2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen, 200 to 299 for sophomores, 300 to 399 for juniors and seniors, and 400 to 499 for seniors. Courses numbered 500 and above are reserved for graduate students.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 5* ” can be entered, returning all 500 or graduate-level courses.

 

Applied Music

  
  • MUA 437 Musical Coaching


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in practical approach to preparation for public performance and accompanying. Course is designed as a supplement to weekly voice or instrumental lessons with sessions that focus primarily on diction, style and interpretation issues within a student’s repertoire. Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor or Voice Chair.
  
  • MUA 438 Musical Coaching


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in practical approach to preparation for public performance and accompanying. Course is designed as a supplement to weekly voice or instrumental lessons with sessions that focus primarily on diction, style and interpretation issues within a student’s repertoire. Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor or Voice Chair.
  
  • MUA 441 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 442 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 443.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will
  
  • MUA 444.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will also include a variety of styles, including rock, jazz, pop, country, etc. This course is designed to help students reach a higher playing ability and strengthen their skills in areas not normally covered in their applied lessons. Prerequisite(s): MUA 141 -MUA 242  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 447 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 448 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 451 Organ


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in organ.
  
  • MUA 452 Organ


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in organ.
  
  • MUA 461.1 French Horn


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in french horn.
  
  • MUA 461.2 Trumpet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trumpet.
  
  • MUA 461.3 Trombone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trombone.
  
  • MUA 461.4 Euphonium


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in euphonium.
  
  • MUA 461.5 Tuba


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in tuba.
  
  • MUA 462.1 French Horn


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in french horn.
  
  • MUA 462.2 Trumpet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trumpet.
  
  • MUA 462.3 Trombone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trombone.
  
  • MUA 462.4 Euphonium


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in euphonium.
  
  • MUA 462.5 Tuba


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in tuba.
  
  • MUA 471.1 Flute


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in flute.
  
  • MUA 471.2 Oboe


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in oboe.
  
  • MUA 471.3 Clarinet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in clarinet.
  
  • MUA 471.4 Saxophone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in saxophone.
  
  • MUA 471.5 Bassoon


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bassoon.
  
  • MUA 472.1 Flute


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in flute.
  
  • MUA 472.2 Oboe


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in oboe.
  
  • MUA 472.3 Clarinet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in clarinet.
  
  • MUA 472.3 Clarinet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in clarinet.
  
  • MUA 472.4 Saxophone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in saxophone.
  
  • MUA 472.5 Bassoon


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bassoon.
  
  • MUA 481.1 Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in guitar.
  
  • MUA 481.2 Violin


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in violin.
  
  • MUA 481.3 Viola


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in viola.
  
  • MUA 481.4 Cello


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in cello.
  
  • MUA 481.5 Bass


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass.
  
  • MUA 481.6 Commercial Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in commercial guitar. Prerequisite(s): MUA 181.1  -MUA 282.1  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 481.7 Electric Bass Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass guitar.
  
  • MUA 481.8 Harp


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in harp.
  
  • MUA 482.1 Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in guitar.
  
  • MUA 482.2 Violin


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in violin.
  
  • MUA 482.3 Viola


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in viola.
  
  • MUA 482.4 Cello


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in cello.
  
  • MUA 482.5 Bass


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass.
  
  • MUA 482.6 Commercial Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in commercial guitar. Prerequisite(s): MUA 181.1 -MUA 282.1  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 482.7 Electric Bass Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass guitar.
  
  • MUA 482.8 Harp


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in harp.
  
  • MUA 491.1 Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in percussion.
  
  • MUA 491.2 Trap Set Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction if trap-set drums.
  
  • MUA 492.1 Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in percussion.
  
  • MUA 492.2 Trap Set Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in trap-set drums.
  
  • MUA 500 Graduate Recital


    Credit, zero.
    Student will present a graduate recital including 4 languages and varied styles and repertoire to be determined by applied teacher.  Pass/Fail
  
  • MUA 501 Master’s Thesis


    Credit, two hours.
    Student will research and present a graduate level thesis with the guidance of faculty mentor. Subject matter and requirements will varying based on the students area of focus research and approval of graduate committee. 
  
  • MUA 531 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours.
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 532 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours.
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 533 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours.
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 534 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours.
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 535 Graduate Applied Piano


    Credit, two hours.
    Private instruction in piano. 
  
  • MUA 536 Graduate Applied Piano


    Credit, two hours.
    Private instruction in piano. 
  
  • MUA 537 Graduate Applied Piano


    Credit, two hours.
    Private instruction in piano. 
  
  • MUA 538 Graduate Applied Piano


    Credit, two hours.
    Private instruction in piano. 
  
  • MUA 539 Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour.
    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer. 
  
  • MUA 540 Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour.
    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer.
  
  • MUA 541 Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour.
    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer. 
  
  • MUA 542 Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour.
    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer. 
  
  • MUA 543 Graduate Collaborative Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Applied collaborative study for graduate piano students. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting with emphasis on paradigm shaping repertoire from throughout the periods of music. 
  
