Dec 04, 2022  
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Management

  
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    MGT 3110 - Business Ethics

    (3)
    Students learn how business and society interact through the study of consumerism, technology, ethical and moral conviction. This course introduces the concept of business ethics, an overview of major ethical issues that businesses face today, and a discussion of moral philosophy through an understanding of classical and contemporary ethical theories.

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the BAS program.
    (3 hr lec)
  
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    MGT 3210 - Management and Organization

    (3)
    This course covers objectives, planning and decision-making, organization of resources, human relations, coping with change and conflict, and controlling as management responsibilities. Principles of Management include appropriate behavioral and management science applications to the management process.

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the BAS program.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MGT 3410 - Human Resources Management

    (3)
    The management of human resources (FR) is an important strategic concern for organizations. HR involves getting the right person into the right job at the right time at the right cost. This course will help you develop a broad understanding of key concepts and tools used to effectively manage human capital. While it is important to have a broad conceptual understanding of the HR issues and why HR tools and processes are used, an additional objective, of course, is for students to learn how and when to apply HR tools to solve organizational problems. These concepts and tools are increasingly important for non-HR managers as well as HR specialists.

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the BAS program.
    (3 hrs lec)

Marketing

  
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    MKT 1300 - Advertising

    (3)
    An introduction to the role and use of advertising. Basic processes of planning, implementing, and controlling the advertising effort studied. Consumer analysis, promotional objectives, media selection, and evaluation represent major areas of study.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing

    (3)
    Covers management’s role in product planning, pricing, distribution, and promotion of goods and services. Emphasizes the application of the marketing concept in current business practices. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MKT 3210 - Introduction to Marketing

    (3)
    This introductory marketing class focuses on the basic principles of Marketing, including Value, Exchange, The Marketing Mix, Environmental Forces, Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning, Branding, Product Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Ethics, Sustainability, Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, CRM, IMC, Personal Selling, Pricing, Marketing Research Techniques, and Marketing Careers.

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the BAS program.
    (3 hrs lec)

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 0900 - Pre-Algebra Arithmetic

    (0)
    A review of basic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, averages, exponents and roots, percentages, ratios and proportions, and basic algebra. This course is designed to give students an opportunity to prepare for future math courses and increase their math placement. This course will be graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory, has no attached credit hours, and does not satisfy any math requirement at NWC.

  
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    MATH 0920 - Foundational Mathematics II

    (0)
    A review of the basic operations of algebra, this course covers such topics as signed numbers, laws of exponents, linear equations, and inequalities, systems of linear equations, linear functions, factoring polynomials, and quadratic equations. This course will be graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory, has no attached credit hours, and does not satisfy any math requirements at Northwest College.

    Prerequisite: Math ACT score of 19 or 20, ALEKS score of 14 to 29, and/or an ACCUPLACER score in the Arithmetic domain of 60 or above or the Elementary algebra domain of 40 to 54. Placement scores must have occurred within one year prior to enrollment.
  
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    MATH 0930 - Intermediate Algebra

    (4)
    Emphasis on algebraic manipulations. Covers such topics as linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; graphs and functions; polynomial, rational, and radical expressions; logarithms, and exponentials.

    Prerequisties: Math ACT score of 21 or 22, ALEKS score of 30 to 45, and/or an ACCUPLACER score in the Elementary Algebra domain of 55 to 84. Placement scores must have occurred within one year prior to enrollment.
    (4 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 0991 - Problem Solving Corequisite

    (2)
    This course is taken as a corequisite to MATH 1000, Problem Solving, and is not a standalone course. Emphasis will be on the necessary arithmetic and algebraic skills needed to be successful in MATH 1000. Topics covered include operations involving integer and rational numbers, functions and graphs, and solving linear equations and inequalities algebraically graphically, and numerically.

