Jun 02, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    MUS 314 - Music of the Romantic Period


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the music of the nineteenth century and its relationship to literature, political and social trends of the times through class lecture and discussion, recordings, score analysis and selected literary readings.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 315 - Music of the Twentieth Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Survey of the significant instrumental and vocal compositions written since 1900.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 316 - American Music


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Music from the seventeenth century to the present with emphasis on styles and techniques that are uniquely American; lectures, discussions, and recorded illustrations.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 317 - The Evolution of Jazz and Rock


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of the evolution of jazz and rock through the development of the elements that make up the music, the people responsible for these developments and the social influences of their times.

    PREREQ: ENG 102 OR MUS 117.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 319 - Piano Literature


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    History of the keyboard and its diverse literature, covering all major periods; emphasis on representative composers and their styles, as related to changes in keyboard design from pre-Christian times to the 20th century.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 320 - Renaissance Music in Italy and Its Medieval Origins


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A stylistic survey of music in Renaissance Italy, its relation to other contemporary European trends in music, and its development from medieval origins.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 323 - Women and Music


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of women and music from earliest times to the present in all types of music classical, folk, popular, jazz, rock. It will cover the many roles of women as composers, performers, conductors, educators, scholars, and patrons, as well as amateur musicians and all who make music part of their daily lives.

    PREREQ: ENG 102 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 329 - Music and Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of politics and music from earliest times through the twentieth century in all kinds of music classical, folk, popular, jazz, and rock. It will cover the many roles of composers, performers, conductors, educators, scholars, and patrons, as well as amateur musicians and all who make music part of their daily lives. There will be an acquaintance with current scholarship regarding the interaction of music and politics and with recent approaches to the study of music gender, culture, as well as revolutionary, messianic, and religious movements.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 330 - Class Piano III


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Emphasis on the understanding and interpretation of various musical styles from different historical periods, thus enlarging individual piano repertoire; basic techniques for improving keyboard facility in improvisation, modulations and sight reading; ensemble playing; developing skills involved in accompanying a soloist and in reading open choral scores at the piano.

    PREREQ: MUS 230 or instructor permission.
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    MUS 331 - Piano, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced concepts of musicianship and technique, based on the rate of achievement for each. Also concepts in ensemble musicianship involving keyboard, vocal and instrumental performance.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 333 - Beginning Jazz Piano


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Designed to introduce the piano student to a basic understanding of the system for playing piano in the jazz idiom.

    PREREQ: Formal training and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    MUS 337 - Organ, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Proficiency in organ performance and acquaintance with organ literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 341 - Voice, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced study of vocal techniques, directly related to performance of standard repertory.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 345 - Music Theatre Workshop


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A laboratory workshop approach to opera designed to prepare advanced students in both the vocal and theatrical aspects of operatic production.

    PREREQ: THT 230 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 351 - Violin, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 352 - Viola, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 353 - Cello, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 354 - Double Bass, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 361 - Flute, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 362 - Single Reeds, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Private instruction in clarinet or saxophone.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 363 - Double Reeds, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Private instruction in oboe or bassoon.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 371 - Trumpet, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 372 - French Horn, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 373 - Trombone, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 374 - Baritone or Tuba, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 381 - Percussion, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will be offered through a semester of studio demonstration lessons. Students will study the techniques needed for performance on percussion instruments and perform in a laboratory group to further utilize these techniques.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 382 - Recording Technology I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to the art of audio recording. Examination of signal flow for audio mixing consoles as applied to recording and sound reinforcement. Discussion of microphones and techniques of application, operation and use of signal processors and effects. Exploration of analog recorders. Extensive use of modern digital recording devices. Recording to a Digital Audio Workstation is a featured part of this course.

    PREREQ: MUS 206 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 383 - Recording Technology II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A continuation of MUS 382. Application of advanced audio production techniques with an emphasis on the creation of master recordings. Topics include advanced digital recording and editing, signal processing, mixing, and the role of the recording engineer and producer in professional audio. Development of critical listening skills is featured.

    PREREQ: MUS 282
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 386 - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced instruction for students who have had previous training. Styles taught include folk, classical, or jazz.

    PREREQ: MUS 285 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 390 - African Music in the Americas


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the music of West Africa, and then studies how those musical characteristics were transplanted to Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, among others. The class also examines cultural, social and anthropological practices in West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean islands and the United States.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: Advisement recommendation: Basic music knowledge
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 397 - The Business of Music


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An overview of the music profession, industry and business, including the recording industry, artist management and promotion, copyright laws, and the use of music in broadcasting and film.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 399 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An in-depth study for students with a particular interest or need.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    MUS 403 - Intermediate Conducting


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Practice and Theory of conducting at the intermediate level. Conducting experience with College ensembles.

