Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course offerings are numbered utilizing four digits, the first indicating college year and the last the number of semester hours credit.

Courses numbered 0001 to 0999 are considered remedial; hours do not count toward minimum requirements for graduation.

Courses numbered 3001 to 4999 fulfill requirements for upper-division credits. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

Courses numbered 5000 to 8999 fulfill requirements for graduate credit. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

A prerequisite course must have been completed with an acceptable passing grade before enrollment in the given course is permitted.

A corequisite is a course in which a student must be enrolled and satisfactorily participating concurrently with the given course.

 

Music

  
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    MUS 1941 Class Piano II

    One hour (On Campus)
    Basic keyboard techniques and application of music fundamentals to the keyboard, including major and minor scales, modes, chord progressions, arpeggios, harmonization, improvisation, accompaniments, transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire. Two hours of class each week and a half-hour of practice daily. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1931  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice

    One hour (On Campus)
    Group instruction with emphasis on foundational vocal techniques, practice skills, and beginning song literature. Two hours of class weekly and half-hour of practice daily.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 1971 Applied Organ

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Organ major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1972 Applied Organ

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Organ major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1980 Studio Class in Voice

    No credit (On Campus)
    Required of all students taking Applied Voice. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. May be repeated.

    Corequisite: MUS 1871 MUS 1872 , MUS 1981 , or MUS 1982  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1981 Applied Voice

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Voice major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1980  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1982 Applied Voice

    Two hours (On Campus)
    One 1-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Voice major listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1980  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano

    No credit (On Campus)
    Required of all students taking Applied Piano. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. May be repeated.

    Corequisite: MUS 1991 , MUS 1992 , or MUS 1881  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1991 Applied Piano

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Piano major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 1992 Applied Piano

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of lower-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Piano major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 2083 Masterpieces of Music

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    An introduction to music, through the study of selected masterworks of concert and stage genres representative of a variety of historical periods. Emphases on style and form, understanding and appreciation, and application to other examples of the perception skills developed through the study of the selected works. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
    Offered online Fall A and Spring A terms

  
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    MUS 2111 Musicianship II

    One hour (On Campus)
    A course developing the aural skills of singing at sight and taking dictation. Musical materials representative of diatonic and chromatic harmony of the common practice period. Two hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1111  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 2113 Theory II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of chromatic harmony of the common practice period, with emphases on interpretive analytical methodologies. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1113  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 2403 Understanding Worship Arts I: Orientation

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Understanding Worship Arts I is a course designed to provide non-musical pastors with opportunities to learn and experience various aspects of the Worship Arts vocation. Students will participate in lectures, discussions, and readings in the areas of theology, ecclesiology, and spiritual formation that aim to broaden their worship perspective alongside Worship Arts majors and minors, allowing them to cultivate an appreciation for various leadership, planning, and music styles together. Students in this course will also develop language skills to communicate with Worship Pastors, helping them to effectively communicate vision, encouragement and constructive criticism. In conjunction, the student is challenged to evaluate his or her leadership off the stage through candid group discussion and individual analysis. These exercises aim to broaden the student’s worship perspective by viewing all facets of life as genuine acts of worship. Same as MUS 2503 

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 2413 Understanding Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Understanding Worship Arts II seeks to move from understanding the philosophy of worship arts to understanding the processes employed by worship pastors in service planning such as song selection, transitions, and exhortations. Students will not only learn these processes but will also evaluate the effectiveness of these processes in various situations. The course also equips the student with keen observation and critical thinking skills; the student can utilize these skills to evaluate the theological integrity and pastoral effectiveness of any corporate worship gathering. In addition, this course requires the student to serve several times with various non-profit organizations that aim to help the disenfranchised people of Northwest Arkansas. This component of the course seeks to encourage the student to continue to view worship as a lifestyle, far more than a Sunday morning activity. Same as MUS 2513 