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 0993 - College Algebra Corequisite

    (2)
    This course is taken as a corequisite to Math 1400, College Algebra, and is not a standalone course. Emphasis will be on the necessary Intermediate Algebra skills needed to be successful in Math 1400. Topics covered include linear and quadratic equations, rational and polynomial expressions (including factoring), and functions and graphs.

    Co-Requisite: Corequisite: Math 1400, College Algebra.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1000 - Problem Solving

    (3)
    For students not planning to enroll in MATH 1400, 1450 or a calculus course. Designed to acquaint the student with the usefulness of mathematics. Accomplished by an in-depth exploration of a variety of applied problems and the methods, models, and stragies used to solve them. Note: MATH 1000 is neither a prerequisite nor suitable preperation for MATH 1400 College Algebra.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 0920  or placement at math level 2 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1050 - Finite Mathematics

    (3)
    Designed for business, social science, and behavioral science students. Introduces the student to sets, logic, probability, matrices, and linear programming. Stresses applications to the disciplines mentioned.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 0930  or placement at math level 3 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1100 - Number and Operations for Elementary Teachers

    (3)
    Designed primarily for prospective elementary teachers. Students acquire conceptual background for the operations and algorithms of arithmetic. Includes study of whole numbers, rational numbers, integers, and real numbers. Logic and problem solving skills incorporated throughout. 

    Prerequisite: A grade “C-” or better in MATH 0930  or placement at math level 3 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1105 - Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary Teachers

    (3)
    Designed primarily for prospective elementary teachers. Students explore and acquire conceptual background for various aspects of mathematics including algebra, statistics, and probability. 

    Prerequisite: A grade “C-” or better in MATH 0930   or placement at math level 3 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1400 - College Algebra

    (4)
    Students develop a basic understanding of linear and quadratic equations, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and other topics which may include conic sections, matrices, systems of equations, counting, probability, and series. Credit cannot be earned in both MATH 1400 and MATH 1450 

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 0930  or level 3 math placement within one year prior to registration.
    (4 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1405 - Precalculus Trigonometry

    (3)
    Students will use the functional approach to trigonometry and gain a basic understanding of computations, applications, identities, inverse functions, and the analytic geometry of trigonometric functions. Credit cannot be earned in both MATH 1405 and MATH 1450.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 1400 or placement at math level 4 within one year prior to enrollment.
    3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1450 - Algebra and Trigonometry

    (5)
    Designed primarily for those students intending to take the MATH 2200 -MATH 2210  sequence. This course covers the topics from college algebra and precalculus trigonometry in one semester. Student cannot receive credit in both MATH 1450 and MATH 1400 or both MATH 1450 and MATH 1405.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 0930  or placement at math level 3 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (5 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 1510 - Technical Mathematics I

    (3)
    A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 0900  or placement at math level 1 within one year prior to enrollment.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2120 - Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Teachers

    (3)
    Designed primarily for prospective elementary teachers. Emphasis is on asking and answering critical questions about spatial reasoning as evident in the real world. Includes investigations of tow- and three-dimensional shapes and their properties, measurements, constructions, and transformations to prepare students to be competent in teaching these concepts. 

    Prerequisite:  grade “C- “or better in MATH 0930   or placement at math level 3 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2200 - Calculus I

    (5)
    Students are introduced to the calculus and analytic geometry of algebraic functions of one variable. Students will gain a basic understanding of limits, derivatives, and integrals. The first semester of a three-semester course.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 1405  or MATH 1450  or placement at math level 5 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (5 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2205 - Calculus II

    (5)
    Covers applications and techniques of integration, and other topics including basic differential equations, infinite series, analytic geometry, parametric curves, and polar coordinates. The second semester of a three-semester course.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 2200   or equivalent.
    (5 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2210 - Calculus III

    (4)
    The last of three courses in the calculus sequence. Covers vectors, functions of two or more variables, and any of the topics not covered in MATH 2205 .

