Division of Fine and Performing Arts

Art History

ARHI 101  T1:DV:History of Art    3 sem. hrs.

This introductory course provides an overview of world art and architecture with a focus on major monuments. Works of art will be approached in terms of their subject matter, style, function and meanings. Offered fall and spring.

ARHI 200  T1: Spcl Topics in Art History    3 sem. hrs.

Specific topics addressed in this course may vary. Each topic will be grounded in the analysis and criticism of works of art and architecture of a specified period or theme. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 210  T1:Gbl Learning Arts & Culture    3 sem. hrs.

Specific topics addressed in this course may vary. Each course topic will be grounded in the analysis and criticism of works of art and architecture viewed and visited on Global Learning Programs. By permission of Global Learning and The Division of Fine and Performing Arts. Offered periodically according to the Global Learning Schedule.

ARHI 220  T1:DV:Arts of Asia, Afr, & Isl    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of three areas of global diversity: Asia, Africa, and Islam. Each area will be represented by artifacts from antiquity to the present and include both sacred and secular sites. Tenets of faith, historical contexts, and other cultural traditions that shaped the works of art will be explored. Offered in the spring of odd-numbered years.

ARHI 230  T1:DV:NativeAm/Af Am/Women Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course approaches the art and architecture of three areas of cultural diversity. Each area will be represented by sites and works of art from historical periods to the present and include both sacred and secular works. Historical contexts, socio-cultural traditions, and gender roles as they affected the development of style and forms will be explored. Offered in the spring of even-numbered years.

ARHI 240  T1:Greek and Roman Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course approaches the art and architecture of the Greco-Roman world from the Cycladic culture of approximately 22,000 BCE until the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century. Both sacred and secular works will be presented within the contexts of historical events, archaeological evidence of daily life, cultural changes, and religious or political beliefs. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 250  T1: Medieval Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the art and architecture of the Middle Ages in Europe from approximately the fifth to the fifteenth centuries. Historical context, elements of style and techniques, as well as the faith traditions that shaped the works of art, will be explored through examples in stained glass, manuscripts, sculpture, textiles, painting and architecture. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 260  T1:Renaissance Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course approaches art and architecture of the late 14th through the mid-16th centuries in Europe, both in Italy and North of the Alps. Painting, sculpture and architecture will be explored through lenses of humanism, theology, history, patronage, a revived interest in classical antiquity, stylistic development, and medium and technique. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 265  T1:Baroque Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course presents the art and architecture of the late 16th through the early 18th centuries, both North and South of the Alps. Works of Vermeer, Rembrandt, Bernini and Caravaggio, among others, will be highlighted. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 270  T1:Modern Art    3 sem. hrs.

T1: This course examines the art and architecture of the mid-19th century through World War II in Europe and the Americas. Major themes and theories of art will be presented through principle movements, such as Impressionism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism.

Prerequisites: None.

ARHI 280  T1:American Art and Architect    3 sem. hrs.

This course presents the art and architecture of the United States from the Colonial period to the present day. Domestic houses, places of worship, and commercial buildings will be analyzed in terms of their materials and construction techniques, the relationship of buildings to urban design and the rise of cities, revival styles (Classical Revival, Gothic Revival), as well as distinctly American forms such as the sky-scraper. Offered periodically on rotation.

ARHI 290  T1:History of Photography    3 sem. hrs.

T1: The advent of photography in the 19th century revolutionized the making of images as well as ways of viewing in general. This course will address the history, concepts, and techniques of photography, as well as address its effect on other visual arts traditions such as painting and digital media.

Prerequisites: None.

ARHI 301  Art History Internship    3 sem. hrs.

This internship allows students a hands-on experience in a gallery, art museum, auction house, or private collection in the research, sale, handling, or display of works of art.

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ARHI 101 and at least two ARHI courses at the 200-level; Permission of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

ARHI 315  H2b:Glbl Contemporary Art    3 sem. hrs.

This course allows students to explore contemporary painting, photography, fashion design, architecture, sculpture, installations, and digital media by visiting museums, galleries, and public spaces while on Walsh Global Learning programs. Students will consider the media used; major themes, concepts, and subject matter of the works; the role of the viewer; and the global market for contemporary art.

Prerequisites: ART 101 and permission of Global Learning and the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

ARHI 401  Seminar in Art History    3 sem. hrs.

