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Academic Catalog

2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Oct 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Management

  
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    MGT 218 - Advertising and Public Relations


    (3 Credits)
    Students study the development, production, placement, and evaluation of advertising; they study public relations research, media relations, communications, and public relations writing; and they study sales promotion. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MGT 269 - Internship I


    (3 Credits)
    See “Academic Policies ” section of current HCC Catalog for internship guidelines.

  
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    MGT 270 - Internship II


    (3 Credits)
    See “Academic Policies ” section of current HCC Catalog for internship guidelines.


Mathematics

  
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    MAT 098 - Pre-Algebra

    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test.
    (2 Credits)
    This is a developmental course in pre-algebra skills. It includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers, including:  integers, fractions, and decimals. Also covered is a study of algebraic expressions and solving linear equations. Students are expected to practice mathematics several days per week. Students may be required to attend the Learning Support Center workshops during the semester for additional instruction and skill-building exercises. Total of 30 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 099 - Introductory Algebra

    Prerequisite: MAT 098  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This is a developmental course covering the topics usually included in high school Algebra I course.  Included are units on the properties of the real number system, solving linear equations and inequalities, operations with algebraic expressions, exponents, scientific notation, unit conversions, conversions between fractions, decimals, and percents, ratios, and proportions.  A minimum of six hours per week should be expected using MyMathLab to complete online homework and tutorial programs.  Students in this course may be required to attend the Learning Support Center for additional instruction and skill-building exercises. Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 100 - Intermediate Algebra and Statistics

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (4 Credits)
    This is a developmental course covering the topics usually included in a high school Algebra II course.  Included are units of linear, quadratic, rational, and radical expressions and equations; rational exponents; and linear and quadratic functions.  An introduction to statistics is also included, with units covering frequency distributions, statical graphics, and measures of center, variation, relative standing and boxplots.  A minimum of nine hours per week should be expected using MyMathLab to complete online homework and tutorial programs.  Students in this course may be required to attend the Learning Support Center for additional instructions and skill-building exercises. Total of 60 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 101 - College Algebra

    Prerequisite: MAT 100  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a problem solving approach to the nature of mathematics as a logical system. The structure of the number system is developed axiomatically and extended by logical reasoning to cover essential algebraic topics: algebraic expression, functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric), and theory of equations. Approximately two additional hours per week should be expected using MyMathLab to complete online homework and tutorial programs. In addition to class time, students are expected to use Learning Support Center resources for the completion of online homework and tutorial programs.  Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 102 - Trigonometry

    Prerequisite: MAT 101  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    The study of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, as well as their applications. Topics include: triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, polar coordinates, equations and graphs, the complex plane and DeMoivre’s Theorem. Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 103 - Finite Mathematics

    Prerequisite: MAT 100  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces students to selected topics from finite mathematics. Sets and set relations are used as vehicles to study the real number system, permutations, combinations, and probability. Also included are operating with polynomials, rational exponents, solving first degree equations and inequalities with one variable, quadratic equations, and systems of linear equations with two and three unknowns. Determinants, Cramer’s rule, and matrix algebra are employed. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 107 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics I

    Prerequisite: MAT 101  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is required for the AAT degree program (Elementary Education). Topics include numeration systems, estimation, operational algorithms for whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and decimals, basic algebra concepts, elementary number theory, and logical reasoning. The course emphasizes expanding mathematical knowledge, teaching strategies, use of manipulatives, use of technology, and an understanding of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 108 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics II

    Prerequisite: MAT 101  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is required for the AAT degree program (Elementary Education). Topics include problem solving strategies, sequences, set theory, ratio, proportion, percentage, measurement, geometry, coordinate geometry, fundamental algebra skills, probability, statistics, and logical reasoning. The course emphasizes expanding mathematical knowledge, teaching strategies, use of manipulatives, use of technology, and an understanding of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 109 - Introduction to Statistics