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 2205 .
    (4 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2250 - Elementary Linear Algebra

    (3)
    A theory course which introduces the algebra of matrices followed by a study of vector spaces.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 2210 .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2300 - Discrete Structures

    (3)
    An introductory course covering the mathematics most used in the analysis of algorithms. Logic and proof covered with some emphasis on proof by induction. Counting, combinatorics, probability, relations, discrete functions, and Boolean algebras with applications to switching circuits covered. Graph theory, machine arithmetic, and finite differencing techniques also introduced. 

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 2200  or MATH 2350 .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2310 - Applied Differential Equations I

    (3)
    Introductory survey of ordinary differential equations. Topics include solution methods for differential equations, mathematical modelling, numerical methods, and an introduction to integral transform methods.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 2205  and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2345 - Survey of Calculus

    (5)
    Students develop introductory level tools to apply calculus to the sciences. Students address limits, derivatives, and integrals of functions of one or more variables with applications throughout. Students may not receive credit in both MATH 2345 and MATH 2350 or MATH 2200.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 1400 , or MATH 1450 , or placement at math level 4 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (5 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2350 - Business Calculus

    (5)
    Students develop introductory level tools to apply calculus to business. Students address limits, derivatives, and integrals of functions of one or more variables with applications throughout. Students may not receive credit in both MATH 2350 and MATH 2200.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 1400 , or MATH 1450  or placement at math level 4 within one year prior to enrollment.
    (5 hrs lec)
  
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    MATH 2355 - Math Applications for Business

    (4)
    Students develop mastery of business and economic applications of mathematics. Students work with linear equations and programming, introductory interest theory, probability, and Markov processes and game theory, plus complete a mandatory computer-based spreadsheet component. Credit cannot be earned in both MATH 2355 and MATH 1050.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MATH 1400 .
    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)

Medical Assistant

  
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    MEDA 1505 - Medical Office Assistant

    (6)
    This course provides the medical assistant student with the knowledge and foundational skill practice necessary to begin to function in a medical office. Students are introduced to basic concepts of professional practice, law and ethics in health care, medical officer records and procedures,medical terminology, and medical office finances. Students will be introduced to working with the healthcare team and patients in a healthcare setting, while participating in the administrative functions of the medical office.

    (60 hrs online lec, 30 hrs face-to-face lab, 45 face-to-face hrs clnc)
  
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    MEDA 1600 - Clinical Medical Assistant

    (6)
    This course provides the medical assistant student with the opportunity to apply foundational principles and skills within a medical office setting. Students are able to apply basic concepts of medical assistant skills through clinical practice and observe the function of the medical laboratory. Students will be working with the healthcare team in a healthcare setting to experience the preparation of patients for physical exam, collecting and processing specimens, medication administration, and assisting the provider with medical procedures.

    Prerequisite: Complete MEDA 1505  with a minimum grade of “C”.
    (36 hrs online lec, 30 hrs face-to-face lab, 120 hrs face-to-face clnc)
  
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    MEDA 1800 - Principles of Phlebotomy

    (4)
    Students learn the practice of phlebotomy and are provided with the knowledge and necessary skills to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, and processing. Quality assurance, professional conduct, and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well. Students will rotate through a hospital laboratory for operational and clinical experience to prepare them to perform, prepare, and process specimens.

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MEDA 1970 - Phlebotomy Practicum

    (1)
    Students will learn the practice of phlebotomy and will be provided with the basic knowledge to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, universal precaution, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling and processing. Quality assurance, professional conduct and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well.


Molecular Biology

  
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    MOLB 2210 - General Microbiology

    (4.5)
    A study of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses; their morphology, physiology, classification, isolation, and sterilization.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1010  or CHEM 1000 .
    (3 hrs lec, 1.5 hrs lab)

Music

  
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    MUSC 0200 - Convocation

    (0)
    An opportunity for students involved in applied music to perform for each other in a formal recital setting. Usually meets once every two weeks. Must be taken concurrently with applied music lessons.