    PREREQ: One year of music theory and MUS 303.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 413 - Beethoven


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the life and times of Beethoven, with examination of representative works from all fields of his creative activity and the place of these works in the history of the arts.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    MUS 431 - Piano, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced concepts of musicianship and technique, based on the rate of achievement for each. Also concepts in ensemble musicianship involving keyboard, vocal and instrumental performance.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 441 - Voice, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced study of vocal techniques, directly related to performance of standard repertory.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 451 - Violin, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 452 - Viola, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 453 - Cello, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 454 - Double Bass, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 461 - Flute, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 462 - Single Reeds, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Private instruction in clarinet or saxophone.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 463 - Double Reeds, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Private instruction in oboe or bassoon.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 471 - Trumpet, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 472 - French Horn, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 473 - Trombone, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 474 - Baritone or Tuba, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 481 - Percussion, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will be offered through a semester of studio demonstration lessons. Students will study the techniques needed for performance on percussion instruments and perform in a laboratory group to further utilize these techniques.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring.
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 486 - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Individual Instruction


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced instruction for students who have had previous training. Styles taught include folk, classical, or jazz.

    PREREQ: MUS 285 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 or 2
  
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    MUS 488 - Efficient Body Use in the Performing Arts


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Class and private instruction in relaxation techniques (based on the Alexander Technique) for efficient use of the body for performance in music, theatre, or dance.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    MUS 490 - Wind Ensemble


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major. This project-based course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the musical literature of the concert band and participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission. Ability to play an instrument and read music required. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for placement.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 491 - College/Community Orchestra


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major. This project-based course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the musical literature of the standard orchestra and participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission. Ability to play an instrument and read music required. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for placement.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 492 - College Choir


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major. This project-based course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the musical literature of the mixed chorus and participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission. Ability to play an instrument and read music required. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for placement.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 493 - Oswego State Jazz Ensemble


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This jazz ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major. The project-based course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the musical literature of the instrumental jazz ensemble and participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission. Ability to play an instrument and read music required. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for placement.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 494 - Oswego State Singers


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This select vocal ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major. It is a project-based course designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the jazz, popular and classical musical literature for chamber choir and participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission. Ability to play an instrument and read music required. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for placement.
    OFFERED: Fall or Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 495 - Ensemble


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Chamber groups-string, woodwind (including flute and recorder consort), brass, percussion, jazz, guitar, vocal, and opera ensembles.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 496 - Senior Seminar/Capstone Experience


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Preparation and planning for the Capstone Project in the major. The project may involve a senior recital, preparation and presentation of a portfolio or internship project. This culminating experience is an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained in the discipline at an intense level during the senior year.

    PREREQ: Senior standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    MUS 497 - Oswego Festival Chorus


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This large choral group is open to all students, regardless of major, as well as to the greater Oswego community. It is a project-based course designed to provide an opportunity for the participants to become acquainted with standard oratorio and choral/orchestral masterworks and to participate in rehearsal and concert performances of such literature. May be repeated for credit.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 0 or 1
  
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    MUS 498 - Music Internship


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course designed for those who wish to participate in a semester Experience-Based Education placement in the field of music. Students will work in a position in a music setting for the purposes of testing academic learning in a work situation.

    PREREQ: Acceptance in the Experience-Based Education Program and permission of the department.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 1 to 5
  
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    MUS 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An in-depth study for students with a particular interest or need.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    NAS 100 - Introduction to Native American Studies


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an introduction to the major areas that make up Native American Studies. It provides an overview of contemporary Native Americans and the social, political, economic, and religious issues of special concern to them, as well as an examination of their prehistory, history, and traditional cultural patterns.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    NAS 350 - Contemporary Native America


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Current issues in Indian country. The course focuses on contemporary social and political trends, and on their implications. Comparisons will be made between United States and Canadian Native communities, issues and policies.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    NAS 360 - American Indian Sovereignty


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the unique political relationships established between North American Indians and European colonial powers, and the effects of those relationships on subsequent sovereignty issues involving the United States. The focus is on the historical, legal, and cultural factors underlying interpretations of sovereignty, past and present.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    NAS 390 - Images of Native Americans in Film


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This is a course in the cinematic representations of Native Americans. Significant attention will be paid to the relationship between those representations and the construction of America and American identity.

    PREREQ: Six hours of NAS credit OR nine hours of English credit and Upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    EQUIVALENT COURSE: ENG 390
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    NAS 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Senior standing, permission of instructor and program director.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    OCE 100 - Oceanography


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Survey of the primary physical, chemical, geological, and biological phenomena of the oceans. Includes study of ocean currents, waves, tides, structure and physiography of the ocean basins, marine sediments and marine ecology, heat budget and thermal processes, and the impact of humans on the ocean environment.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    OCE 100L - Oceanography Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Optional laboratory to accompany OCE 100. Exercises on physical, chemical, geological and biological oceanography. Will include cruises on Lake Ontario, if possible, and collection of samples by standard oceanographic equipment to be analyzed for chemical constituents, plankton, sediment types, etc.

