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MUEN 1121   Band (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
The band studies and performs a wide variety of music in all areas of band literature. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526

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MUEN 1122   Jazz Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
The jazz ensemble rehearses and performs a variety of jazz styles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526

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MUEN 1123   Band (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
The band studies and performs a wide variety of music in all areas of band literature. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526

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MUEN 1131   Keyboard Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of keyboard instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1132   Woodwind Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of woodwind instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1133   Brass Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of brass instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1134   Guitar Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Music composed and arranged for a guitar ensemble is performed. Works for a guitar and a different instrument or for guitar and a voice are also included. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1135   Percussion Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of percussion instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1136   String Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of string instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1137   Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
In the symphonic wind ensemble, students study and perform stylistic literature of all periods. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035626

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MUEN 1151   Vocal Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Activities include study and performance of specialized choral literature suitable for more advanced students. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826

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MUEN 1152   Chamber Ensemble (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A group of chamber instrumentalists or vocalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826

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MUEN 1153   Madrigal Singers (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A group of vocalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. Membership is by audition with the appropriate director. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035826

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MUEN 2123   Lab Band (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Students study and perform various forms of commercial music, such as jazz, pop, avant-garde, and fusion. Student arranging, composing, and conducting are encouraged. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526

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MUEN 2141   Chorus (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A wide variety of music representing the literature of the great eras of music history is studied and performed. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035526

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MUSB 1305   Survey of the Music Business (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An overview of the music industry including songwriting, live performances, the record industry, music merchandising, contracts and licenses, and career opportunities. (3 Lec.)

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MUSB 1380   Cooperative Education - Music Management and Merchandising (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Career related activities encountered in the students' area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)

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MUSB 1381   Cooperative Education - Music Management and Merchandising (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)

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MUSC 1303   History of Popular Music (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A study of commercial music industry trends and developments through historical analysis. Topics include the evolution of the music industry with emphasis on the development of popular musical styles and the impact of culture and technology on industry growth. (3 Lec.)

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MUSC 1327   Audio Engineering I (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Overview of the recording studio. Topics include basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, wave form analysis, microphone concepts and miking techniques, studio setup and signal flow, recording console theory, signal processing concepts, recorded principles and operation, and an overview of mixing and editing. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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MUSC 1331   Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
History and evolution of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) systems and applications, the MIDI language, and applications in the studio environment using software-based sequencing programs. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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MUSC 2141   Forum/Recital (1)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Stylistic analysis of commercial music performances presented by students, faculty, and guest artists. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)

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MUSC 2314   Improvisation Theory I (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A study of the chordal structures of jazz, rock, country, and fusion with emphasis on extemporaneous performance. (3 Lec.)

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MUSC 2319   Commercial Orchestration (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Exploration of writing for voices and instruments to include ranges, transposition, and idiosyncrasies of each instrument with emphasis on commercial music chord voicings. (3 Lec.)

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MUSC 2355   Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 1331 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
A continuation of MIDI I with emphasis on advanced sequencer operation, and SMPTE-based synchronization in the interaction of multiple recording and playback systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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MUSC 2427   Audio Engineering II (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 1327.
Implementation of the recording process, microphones, audio console, multitrack recorder, and signal processing devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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MUSC 2447   Audio Engineering III (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 2427.
Procedures and techniques in recording and manipulating audio. Topics include advanced hard disk based digital audio editing, linear and nonlinear digital multitrack recording, and advanced engineering project completions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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MUSC 2448   Audio Engineering IV (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSC 2447.
Examination of the role of the producer including recording, mixing, arranging, analyzing projects, session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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MUSI 1116   Musicianship I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1300, Music 1304 or consent of the instructor.
Keyboard skills and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

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MUSI 1117   Musicianship II (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1116.
This course is a continuation of Music 1116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

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MUSI 1160   Italian Diction (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The phonetic sounds of the Italian language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326

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MUSI 1161   English Diction (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The phonetic sounds of the English language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326

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MUSI 1181   Piano Class I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is primarily for students with no piano background. It develops basic musicianship and piano skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126

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MUSI 1182   Piano Class II (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1181 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
The study of piano is continued. Included are technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, accompanying, sight reading, and performing various styles of repertoire. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126