    Prerequisite: MUS 2403  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Worship I is the first of two foundation courses placed at the beginning of the worship arts core sequence. This course seeks to discover each student’s “worship starting point,” identifying local church background and other worship experiences that have shaped this initial perspective. From there, lectures, discussions, and readings in the areas of theology, ecclesiology, and spiritual formation aim to broaden this worship perspective by cultivating an appreciation for various leadership, planning, and music styles that may or may not align with the student’s personal preference. In conjunction, the student is challenged to evaluate his or her worship leadership off the stage through candid group discussion and individual analysis. These exercises aim to broaden the student’s worship perspective by viewing all facets of life as genuine acts of worship. Same as MUS 2403 

    Prerequisites: MUS 1111  and MUS 1113  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Worship II seeks to give a practical face to the concepts learned in Worship I. The student learns much about the reality of actually serving as a worship pastor in a local congregation. This course teaches various fundamentals of corporate worship planning, such as song selection, transitions, and exhortations. However, it also equips the student with keen observation and critical thinking skills; the student can utilize these skills to evaluate the theological integrity and pastoral effectiveness of any corporate worship gathering. In addition, this course requires the student to serve several times with various non-profit organizations that aim to help the disenfranchised people of Northwest Arkansas through music. This component of the course seeks to encourage the student to continue to view worship as a lifestyle, far more than a Sunday morning activity. Same as MUS 2413 

    Prerequisite: MUS 2503  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 2601 Accompanying Class

    One hour (On Campus)
    Various aspects of accompanying including how to analyze and rehearse music, how to maintain ensemble balance, and the working out of performance details involved with collaborative musical artistry. Repertoire presented is from standard vocal, choral, instrumental, and church music. Students gain experience and practice accompanying other students during the semester.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 2901 Guitar in Worship

    One hour (On Campus)
    Application of guitar skills to the worship setting.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1901  or instructor consent
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 2931 Class Piano III

    One hour (On Campus)
    Continuation of keyboard techniques including major and minor scales, modes, chord progressions and inversions, arpeggios, harmonization, improvisation, vocal and instrumental accompaniments, vocal and instrumental score reading (including transposing instruments), solo and ensemble repertoire. Two hours of class each week and half-hour practice daily. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1941 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 2941 Class Piano IV

    One hour (On Campus)
    Continuation of keyboard techniques including major and minor scales, modes, chord progressions and inversions, arpeggios, harmonization, improvisation, vocal and instrumental accompaniments, vocal and instrumental score reading (including transposing instruments), solo and ensemble repertoire. Two hours of class each week and half-hour practice daily. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2931  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 3103 Arranging

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to scoring and arranging for various ensembles and instrument groups with emphases on range, timbre, music engraving, and general principles of arranging/orchestration. Includes arranging projects utilizing Finale software. Two hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1111  and MUS 1113 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3131 Commercial Voice Techniques

    One hour (On Campus)
    Survey, analysis, and application of vocal techniques specific to commercial music. Includes coaching in musical theatre, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, country, pop, and contemporary Christian singing styles.

    Prerequisite: completion of Upper-Division Admittance Exam
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

    One hour (On Campus)
    Acquisition of keyboard skills beyond note-reading, such as playing from chord charts, harmonization in various styles, transposition, and improvisation. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2113  
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

    One hour (On Campus)
    A continuation of skills in reading chord charts, harmonization in various styles, transposition, improvisation, and open-score reading. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3151 
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 3201 Introduction to World Music

    One hour (On Campus)
    This course is an introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas is studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics and cross-cultural contact. Course work includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists and research projects. This course’s hands-on music making opportunities support the application of world music in the worship and classroom settings.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3213 History of Music I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The historical development of music from the ancients to ~1820 with an emphasis on a holistic contextualizing of musical practices throughout this time period. This course includes a major research-analysis project. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1203  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3223 History of Music II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The historical development of music from ~1820 to the present with an emphasis on a holistic contextualizing of musical practices throughout this time period. This course includes a major research-analysis project. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1203  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3232 Reharmonization Techniques for the Church

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An integrated study of music theory with an emphasis on emerging pop symbols and popular and jazz harmonies used in current worship music. The creation of worship charts, lead sheets, chord substitution, simplified hymn harmonization, segues, intros, outros, turnarounds and arranging are studied in detail.

