduation. Does not count toward a math major or minor. Does not fulfill the math requirement or any graduation requirement.

  
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    MAT 105 - Topics in Contemporary Mathematics

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    The purpose of this course is to explore a variety of mathematical topics arising in today’s technological society. The course will also explore the development of these topics in a historical perspective. Students will develop skills necessary for the independent learning and communication of mathematical ideas. Possible topics include statistical concepts, population patterns, codes, networks, social decision- making strategies, planning and scheduling, linear programming, and logic.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.

  
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    MAT 107 - Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    A study of those topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiastic teaching of mathematics in the elementary school, including some history of mathematics, development of number systems, number bases, sets, logic & reasoning, geometry, data analysis, and probability.

    Note: Course enrollment is limited to elementary education majors only and does not count toward a math major or minor.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.

  
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    MAT 109 - College Algebra

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    This course covers algebraic material prerequisite to middle school mathematics teaching and to the study of calculus. Topics include a thorough study of functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic, as well as combinations of functions through addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, and composition), inverse functions, solving equations and systems of equations, matrices, and conic sections.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above).

  
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    MAT 111 - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    A calculus course for non-majors that emphasizes applications and techniques that are of significance in business, biology, health and social sciences. Applications involving both differential and integral calculus are included.

    Note: Does not count toward a math major or minor.

    Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 22 (SAT 520 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.

  
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    MAT 112 - Calculus I

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    A study of functions, limits, derivatives and integrals with a strong emphasis on both theory and applications.

    Note: Meets four times per week.

    Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 24 (SAT 550 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.

  
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    MAT 116 - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    Topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in the sciences: discrete and continuous distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, p-values, correlation, simple linear regression.

    Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT116, MAT117 and MAT208.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above).

  
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    MAT 117 - Applied Statistics for Management

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    Topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in business: descriptive measures, distributions, one sample estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation, simple linear regression.

    Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT116, MAT117 and MAT208.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above).

  
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    MAT 127 - Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Elementary Teachers

    (3 credits)


    MAT127 is designed to help you understand and teach the aspects of algebra that are highly relevant to elementary and middle school classrooms. Throughout the course, topics are explored through rich problems and investigations, enabling you to deepen your conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts and to enhance your pedagogical practices. Course discussions, activities, projects, and explorations will focus on the following topics:

    • Problem Solving
    • Solving Equations
    • Patterns & Sequences
    • Representing Functional Relationships
    • Quadratic Functions
    • Exponential Functions
    • Properties of Numbers and Operations
    • Algebraic Proof

     

    Note: This course is limited to elementary education majors only. Does not count toward a math major or minor.

    Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT090 or ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT480 or above), or passing score on the MAT090 placement exam.

  
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    MAT 180 - Logic and Discrete Mathematics

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to the language and logic of mathematical proof via topics in discrete mathematics. Topics will include logic, elementary number theory, basic set theory and methods of mathematical proof (direct proof, indirect proof, induction).

    Note: Other topics will be chosen from counting, functions, relations, recursion and graph theory.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT112 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 208 - Biostatistics

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    This course covers the statistical concepts and methodology commonly used in the biological and health sciences. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, contingency tables and non-parametric tests.

    Note: Meets four times per week. Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT116, MAT117 and MAT208.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.

  
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    MAT 211 - Calculus II

    (4 credits)
    A study of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integration, sequences, series, polar coordinates and conic sections.

    Note: Meets four times per week.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT112 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 212 - Calculus III

    (4 credits)
    A study of the cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, vectors in two dimensions and three dimensions, vector valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector calculus.

    Note: Meets four days per week.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT211 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 216 - Advanced Statistical Methods

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    Further topics in probability and statistics selected from: multiple regression, ANOVA, non-linear regression, covariance, collinearity, time series and auto-correlation.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT116 or 117 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 308 - Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    Content, techniques and materials for teaching mathematics at the secondary or junior high level.

    Note: Does not count toward a math major or minor.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing.

  
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    MAT 312 - Differential Equations

    (3 credits)
    A study of the elementary theory, methods of solution, and applications of differential equations, which may include topics such as first order ordinary differential equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, series solutions, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms, linear systems, partial differential equations, and Fourier Series.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT211 or permission of department chair.

  
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    MAT 316 - Probability and Statistics I

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A post-calculus course in probability and statistics, which develops the theory of discrete and continuous distributions, expected value, random variables and inferential statistics.

    Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT116 or 117, 180, 211 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 317 - Linear Algebra

    (3 credits)
    A study of the algebra of matrices and vector spaces including matrix operations, systems of equations, determinants, properties of real vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT112, 180 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 325 - Topics in the History of Mathematics

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)


    In this course, students will gain an appreciation for the development of mathematical thought through exploration of some of the fascinating and critical ideas in the history of mathematics. Topics include historical proofs of results students have encountered in previous mathematical study; along with some results, which will be new.