    Prerequisite: MAT 100  or appropriate score on placement test or consent of math department.
    (3 Credits)
    An introductory study of modern statistical analysis employing real world data sets from business, education, social and natural sciences.  Concepts and applications in the areas of descriptive statistics, basic probability, probability distributions (Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Student-t, Chi-Square, and F), confidence interval estimation, one and two sample hypothesis testing, linear correlations and regression, goodness-of-fit, and ANOVA are covered.  In addition to class time, students are expected to use Learning Support Center resources for the completion of online homework and tutorial programs. Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    MAT 114 - Introduction to Applied Algebra

    Prerequisite: MAT 100 
    (3 Credits)
    This is an applications-based course recommended for the technology programs. The course focuses on modeling and applications from multiple scientific disciplines and includes collaborative learning. Technologies in the form of graphing calculators and spreadsheet software are employed. Topics include linear, quadratic, piecewise-defined, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, as well as vectors, data analysis and units of measure. Approximately two additional hours per week should be expected using MyMathLab to complete online homework and tutorial programs. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 161 - Precalculus

    Prerequisite: Four units of high school mathematics to include Algebra I and II, plane geometry, and trigonometry or MAT 101 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is a one-semester preparation for calculus which is acceptable as a general education course. The concept of a function underlies and unifies the treatment of polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and coordinate geometry. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 164 - Calculus with Applications

    Prerequisite: MAT 101  or MAT 161  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is an applications-oriented approach to differential and integral calculus for the science, business, or social science student who desires a course more intuitive than MAT 203 . Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 203 - Calculus I

    Prerequisite: MAT 161  or consent of mathematics department.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus applied to algebraic and transcendental functions. Topics include: limits, derivatives, differentials, The Mean Value Theorem, curve sketching, optimization, Newton’s method, antiderivatives, the definite integral, and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications are studied throughout the entire Calculus I, II, III sequence. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 204 - Calculus II

    Prerequisite: MAT 203 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is a continuation of Calculus I. Topics include: techniques and applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, convergence tests, series representation of functions, and parametric equations. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 205 - Calculus III

    Prerequisite: MAT 204 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is the study of differentiation and integration applied to multivariable functions and vector functions. Topics include: vectors and the geometry of space, partial derivatives, directional derivatives and the gradient vector, multiple integrals, integration with cylindrical and spherical coordinates, and vector calculus. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 206 - Differential Equations

    Prerequisite: MAT 204 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course includes classification of differential equations, solutions of equations of order one and higher order, solutions of linear equations, differential operators, systems of equations, solution of certain non-linear equations, solution in series, Laplace transforms, partial differential equations with variables separable, and an existence and uniqueness theorem are among the topics covered in this course. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 207 - Discrete Mathematics

    Prerequisite: MAT 101  or MAT 161 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is an introduction to discrete mathematics including: sets and logic, number systems, number theory, counting problems and probability, graph theory, matrices, algorithm design, mathematical induction and recursion. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 208 - Linear Algebra

    Prerequisite: MAT 204 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is the study of the relationships between matrix algebra, vector spaces and linear transformations. Topics include: systems of linear equations, linear independence, The Invertible Matrix Theorem, determinants, vector spaces, null spaces, column spaces, bases, rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner product, orthogonality, symmetric matrices and quadratic forms. Applications to business, science and engineering are studied, including Leontief input-output models and Markov chains. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAT 209 - Engineering Programming using MATLAB

    Prerequisite: MAT 101 , MAT-114 or MAT 161 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is designed to give students exposure to the commonly-used scientific computing language MATLAB. Students learn to do numerical and symbolic operations, solve equations, display graphics and write programs to solve problems. Total of 45 contact hours.


Medical Assistant

  
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    MAP 102 - Medical Terminology

    Prerequisite: ENG 100 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is an integral component in understanding the language of medicine. It is designed to give the student a foundation in the basic structure of medical terms, word building, and definitions, as well as the applications of medical terminology. A human body systems approach is utilized, and topics covered in each system include anatomy and physiology overview, medical terms, symptoms and signs, diseases and disorders, treatments, procedures, and devices. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 105 - Medical Office Management

    Prerequisite: MAP 110  and MAP 102  or concurrent enrollment.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of administrative medical assisting. Topics include fiscal and administrative management of the medical office, electronic and written communications, medical insurance, billing and reimbursement including the life cycle of an insurance claim, and fundamentals of health information management. Students will utilize medical practice management software to simulate the actual medical office environment.   Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 108 - Medical Records Analysis and Coding