  • MUA 544 Graduate Collaborative Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Applied collaborative study for graduate piano students. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting with emphasis on paradigm shaping repertoire from throughout the periods of music. 
  
  • MUA 545 Graduate Collaborative Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Applied collaborative study for graduate piano students. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting with emphasis on paradigm shaping repertoire from throughout the periods of music. 
  
  • MUA 546 Graduate Collaborative Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Applied collaborative study for graduate piano students. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting with emphasis on paradigm shaping repertoire from throughout the periods of music. 
  
  • MUA 600 Doctoral Recital I


    Credit, zero.
    Student will present a graduate recital including 4 languages and varied styles and repertoire to be determined by applied teacher, 60 minutes of music. Pass/Fail
  
  • MUA 601 Doctoral Recital II


    Credit, zero.
    Repertoire to be determined by student and teacher. Possibilities include chamber works, a full song cycle, or a program built around a creative theme, 45-60 minutes of music. Pass/Fail
  
  • MUA 631 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical
    applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 632 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical
    applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 633 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours

    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical
    applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature.

  
  • MUA 634 Graduate Applied Voice


    Credit, two hours
    Applied voice lessons for the graduate student with focus on advanced pedagogical
    applications for performance. Additional emphasis on repertoire and vocal literature. 
  
  • MUA 637 Graduate Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour

    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer.

  
  • MUA 638 Graduate Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour

    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer.

  
  • MUA 639 Graduate Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour
    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer.
  
  • MUA 640 Graduate Vocal Coaching


    Credit, one hour

    Collaborative vocal coaching on musical repertoire for the graduate student. Emphasis on interpretation and musicality for the performer.


Music Ensembles

  
  • MUE 101.1 University Chorale


    Credit, one hour
    University Chorale is a choral group open to all students by audition. University Chorale performs classical choral literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of choral tone, blend and diction and attention is given to the spiritual aspect of the presentation. Opportunities are provided for students to perform in small and large group settings as a part of the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts Series.
  
  • MUE 102.1 University Chorale


    Credit, one hour
    University Chorale is a choral group open to all students by audition. University Chorale performs classical choral literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of choral tone, blend and diction and attention is given to the spiritual aspect of the presentation. Opportunities are provided for students to perform in small and large group settings as a part of the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts Series.
  
  • MUE 111.1 University Singers


    Credit, one hour.
    University Singers is an energetic and diverse choral group open to all students by audition. University Singers perform a wide range of music including choral classics, church anthems, Broadway, pop, spirituals, gospel, praise and worship. Emphasis is placed on the development of choral tone, blend and diction and attention is given to the spiritual aspect of the presentation. Opportunities are provided for students to perform in small and large group settings and to tour the United States and abroad.
  
  • MUE 111.2 Voices of Mobile


    Credit, one hour.
    VOICES is a highly versatile, auditioned vocal ensemble consisting of 16 singers. While VOICES focuses on a cappella music, it also presents music of traditional and contemporary genres. VOICES maintains a highly visible and consistent performing schedule in schools, churches, conferences and civic events in addition to numerous vocal camps, tours and recruitment concerts, VOICES tours two months in the summer [generally during the months of May and June]. VOICES has performed in the White House, at Carnegie Hall and toured extensively throughout the Southeastern United States and abroad. Auditions are held as openings occur and on-campus each Spring.
  
  • MUE 111.3 Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop


    Credit, one hour.
    Students will study and perform arias, duets, and ensembles chosen by the director from the standard repertoire of Italian, French, German, English and American operas. An operetta, opera, or American musical will be produced.
  
  • MUE 111.4 Ignite


    Credit, one hour.
    IGNITE is a mixed vocal ensemble and band that performs contemporary praise and worship music. IGNITEutilizes audio production with wireless microphones and incorporates various staging in the presentation of high IGNITE contemporary worship music. IGNITE tours extensively throughout the southeastern United States for the purpose of ministry and recruitment in churches, schools, conferences and worship events. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester.
  
  • MUE 111.6 Alabama Repertory Company


    Credit, one hour.
    The ALABAMA REPERTORY COMPANY (REP) is a highly energetic, twelve-voice show choir performing a broad spectrum of music including, pop, broadway, jazz, 50’s, disco and contemporary sacred selections. Vibrant stage presence, vocal quality and the ability to perform choreographed moves while singing is vital to the style of the group. REP will perform in many School of Music (Center for Performing Arts) events including the UM Christmas Spectacular as well as in churches and civic events. Auditions are held each fall.
  
  • MUE 111.7 String Orchestra


    Credit, one hour.
    The String Ensemble of the University of Mobile performs orchestral chamber works from all style periods. Performance opportunities are provided for small and large ensemble participation. The UM String Ensemble performs in the annual Christmas Spectacular and presents an annual concert of classic orchestral works. Frequently, the String Ensemble performs with guest musicians and conductors in the Southeastern Region.
  
