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MU 334—Piano PedagogyCredit Hours: 3

This class is devoted to the profession of teaching students to play the piano. Various aspects of the profession are covered, from the practical (advertising, acquiring students, business practices) to the specific (teaching beginning students, surveys of several piano methods, technique and musicality).

MU 368—Teaching Elementary MusicCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help students learn principles of teaching elementary music in a classroom arena as well as how to prepare lesson plans and educational objectives. Students will teach sample lessons. Confidence in the classroom is emphasized in this course.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 371—EnsembleCredit Hours: 2

Students in the music department are required to participate in a performing group every semester during their studies. The student may choose to continue with the West Coast Choir and Orchestra to fulfill this credit. Otherwise, the student will be assigned with a performance group that will meet throughout the semester for rehearsal, development, and performance. Admission to this course is at the discretion of the Music Department.

Major: Church Music Major
Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 401—Sacred Music LiteratureCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to expose students to the variety of genres related to “sacred” music history. While not occupying too much time on historical events, this course will examine historical musical pieces from the early church to the present. The main activities will be musical listening, analysis and function for worship.

Major: Church Music Major
Minor: Church Music

MU 402—Philosophy of Church MusicCredit Hours: 2

Music is possibly one of the most controversial topics among Christians today. The church music director must be equipped with Bible principles and an understanding of the value and effects of music in the believer's life and the life of the church. As the result of taking this class, successful students will be able to analyze current philosophical arguments, formulate a church music philosophy and defend it biblically and logically in written and oral formats.

Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 407—Piano Lab 7Credit Hours: 1

This is a group piano class designed to impart the basics of congregational hymn playing.

MU 408—Piano Lab 8Credit Hours: 1

A continuation of MU 407.

MU 411—Arranging and CompositionCredit Hours: 2

This course explores various composition and arranging techniques relevant to church music. Students will engage in stylistic analysis of both classical and modern forms, moving from analysis to style-specific arranging. Additionally, students will engage in “from scratch” composition in a variety of vocal formats. This course requires a working knowledge of Finale or other notational software and/or MIDI sequencing software. This course should not be attempted until successful completion of Music Theory 1-4.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 411—Arranging and CompositionCredit Hours: 2

This course explores various composition and arranging techniques relevant to church music. Students will engage in stylistic analysis of both classical and modern forms, moving from analysis to style-specific arranging. Additionally, students will engage in “from scratch” composition in a variety of vocal formats. This course requires a working knowledge of Finale or other notational software and/or MIDI sequencing software. This course should not be attempted until successful completion of Music Theory 1-4.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 412—Orchestration and Scoring TechniquesCredit Hours: 2

This course explores various composition and arranging techniques relevant to church music, particularly for instrumental music. The course will cover all the orchestral instruments, ranges, dynamic ranges, and any pertinent information relevant to the composition process. This course requires a working knowledge of Finale or other notational software and/or MIDI sequencing software. This course should not be attempted until successful completion of Music Theory 1-4 and Arranging and Composition.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 412—Orchestration and Scoring TechniquesCredit Hours: 2

This course explores various composition and arranging techniques relevant to church music, particularly for instrumental music. The course will cover all the orchestral instruments, ranges, dynamic ranges, and any pertinent information relevant to the composition process. This course requires a working knowledge of Finale or other notational software and/or MIDI sequencing software. This course should not be attempted until successful completion of Music Theory 1-4 and Arranging and Composition.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 420—Choral ArrangingCredit Hours: 2

A study of two-, three-, and four-part choral writing, effective use of vocal spacing, keyboard accompaniments, and formal structures that are useful for arranging church music.

Minor: Church Music

MU 421—Private LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Music Education

MU 422—Private Instrument LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student in instruments including strings, woodwind, and brass. (Only music majors receive credit hours.)

MU 431—Private Voice LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Private voice lessons give students the opportunity to receive individual, personalized instruction in solo vocal performance. Half hour weekly lessons will include segments on scales and other exercises, breathing and posture, tone, pronunciation, repertoire, and music study and rehearsal skills. Students will demonstrate their progress with presentations during the Vocal Performance Class. PREREQUISITE: MU 150 Voice Class

Major: Music Education Major

MU 441—Church MusicianshipCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed for the church musician. Topics covered include the role and responsibilities of the church pianist, congregational accompaniment, improvising, playing by ear, transposing, and chord substitutions.