    Prerequisite: MAP 102  and BIO 116  or BIO 203  & BIO 204 .
    (3 Credits)
    The focus of this course is the use of source documents to apply diagnostic and procedural codes to patient records for the purpose of preparing insurance claims. Topics covered include reading and interpreting medical records, legal and regulatory issues, ICD-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding, quality assurance for evaluation and management coding, and coding for medical necessity.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 110 - Introduction to Health Science Professions and Technology

    Prerequisite: ENG 100 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course will serve as a solid foundation for students in health sciences or health occupations. Introducing students to a variety of health occupations, this course assists students in acquiring the basic knowledge and professional behaviors required to work and interact with patients in a healthcare setting. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 205 - Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures for the Medical Assistant

    Prerequisite: MAP 110 , MAP 102 , and BIO 116 .
    Corequisite: MAP 210 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to point-of-care testing performed in the physician office laboratory. Topics include safety and regulatory guidelines, introduction to the medical laboratory, specimen collection and processing, CLIA-waived hematology, serology, and chemistry testing, basic microbiology, and electrocardiograms. Medical scrubs required.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of laboratory.

  
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    MAP 206 - Advanced Coding

    Prerequisite: MAP 108 .
    (3 Credits)
    This advanced course builds upon the ICD-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding skills acquired in previous courses. Emphasis is placed on evaluation and management, hospital, surgery, radiology, anesthesia, and other specialty areas. Students will use detailed medical reports to code scenarios. Detailed use of modifiers and CCI edits will be covered.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all MAP and PLB required courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 210 - Clinical Medical Assistant

    Prerequisite: MAP 110 , MAP 102 , MAT 098 , and BIO 116 .
    Corequisite: MAP 205 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course provides the medical assistant student with the clinical theory and skills that are utilized within medical practices. Emphasis is placed on patient examinations, patient care and education with office and ambulatory surgery procedures, assisting with rehabilitative treatments and modalities, medical and surgical asepsis wound care, and basic pharmacology including oral and parenteral drug administration. Medical scrubs required.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of laboratory.

  
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    MAP 211 - Coding Simulation and Certification Preparation

    Prerequisite: MAP 108 .
    Corequisite:  .
    (3 Credits)
    This course focuses the ICD-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding skills acquired in previous courses through completion of coding simulation exercises that take the students from patient care through insurance claim submission and payment. This course will prepare students to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, the American Healthcare Information Management Association Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam, and the American Medical Billing Association Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MAP 217 - Medical Assistant Externship

    Prerequisite: MAP 105 , MAP 108 , MAP 205 , MAP 210 , and PLB 105 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course provides the student with hands-on administrative and clinical experience in a medical office setting. The student will work for a total of one hundred sixty (160) uncompensated hours in a medical office. Administrative and clinical competencies will be evaluated by a medical office preceptor(s) and under the direction of a member of the Division of Health Sciences. Before permission to register for the course will be granted, the student is required to attend an informational session and meet with a representative from the Division of Health Sciences. In addition, a mandatory orientation meeting is scheduled prior to semester start. Student placements at externship sites are determined by the Division of Health Sciences and can only be modified at the discretion of the Division. Externship sites are located throughout the tri-state area (MD, WV, and PA) – they are not limited to Washington County alone. Externship hours are scheduled during the day, Monday through Friday. A uniform or medical scrubs may be required.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Course fee required. Total of 160 hours of clinical.


Music

  
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    MUS 101 - Music Appreciation


    (3 Credits)
    This course in the elements of music gives the average listener a better understanding and appreciation of the world’s greatest music. The life and times of the great composers and the various forms of musical composition and expression are surveyed. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 102 - The History of Jazz


    (3 Credits)
    This course provides a survey of the elements leading to the growth and development of the various styles of music that have culminated into the form commonly called jazz. Discussions of both musical characteristics and social/cultural relationships will be central to the progress of the class. By the end of the course the student should have an understanding of various jazz styles, important figures in jazz history, and a systematic process for thinking about the music. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 103 - Choral Singing I