     

    Prerequisites: MAT180 and MAT211

  
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    MAT 398 - Directed Study


  
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    MAT 411 - College Geometry

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A study of topics in Euclidean geometry as well as axiomatic systems, non- Euclidean geometry, and projective geometry.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT180 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 412 - Real Analysis

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A study of real-value functions including such topics as continuity, sequences and series, differentiation and integration. Students will also be introduced to the concept of a general metric space.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT180, 211, or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 416 - Probability and Statistics II

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A continuation of Probability and Statistics I. Emphasis will be placed on functions of random variables and sampling distributions.

    Prerequisite: MAT316.

  
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    MAT 417 - Internship

    (2 credits may apply toward the major)
  
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    MAT 419 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A study of groups, normal groups and factor groups, Cayley’s Theorem, rings, ideals, homomorphisms, integral domains, fields, polynomial rings, field extensions and zeros of polynomials.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT317 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 420 - Actuarial Exam Review

    (1 credit)
    This course is a comprehensive review of all materials for SOA/CAS exams. The course is tailored to the specific exam the student is planning on taking.

    Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course may be repeated.

    Prerequisite: permission of chair of department.

  
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    MAT 425 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics

    (3 credits, offered as needed)
    This course will explore in more depth some of the mathematics that has been introduced in earlier courses. Topics will vary depending on the interests of students and faculty, but include complex analysis, graph theory and combinatorics,  math modeling, number theory, topology, and measure theory.

    Prerequisites: MAT180, 212, and 317; or permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 430 - Actuarial Modeling I

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is an introduction to the study of contingent payment models. Topics include: economics of insurance, individual risk models, survival distributions and life tables, benefit reserves, multiple life functions, multiple decrement models and introductory loss models.

    Prerequisite: MAT416.

  
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    MAT 431 - Actuarial Modeling II

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course continues Actuarial Modeling I and concentrates on loss models. Topics include: frequency and severity, aggregate loss models, discrete and continuous time ruin models, construction of empirical models, parameter estimation and model selection.

    Prerequisite: MAT430.

  
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    MAT 499 - Honors Research


  
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    MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals

    (2 credits)
    This course provides training in basic musical skills including concepts of pitch, rhythm and time signatures, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads and seventh chords and rules for part writing. It also provides an introduction to aural skills and to understanding Christian approaches to music and music-making.

    Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week. Does not count toward a music major or minor.

  
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    MUS 111 - Music Theory I

    (2 credits)
    This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in-depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.

    Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week.

    Prerequisite for 111: MUS101 or passing score on diagnostic placement exam.

  
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    MUS 112 - Music Theory II

    (4 credits)
    This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in-depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.

    Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week.

    Prerequisite for 112: MUS111 or passing score on diagnostic placement exam.

  
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    MUS 113 - Exploring Music

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under fine arts)

    The student will survey the role of both music and musician in relation to the intellectual, religious and social conditions of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Through listening and by examination of the elements and forms of music, the student will study the nature of the creative process in the context of a Christian perspective.

  
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    MUS 115 - Music of the Church

    (3 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under fine arts)

    This course will survey Judeo-Christian music of the Church, from its biblical roots to the present day. Students will be introduced to the development of hymnody, liturgy, music and worship movements and will compare historical models with current worship situations. Recommended for all students entering church-related work, including pre-seminary and Christian education.

  
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    MUS 116 - Jazz Exploration and Understanding

    (3 credits, non-yearly, consult department)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under fine arts)

    This course will explore the development, history and music of jazz from its roots to today. Students will learn how culture has affected its development and how it has impacted and changed culture. Students will look closely at the music and those who have been leaders in its development. This multimedia course will focus on an aural and a historical understanding of the nature of the creative process in jazz within the context of a Christian perspective.

  
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    MUS 130 - Piano Class Beginners I

    (1 credit)
    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.

    Note: Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 131 - Piano Class Beginners II

    (1 credit)
    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.

    Note: Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 132 - Piano Class Intermediate I

    (1 credit)
    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.

    Note: Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 133 - Piano Class Intermediate II

    (1 credit)
    This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.

    Note: May be repeated. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 164 - Heritage Singers

    (1/4 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 168 - Percussion Ensemble

    (1/4 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 170 - A Cappella Choir

    (1/2 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 175 - Women’s Choir

    (1/4 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 176 - Chamber Orchestra

    (1/4 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 177 - Jazz Band

    (1/4 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 179 - Percussion Class

    (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
    This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading.

    Note: This class may be repeated. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 180 - Symphonic Band

    (1/2 credit)
    Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.

    Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu of private instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year to meet scholarship requirements.

  
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    MUS 181 - Voice Class

    (1 credit)
    This class is designed for the beginning singer and addresses the processes and mechanics of singing such as posture, breathing, tone production and diction. A rudimentary knowledge of note reading is expected.