  
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    MUSC 1000 - Introduction to Music

    (3)
    An examination of musical style elements for aesthetic, expressive, and cultural meanings. Many styles of music will be heard and analyzed, with emphasis on classic selections. Develops informed, perceptive listeners.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1010 - Music Fundamentals

    (2)
    This course provides concentrated work in both one-on-one and group settings with the instructor. Students will develop performance skills in a rock band ensemble.

    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 1025 - Introduction to Music Education

    (2)
    Students acquire knowledge of the history of music education in the United States and the current implementation of music standards in the music classroom.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1030 .
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1030 - Written Theory I

    (3)
    Students study diatonic harmony and melody. Utilizing computer programs, students acquire skills and a conceptual understanding of scales, intervals, keys, triads, melodic organization, and four-part chorale writing as well as musical analysis, composing melodies, and harmonizing with primary and secondary triads. This course is the first of a four-semester theory sequence and is designed to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 1035 .

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1035 - Aural Theory I

    (1)
    Ear training through diatonic sight singing of melodies, scales and intervals, and melodic and rhythmic dictation. Involves learning of moveable do solfege and basic conducting patterns. Should be taken in conjunction with MUSC 1030 .

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1040 - Written Theory II

    (3)
    Students expand their knowledge of diatonic harmony and melody. Utilizing a computer, students gain skills and understanding related to style analysis, dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, modulation, and two- and three-part harmonic notation. This course takes a student through the classical period of harmony. 

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1030 .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1045 - Aural Theory II

    (1)
    Continuation of MUSC 1035  which includes do solfege, dictation, and conducting patterns. Introduction to keyboard harmony and harmonic dictation. Should be taken in conjunction with MUSC 1040 .

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1035 .
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1080 - Baritone Horn I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1090 - Bassoon I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. St

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1100 - Cello I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1101 - Music First Year Seminar

    (1)
    A course designed to help first year music students’ transition into college and into the profession of music. Topics include program planning, transfer, research in music, musical practice and music career choices.

  
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    MUSC 1110 - Clarinet I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1120 - Double Bass I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1130 - Flute I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. St

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1140 - French Horn I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1150 - Guitar I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1152 - Bass Guitar I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1170 - Oboe I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1190 - Percussion I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1200 - Piano I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1204 - Jazz Piano I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. 

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1206 - Jazz Voice I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200. Max 8 credits.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1210 - Saxophone I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1220 - Trombone I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1230 - Trumpet I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1240 - Tuba I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. St

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1250 - Violin I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1260 - Viola I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1270 - Voice I

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 1290 - Class Piano I

    (1)
    Group instruction for the beginner at the keyboard. First semester of a four-semester sequence. Covers note reading, rhythm symbols, beginning major scales, and chord progressions. Develops finger control and hand independence.

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1292 - Class Guitar I

    (3)
    This course is an introduction to the guitar designed for beginning guitarists. Students will learn about the instrument in the following ways: physical aspects of guitar; history of guitar; playing the guitar focusing on development of techniques and musical sensibilities that enable students to participate in music where the guitar is used. Class Guitar I is an excellent preparatory for MUSC 1150 : Applied Guitar I and MUSC 2490: Guitar Ensemble.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1295 - Class Piano II

    (1)
    Second semester continuation of skills acquired in MUSC 1290 . Includes all major scales, prescribed chord progressions, harmonization, transposition, sightreading, and repertoire.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1290  or successful completion of MUSC 1290  final exam requirements.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1322 - Public School Technology: Percussion

    (3)
    Public School Technology: Percussion is designed to encompass group instruction in percussion instruments for music education majors. MUSC 1322 will help future music educators feel comfortable performing and teaching in the vast world of percussion instruments.

    (2hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1340 - Public School Techniques: Voice I

    (2)
    Public School Techniques for Voice will encompass group instruction in vocal methods for music education and vocal performance majors. MUSC 1340 allows future music educators and performers to gain confidence in the singing voice by developing individual vocal technique. This course focuses on the student as a singer, through voice building, pedagogy, and knowledge of the vocal mechanism.