    Prerequisites: MUS 2111  and MUS 2113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3241 Musicianship III

    One hour (On Campus)
    A course developing the aural skills of singing at sight and taking dictation. Musical materials representative of chromatic harmony of the common practice period and selected modern styles. Two hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2111 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 3243 Theory III

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of standard classical forms and of 20th century music practices, with emphases on interpretive analytical skills and creative writing in selected styles. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 3313 Public School Music Methods, K-6

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Methods and materials of teaching music in elementary/middle schools, including the development of lesson plans, classroom observations, and role-playing a music teaching situation. Field experiences required. For Music majors only. Same as MUS 3323 

    Prerequisites: MUS 2111  and MUS 2113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3323 Children’s Music Ministry Methods

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Study of current and traditional philosophies, methods, and materials for use with preschool through sixth-grade church choirs. Field observations required. Same as MUS 3313 

    Prerequisite: MUS 1113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3411 Conducting I

    One hour (On Campus)
    Basic conducting patterns and techniques; score-reading, both choral and instrumental; study and preparation of graded choral music. Class meets two days per week.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1111  and MUS 1113 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 3421 Conducting II

    One hour (On Campus)
    Advanced conducting techniques, score preparation, and interpretation. Emphasis on conducting assigned selections, the study of advanced choral works, and stylistic interpretation. Class meets two days per week.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3411 
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3501 Writing for the Church

    One hour (On Campus)
    An upper-division course designed to expose students to a broad spectrum of congregational song and liturgical resources while also teaching them to create and write new congregational hymns, songs, prayers, and responsive corporate readings.

    Prerequisites or corequisites: MUS 2513  and EGL 1023 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 3563 Audio Technology I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to live sound engineering with a focus on experiential and situational learning. This course aims to achieve basic proficiency in the following areas: digital mixing consoles (specifically the Yamaha M7CL), mic placement, building a live audio mix, and the art of equalization. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 3601 Music Practicum: Accompanying

    One hour (On Campus)
    Student accompanies voice students at their lessons and rehearsals, musical theatre workshop rehearsals, or other accompaniment opportunities with the consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2601  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3611 Music Practicum: Church Organist

    One hour (On Campus)
    Student assumes the position of organist for a local church in the region and prepares and presents all organ music needed for the worship services of the church, which may include hymns, service music, choral anthem accompaniments, and solo voluntaries (prelude, offertory, communion music, postlude). May be repeated for credit.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3620 Music Practicum: Community Arts Academy Student Instructor

    No credit (On Campus)
    The student will give one-on-one instruction to a community member of Siloam Springs in a primary or secondary area of performance study. Minimal compensation will be earned. Lessons will be observed and evaluated by the practicum director/applied teacher periodically throughout the semester.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3621 Music Practicum: Student Conductor

    One hour (On Campus)
    Selected specifically by the conductor of an ensemble, a student is given opportunity to serve in various capacities, such as section leader, performance music librarian, rehearsal conductor, and if appropriate, assistant conductor in performances. Assigned duties are tailored to offer practical experience in all aspects of choral and/or instrumental performance. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3421  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3651 Music Practicum: Chapel Leader

    One hour (On Campus)
    Student serves the Chapel Program in a variety of capacities including participating with the music teams, attending planning meetings and rehearsals, assisting with overall set-up and programming, and evaluating the services. Student reports directly to the Instructor of Worship Arts. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2513  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3661 Music Practicum: Technology

    One hour (On Campus)
    Student serves as sound technician in a church, JBU chapel, recording studio, audio post-production facility, radio station, etc. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3563  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3730 Music Theatre Production