    (1 Credit)
    This course is for students who wish to sing various types of choral music. Vocabulary and elements of rhythm and pitch will be taught as they become necessary for the singing of the choral literature. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 104 - Choral Singing II


    (1 Credit)
    This course is for students who wish to sing various types of choral music. Vocabulary and elements of rhythm and pitch will be taught as they become necessary for the singing of the choral literature. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 106 - Introduction to Musical Theater


    (3 Credits)
    This course covers the materials, procedures, and techniques used in the rehearsal and performance of a college level musical theater production. Elements studied will include singing, dancing, acting, performance, history and production components.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 107 - Jazz Band I


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of jazz and other twentieth-century popular music idioms. Performances may include college and community functions. Open to everyone experienced in playing jazz band instruments. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 108 - Jazz Band II

    Prerequisite: MUS 107 .
    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of jazz and other twentieth-century popular music idioms. Performances may include college and community functions. Open to everyone experienced in playing jazz band instruments. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 116 - Guitar Ensemble I


    (1 Credit)
    Guitar Ensemble I provides students the opportunity to practice and perform music for guitar in small and large group formats, as well as in solo settings. The ensemble’s repertoire will primarily focus on works composed in the classical tradition, including works from the renaissance through the modern period, with additional repertoire being supplemented from the jazz and popular worlds. Students wishing to participate in guitar ensemble should be familiar with reading and performing standard music notation, as all music will be written in standard music notation - not tablature. 

  
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    MUS 128 - Piano I


    (2 Credits)
    This course is designed for the beginning piano student. The student will learn a variety of skills such as sightreading, transposition, harmonization, scales, diatonic triads, seventh chords and their inversions and chord progressions. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 130 - Wind Ensemble I


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of wind ensemble repertoire, including both symphonic band and chamber literature. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretation skills. Open to everyone with access to a wind instrument and reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 131 - Wind Ensemble II


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of wind ensemble repertoire, including both symphonic band and chamber literature. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretation skills. Open to everyone with access to a wind instrument and reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 132 - Contemporary Music Ensemble I


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form a group consisting of electronic instruments, or traditional instruments modified using electronic means, for the purpose of performing musical literature specifically arranged for electronic instruments. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, stylistic and interpretation skills. Open to everyone with reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 133 - Contemporary Music Ensemble II


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form a group consisting of electronic instruments, or traditional instruments modified using electronic means, for the purpose of performing musical literature specifically arranged for electronic instruments. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, stylistic and interpretation skills. Open to everyone with reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 134 - String Ensemble I


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of string ensemble repertoire. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretation skills. Open to everyone with access to a string instrument and reasonable playing skills.  Total of 30 hours of lecture. 30

  
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    MUS 135 - String Ensemble II


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course from an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of string ensemble repertoire. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretation skills.  Open to everyone with access to a string instrument and reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 contact hours.

  
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    MUS 136 - Opera Chorus I


    (1 Credit)
    This course provides practical experience in operatic literature through participation in an operatic chorus. Students will learn, memorize and rehearse the chorus music of an opera, and take part in the theatrical staging of a fully produced opera. By audition or by the recommendation of HCC voice faculty only. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 137 - Opera Chorus II


    (1 Credit)
    This course provides practical experience in operatic literature through participation in an operatic chorus.  Students will learn, memorize and rehearse the chorus music of an opera, and take part in the theatrical staging of a fully produced opera. By audition or by the recommendation of HCC voice faculty only. Total of 30 contact hours.

  
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    MUS 143 - Aural Skills I


    (1 Credit)
    Aural Skills I - IV is a regimen of skills classes designed to increase the student’s aural comprehension and musicianship skills. The courses are closely correlated to the music theory sequence (MUS 201 , MUS 202 , MUS 241 , and MUS 242 ) and will help expand the student’s intervallic recognition and ability to recognize rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures and patterns in music they hear, and write these down (dictation). The courses will also introduce and expand on solfege (sight singing) and basic conducting techniques. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 144 - Aural Skills II

    Prerequisite: MUS 143 .
    (1 Credit)
    Aural Skills I - IV is a regimen of skills classes designed to increase the student’s aural comprehension and musicianship skills. The courses are closely correlated to the music theory sequence (MUS 201 , MUS 202 , MUS 241 , and MUS 242 ) and will help expand the student’s intervallic recognition and ability to recognize rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures and patterns in music they hear, and write these down (dictation). The courses will also introduce and expand on solfege (sight singing) and basic conducting techniques. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 156 - Guitar Ensemble II


