College of Arts and Letters

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
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Music, Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Honors Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS121 Music Theory I 2
Description: Review of fundamentals followed by an introduction to voice leading and harmonic progression with diatonic chords; non-chord tones; and small-scale form, including cadences, phrases, and periods. Note that MUS 121 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 131. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
2. MUS131 Ear Training I 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 131 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 121. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
3. MUP101 Class Piano I For Majors 1
Description: Beginning piano for music majors with no keyboard experience. May co-convene with MUP 102, MUP 201 and MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
4. MUP111 Private Lesson: Maj Lwr Div I 1
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit of credit, one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 units. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MUP160 Choral Vocal Ensem Low Div I 1 MUP160 Notes
Description: Department consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Choose from the following Topics: Shrine of Ages Choir, Men's Chorale, or Women's Chorale.
-Option B-
MUP170 Instrument Ensem, Lower Div I 1
Description: Membership chosen by audition. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 50+; ALEKS 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
7. HON190 Honors Colloquium 3 HON190 Notes
Description: Intensive writing and reading course designed to broaden your understanding of ideas and values from varied cultures; to strengthen your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; and to introduce you to an honors liberal studies education. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Honors Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: English Foundation Requirement
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS122 Music Theory II 2
Description: Continued study of diatonic harmony; secondary functions; common-chord modulation; and binary and ternary forms. Note that MUS 122 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 132. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 121 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. MUS132 Ear Training II 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies with some chromaticism before hearing them (sight singing) and transcribe the same into notation after hearing (dictation), and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 132 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 122. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 131 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
3. MUP102 Class Piano II 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 201 and/or MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 101
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
4. MUP111 Private Lesson: Maj Lwr Div I 1
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit of credit, one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 units. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MUP160 Choral Vocal Ensem Low Div I 1 MUP160 Notes
Description: Department consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Choose from the following Topics: Shrine of Ages Choir, Men's Chorale, or Women's Chorale.
-Option B-
MUP170 Instrument Ensem, Lower Div I 1
Description: Membership chosen by audition. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. HON29X Honors Topic Seminar 29X 4 HON29X Notes
Notes: English Foundation Requirement
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS221 Music Theory III 3
Description: Mode mixture; Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords; chromatic modulation; larger forms, including sonata and rondo. Note that MUS 221 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 231. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 122 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
2. MUS231 Ear Training III 1
Description: How to conceptualize modulating or harmonically altered tonal patterns before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 132 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 221
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
3. MUS241 Music History To 1750 3
Description: Evolution of Western music from ancient Greece through the Baroque period.. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
4. MUP211 Private Lesson: Maj Lwr Div II 1
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit of credit, one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 units. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Instructor consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MUP260 Choral Vocal Ensem Low Div II 1 MUP260 Notes
Description: Department consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Choose from the following Topics: Shrine of Ages Choir, Men's Chorale, or Women's Chorale.
-Option B-
MUP270 Instrument Ensem Low Div II 1
Description: Membership chosen by audition. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
7. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS222 Music Theory IV 3
Description: Introduction to post-tonal theory and analysis, including the study of referential collections, basic pitch-class set theory, and serial techniques. Note that MUS 222 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 232. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. MUS232 Ear Training IV 1
Description: How to conceptualize complex tonal or atonal structures before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 231 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 222
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
3. MUS242 Music History From 1750 3
Description: Music and musicians from mid-eighteenth century to the present Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
4. MUP211 Private Lesson: Maj Lwr Div II 1 MUP211 Notes
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit of credit, one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 units. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Instructor consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Students must complete a required exit performance exam in their last term of private lesson study.
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MUP260 Choral Vocal Ensem Low Div II 1 MUP260 Notes
Description: Department consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Choose from the following Topics: Shrine of Ages Choir, Men's Chorale, or Women's Chorale.
-Option B-
MUP270 Instrument Ensem Low Div II 1
Description: Membership chosen by audition. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
7. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
Students must complete a required exit performance exam in their last term of private lesson study.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS260 Introduction To World Music 3
Description: Surveys the music of the Pacific, Middle Eastern, Asian, Australian, African, Latin American, and Caribbean communities. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Music Major
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MUP360 Choral Vocal Ensem Upper Div I 1 MUP360 Notes
Description: Department consent required. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Choose from the following Topics: Shrine of Ages Choir, Men's Chorale, or Women's Chorale.
-Option B-
MUP370 Instrument Ensem Upper Div I 1
Description: Membership chosen by audition. Letter grade only. Two completions of each topic are allowed. May be repeated for credit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS330W Topics In Music Literature 3
Description: In-depth study of various genres in the Western classical music tradition including symphonic, chamber music, and choral literature. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. This course may be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MUS 241 or 242), MUS 221, (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) with grades of C or better and Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
3. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
4. HON39X Honors Advanced Seminar 39X 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the next semester.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS410 Topics In Music Theory & Comp 3
Description: In-depth study of a particular musical topic from a theoretical, analytical, and/or compositional standpoint. May be repeated with different topics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 and 222 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 3 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll with your advisor's consent
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS485C Undergraduate Research 3 MUS485C Notes
Description: Research paper seminar and term paper on a music related topic. Letter grade only. May be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MUS 222 and MUS 241 and MUS 242 and MUS 330W) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 with grades of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Senior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
Notes: Honors Level Course. Please see advisor.
2. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 3 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll with your advisor's consent
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) MUS 260 (3)

Program Information

University Honors Program

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PO Box: 5689
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5689

Cowden Hall - (Bldg #38)
Email: Honors@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3334
Fax: 928-523-6558
http://nau.edu/Honors/

College of Arts and Letters

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PO Box: 5064
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5064
Riles - (Bldg #15) Room #200
Phone: 928-523-8632
http://nau.edu/cal/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.
 
For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.
 
Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.
 
Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.
 
For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.