    No credit (On Campus)
    Introduction to the art of stage craft through the medium of musical theatre, operetta, and opera. Stage movement and characterization skills are developed. May be repeated. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 3732 Music Theatre Production

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Annual fully staged production of a musical or operetta. May be repeated for credit.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3800 Cathedral Choir

    No credit (On Campus)
    The Cathedral Choir, open to students from all fields of study, performs standard collegiate choral literature of the various style periods. It is featured in the annual Christmas Candlelight Service and takes an annual tour during spring break. May be repeated. An additional fee may be associated with this course in semesters when the choir tours.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3801 Cathedral Choir

    One hour (On Campus)
    The Cathedral Choir, open to students from all fields of study, performs standard collegiate choral literature of the various style periods. It is featured in the annual Christmas Candlelight Service and takes an annual tour during spring break. May be repeated for credit.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3830 Women’s University Chorus

    No credit (On Campus)
    The ensemble performs a variety of styles from the standard collegiate and sacred choral literature. The group performs primarily for on-campus functions. May be repeated.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3831 Women’s University Chorus

    One hour (On Campus)
    The ensemble performs a variety of styles from the standard collegiate and sacred choral literature. The group performs primarily for on-campus functions. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3840 Instrumental Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra

    No credit (On Campus)
    The ensemble performs a variety of styles from the standard instrumental ensemble literature. The group performs at least once per semester. Two hours of rehearsal each week in addition to performances. May be repeated.

    Prerequisite: audition required
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3841 Instrumental Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra

    One hour (On Campus)
    The Chamber Orchestra performs a variety of styles from standard orchestral literature. There are performances each semester. Audition required. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3850 The Red Steps

    No credit (On Campus)
    This ensemble exists to serve the University by leading worship at schools and churches throughout the country for the purpose of recruitment, marketing and overall encouragement to the body of Christ. This ensemble may also play a broader repertoire of music at coffee shops, bookstores, and churches for special events sponsored by the Admissions Department or area schools. This ensemble is filled through an invitation only audition and includes a small stipend. May be repeated. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: invitation to audition only
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3851 The Red Steps

    One hour (On Campus)
    This ensemble exists to serve the University by leading worship at schools and churches throughout the country for the purpose of recruitment, marketing and overall encouragement to the body of Christ. This ensemble may also play a broader repertoire of music at coffee shops, bookstores, and churches for special events sponsored by the Admissions Department or area schools. This ensemble is filled through an invitation only audition and includes a small stipend. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: audition allowed by invitation only
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3890 Studio Class in Instrumental Music

    No credit (On Campus)
    Required of all students taking instrumental music. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. May be repeated.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 3891 Applied Instrument

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. Available for majors and minors admitted into the Instrumental Major. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1891  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3890  (if available)
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 3892 Applied Instrument

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. Available for majors and minors admitted into the Instrumental Concentration. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1892  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3890  (if available)
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 3900 Junior Recital

    No credit (On Campus)
    Presentation of a recital during the junior year. Must be enrolled in applied lessons in the area of performance during the semester of the recital. The student must write program notes and present them prior to the hearing for approval by the applied teacher (and/or other members of the department at the discretion of the applied teacher). The first draft of the program notes should be presented in full to the applied professor two weeks before the scheduled hearing. The hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled performance. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3971 Applied Organ

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1971  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3972 Applied Organ

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1972  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3980 Studio Class in Voice

    No credit (On Campus)
    Required of all students taking Applied Voice. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. May be repeated.

    Corequisite: MUS 3981  or MUS 3982  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3981 Applied Voice

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Voice major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees
    Corequisite: MUS 1980  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3982 Applied Voice

    Two hours (On Campus)
    One 1-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1982  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3980  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3990 Studio Class in Piano

    No credit (On Campus)
    Required of all students taking Applied Piano. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. May be repeated.