The focus of this course is research and methodology in preparation for the senior capstone paper in the student's area of interest. Readings and discussion will center on contemporary issues and trends in the discipline of Art History.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

ARHI 402  H3:Senior Capstone/Art History    3 sem. hrs.

Students write, revise, and present their senior capstone research paper in Art History.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Divison of Fine and Performing Arts.

Museum Studies

MS 101  Introduction to Museum Studies    3 sem. hrs.

The course provides an introduction to the history, purpose, and mission of museums. Students examine the relationship of the object with the visitor to create the museum experience. The course presents the basics of administration, collections care, curatorial work, education, and marketing. Offered every fall semester.

MS 201  Public History Practicum    3 sem. hrs.

Students participate in a hands-on learning experience at either the Hoover Historical Center (History track students) or the Birk Center for the Arts (Arts track students). Students learn the basics of objects care, cataloguing, exhibition design, tour techniques, daily operations, public relations, and special events coordination. Offered every fall and spring.

Prerequisite: MS 101.

MS 225  Intro to Archives/Records Mgt    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to the theory and practice of preserving and cataloguing archival materials and artifacts. Students receive both classroom and hands-on instruction. Offered periodically on rotation.

MS 301  Museum Studies Internship I    3 sem. hrs.

Students are placed as an intern at an area art, history, or science museum; library; or other non-profit organization that manages cultural material. Offered every semester.

Prerequisites: MS 101, a minimum grade of B- in MS 201, junior standing, and permission of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

MS 302  Museum Studies Internship II    3 sem. hrs.

Continuation of MS 301 internship. Offered every semester.

Prerequisites: MS 301, Junior standing, and permission of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

MS 320  Museums of Rome (In Rome)    3 sem. hrs.

This course approaches the history, culture, and arts of Rome through site visits to museums, churches, public spaces and monuments, and archaeological parks. Offered periodically on the Rome Experience.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

MS 325  Exhibition Design    3 sem. hrs.

Focuses on designing and installing exhibitions in the Birk Center for the Arts. Offered most fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: MS 101 and 201.

MS 330  Museum Education    3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the theory and practice of bridging museum collections with visitors through effective interpretation and programming. Topics include docent training, accessibility, programming for schools and teachers, in-gallery experiences, web-based educational programming, and off-site outreach programs. Offered periodically on rotation.

Prerequisites: MS 101 and MS 201.

MS 390  Museum Admin & Leadership    3 sem. hrs.

This course approaches museum management in a holistic manner with a focus on leadership. The various roles of museum administrators, and the skills needed for success in these roles, are highlighted. Topics include management of fiscal resources; care of facilities, historic structures, and grounds; personnel and human resources; public relations within both the museum community and the community at-large; and relationships with boards and trustees. Offered periodically on rotation.

Prerequisites: MS 101 and 201.

MS 401  Seminar in Museology    3 sem. hrs.

Provides in-depth focus on the history and theory of museum practice, as well as contemporary issues in the museum profession, including professional issues and the public role and responsibilities associated with ethical and responsible museum management. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and MS 101.

MS 402  Capstone Independent Study    3 sem. hrs.

Combines elements from internship with knowledge from 401 to create a professional product that contributes to the operations of the internship institution by applying theoretical knowledge to a practical problem or concern. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of all other MS courses.

MS 415  Senior Internship    3-6 sem. hrs.

Provides students additional opportunities for internships.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Chair, Division of Humanities.

MS 475  Rest,Cons,Pres(IntPresStCtr)    1-9 sem. hrs.

Hands-on, intensive professional workshops offered at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies in Mount Carroll, IL.

Music

MUS 050  Walsh University Chorale    1 sem. hr.

The Chorale is a performing ensemble (open to all) which studies, rehearses, and presents sacred and secular music from major musical periods. Performances traditionally include a Christmas Program and a major Spring Concert. Additionally, the choir enhances various academic and religious ceremonies and traditions which occur throughout the academic year. *Students may receive a credit hour per semester, regardless of the number of semesters during which they participate in the Chorale. Students also may register to take choir for no credit without charge. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement. Offered every semester.

MUS 055  Voice    1 sem. hr.

The study and application of technique, pedagogy, and literature for singing. Daily practice is expected. Various performing opportunities are available to practice concepts learned in a public setting. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 055-1  Voice for Minors    1 sem. hr.