    (1 Credit)
    Guitar Ensemble II provides students the opportunity to practice and perform music for guitar in small and large group formats, as well as in solo settings. The ensemble’s repertoire will primarily focus on works composed in the classical tradition, including works from the renaissance through the modern period, with additional repertoire being supplemented from the jazz and popular worlds. Students wishing to participate in guitar ensemble should be familiar with reading and performing standard music notation, as all music will be written in standard music notation - not tablature. 

  
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    MUS 170 - Advanced Choral Ensemble


    (2 Credits)
    This choral ensemble of 80 - 95 voices specializes and performs choral works from all periods of music history including Broadway and Popular genres, sometimes with orchestra. This massed ensemble is open to all campus and community singers by audition and/or by recommendation of voice teacher. Performance schedule includes 1-2 performances each semester. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 175 - Introduction to Electronic Music


    (3 Credits)
    This course explores methods of commercial music production used by composers, artists, and producers in recording studios and live performances. Topics such as MIDI interfacing, digital audio sampling, waveform synthesis, and multitrack recording are covered to allow students to become familiar with current production practices and equipment. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 180 - The History of Rock and Roll


    (3 Credits)
    This course provides a survey of the musical, social, and historical elements leading to the growth and development of the various styles of music that have culminated into the form commonly called “Rock n’ Roll”. Discussions of both musical characteristics and social/cultural relationships will be central to the progress of the class. By the end of the course the student should have an understanding of various rock n’ roll styles, important trends and figures in its history, and a systematic process for thinking about and listening to the music. The course is enhanced by an extensive series of audio, video and multimedia resources as well as guest lecturers/performers. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 201 - Theory of Music I


    (3 Credits)
    An introduction to the fundamentals of music and harmony, the course develops both written and aural skills for the student of music. Scales, intervals, triads and their inversions, harmonic progressions, and rhythm and meter are among the subjects presented. The course covers harmonic, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and elementary score-reading. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 202 - Theory of Music II

    Prerequisite: MUS 201 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course continues the development of both written and aural skills introduced in MUS 201  for the student of music. Triads and seventh chords and their inversions, advanced non-diatonic harmonic progressions, and non-chord tones are among the written aspects. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 203 - Advanced Choral Singing I

    Prerequisite: MUS 104 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course presumes a mastery of the choral techniques learned in MUS 103  and MUS 104  and continues to develop expertise at the 200 level, emphasizing sight singing and dynamics as they are used in performance situations. Nonacademic experience or choral training may substitute for 100 level training. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 204 - Advanced Choral Singing II

    Prerequisite: MUS 203 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course presumes a mastery of the choral techniques learned in MUS 103  and MUS 104  and continues to develop expertise at the 200 level, emphasizing sight singing and dynamics as they are used in performance situations. Nonacademic experience or choral training may substitute for 100 level training. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 205 - Music Skills for the Classroom Teacher


    (3 Credits)
    This course covers the fundamentals of music theory as they relate to the needs of the classroom. Basic techniques of reading music, singing, conducting, and playing selected instruments including the piano, recorder, autoharp, and rhythm devices are covered. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 206 - Musical Theater Ensemble I


    (1 Credit)
    This course continues the study of materials, procedures and techniques of musical theater introduced in MUS 106, Introduction to Musical Theater. It provides additional practical experience in the performance of musical theater.  Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 207 - Advanced Jazz Band I

    Prerequisite: MUS 107  or MUS 108 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course includes further performance experience for those students completing MUS 107  and MUS 108 . It provides continued participation in jazz band performances. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 208 - Advanced Jazz Band II

    Prerequisite: MUS 207 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course includes further performance experience for those students completing MUS 107  and MUS 108 . It provides continued participation in jazz band performances. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 216 - Guitar Ensemble III


    (1 Credit)
    Guitar Ensemble III provides students the opportunity to practice and perform music for guitar in small and large group formats, as well as in solo settings. The ensemble’s repertoire will primarily focus on works composed in the classical tradition, including works from the renaissance through the modern period, with additional repertoire being supplemented from the jazz and popular worlds. Students wishing to participate in guitar ensemble should be familiar with reading and performing standard music notation, as all music will be written in standard music notation - not tablature. 