    Corequisite: MUS 3991  or MUS 3992  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3991 Applied Piano

    One hour (On Campus)
    One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1991  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 3992 Applied Piano

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. May be repeated each semester of upper-division study. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1992  and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam
    Corequisite: MUS 3990  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 4101 Music Technology

    One hour (On Campus)
    An introduction to the fundamentals of the ever-changing field of music technology. Students will work with current hardware and software employed in music sequencing and music performance practice. Course activities emphasize the production of creative projects in the application of hardware and software contained in a typical MIDI and digital audio lab. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    MUS 4113 Analytical Techniques

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A survey of various analytical techniques employed by music theorists and analytical musicologists with an emphasis on asking good research questions. This course serves as the synthesis and capstone of the music theory sequence and includes a major research-analysis project.

    Prerequisites or corequisites: MUS 1203  and MUS 3243 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 4123 Counterpoint

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Exercises in analysis and writing of two- and three-part counterpoint in 18th century style.

    Prerequisite: MUS 4113 
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4191 Senior Presentation Preparation

    One hour (On Campus)
    Course designed to provide faculty mentoring for students enrolled in MUS 4910  Senior Presentation or MUS 4920  Senior Presentation in Worship Arts.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Corequisite: MUS 4910  or MUS 4920  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

    One hour (On Campus)
    An overview of pedagogical trends, historical practices, methods, and contemporary issues in piano teaching.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4262 Piano Literature

    Two hours (On Campus)
    A chronological survey of keyboard and piano literature from the 18th century to the present.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4273 Organ Literature and Pedagogy

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A brief chronological survey of literature for the organ from the Renaissance to the present. Basic pedagogical source materials are included.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4281 Vocal Literature

    One hour (On Campus)
    A survey of vocal song literature and analysis and comparison of styles of representative works.

    Prerequisite or corequisite: MUS 3223  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 4291 Choral Literature

    One hour (On Campus)
    A brief chronological study of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

    Two hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to the process of singing through the study of voice science (anatomy, physiology, acoustics, vocal health, and dysfunction) and through survey and application of historic and contemporary pedagogical practices.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    MUS 4490 Selected Topics

    No credit (On Campus)
    Study of a topic such as Twentieth Century Styles or Composition. May be repeated.

    Offering on campus dependent upon student interest and faculty availability
  
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    MUS 4491 Selected Topics

    One hour (On Campus)
    Study of a topic such as Twentieth Century Styles or Composition. May be repeated for credit when content differs. A one-hour private lesson fee is charged per credit hour.

    Offering on campus dependent upon student interest and faculty availability
  
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    MUS 4492 Selected Topics

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Study of a topic such as Twentieth Century Styles or Composition. May be repeated for credit when content differs. A one-hour private lesson fee is charged per credit hour.

    Offering on campus dependent upon student interest and faculty availability
  
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    MUS 4493 Selected Topics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Study of a topic such as Twentieth Century Styles or Composition. May be repeated for credit when content differs. A one-hour private lesson fee is charged per credit hour.

    Offering on campus dependent upon student interest and faculty availability
  
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    MUS 4550 Internship in Worship Arts

    No credit (On Campus)
    An internship under the guidance of an experienced and qualified minister of music in an approved church music program.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 4563 Audio Technology II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An in-depth study of various aspects of live sound engineering including building upon all knowledge gained in Audio Technology I. An introduction to studio recording, exploring the differences between live and studio engineering. A basic exploration of ProTools12 and Logic Pro. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3563  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    MUS 4573 Public School Music Methods, 7-12

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Contemporary methodology for teaching music in middle/junior and senior high schools, including philosophy of music education, psychology of music learning, curriculum development, classroom management, and evaluation. Field experiences and/or observations are required.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3313  
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    MUS 4900 Senior Recital