Same as MUS 055 except intended for students wishing to pursue a minor in music.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

MUS 055-2  Voice for Majors    1 sem. hr.

Same as MUS 055 except intended for students wishing to pursue a major in music.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

MUS 060  Band    1 sem. hr.

The instrumental music ensemble (open to all) rehearses and performs in concerts and events throughout the semester. *Students may receive a credit hour per semester regardless of the number of semesters that they participate in the instrumental music ensemble. Students also may register to take Instrumental Music for no credit without charge. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 061  Piano    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in piano. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 061-1  Piano for Minors    1 sem. hr.

Same as MUS 061 except intended for students wishing to pursue a minor in music. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

MUS 061-2  Piano Lessons for Majors    1 sem. hr.

Same as MUS 061 except intended for students wishing to pursue a minor in music.

Prerequisites: Permission of department.

MUS 062  Guitar    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in guitar. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 062-2  Guitar for Majors    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in guitar. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement. Intended for students wishing to pursue a major in Music.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Department.

MUS 063  Violin    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in violin. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 063-2  Violin for Majors    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in violin. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement. Intended for students wishing to pursue a major in Music.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department.

MUS 064  Organ    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in organ. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 064-2  Organ for Majors    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in organ. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement. Intended for students wishing to pursue a major in Music.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department.

MUS 067  Flute    1 sem. hr.

Applied private music instruction in flute. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

MUS 068  Piano Lab    1 sem. hr.

Same as MUS 061 except intended for students wishing to pursue a minor in music. An introduction to the keyboard and training in basic keyboard technique, with emphasis on major scales, repertoire, and simple harmonization. Does not fulfill core curriculum music requirement.

Prerequisites: Permission of department.

MUS 071  Recital Lab    0 sem. hrs.

A forum for student performances and recital/concert attendance. Emphasis on exposing the student to a variety of musical styles and genres within the classical and jazz traditions.

MUS 102  T1:Classl Music in ModernWorld    3 sem. hrs.

This course is an introduction to the history, characteristics and components of traditional fine-art music of the European tradition. Through lecture and listening, students will learn to aurally recognize the different features in each period of music. Ultimately, students will be able to apply that knowledge by actively listening to music of their choice and recognizing the musical elements studied. Students will also examine how and why this ancient music manifests itself meaningfully in our modern culture. Offered every semester.

MUS 161  Music Theory I    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the diatonic harmony of the Common Practice Period through the development of composition, analysis and keyboard skills. Emphasis on cadences, melodic form, non-harmonic tones, and diatonic triads.

MUS 161L  Musicianship Lab I    1 sem. hr.

The study of the diatonic harmony of the Common Practice Period through aural analysis and recognition and the development of sight-singing skills. Emphasis on cadences, melodic form, non-harmonic tones and diatonic triads.

Corequisite: MUS 161.

MUS 162  Music Theory II    3 sem. hrs.

A continued study of the diatonic and chromatic harmony of the Common Practice Period through the development of composition, analysis and keyboard skills. Emphasis on elementary forms, chro-matic harmony, elementary modulation and secondary dominants of primary chords.

MUS 162L  Musicianship Lab II    1 sem. hr.

A continued study of the diatonic harmony of the Common Practice Period through aural analysis and recognition and the development of sight-singing skills. Introduction to elementary forms, chromatic harmony, elementary modulation and secondary dominants of primary chords.

Corequisite: MUS 162.

MUS 201  H2b:Hist of Great Choral Works    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of great choral masterpieces down through the centuries.

MUS 202  T1:DV:Ameri Musical Theater    3 sem. hrs.

Focuses on the nature and historical development of American musical theater and its attendant interdisciplinary implications.

MUS 203  T1:DV:History of Blues & Jazz    3 sem. hrs.

Focuses on the nature and historical development of Blues and Jazz.

MUS 205  T1:Fund of Music Theory    3 sem. hrs.

An introduction to the basic elements of music theory including music reading, elementary harmony and rhythm. Next offered: TBA

MUS 208  Western Music History I    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the development and history of Western Music from ca. 450-1750 from the perspective of social, cultural, political, and philosophical contexts, emphasizing the developmnt of listening, score reading, stylistic analysis, critical thinking, and communication skills.

