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Courses

Music Education

NOTE:  With the exception of those courses specifically indicated for non-Music majors, all non-Music majors must receive approval from the appropriate Department Chair before registering for music courses.

 

8000. Continuing Registration Status   (1 s.h.)

For matriculated graduate students in Music Education or Music Therapy who were last enrolled more than one year ago and who must be registered to complete outstanding degree requirements. For credit or no credit only; does not count toward degree.

8601. Qualitative Research in Music Therapy   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: 8611 or its equivalent.

Students learn to conceive, design, and write a qualitative research study in Music Therapy.

8602. Quantitative Research in Music Therapy   (1-9 s.h.)
Prerequisite: 8611 or its equivalent.

Students learn to conceive, design, and write a quantitative research study in Music Therapy.

8603. Theories of Music Psychotherapy   (1-9 s.h.)

An examination of how Music Psychotherapy is practiced within various theoretical orientations.

8611. Music Therapy Research    (3 s.h.)

An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research in Music Therapy, with emphasis on developing skills in reading and evaluating studies.

8612. Music Therapy Foundation   (3 s.h.)

An examination of musicological, philosophical, psychological, biological, and sociological foundations for Music Therapy.

8614. Guided Imagery and Music I    (3 s.h.)

An introduction to GIM through demonstrations, lectures, and personal experiences. Topics include the role of music, relaxation procedures, types of imagery, and basic guiding techniques.

8617. Multicultural Music Therapy    (2 s.h.)

An examination of the specific needs of multicultural clients, with training in specialized Music Therapy approaches and methods. Emphasis is given to the acquisition of skills in ethnic musical forms and multicultural empathy.

8618. Music in Medicine   (1-9 s.h.)

An examination of research and clinical practice concerning the mind-body-social-spirit relationships and the acquisition of knowledge and skill in Music Therapy approaches to promote biopsychosocial health.

8619. Music Therapy Education and Training    (2 s.h.)

An introduction to accreditation and approval, curriculum planning, syllabus design, teaching, academic supervision, and the challenges presented in each of these areas of Music Therapy.

8621. Music Therapy Ethics    (2 s.h.)

An examination of ethical issues in Music Therapy practice, research, education, and supervision.

8623. Research in Music Psychotherapy    (3 s.h.)

For doctoral students only. A critical examination of foundational, process-oriented, and efficacy research on the use of music in psychotherapy.

8624. Research in Music Medicine    (3 s.h.)

For doctoral students only. A critical examination of foundational and efficacy research on the use of music in medicine.

8625. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision    (1-3 s.h.)

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

8626. Models of Clinical Supervision in Music Therapy   (2 s.h.)

An in-depth examination of various models of Music Therapy supervision appropriate for pre-professional and professional clinical work, including psychodynamic, humanistic, and behavioral models. Emphasis is given to the use of Music and Music Therapy techniques as forms of supervision.

8651. Psychology of Music Learning and Behavior    (3 s.h.)

Simple acoustic principles and the physiology of hearing lay groundwork for investigation into issues of perception, measurement, and performance of rhythm, melody, and harmony.  Aural acquisition of musical information and understanding notation follow.  Human propensities in preference, affect, and aesthetics are covered, as well as extra-musical objectives as an outcome of musical training.

8652. Measurement and Evaluation in Music   (3 s.h.)

Measurement and evaluation appropriate to music study are reviewed. A primary focus is the development of appropriate and effective measurement tools for use in music instructional programs. The value, delivery, use, and interpretation of tests of musical behavior are examined. Technical aspects of measurement are given necessary pragmatic consideration.

8656. Academic Writing Skills   (3 s.h.)

The focus is on honing writing skills toward the development of skills necessary for successful completion of a thesis, monograph, or dissertation. Topics include common writing flaws, identifying systematic flaws in the student’s writing, improvement of sentence and paragraph composition, development of appreciation for revision, and practice in oral presentation.

8661. Research in Music Education    (3 s.h.)

Study of research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and modern investigative techniques in Music and Music Education. Required of all candidates for the Master of Music degree majoring in Music Education. Strongly recommended for Ph.D. candidates in Music Education.

8680. Contemporary Problems in Music Education: Individual Study   (1-3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Study of recent trends and issues in Music Education through critical examination of research and practical application of selected techniques.

                                     

8690. Contemporary Problems in Music Education: Individual Study   (1-3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Study of recent trends and issues in Music Education through critical examination of research and practical application of selected techniques.

8691. Research Seminar in Music Education    (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: 8661 or equivalent and permission of instructor.

Planning and execution of pre-dissertation research projects are discussed. Participants work independently and in small groups to acquire skills necessary for completion of the dissertation.

9611. Theory Development in Music Therapy   (3 s.h.)

For doctoral students only. An examination of the nature of theory and the theorizing process in music therapy, based on a comparison of existing theories. Emphasis is given to developing a theory based on practice and/or research.

9641. Music Therapy Doctoral Seminar    (1-3 s.h.)

For doctoral students only. Seminar on examining current issues in Music Therapy theory, practice, research, education, training, and supervision.

9642. Music Therapy Research Apprenticeship   (1-3 s.h.)

Graduate students conduct Music Therapy research under faculty supervision.

9643. Music Therapy Research Apprenticeship    (1-3 s.h.)

Graduate students conduct Music Therapy research under faculty supervision.

9660. Advanced Topics in Music Psychotherapy   (1-3 s.h.)

An in-depth examination of practice, research, and/or theory in areas of specialization in Music Psychotherapy.

9670. Advanced Topics in Music Medicine   (1-3 s.h.)

An in-depth examination of practice, research, and/or theory in areas of specialization in Music Medicine.

9680. Music Therapy: Special Topics   (1-3 s.h.)

An in-depth examination of a particular topic in Music Therapy practice, research, or theory.

9687. Advanced Music Therapy Practicum   (1-3 s.h.)

Individual and group supervision of initial professional clinical work in Music Therapy.

9690. Topics in Creative Arts Therapies   (1-3 s.h.)

An exploration of interdisciplinary topics in art, dance, music, drama and poetry therapies.

9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

For doctoral students in Music Education readying themselves to take the Preliminary Examinations.

9995. Independent Project in Music Therapy   (1-9 s.h.)

For master's degree candidates in Music Therapy only. Students complete the master’s degree research project under faculty supervision.

9996. M.M. Final Project: Music Education   (1-3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

Registration is limited to M.M. candidates in Music Education. Continuous registration in the Fall and Spring semesters is required until the project is completed. Maximum number of terms faculty may carry any individual candidate is 3.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research    (1-6 s.h.)


For doctoral students in Music Education who have passed the Preliminary Examinations and who do not yet have an approved dissertation proposal.

9999. Doctoral Dissertation   (1-6 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

Registration is limited to Ph.D. candidates in Music Education. Continuous registration in the Fall and Spring semesters is required until the oral defense has been passed.

 

Updated 12.5.08