    No credit (On Campus)
    Presentation of a recital during the academic year preceding graduation. Must be enrolled in applied lessons in the area of performance during the semester of the recital. The student must write program notes and present them prior to the hearing for approval by the applied teacher (and/or other members of the department at the discretion of the applied teacher). The first draft of the program notes should be presented in full to the applied professor two weeks before the scheduled hearing. The hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled performance. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 4910 Senior Presentation

    No credit (On Campus)
    Presentation of a project representing significant research and/or creative endeavor during the academic year preceding graduation. Projects must be approved by the department chair, college dean, and faculty mentor. Program notes must be written to accompany the presentation. These notes must be approved by and submitted to the faculty mentor prior to the presentation hearing. Hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled presentation. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Corequisite: MUS 4191  
    Prerequisites or corequisites: MUS 4113 , MUS 3213 , and MUS 3223  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    MUS 4920 Senior Presentation in Worship Arts

    No credit (On Campus)
    Presentation of a corporate worship service demonstrating musical, pastoral, and leadership skills gained over the student’s academic career. The student is responsible for assembling a team of people to help execute the planned service (musicians, speakers, other artists). Presentation must be approved by the department chair, and faculty mentor. Liturgical notes must be written to accompany the presentation. These notes must be approved by and submitted to the faculty mentor prior to the presentation hearing. Hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled presentation. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: MUS 2513 
    Prerequisite or corequisite: MUS 4191 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters

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    NUR 1022 Concepts in Community Health & Wellness

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Explores the personal application of individual lifestyle choices and examines the protective and predictive factors that affect physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health. Christian beliefs are used to frame, enhance, and promote the benefits of healthy choices for a lifetime of optimal functional health, wellness, and disease prevention. Introduces concepts of community/public health, including epidemiology and biostatistics. Includes a teaching/learning service project. Meets the Whole Person Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    NUR 2113 Overview of Professional Nursing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Provides an introduction to the discipline of professional nursing. Students examine their values and beliefs in relation to the concepts, tenets, and behaviors essential to the nursing profession and safe nursing practice. Students learn the individual thinking skills and strategies needed to engage in clinical reasoning and decision making.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 2134 Informatics, Inquiry, & Evidence-Based Practice

    Four hours (On Campus)
    A study of technologies and information systems used by professional nurses in various healthcare settings. Emphasizes the use of these systems to improve safety and quality outcomes. This course also includes an overview of the research process through a comparative analysis of selected studies exemplifying various theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches. Students acquire the basic competencies to critically read, evaluate, and interpret nursing research studies for their appropriateness while investigating various practice-based problems.

    Prerequisite: NUR 2113  
    Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 1003 , MTH 2103 , or PSY 2383  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    NUR 3112 Pharmacology 1

    Two hours (On Campus)
    First course in a two-semester sequence that provides students the theoretical basis for planning safe, effective, and patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of pharmacology. Also focuses on safety and quality improvement related to pharmacological interventions.

    Prerequisite: admission into the Nursing major
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 3114 Pathophysiology

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Provides the foundation for understanding alterations and adaptations in physiological processes in humans across the lifespan that occur due to disease, stress, environmental changes, and genetics. Builds upon the student’s knowledge from the physical sciences. The content selected for study is essential to clinical reasoning and judgment and for understanding the rationale for preventive and therapeutic interventions in illness-related phenomena.

    Prerequisites: BIO 2514  and BIO 2524 , each with a grade of “B” or higher, and admission into the Nursing major
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 3115 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice

    Five hours (On Campus)
    Application of foundational health care and nursing concepts using selected exemplars. Emphasis is placed on socializing the student as an active, developing professional within the context and dimensions of the discipline. Clinical experiences within the community hospital and other selected community agencies emphasize development of psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the beginning nurse and continuity of care across settings. Three classroom hours per week and a total of 80 simulation and/or clinical hours.