MUS 209  Western Music History II    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the development and history of Western Music from ca. 1750-present from the perspective of social, cultural, political, and philosophical contexts, emphasizing the development of listening, score reading, stylistic analysis, critical thinking, and communication skills.

MUS 210  T1:History of Rock Music    3 sem. hrs.

An examination of the history and evolution of rock music focusing on social, cultural, and musical aspects of the development of the genre.

MUS 211  T1: Music and The Movies    3 sem. hrs.

This course surveys key film composers and their scores, from the late nineteenth century through today, with a focus on American movies and culture. Students will develop a working knowledge of music and film terminology to foster intelligent and creative discussion on how the use of movie music has evolved over time.

MUS 212  T1:History of Dance & Music    3 sem. hrs.

The course looks at dance and its relationship to music involving dance viewing, literature and critique. It deals with the aesthetic, social, and cultural aspects of dance. Emphasis is on the development of ballet choreography and the emergence of modern dance in Europe and America, taking both social and ethnic dance forms into account.

MUS 261  Music Theory III    3 sem. hrs.

A continued study of the diatonic and chromatic harmony of the Common Practice Period through the development of composition, analysis and keyboard skills. Emphasis on elementary forms, chromatic harmony, elementary modulation and secondary dominants of primary chords.

Prerequisite: MUS 162.

MUS 261L  Musicianship Lab III    1 sem. hr.

MUS 262  Music Theory IV    3 sem. hrs.

A continued study of the diatonic and chromatic harmony of the Common Practice Period through the development of composition, analysis and keyboard skills. Emphasis on chromatic harmony and musical practices of the late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

Prerequisite: MUS 261.

MUS 262L  Musicianship Lab IV    1 sem. hr.

MUS 310  Diction for Singers    3 sem. hrs.

An introduction to lyric diction through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as applied to English, Italian, German and French. Instructional methods include correctly communicating phonetic sounds through writing, speaking and singing.

MUS 311  Vocal Pedagogy    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the structure and function of the singing voice. Topics explored include basic anatomy of the larynx and respiratory system, breath support, phonation, resonance, and voice registration.

MUS 312  Conducting    3 sem. hrs.

Training in score reading and the integration of analysis, style, performance practices, instrumentation, and baton techniques in order to create accurate and musically expressive performances with various types of performing groups and in classroom situations. Laboratory experiences provide opportunities to apply rehearsal techniques and procedures.

MUS 313  Heritage of Sacred Music    3 sem. hrs.

A continued study of the diatonic and chromatic harmony of the Common Practice Period through the development of composition, analysis and keyboard skills. Emphasis on elementary forms, chromatic harmony, elementary modulation and secondary dominants of primary chords.

MUS 314  Piano Pedagogy    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of the methods and materials related to individual and group instruction in a principal performing medium. Emphasis on solo piano instruction.

MUS 315  Intro to Music Technology    3 sem. hrs.

An introductory study into the uses of music notation software (Finale) and music recording software (Pro Tools, Logic Pro).

MUS 320  Perform/Pedagogy Internship    3 sem. hrs.

Professional experience in performance or the teaching of applied music.

MUS 321  Sacred Music Internship    3 sem. hrs.

Professional experience at a parish, church, or other sacred institution.

MUS 322  T1:Music Education    3 sem. hrs.

Principles and procedures for teaching music in the elementary school. Course includes basic elements of music theory to provide sufficient background for teaching music in the classroom; study of the child voice and its care; rote songs; materials for rhythmic expression and listening; teaching skills and methods which classroom teacher must have to work effectively.

MUS 325  Musicology Internship    3 sem. hrs.

Professional experience at an arts museum, newspaper, or academic institution where musicology is studied.

MUS 330  Special Topics in Music Theory    3 sem. hrs.

A guided study of theoretical techniques through independent research and analysis projects or in-depth study in a classroom setting. In consultation with the theory faculty, students will choose their own topics for study. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 340  Recital for Minors    2 sem. hrs.

Preparation and performance of a half-hour recital of music studied during private instruction on principle instrument. Serves as a capstone experience for the minor in Music with a focus on performance.

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor or Chair.

MUS 401  Recital/Capstone Project    2 sem. hrs.

Summative project for the Music major, either a performance recital or thesis project in musicology.