  • MUE 111.8 Exit 13


    Credit, one hour.
    EXIT 13 is a ‘praise and worship’ band comprising instrumentation of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keys, drums, and vocals. The band’s focus is to lead worship for youth events, churches, camps and civic events. Auditions are held each fall.
  
  • MUE 112.1 University Singers


    Credit, one hour.
    University Singers is an energetic and diverse choral group open to all students by audition. University Singers perform a wide range of music including choral classics, church anthems, Broadway, pop, spirituals, gospel, praise and worship. Emphasis is placed on the development of choral tone, blend and diction and attention is given to the spiritual aspect of the presentation. Opportunities are provided for students to perform in small and large group settings and to tour the United States and abroad.
  
  • MUE 112.2 Voices of Mobile


    Credit, one hour.
    VOICES is a highly versatile, auditioned vocal ensemble consisting of 16 singers. While VOICES focuses on a cappella music, it also presents music of traditional and contemporary genres. VOICES maintains a highly visible and consistent performing schedule
  
  • MUE 112.3 Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop


    Credit, one hour.
    Students will study and perform arias, duets, and ensembles chosen by the director from the standard repertoire of Italian, French, German, English and American operas. An operetta, opera, or American musical will be produced.
  
  • MUE 112.4 IGNITE


    Credit, one hour.
    IGNITE is a mixed vocal ensemble and band that performs contemporary praise and worship music. IGNITE utilizes audio production with wireless microphones and incorporates various staging in the presentation of high IGNITEcontemporary worship music. IGNITE tours extensively throughout the southeastern United States for the purpose of ministry and recruitment in churches, schools, conferences and worship events. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester.
  
  • MUE 112.6 Alabama Repertory Company


    Credit, one hour.
    The ALABAMA REPERTORY COMPANY (REP) is a highly energetic, twelve-voice show choir performing a broad spectrum of music including, pop, broadway, jazz, 50’s, disco and contemporary sacred selections. Vibrant stage presence, vocal quality and the ability to perform choreographed moves while singing is vital to the style of the group. REP will perform in many School of Music (Center for Performing Arts) events including the UM Christmas Spectacular as well as in churches and civic events. Auditions are held each fall.
  
  • MUE 112.7 String Orchestra


    Credit, one hour.
    The String Ensemble of the University of Mobile performs orchestral chamber works from all style periods. Performance opportunities are provided for small and large ensemble participation. The UM String Ensemble performs in the annual Christmas Spectacular and presents an annual concert of classic orchestral works. Frequently, the String Ensemble performs with guest musicians and conductors in the Southeastern Region.
  
  • MUE 112.8 Exit 13


    Credit, one hour.
    EXIT 13 is a ‘praise and worship’ band comprising instrumentation of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keys, drums, and vocals. The band’s focus is to lead worship for youth events, churches, camps and civic events. Auditions are held each fall.
  
  • MUE 121.1 Symphonic Winds Ensemble


    Credit, one hour.
    Symphonic Winds is a performing organization open to all students by audition. The band performs music in a variety of styles with emphasis on the performance of classic symphonic works. The band also broadens the performing experience with the occasional addition of string and rhythm sections allowing the student to experience a studio orchestra setting for major music department-wide productions, including accompaniment of contemporary Christian artists. As a music education experience, students become acquainted with rehearsal and performance techniques for clear, tangible applications for future instrumental music leadership.
  
  • MUE 121.2 Jazz Band


    Credit, one hour.
    The jazz band is a performance group open to all students by audition. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the diverse stylistic approaches of big band jazz from blues, swing and solo ballads to rock, Latin, funk, and fusion arrangements. Performance practices are also emphasized. The band performs for a variety of venues.
  
  • MUE 121.3 Guitar Ensemble


    Credit, one hour.
    The ensemble performs music in a variety of styles. Emphasis is placed on musical and technical excellence. The ensemble performs an annual concert on-campus and performs in other venues in the community. The ensemble also performs in recital hour and guitar seminar class. Guitar Ensemble is open to all students by audition.
  
  • MUE 121.7 Welsh Revival


    Credit, one hour.
    An auditioned, all female instrumental ensemble specializing in the performance of Celtic and folk styled music. The ensemble size ranges from 6 to 8 members including a flute/piccolo/penny whistle player, violins, cello, keyboards and drums/percussion. This ensemble performs and travels extensively as ambassadors of the University.
  
  • MUE 122.1 Symphonic Winds Ensemble


    Credit, one hour.
    Symphonic Winds is a performing organization open to all students by audition. The band performs music in a variety of styles with emphasis on the performance of classic symphonic works. The band also broadens the performing experience with the occasional addition of string and rhythm sections allowing the student to experience a studio orchestra setting for major music department-wide productions, including accompaniment of contemporary Christian artists. As a music education experience, students become acquainted with rehearsal and performance techniques for clear, tangible applications for future instrumental music leadership. 
 

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