    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: May not be taken without OCE 100.
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    OCE 399 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Requires preparation by a superior student (cumulative GPA at least 3.0) who presents a written plan for a study not available as a regular course and nine hours in subject area.

    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    OPM 310 - Operations Management


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the problems and practices involved in manufacturing and service industry. Topics include production and operations strategies, facilities location and layout, production planning and scheduling, inventory management, and quality control.

    PREREQ: MGT 261, MAT 158 and minimum first semester junior standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    OPM 410 - Management Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Students in this course will learn quantitative techniques and supporting software to make management decision. Both deterministic and stochastic models will be taught to address different needs in real world decision making. The emphasis will be placed on formulation of management decision problems as appropriate mathematical models, and selection of management science techniques for the solution to the established models. Hands-on use of some computer software package is needed.

    PREREQ: MAT 158 and minimum first semester junior standing.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    OPM 415 - Decision Analysis


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is an introduction of principles and methods of decision analysis, with an emphasis on the application of quantitative models to complex managerial decision- making problems with conflicting objectives, uncertainty, and risk, and involving noncooperative and competing decision makers. The goal is to provide students with the tools, techniques, and skills needed to represent complex real-world management problems using models that provide insight and understanding.

    PREREQ: OPM 310 and minimum first semester junior standing.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    OPM 486 - Materials Management


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the process of the management of materials common to all economic organizations. The functions of purchasing, inventory and production control, traffic, warehousing, shipping and receiving, materials handling and related activities will be explored.

    PREREQ: MKT 250, MAT 158 and minimum first semester junior standing.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introductory survey of historical, cross cultural, and interdisciplinary contributions to understanding the basic concepts of justice, norms, deviation and control, and civil and criminal justice systems and processes.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 102 - Introduction to Human Services


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This introductory course explores the wide variety of human service professions and policies from historical, political, and social perspectives. The course examines how these forces influence the roles, responsibilities, and goals of human service professionals working in fields as diverse as child protection, geriatrics, probation, and public assistance.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 201 - Survey of American Non-Criminal Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides Public Justice students and others with an overview of American noncriminal law and the manner in which its principles are applied. Primary emphasis placed on legal reasoning using the case method.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 202 - Helping Skills


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the variety of methods that human service personnel use to meet the needs of clients, whether they are individuals, families, groups, or organizations. The course will examine both oral and written approaches to service delivery utilized by entry level professionals.

    PREREQ: PBJ 102 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 300 - Topics in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Courses offered as special topics in Public Justice are designed to introduce students to a variety of different issues and topics related to the various areas defined as Public Justice. These issues and topics will vary from time to time, as these are usually the most current and/or developing issues in the field. Each special topics syllabus will contain a detailed description of the particular course’s topic(s).

    PREREQ: Nine hours social science credit and upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 301 - Organizational Structure and Communication


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the nature of the public justice system and exposes students to a variety of theories and methodologies used in that system. It covers such issues as: the definition of public justice; theories of management and complex organization; theories of communication; qualitative methods, including participant observation and in- depth interviewing, the relationship of theory to practice in public justice agencies; and the impact of public opinion and support on agencies in the public justice system.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing, declared Public Justice major,and PBJ 201.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 302 - Program Planning and Evaluation


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the variety of methods that human service agencies use to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services. The course will examine the structure, organization, regulation, and funding of human service programming. Additionally, students will acquire skills in developing outcome based objectives, contract monitoring, data collection, record keeping, fund development, collaboration, and evaluation of research.

    PREREQ: PBJ 202 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 325 - The Poor and the Courts


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course considers the goal of “equal justice under law” and the impact of differential wealth on the right to due process in criminal court.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 330 - Crime and the Media


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The course examines the relationship between the media, the criminal justice system and crime in our society. Students will view video clips from cases pertaining to these issues. Dramatic representations of criminal justice issues will serve as class discussion stimuli.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 345 - Criminal Investigation


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to an overview of the criminal investigative process, including the basic principles, techniques and procedures that facilitate an effective, efficient investigation.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 347 - Crime and Society


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the governmental, economic, and cultural institutions that create statuses based on class, race, and gender to assess their influence on the definitions of crime, the criminal, and justice. Topics include research on corporate crime, racial disparities in the criminal justice process, and feminist criminology.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 348 - Criminal Evidence


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides instruction in the basic principles of the law of evidence as it is applicable in criminal proceedings (trials and hearings), with special emphasis on the law of New York State.