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MUSI 1183   Voice Class I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing in two group lessons a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126

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MUSI 1184   Voice Class II (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a continuation of Music 1183. It is open to all non-voice majors. Emphasis is on solo singing, appearance in studio recital, stage deportment, and personality development. Two group lessons are given a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126

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MUSI 1192   Guitar Class I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An introductory course in acoustic guitar playing based on acoustic and classical guitar technique. Music reading of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises are learned to gain initial mastery of the fundamental techniques of guitar playing. Introductory elements about the history and culture of the guitar are included in this course. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126

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MUSI 1193   Guitar Class II (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1192 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Music 1192. Emphasis is on classical guitar techniques and music reading skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126

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MUSI 1263   Jazz Improvisation (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The art of improvisation is introduced. Basic materials, aural training, analysis, and common styles are presented. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036526

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MUSI 1300   Foundations Of Music I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is the initial course to prepare students with limited music training for Music 1311. It focuses on notation (music reading), musical terminology, analysis, listening to and creating rhythmic and melodic responses. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045426

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MUSI 1304   Foundations Of Music II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1300 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course prepares students with limited music training for Music 1311 and increases their general music understanding. Emphasis is on rhythmic and melodic training, chord functions, melody, textures, and basic analysis of music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045426

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MUSI 1306   Music Appreciation (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the Baroque Period to the present. Cultural influences on the music of each era are observed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025126

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MUSI 1308   Music Literature (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The music of recognized composers in the major periods of music history is examined. Topics include the characteristics of sound, elements of music, performance media, and musical texture. Emphasis is on the music of the late Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226

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MUSI 1309   Music Literature (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is a continuation of Music 1308. The compositional procedures and forms used by composers are studied. Emphasis is on the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226

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MUSI 1310   History of Jazz/Rock Music (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The study of social and musical influences on Jazz/Rock music and the influence of Jazz/Rock Music on society and the music industry. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025326

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MUSI 1311   Music Theory I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1300 and 1371 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is designed for music majors and minors. Emphasis is on notation, cadences, classification of diatonic triads, scales, and modes. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126

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MUSI 1312   Music Theory II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course focuses on part-writing and harmonization with triads and their inversions. Also included is a chord vocabulary expanded to include materials from the common practice period as well as contemporary periods. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126

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MUSI 1386   Composition (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course covers composing in small forms for simple media in a variety of styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045326

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MUSI 1390   Digital Music Production (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One semester of music theory and keyboard or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is designed to introduce major/non-major music students to the MIDI technology as an extension of the music theory/keyboard curriculum. Various MIDI devices, computer hardware, and computer software will be explored. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826

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MUSI 1391   Digital Music Production (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 1390 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Music 1390 and will present advanced concepts in music production. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826

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MUSI 2116   Musicianship III (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1116 and 1117 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Keyboard and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726

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MUSI 2117   Musicianship IV (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 2116 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Music 2116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726

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MUSI 2160   German Diction (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The phonetic sounds of the German language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326

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MUSI 2161   French Diction (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The phonetic sounds of the French language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326

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MUSI 2181   Piano Class III (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1181 and 1182 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills, including harmonization, sight-reading, accompanying styles, improvisation, and technical exercises. It is designed for the music major preparing for the piano proficiency exam, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126

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MUSI 2182   Piano Class IV (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 2181 or demonstrated competence of the instructor.
This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills in Music 2181 with greater emphasis on advanced harmonization and appropriate technical skills. It is designed as a preparation for the piano proficiency exam for the music major, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126

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MUSI 2192   Guitar Pedagogy (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Guitar method books are surveyed. Emphasis is on the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Structuring lessons and optimizing each individual teacher-student relationship are also discussed. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126

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MUSI 2311   Music Theory III (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of the study of music theory. It includes the materials of modulation, larger forms, and thematic development, and more advanced analysis. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226

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MUSI 2312   Music Theory IV (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Music 2311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of the topics developed in Music 2311. The preceding materials are expanded to include melody, harmony, tonality, and the formal processes of 20th century music. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226

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MUSI 9176   Recital (1)
Prerequisite: None.
This is an on-campus concert/seminar series designed to provide a laboratory and listening experience as an extension of classroom music studies. Concerts, seminars and workshops are presented by guest artists and lecturers, faculty members and students. This is a one-hour credit course and may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)

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MUSP 1242   Small Commercial Music Ensemble (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Participation in a small commercial music ensemble concentrating on commercial music performance styles. (3 Lec.)