    Note: This class may be repeated and must be taken prior to private voice instruction. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 189 - Brass Class

    (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
    This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading.

    Note: This class may be repeated. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 191 - Guitar Class

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed for students pursuing music education, elementary education, or church music, as well as beginning guitar students. Students learn how to play the guitar as an accompaniment to singing. Special emphasis is placed on the effective use of the guitar in the elementary classroom and in the church.

    Note: No previous musical background is required. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 199 - Woodwind Class

    (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
    This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading.

    Note: This class may be repeated. Class instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind performance.

  
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    MUS 211 - Music Theory III

    (4 credits)
    This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in- depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.

    Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week.

  
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    MUS 212 - Music Theory IV

    (4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in- depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.

    Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week.

  
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    MUS 214 - Piano Pedagogy

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to prepare students for studio teaching by introducing the fundamental principles of private teaching, knowledge of methods, and materials suitable for pre-school and elementary school level students as well as to provide a broad understanding and perspective on piano teaching through teaching beginning students and observing professional teaching.

  
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    MUS 215 - Survey of Instrumental Literature

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the core and standard repertoire for bands and orchestras from a variety of levels. Emphasis will be music suitable for educational settings. In addition, literature for collegiate ensembles will be presented. This course is designed to provide the student with the resources necessary to program band or orchestra literature in a school setting.

    Prerequisite: MUS112.

  
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    MUS 216 - Survey of Piano Literature

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is a survey of selected composers and keyboard compositions since 1750. Elements of musical style, keyboard writing, favored genres, and performance practice will be included in the discussions. Reading and listening assignments will supplement the in- class lectures.

    Prerequisite Music 251.

  
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    MUS 217 - Vocal Pedagogy

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course deals with the vocal processes, including the anatomy and physiology of the vocal tract. Included in this course is a survey of pedagogical approaches and vocal literature appropriate for the beginning student.

    Prerequisite: MUS261 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MUS 218 - Vocal Diction

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the singer’s pronunciation of English, French, German, Italian and Latin, using the standard International Phonetic Alphabet.

    Prerequisite: applied voice or permission of instructor.

  
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    MUS 219 - Survey of Choral Literature

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the core and standard repertoire for choral ensembles from a variety of levels. Primary emphasis will be music for educational settings. In addition, literature for advanced and collegiate ensembles will be presented. This course is designed to provide the student with the resources necessary to program choral literature in a school setting.

    Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MUS 220 - Survey of Vocal Literature

    (1 credit, alternative years, consult department)
    A survey of solo vocal literature from 1585 to the present. This course provides students with repertoire lists suitable for teaching studio and for high school solo vocal contests.

    Prerequisite: MUS261.

  
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    MUS 222 - Survey of Organ Literature

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is a survey of organ literature suitable for use in churches and future teaching purposes. Students interested in organ pedagogy are advised to take MUS214.

  
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    MUS 223 - Organ for Music Ministry

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    This course will introduce students to an instrument that is owned and used by the majority of American churches. Students will learn about the history and theology behind the use of the organ, the construction and workings of organs, and techniques for using the organ to accompany hymns, choirs, or even contemporary Christian music. In addition, students will learn basic skills in accompanying, performing, and improvising on the organ.

    Prerequisite: MUS 133 or MUS 251 or permission of instructor.

  
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    MUS 224 - Methods of Teaching Brass Instruments

    (1 credit)
    This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.

    When Offered: (alternate years, consult department)
  
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    MUS 225 - Methods of Teaching Woodwind Instruments

    (1 credit)
    This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.

    When Offered: (alternate years, consult department)
  
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    MUS 226 - Methods of Teaching Percussion Instruments

    (1 credit)
    This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.

    When Offered: (alternate years, consult department)
  
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    MUS 227 - Methods of Teaching String Instruments

    (1 credit)
    This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.

    When Offered: (alternate years, consult department)
  
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    MUS 228 - Brass

    (1/2 credit)
  
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    MUS 228 - Strings

    (1/2 credit)
  
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    MUS 228 - Woodwind

    (1/2 credit)
  
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    MUS 230 - Hymnology/Liturgy

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    A study of the development and use of music for worship, with emphasis on hymns. The course will outline the historical threads of hymnody and liturgy. Prominent hymn writers and derivations of tunes will be studied.

    Prerequisite: MUS111.

  
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    MUS 231 - Church Music Administration

    (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
    An examination of several areas of organizational structure for a church setting. Students will gain knowledge in order to work effectively in a Christian community, while exercising a servant model of leadership.

    Prerequisite: MUS115.

  
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    MUS 232 - Music Technology

    (2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of some of the most common technologies in music, both digital and analog. The course is theoretical as well as practical. Hands-on experience and training will comprise a significant element in the class. Midi, digital technology, computers and analog sound amplification comprise broad subjects covered. Students will gain understanding and experience in each of these areas.

    Prerequisite: MUS111 or permission of instructor.

 

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