    (2 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 1378 - College Band

    (1)
    Open to all students with experience on brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Ensemble performs standard wind band repertoire. Membership subject to director’s approval. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (3 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1379 - College Band for Percussion

    (1)
    An opportunity for percussion students to perform in a modern wind band setting. Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to perform band literature that is historically important. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1388 - Jazz Combo I

    (1)
    An ensemble which performs small group jazz music. Emphasis on ensemble playing and individual expression through improvisation. May be repeated three times for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (1 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1390 - Jazz Ensemble I

    (1)
    A 16-20 piece ensemble for brass, woodwind, and rhythm players. Open to all students interested in performing contemporary jazz band literature. Members of the Jazz Ensemble I who are specializing in music must be enrolled in another major ensemble. Members chosen by audition. May be repeated three times for credit. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1395 - Jazz Ensemble II

    (1)
    The Jazz Ensemble is an instrumental group which performs jazz and other popular styles of instrumental big band music. The instrumentation consists of saxophone, brass and a rhythm section.

    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 1395 - Jazz Guitar Ensemble

    (1)
    The Advanced Guitar Ensemble is an auditioned group taken from the main guitar ensemble. The focus will be on performing more complex and challenging music, as well as going out to schools to help recruit for the college. It is expected that parts will be learned outside class, and that rehearsal time will be spent polishing the music for performance. Members of this group are expected to also be a part of the regular guitar
    ensemble, providing positive leadership and support to their fellow students.

    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 1400 - Collegiate Chorale

    (1)
    A non-auditioned choral performing ensemble open to all student members of the college community. The course goals involve individual vocal and musical growth in a group performance context, the ability to articulate individual reaction to a musical work, and developing an understanding of the historical and cultural significance of choral music. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (1 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1403 - Vocal Jazz

    (1)
    A vocal ensemble specializing in jazz and popular music performances, using a rhythm section as accompaniment. Members chosen by director’s audition. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (3 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1405 - Vocal Jazz I

    (1)
    A vocal ensemble specializing in jazz and popular music performances, using a rhythm section as accompaniment. Intended for singers of any experience level. Members chosen by director’s audition May be repeated three times for credit.

  
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    MUSC 1410 - Vocal Ensemble

    (1)
    A 12-16 member vocal ensemble using an integration of related arts (drama, dance, poetry, visual arts, etc.) in the performance of music from all periods and styles. Members chosen by audition. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (3 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1415 - Introduction to Music Technology

    (3)
    Students will acquire an overview to a broad range of technology-based music applications and concepts including the properties of sound and sound perception, microphone design and application, live sound reinforcement and signal processing, digital audio recording, sound synthesis, and applications of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1416 - Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT 101)

    (1.5)
    This course is an introduction to Avid’s Pro Tools digital audio workstation software application. Basic Pro Tools principles, including how to complete a Pro Tools project from initial set up to final mixdown are covered. Topics also include how to record, edit, and mix music and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) tracks within the Pro Tools application. This course is the first in a series of courses leading to multiple Avid Pro Tools certifications.

    (1.5 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1417 - Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT 110)

    (1.5)
    Pro Tools 110 Fundamentals II in an intermediate-level course that expands upon the basic principles taught in PT101 and introduces the core concepts and skills student need to operate Pro Tools running mid-sized sessions with dozens of tracks. The material in PT101 is intended to prepare students for Avids’ Pro Tools User Certification Exam.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 1416 .
    (1.5 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1430 - Symphony Orchestra

    (1)
    An organization open to community members and students with experience on strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Membership by director’s approval. May be repeated three times for credit.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1435 - Audio Recording

    (3)
    Students develop basic understanding of recording principles and techniques. Students examine the principles of sound, the operation and maintenance of studio equipment, and the systems, operation, and protocol of the modern digital recording studio. With tape-based recording as a starting point, students progress through such subjects as mixers, multi-track recording, effects processors, and microphones. 

