How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
MUSP 5566 Chamber Choir: 1 semester hour.
Reading, study and performance of representative literature for chamber choir. Emphasis is placed on the individual's contribution toward the highest of choral standards. May be repeated.
MUSP 5567 Opera Workshop: 1 semester hour.
Ensemble course devoted to the study and presentation of an opera.
MUSP 5568 Instrumental Ensemble: 1 semester hour.
Ensemble training in various instrument combinations, such as string quartet and various woodwind and brass ensembles. Section 1, Woodwind Ensemble; Section 2, Brass Ensemble; Section 3, Percussion Ensemble; Section 4, String Ensemble; Section 5, Guitar Ensemble; Section 6, Keyboard Collaboration. May be repeated.
MUSP 5569 Orchestra: 1 semester hour.
Sight reading of representative orchestral literature; orchestral routine, study, and public performance of major symphonic compositions including orchestral accompaniments.
MUSP 5572 ISU Women's Choir: 1 semester hour.
Study, rehearsal and performance of traditional and non-traditional choral music for treble voices.
MUSP 5573 Concert Choir: 1 semester hour.
Study and performance of the entire body of choral music. Includes several performances and concerts. Emphasis on attaining high musical standards and levels of choral-vocal proficiency.
MUSP 5577 Symphonic Band: 1 semester hour.
Rehearsal and performance of traditional and contemporary wind literature in on- and off-campus concerts.
MUSP 5578 Jazz Band: 1 semester hour.
Rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary big-band literature. One or two concerts are given each semester.