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MUS 103 Music Theory I 3. Prerequisite: MUS 120 or Rudiments Placement Test. Co-requisite: MUS 104..

Continuation of the principles taught in MUS 120. Topics include rhythm and meter, modes and non-diatonic scales, harmonic analysis, cadences, non-harmonic tones, phrase structure, musical texture, and basic part-writing principles.

MUS 203 Music Theory II 3. Prerequisite: MUS 103 or Music Theory 1 Placement Test.

Continuation of the principles taught in MUS 103. Topics include part-writing in four voices, harmonic progression, harmonic rhythm, seventh chords, secondary functions, modulation, and binary and ternary forms.

MUS 104 Aural Skills I 1. Prerequisite: MUS 120 or aural skills placement test; Co-requisite: MUS 103.

The development of aural perception skills in tonal harmony through sight-singing and rhythm reading; scale, interval, and chord identification; melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation; and computer-based music learning.

MUS 305 Music Composition 3. Theory I (MUS 103) or consent of instructor.

Study and creation of musical works. Emphasis on writing original music and works imitative of conventional and contemporary musical styles. Students may have to provide their own transportation to an on- or off-campus event and to cover the cost of that event.