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1450 - Percussion Ensemble

    (1)
    Percussion ensembles offered depending on instrumentation and interest of students. May be repeated three times for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (1 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1460 - Brass Ensemble

    (1)
    Brass ensembles offered depending on instrumentation and interest of students. May be repeated three times for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (1 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1470 - Woodwind Ensemble

    (1)
    Woodwind ensembles offered depending on instrumentation and interest of students. May be repeated three times for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 1482 - Guitar Ensemble

    (1)
    The Northwest College Guitar ensemble is a non-audition performance ensemble open to all members of the college and community. Students must be able to play basic chords, and play scales in 1st position on the guitar in order to effectively participate. The goal of this course includes musical growth on the guitar and the experience of performing a variety of music in concert. 

    (1 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 1503 - Vocal Jazz II

    (1)
    A vocal ensemble specializing in jazz and popular music performances, using a rhythm section as accompaniment. Intended for singers of any experience level. Members chosen by director’s audition. may be repeated three times for credit.

    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 1960 - Studio Maintenance I

    (2)
    Studio Maintenance I provides hands-on projects in the areas of live sound reinforcement, 2-track concert recording, file format transfers, dubbing, and audio database management.  Students develop professional skills and accountability. Completed projects are archived for inclusion in a project portfolio. Credits for this course may be spread out over two semesters.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 2010 - American Popular Music

    (3)
    This course provides a cultural, historical, and aesthetic overview of twentieth century American popular music and its nineteenth century beginnings. Using a ostly chronological presentation, students will analyze such music as pop, blues, ragtime, jazz, country, rock’n’roll, and musical theater for their roots, their
    syntheses into new styles, their underlying aesthetic and cultural meanings and values, and other connections to American Life. In short: we will be examining America through the lens of its popular music.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2025 - World Music

    (3)
    Students learn strategies on how to listen to and compare the sound of various musical cultures. Students will also gain a deeper understanding for the local contexts of these musical expressions and how music carries meaning through complex networks of signification (e.g., ethnic identity, race, class, political, religious, economic, historical, technological, etc.).

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2030 - Written Theory III

    (3)
    A study of chromatic and contemporary harmonic concepts. Emphasis placed on the analysis of historical music and writing in contemporary styles. Students expected to develop and practice keyboard skills and use a computer for drill and composition. 

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1040  with a C- or better.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2035 - Aural Theory III

    (1)
    Class participation in the skills of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, and sight singing in more chromatic styles.  

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1045  with a C- or better. Should be taken in conjunction with  .
    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 2040 - Written Theory IV

    (3)
    A continuation of Written Theory III with additional study of counterpoint and writing in larger musical forms.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 2030  and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2045 - Aural Theory IV

    (1)
    Includes work in error detection and diatonic keyboard harmony. Should be taken in conjunction with  

    Prerequisite: MUSC 2040  
    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 2050 - Historical Survey I

    (3)
    The history and literature of music from ancient times through 1800 and the Classic era of the music of Western Civilization. Primarily traces the development of art music style in a historical and cultural context. In addition to a general overview of the literature, students analyze representative works of each style period and compare Western culture and its music with the music, values, beliefs, and attitudes of other world cultures. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2055 - Historical Survey II

    (3)
    The history and literature of the music of Western Civilization from 1800 to the present. Traces the development of musical style in a historical and cultural context. In addition to a general overview of the literature of the Romantic and Modern eras, students analyze representative works of each style period and compare Western Culture and its music with the values, beliefs, and attitudes of American music and culture among others.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2060 - Jazz Improvisation I

    (1)
    Introduction to the skills necessary to create and perform jazz solos involving simple to complex chord progression, harmonic structures, and rhythmic frameworks.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (1 hr lec)
  
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    MUSC 2065 - Jazz Improvisation II

    (1)
    Continuation of MUSC 2060 .

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (1 hr lec)
 

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