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MUS 201† Diction I
Diction focuses on the pronunciation, translation, and performance (recitation or singing) of languages.† The course utilizes the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to assist students in pronunciation and performance, and requires students to translate foreign languages.† Diction I focuses on English, Italian and German.† Prerequisite: HUM 100 or permission of instructor. 3.0 credits.
MUS 202† Diction II
Diction focuses on the pronunciation, translation, and performance (recitation or singing) of languages.† The course utilizes the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to assist students in pronunciation and performance, and requires students to translate foreign languages.† Diction II focuses on Spanish, French, and additional Western European languages.† Prerequisite: C or better in MUS 251. 3.0 credits.
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BUS 322† Business Database Systems
This course introduces students to the uses of database systems for transaction processing and decision-making in business.† The course presents the concepts of effective database design in a broad sense in that it examines business data contained in text documents, spreadsheets, and relational databases.† Students will gain hands-on experience in designing and developing databases, as well as reports, forms, and web pages that utilize business data. Carries a fee. Prerequisite: ENG 101/COM 100. 3.0 credits.
EDU 2923† Ethics and Safety for Our Schools
This on-line course will provide learners with information necessary to develop safe and effective teaching and counseling strategies when working with students. Students will study legislative and regulatory issues guiding appropriate, ethical and safe interaction and intervention strategies. This course is designed to keep ethical teachers ethical by reducing and managing a teacherís violation potential. It is intended to be a part of a larger school district plan to protect the districtís teachers, staff, and students.† Carries a fee. 3.0 credits.
EDU 2924† Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
This online course will provide students an understanding of the framework of and the need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. Students will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. Carries a fee. 3.0 credits.
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MUS 223† Music Theory III
A continuation of MUS 222. Altered chords, composition of tow or three voices, chromatic techniques. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MUS 222. 3 credits.
MUS 224† †Music Theory IV
A continuation of MUS 223. Analysis of the chief harmonic and rhythmic procedures of 20th and 21st century composition. Includes scale formations, expanded harmonic practices, polytonality and serial techniques. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C on MUS 223. 3 credits.
MUS 233† Eartraining and Sightsinging III
A continuation of MUS 232. Rhythmic and melodic dictation containing chromatics; simple two-part melodic dictation; identifying harmonic progressions. Singing intervals, chords and scalar melodies at sight. Computer assisted instruction. Prerequisite: MUS 223 or concurrent enrollment, and a minimum grade of C in MUS 232. 1 credit.
MUS 234† Eartraining and Sightsinging IV
A continuation of MUS 233. Simple three-part melodic dictation. Singing intervals, chords and scalar melodies at sight. Computer-assisted instruction. Prerequisite: MUS 224 or concurrent enrollment, and a minimum grade of C in MUS 233. 1 credit.
NMC 214† Introduction to Digital Photography
This course is an introduction to digital photography. Students will learn basic camera techniques and how to convert their images to digital ones. This course will provide the student with basic aesthetic principles as well as an extensive range of practical photographic techniques needed for entry into the photographic workplace and/or for artistic expression. Carries a fee. Prerequisite: HUM 100 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.