Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

MUST - Music Therapy

MUST 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

Required of all first year students to be taken in their first semester on campus, this seminar provides an overview of academic requirements for graduation and helps establish meaningful career goals and objectives. Discussion of policies, standards, procedures, expectations, and resources that will contribute to student success not only during the first semester but throughout the student's academic career at Georgia College & State University. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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MUST 0500 Music Theory Foundations/MT

Remedial one semester course is designed to increase entering music therapy majors' basic knowledge of music theory which will allow them to then enter the regular first year theory class. If a new student has tested below the appropriate level to enter first year theory, they will automatically be enrolled in this class. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 1001 Mus Ther Sign Lang Performers

Study and performance of the new art form of American Sign Language interpretation of music in a variety of styles.

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MUST 2001 Mus Ther Sign Lang Performers

Study and performance of the new art form of American Sign Language interpretation of music in a variety of styles.

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MUST 2010 Elem Sign Lang for Therapists

An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) for therapists and others planning to work with the Deaf community. The development of basic receptive and expressive skills through the study of finger spelling, sign vocabulary, and grammar as an introduction to the Deaf culture and community.

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MUST 2011 Interm American Sign Language

Prerequisites: MUST 2010 or placement test with instructor. Study of ASL at the intermediate level, including development of intermediate receptive and expressive skills. Using ASL as the exclusive mode of communication, students will have the opportunity to explore ASL and its impact in such diverse disciplines as language, deaf culture and community, history, literature, poetry, and the performing arts. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 2110 Introduction to Music Therapy

An overview of the field of music therapy from its historical roots to present-day practices, national & international; ethics and standards of practice for the professional music therapist.

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MUST 2121 Music & Recreation

This course introduces students to basic materials and methods used to engage people in leisure music activities, including singing, instrument playing, improvisation, and music listening. A large part of the course consists of learning to play and use music instruments and developing music repertoire. Students learn to lead basic activities in class and apply them in community settings with young children and senior adults.

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MUST 2250 Class Guitar

Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Functional class guitar skills for those with no previous guitar skills or training. Emphasis is placed on folk and pop guitar skills, including chords, strumming, tuning, and picking styles.

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MUST 2300 Guitar Skills for Rec & Ther I

Prerequisite: MUST 2250 or audition with the instructor. This course is designed to teach students basic, functional guitar skills necessary for use in music recreation or in music therapy. Focus will also be on repertoire development for diverse groups.

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MUST 2301 Guitar Skills for Rec & Therap

Prerequisite: MUST 2300 or audition with the instructor. This course is designed to teach the student advanced functional guitar skills for use in music recreation and music therapy. Focus will be on further repertoire development for diverse groups. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 2400 Piano Skills for Rec & Ther I

This course is designed to teach students basic piano skills essential for use in music recreation and music therapy. Focus will be on repertoire development for diverse groups.

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MUST 2401 Piano Skills for Rec & Therapy

Prerequisite: MUST 2400 or audition with the instructor. This course is designed to teach the students advanced functional piano skills essential for use in music recreation and music therapy. Focus will be on further repertoire development for diverse groups. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 2510 Method & Materials I

This course provides music therapy majors opportunities to develop a variety of music and music therapy skills for practical applications in music therapy sessions. Music therapy methods, techniques, materials and equipment will be explored through participation in varied active music experiences.

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MUST 2520 Methods & Materials II

This course provides music therapy majors opportunities to further develop music and music therapy skills. Participation in varied experiences will include, but not limited to, vocal and rhythmic improvisation, drumming circles, movement, melodic instruments, assistive technology, integrated arts, and songwriting. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 3001 Mus Ther Sign Lang Performers

Study and performance of the new art form of American Sign Language interpretation of music in a variety of styles. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 3510 Psychology of Music

An introduction to phenomena involving music and human behavior, including physical, acoustical, perceptual, psychological, and pedagogical aspects.

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MUST 3520 Research in Music

An introduction to the different aspects of research in music/music therapy in general and to experimental research methodology in particular.

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MUST 3600 Instrumental Survey for MT

This course introduces students to the basics of producing sounds on a variety of instruments. Students will learn basic skills in instrument care and instruction of these instruments for use with music therapy clients.

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MUST 4001 Mus Ther Sign Lang Performers

This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 4011 Mus Ther Principle w/ Children

A theoretical course covering all aspects of music therapy with diverse child and adolescent populations. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 4021 Music Ther Principles w/Adults

A theoretical course covering all aspects of music therapy with diverse adult populations.

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MUST 4030 Advance Practicum

This course provides supervision for students in advanced clinical training in music therapy. Students document their completion of at least 20 hours of clinical work in local agencies, and attend weekly seminars for supervision, support, and advanced clinical skill development.

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MUST 4110 MT Practicum w/Children

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Junior level of Music Therapy. MUST 2510 with C or better. Corequisite MUST 4011. This is a practical course covering many aspects of music therapy with diverse children and adolescent populations in varied settings. It accompanies Music Therapy Principles with Children. Students complete 30 hours of supervised clinical training in music therapy at a local site, focusing on children with various needs, in settings such as special education, hospitals, and community programs.

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MUST 4120 Practicum with Adults

Prerequisite: Acceptance into junior-level of Music Therapy. MUST 2510 with C or better. Corequisite MUST 4021. This is an experiential course covering many aspects of music therapy with a diverse variety of adult populations. It accompanies Music Therapy Principles with Adults to apply theoretical information in practical settings. Students must complete 30 hours of supervised clinical training in community settings such as hospitals, community agencies, mental health facilities, and nursing homes.

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MUST 4210 Music for the Exceptional Chld

Focuses on the identification and basic techniques of teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom. Also examines specifically the use of music with these students. Meets teacher certification requirements for music education and music therapy majors. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 4410 Leader in MT & Creative Therap

Theoretical study of leadership and practical applications for music therapy and the creative arts therapies will be explored in an experiential setting.

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MUST 4420 Improvisational Methods in MT

An introduction to improvisational models and practices in music therapy. Students will explore the goals, techniques, and uses of improvisational models of music therapy for various populations.

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MUST 4980 In'tl Topics in Music Therapy

Prerequisites: Permission of the Assistant Vice President for International Education. An individually designed and planned learning experience in the student's major program of study at an institution abroad.

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MUST 4990 Clin Internship in Music Thera

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all other coursework. The capstone music therapy course consisting of a six-month full-time resident internship in music therapy at an AMTA approved, affiliated, clinical training center. This course is repeatable for credit.

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