  
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    MUS 230 - Wind Ensemble III


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of wind ensemble repertoire, including both symphonic band and chamber literature. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretations skills. Open to everyone with access to a wind instrument and reasonable playing skills.  Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 231 - Wind Ensemble IV


    (1 Credit)
    Students in this course form an instrumental group which specializes in the performance of wind ensemble repertoire, including both symphonic band and chamber literature. Students will further their ensemble musicianship, performance and stylistic interpretations skills. Open to everyone with access to a wind instrument and reasonable playing skills. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 241 - Theory of Music III

    Prerequisite: MUS 202  or permission of instructor.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a continuation of the music theory sequence. Building upon the concepts and skills learned in Theory of Music II, this course will further reinforce the student’s counterpoint and analysis skills with an emphasis on chromatic harmony, including secondary and substitute dominants; borrowed chords and modal mixture; chromatic mediants; Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords; 9th, 11th and 13th chords and extended tertian harmony. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 242 - Theory of Music IV

    Prerequisite: MUS 241  or permission of instructor.
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a continuation of the music theory sequence. Building upon the concepts and skills learned in Theory of Music III, this course will further reinforce the student’s counterpoint and analysis skills with an emphasis on enharmonic chord spellings and modulations, late nineteenth century tonal harmony, expanded tonality, and an introduction to twentieth century music including a focus on pandiatonism, atonal theory and serialism. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 243 - Aural Skills III

    Prerequisite: MUS 144 .
    (1 Credit)
    Aural Skills I - IV is a regimen of skills classes designed to increase the student’s aural comprehension and musicianship skills. The courses are closely correlated to the music theory sequence (MUS 201 , MUS 202 , MUS 241 , and MUS 242 ) and will help expand the student’s intervallic recognition and ability to recognize rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures and patterns in music they hear, and write these down (dictation). The courses will also introduce and expand on solfege (sight singing) and basic conducting techniques. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 244 - Aural Skills IV

    Prerequisite: MUS 243 .
    (1 Credit)
    Aural Skills I - IV is a regimen of skills classes designed to increase the student’s aural comprehension and musicianship skills. The courses are closely correlated to the music theory sequence (MUS 201 , MUS 202 , MUS 241 , and MUS 242 ) and will help expand the student’s intervallic recognition and ability to recognize rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures and patterns in music they hear, and write these down (dictation). The courses will also introduce and expand on solfege (sight singing) and basic conducting techniques. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    MUS 256 - Guitar Ensemble IV


    (1 Credit)
    Guitar Ensemble IV provides students the opportunity to practice and perform music for guitar in small and large group formats, as well as in solo settings. The ensemble’s repertoire will primarily focus on works composed in the classical tradition, including works from the renaissance through the modern period, with additional repertoire being supplemented from the jazz and popular worlds. Students wishing to participate in guitar ensemble should be familiar with reading and performing standard music notation, as all music will be written in standard music notation - not tablature. 


Music: Applied Lessons

  
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    MUA 111 - Woodwind Instrument I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 112 - Brass Instrument I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 113 - String Instrument I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 114 - Percussion Instrument I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 115 - Electric Guitar I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 116 - Classical Guitar I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 117 - Bass Guitar I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 118 - Piano I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 119 - Voice I


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 121 - Woodwind Instrument I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 122 - Brass Instrument I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 123 - String Instrument I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 124 - Percussion Instrument I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 125 - Electric Guitar I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 126 - Classical Guitar I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 127 - Bass Guitar I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 128 - Piano I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 129 - Voice I


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 151 - Woodwind Instrument II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 152 - Brass Instrument II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 153 - String Instrument II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 154 - Percussion Instrument II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 155 - Electric Guitar II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 156 - Classical Guitar II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 157 - Bass Guitar II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 158 - Piano II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 159 - Voice II


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 161 - Woodwind Instrument II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 162 - Brass Instrument II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 163 - String Instrument II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

 

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