    Prerequisite: admission into the Nursing major
    Corequisites: NUR 3112 , NUR 3124 , and NUR 3115L 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 3124 Health Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Using the nursing process, students learn to assess the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of patients. Assessment skills are adjusted according to the patient’s developmental level. The skills of interviewing and physical assessment are developed to assist students in making clinical judgments. The course also incorporates selected foundational nursing knowledge and interventions, including documentation utilizing informatics. Three classroom hours per week and a total of 40 laboratory hours. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: admission into the Nursing major
    Corequisites: NUR 3112 NUR 3115 , and NUR 3124L
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 3222 Pharmacology 2

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Second course in a two-semester sequence. Uses the nursing process to introduce how the professional nurse approaches medication administration using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches. Explores the use of and relationships between Complementary and Alternative Medicine, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals. Students encounter increasingly complex dosage calculations, and nursing responsibility and accountability for safe medication administration are reinforced and emphasized.

    Prerequisite: NUR 3112  
    Corequisites: NUR 3224  and NUR 3234 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    NUR 3224 Concepts of Professional Nursing 1

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Expanding nursing concepts and exemplars to further develop and emphasize professional nursing practice. Concepts and exemplars are applied to patients with multiple, non-complex functional problems across the lifespan and patients with mental health conditions.

    Prerequisites: NUR 3112 , NUR 3114 , NUR 3115 , and NUR 3124 
    Corequisite: NUR 3234  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    NUR 3234 Concepts of Professional Nursing 1 - Clinical

    Four hours (On Campus)
    This is the companion clinical course to NUR 3224 . Students continue to develop a deeper understanding and application of nursing concepts focusing on communication skills, safe and effective care, and the nursing process. Students engage in patient care in a variety of healthcare settings. Course consists of a total of 160 hours of simulation, lab, and clinical experiences. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: NUR 3112 , NUR 3114 , NUR 3115 , and NUR 3124  
    Corequisites: NUR 3222  and NUR 3224  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    NUR 3324 Concepts of Professional Nursing 2

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Continued application of nursing concepts and exemplars within professional nursing practice. This seven-week summer course exposes students to a variety of topics primarily revolving around vulnerable populations, health care disparities, and emergency preparedness. Students will also be introduced to maternal/newborn dyads. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: NUR 3224  and NUR 3234  
    Corequisite: NUR 3333 
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
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    NUR 3333 Concepts of Professional Nursing 2 - Clinical

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This is the companion clinical course to NUR 3324 . Utilizing a variety of clinical agencies and organizations, students will provide care for persons across the lifespan, focusing on vulnerable populations, health care disparities, chronic conditions, disabilities and maternal/newborn dyads. During this course, students may opt to care for individuals, families and communities during an international mission experience. Course consists of a total of 120 hours simulation, lab and clinical experiences. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: NUR 3224  and NUR 3234  
    Corequisite: NUR 3324  
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
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    NUR 4124 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Continued application of nursing concepts and exemplars within professional nursing practice. Students focus on patients with complex and/or complicated care needs across the lifespan. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Corequisite: NUR 4134  and NUR 4233 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 4134 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3 - Clinical

    Four hours (On Campus)
    This is the companion clinical course to NUR 4124 . Clinical experiences focus on the application of clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills to the care of patients with complex needs in a variety of healthcare settings. Experiences will also involve principles of patient care management and nursing leadership. Consists of a total of 160 hours of simulation, lab, and clinical experiences. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: NUR 3324  and NUR 3333  
    Corequisites: NUR 4124  and NUR 4233  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    NUR 4224 Issues and Trends in Contemporary Nursing

    Four hours (On Campus)
    Students examine current trends and issues in nursing as well as future, ongoing, personal and professional development. Seminars focus on collaboration and problem-solving as students examine issues encountered in the healthcare setting. Guided study for NCLEX-RN preparation and portfolio completion is also included. Must be taken in final semester of the program of study.

    Prerequisites: NUR 4124  and NUR 4134 
    Corequisite: NUR 4226 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
 

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