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MUSP 1391   Special Topics in Music - General Performance (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)

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RTVB 1191   Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting (1)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)

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RTVB 1305   Introduction to Television Technology (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Instruction in the selection and application of production supplies and equipment in shooting situations. Introduction to digital and analog signal concepts and their use in production and the theory, application, and internal operation of television production equipment. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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RTVB 1317   Survey of Broadcast Media (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
History and future of the broadcast industry. Includes operation of radio, TV, and Internet delivery programming practices. Emphasizes Federal Communication Commission (FCC) organization and career opportunities in the broadcast industry. (3 Lec.)

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RTVB 1329   Scriptwriting (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Writing of commercials, public service announcements, promos, news documentaries, and other broadcast and film materials. Emphasis on the format and style of each type of writing and development of a professional writing style. (3 Lec.)

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RTVB 1345   Broadcast Engineering (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, RTVB 1325, RTVB 1409.
Instruction in the basics of engineering video productions including the basic alignment/adjustment of cameras, test equipment, storage devices, and other studio equipment. Also includes basic system design and construction and digital standards for broadcast, cable, satellite, and network distribution. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RTVB 1347   Audio/Radio Production II (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Audio production theories regarding multitrack recording, studio live production and equipment operation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RTVB 1371   Television Lighting (3)
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
This course introduces students to the theory and application of lighting for television production. Topics include basic lighting equipment for studio and location productions and the application of lighting to a variety of production environments. Choices of color, angle, intensity, distribution, and the proper use of lighting control scrim, screens, and gels are emphasized. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RTVB 1380   Cooperative Education - Radio and Television (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Career related activities encountered in the students area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)

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RTVB 1381   Cooperative Education - Radio and Television (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)

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RTVB 1391   Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RTVB 1392   Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)

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RTVB 1409   Audio/Radio Production I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
An introduction to the concepts and techniques of sound production including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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RTVB 1421   TV Field Production (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A study of the pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in field television production. Topics include field camera setup and operation, field audio, television directing, and in-camera or basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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RTVB 1425   TV Studio Production (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Basic television production. Includes live and taped studio program content, studio camera operation, and television audio. Emphasizes television producing and directing utilizing underlying principles of video technology. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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RTVB 2335   TV Production (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A study of the pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in single and multiple-camera studio or field television production. Advanced instruction in camera operation, lighting, audio, television directing, and single and multiple-source editing with emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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RTVB 2343   Commercial Recording Techniques (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Development of advanced skills in multi-track recording production for the commercial sound recording industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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RTVB 2345   Advanced Broadcast Engineering (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1345.
Continuation of Broadcast Engineering with emphasis on detailed application of problem solving, troubleshooting, and adjustments associated with video system components. Also includes analysis of specific broadcast, cable, satellite, and network issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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RTVB 2370   Business Aspects of Video Technology (3) New course added May 25, 2007
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: None.
This general business course for video stresses personnel management, production budgeting, staffing, decision-making, portfolio/resume development, interviewing techniques, site selection, contract law, and copyright management. Use of legal and financial advisors with a variety of business topics related to production companies, use of post houses, professional organizations, taxes, insurance, entrepreneurship, distribution, marketing, and sales will be discussed in depth. (3 Lec.)

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RTVB 2382   Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)

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RTVB 2383   Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)

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RTVB 2430   Film and Video Editing (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Film and broadcast editing for the preparation and completion of shorts, trailers, documentaries, and features. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RTVB 2437   TV Production Workshop I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1321.
Study of advance application and design of video productions in location or studio shoots with real deadlines and quality control restrictions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)

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RTVB 2455   TV Production Workshop II (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1325 or with approval from instructor.
Production of a variety of final projects demonstrating mastery of field and/or studio competence. Development of a video portfolio to present in job interviews, perfection of production techniques, and development of an individual production style. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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