MU 461—Instrumental Methods 1Credit Hours: 2

Instrumental Methods 1 & 2 explores the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 461/462—Instrumental Methods 1 & 2Credit Hours: 4

These courses explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 462—Instrumental Methods 2Credit Hours: 2

Instrumental Methods 1 & 2 explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 471—Senior Music RecitalCredit Hours: 1

This course functions as the seventh required semester of private lessons. As opposed to jury requirements, the student uses this semester solely to prepare for the Senior Music Recital, given in the same semester this course is taken. All the guidelines, fees, and schedule requirements related to Private music lessons apply equally to the Senior Music Recital course.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 471—Senior Music RecitalCredit Hours: 1

This course functions as the seventh required semester of private lessons. As opposed to jury requirements, the student uses this semester solely to prepare for the Senior Music Recital, given in the same semester this course is taken. All the guidelines, fees, and schedule requirements related to Private music lessons apply equally to the Senior Music Recital course.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 481—Church Music Seminar 1Credit Hours: 4

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related to church music and worship leadership. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will serve a sort of internship in the music departments of WCBC and Lancaster Baptist Church for a certain number of hours per semester.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 482—Church Music Seminar 2Credit Hours: 4

This is a continuation of MU 481.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 491—Music Education Seminar 1Credit Hours: 3

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related to music education and educational leadership. The course will examine current scholarship and issues in music education. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will student teach as part of Lancaster Baptist School and Antelope Valley Music Academy for a certain number of hours each semester.

Major: Music Education Major

MUPT 201—Theology of WorshipCredit Hours: 2

God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. This course explores the biblical teachings about music and worship and equips the Christian leader with the critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills necessary to form a biblical philosophy of worship. Students will engage in a variety of readings and critiques and many class discussions as they explore the many difficult questions surrounding the topic of music and worship. This is a necessary study for anyone desiring to be a ministry leader.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Music Major

PE 101-1—Male Lifetime Sports and FitnessCredit Hours: 2

Our bodies are temples of the Lord. This course is designed to help us steward that body to its fullest potential.

PE 101-2—Ladies Physical FitnessCredit Hours: 2

This course will give young ladies the foundation for a comprehensive diet and physical fitness plan. Students will study and practice weight lifting, endurance training, speed training, agility training, and resistance training as well as many other effective exercise techniques.

PE 201—Survey of Physical EducationCredit Hours: 2

This course will focus on the philosophy of physical education in the Christian school and will also give instruction to teachers and coaches in the areas of communication, discipline, coaching techniques, and physical education activities.

PE 202—Elementary Physical EducationCredit Hours: 2

This course will prepare the student to teach elementary physical education. Ideas for games, sports, and activities will be taught on the basis of their value to elementary children whose bodies should always glorify Christ.

PE 302—Coaching Volleyball, Softball, and BaseballCredit Hours: 3

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for volleyball, softball, or baseball in the Christian school.

PE 303—Coaching BasketballCredit Hours: 3

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for basketball in the Christian school.

PE 304—Coaching Football and SoccerCredit Hours: 3

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for football or soccer in the Christian school.

PE 401—OfficiatingCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed for the student minoring in Physical Education. The student will learn the art of officiating elementary and secondary sports events. This class is two semesters long.

PE 404—Philosophy of CoachingCredit Hours: 4

This course is designed to equip the Christian coach with a biblical philosophy for athletics in the Christian school.

OR 101—Principles of Christian LivingCredit Hours: 2

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they enter school. It teaches students skills regarding study habits, character, library and reading skills, personal devotions, Bible memorization, and prayer. It is designed to help the student adjust from high school to college life here at West Coast.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major

PT 100—Practical TheologyCredit Hours: 1

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

PT 107—Principles of Leadership: Life of DavidCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at one of Israel's greatest kings. From his life, principles are drawn to help us become people "after God's own heart."

PT 108—Principles of Leadership: Life of PaulCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of the Apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, and his journey from persecutor of the church to preacher and prisoner for Christ.

PT 111—Personal EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

PT 115—Principles of Leadership: Life of JosephCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of Joseph who was the favored son, but also the hated brother. Students will study the life of a man of integrity and forgiveness.

PT 125—Evangelistic SongleadingCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to music in a church worship service. Students will learn the basics of song leading as well as platform technique.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major

PT 127—Christian ManhoodCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give specific instructions to stay separated for God and become distinctive in Godly living. Tools will be given for building a life of Godly character and discipline. Topics to be covered will include, but not be limited to, self-discipline, personal hygiene, proper treatment of ladies, financial management, and servant leadership.

PT 200—Pastoral TheologyCredit Hours: 1

This course designed for men in the Bible program combines pastoral theology with the "how to" principles to do the work of the ministry in local churches.

PT 201—Sign Language 1Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach students about 600 signs to allow them to communicate with the Deaf. Students will also sign a song, story, Bible lesson, and the gospel. PREREQUISITE: none.

PT 202—Sign Language 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 201. Students will learn how to better communicate with the Deaf using the tools from PT 201 as a foundation, "how to sign like the Deaf." This will help the signer be more effective in communicating with the Deaf. Students will converse much and present projects in American Sign Language. PREREQUISITE: PT 201 (or otherwise demonstrate mastery of PT 201 material).

PT 260—Principles of Leadership: Life of SamuelCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of Samuel, the last of the judges and the first of the national prophets.

PT 266—Sunday School AdministrationCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to train future Sunday school directors in the whole scope of Sunday school ministry. The student will learn how to organize the Sunday school from the nursery department all the way through the senior adults.

PT 292—Sermon PreparationCredit Hours: 2

Building upon the basic principles of Bible interpretation, this class will teach students how to create Bible messages. Students will learn how to write sermons that have purpose, textual integrity, unity, and clarity.