    PREREQ: PBJ 365 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 350 - Proseminar in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will provide instruction and experience in basic academic writing in Public Justice, including: selection of paper topics, library research methods,using and understanding research materials, and research paper writing.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and minimum sophomore standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 351 - Report Writing in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the wide variety of writing styles and techniques utilized in public justice occupations: law, law enforcement, human services, probation, and corrections, among others. Class members will plan field visits to area public justice agencies, hold interviews to ascertain the report writing styles and requirements in these agencies, and practice these styles utilizing hypothetical or published cases.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and minimum sophomore standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 360 - Discrimination in the Workplace: A Legal Perspective


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course discusses and critically analyzes the legal issues involving discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, and family status. Special emphasis will be placed on examining current problems and controversies in the field.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 361 - Family Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines basic principles and current controversies in the area of family law, with emphasis on statutory and case law of New York State. Issues to be considered include: legal definition of the family, marriage and divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, custody and support of children, illegitimacy and paternity, adoption, and “new” reproductive technologies and surrogate parenting.

    PREREQ: PBJ 201 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 363 - Women and the Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the legal rights and limitations of women, with emphasis on statutory and case law of New York State. Issues to be considered include: medical rights; legal right to vote; rights to contract; employment, working conditions and compensation.

    PREREQ: PBJ 201 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 365 - Introduction to Criminal Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of basic criminal law principles with special emphasis on the criminal law in New York State. Crime, punishment, mental culpability, and defenses (intoxication, mistake, insanity) will be discussed, using a general procedural framework beginning with arrest and culminating in the appellate process. Case method.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 366 - Organized Crime


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A systematic exploration of theoretical and practical issues pertinent to organized criminal behavior. The organizational structures of traditional and non-traditional groups are studied as well as the historical background beginning in the nineteenth century. The impact of law enforcement is thoroughly reviewed with a special emphasis on illegal drug trafficking. The relationships between drug use and crime is examined from the legal and societal viewpoint. Additionally, the relationship between the political environment and organized crime including the infiltration of legitimate business is studied.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 367 - Women and Crime


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the impact of crime on women and the impact of women on crime, with an emphasis on statutory and case law of New York State. Issues to be considered include: sexual and racial discrimination in terms of charges filed, sentencing, status crimes, prison conditions, and capital punishment.

    PREREQ: PBJ 102 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 370 - Criminal Procedure


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of criminal procedure law with emphasis on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Search and seizure, interrogation, confessions, identification, plea negotiation, exclusionary rule, and related topics will be discussed within a procedural framework beginning with arrest and culminating in the appellate process. The effect of anti-terrorism laws on criminal procedure will also be addressed.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101.
    OFFERED: Irregular.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 377 - Choosing to Die: Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An examination of suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The course examines the conflict between individual freedom and societal interests with respect to end-of-life decision making.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 383 - Terrorism and Homeland Security


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will introduce public justice and other social science students to the study of terrorism. It is designed for students who have little or no understanding of the world of terrorism. The purpose of this course is to provide a basic foundation for further examination of the topic. We will cover definitions and motivations for terrorism; religious, ideological, nationalistic, and ethnic terrorism; domestic and international terrorist movements; technological, cyber, nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism: terrorist financing; Jihadist networks; the organization and functions of Homeland Security; the protection of constitutional rights and civil liberties; and the effect of the media on terrorism.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 385 - Drugs and Crime


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course addresses a current and controversial issue in the field of criminal justice, the relationship between illicit drugs and crime from a variety of perspectives. Each of these perspectives conceptualizes differently the drugs-crime relationship and the social conflicts which surround it, and consequently implies different ways of addressing the problem.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 387 - Research Methods and Data Analysis


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an introduction to the philosophy and methods of social scientific research and to the elementary techniques of data analysis, paying particular attention to how empirical inquiry can be used to advance understanding and social policy pertaining to crime, deviance, and public justice.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 397 - Practicum in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Field experiences in appropriate observational and work assignments in selected governmental or private agencies. The practicum is meant to combine theory and practice.

    PREREQ: PBJ 301, cumulative GPA of 2.5 in Public Justice course work, one year’s study at SUNY Oswego and departmental permission. Students must apply in the first month of the semester preceding their practicum.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: It may be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 3 to 6
  
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    PBJ 400 - Advanced Topics in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An in-depth study of a specialized topic in the area of public justice related to advanced students’ backgrounds and interests.Topics vary from year to year.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and Upper division standing and twelve hours social sciences credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 401 - Seminar in Public Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Research and reporting on topics chosen for their value to advanced public justice majors.

    PREREQ: PBJ 397 and senior standing and Public Justice major, instructor’s permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
 

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