Course Outlines

The outlines listed on this page are general descriptions of courses offered by Lourdes College. For specific information regarding this semester's courses, including textbooks and schedules, please consult the Course Syllabi page. All outlines are provided in PDF format.

MUS 104/204/304/404 Violin
Permission of instructor required.

MUS 105/205/305/405 Piano
Permission of instructor required.

MUS 106/206/306/406 Guitar
Permission of instructor required. MUS 406 is classical guitar.

MUS 108/208/308/408 Voice
Permission of instructor required. Applied classes in other instruments by special arrangement with department chairperson.

MUS 109 Chorus (Mixed Voices)
Involves the study and performance of choral music (SATB) encompassing many musical traditions in the standard literature. Emphasis on music reading, vocal techniques, and part-singing for those with minimal previous choral experience.

MUS 111 Music for Teachers of the Young Child - Basic
Provides the student with hands on experience in learning the musical skills necessary to work with young children (from birth to age eight). Students will learn to play both accompanying instruments and melodic instruments.

MUS 112 Music Appreciation
Enables the student to become a more intelligent listener by teaching the rudiments of music, mediums of music, musical forms, and some music history.

MUS 210 Choir/Vocal Ensemble
Builds on the foundation laid in MUS 109 or previous choral or vocal ensemble experience to develop skills and to perform more challenging music encompassing various ensemble types (chamber choir/contemporary ensemble/vocal jazz) depending on makeup of group. Prerequisite: MUS 109 or previous choral or vocal ensemble experience.

MUS 213 Basic Musicianship
Explores the fundamentals of music by emphasizing rhythmic patterns, scales, intervals, and ear training. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 215 Ear Training
Develops the ability to sing accurately a melody at sight, to take musical dictation of what one is hearing, and to hear a piece of music mentally. Prerequisites: MUS 213, MUS 313.

MUS 299/499 Topics in Music
Provides opportunities for work in areas of special interest, such as preparation for a recital, composition of an opus, and preparation for the Capstone Project.

MUS 307/407 Organ
Permission of instructor and two years of piano required.

MUS 312 Advanced Music Appreciation: Selected Topics
Concentrates on one selected area of music. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 313 Music Theory
Builds on MUS 213 (Basic Musicianship) and includes ear training and elements of composition. Prerequisites: permission of instructor, MUS 213.

MUS 314 Music History Survey I
Examines musical development from primitive forms to the Baroque period. Designed for the student with some background in applied music and theory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 316 Ensemble Leadership
Allows advanced student to gain skills needed to be a good chamber ensemble leader, accompanist, or ensemble conductor. Addresses aspects of direction and leadership necessary to lead a performing ensemble or to accompany a soloist or ensemble. By arrangement with Department Chair.

MUS 334 Music In Therapy
Gives an overview of music from the perspective of a music therapist. Includes an overview of music itself, some specific experiences applicable to several treatment populations, and a resource presentation of books, records, etc.

MUS 410 Instrumental Ensembles
Enables students with sufficient instrumental proficiency to enrich their musical experience through the study of chamber ensemble literature, or as a member of a larger ensemble such as concert band, orchestra or handbell ensemble. By arrangement with Department Chair.  Currently includes:

  • MUS 410 A – Orchestra/Sylvania Community Orchestra
  • MUS 410 B – Concert Band/Maumee Community Band
  • MUS 410 C – Pep Band

MUS 413 Composition
Studies musical structures of melodic and harmonic materials such as modes, arbitrary scales, and tone rows. The student will create music to be performed. Prerequisites: MUS 213, MUS 313.

MUS 414 Music History Survey II
Continues on the base laid by Music History I and includes music from the Classic period through 20th Century music. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.