Sep 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Special Topics/Independent Study/Variable Length English Courses

  
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    EN 400V - Internship for English Majors (1-3) F, SP, SU


    Open to juniors and seniors who have taken internship opportunities that meet Career Development criteria as well as departmental criteria. Repeatable for up to six hours’ credit.

    Prerequisite: EN 3013 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    EN 419V - Special Topics (1, 2, 3)


    Permitting variable credit of one, two or three hours, this course is designed to further the study of and research into a special topic.

    Prerequisite is any English 21n3; others may apply - see academic chair.
    On occasion, some sections of this course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    EN 460V - Independent Study in English (1, 2, 3)


    Offered according to individual need and interest, and permitting variable credit of one, two or three hours, this course is designed for students who have completed at least one upper-division English course and wish to propose a program of independent study which would deepen or extend their knowledge of literature, written communication, the English language or the teaching of English. The proposed program of study must be approved by the academic chair.

    Prerequisites: English 21n3, EN 2903 , EN 3013 , and 37n3.
  
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    EN 480V - English Travel (1 - 3) On demand


    Group travel with Lipscomb English instructor. Research and writing are required.

    Prerequisite: see academic chair.

Special Topics/Independent Study/Variable Length French Courses

  
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    FR 4xnV - Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand


    The Special Topics course allows faculty members to teach and design courses not in the catalog, and are based on student demand and faculty interest. Courses will focus on a specific area, topic, or skill and may also be interdisciplinary. Examples of potential special topics include Food in France, French for Business, or Modern French Music.

    Permission of instructor and academic chair.
  
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    FR 321V - Practicum in French (1-3) On demand.


    Intended to enhance a student’s practical knowledge of language teaching and learning and/ or conducting research related to pedagogy. Responsibilities may include working with professors to create materials for study sessions, labs etc, for students in lower-level language courses, conducting research related to methodology and approaches, applying knowledge of Second-Language Acquisition theory, and working to enhance the visibility of language courses across the University.

    Permission of instructor and chair of department.
  
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    FR 333V - French Internship (1-3) On demand


    Students in this course will use and build language proficiency in a meaningful, authentic context. Possibilities include interpreting in medical or school settings, working as an intern in a company that requires language proficiency, or teaching in a French-immersion setting. To receive credit, students must submit a proposal to be approved by the instructor at least one semester prior to registering for the course.

    Prerequisite: FR 2124  and permission of both the major professor of French and the academic chair.
  
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    FR 401V - Independent Study (1-5) F, SP, SU


    An independent study in French is proposed by a student who wishes to research or explore a specific topic not addressed by other courses in the catalog. To undertake an independent study, a student must submit a proposal to the faculty member with whom they would like to work. The student’s research/study interest should align with those of the supervising faculty member.

    Permission of instructor and academic chair.

Special Topics/Independent Study/Variable Length German Courses

  
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    GE 4xnV - Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand


    A variety of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be chosen by the faculty and may include suggestions form advanced students. The course will provide an in-depth study of a particular topic which is normally not covered or is only briefly surveyed in the regular slate of courses. Offered with sufficient demand and subject to staff availability.

  
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    GE 321V - Practicum in German (1-3) On demand


    Upper-division language students may be selected to participate in activities relating to learning or teaching German. Students must receive the permission of their language professor and the chair of the department in order to apply for this practicum.

    Permission of instructor and chair of the department.
  
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    GE 333V - Internship in Germanistik


    This course is individually contracted through the department and offers the foreign language major the opportunity to gain a variety of on-site experiences in a work setting. Preliminary counseling, supervision during the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided by the professor to whom the internship is assigned. Evaluation will be based on assessments by the Lipscomb professor and the workplace supervisor, on regular progress reports, and on a summary report at the end of the semester. The application process for this course must be completed the semester before the internship is to take place and prior to registration for the internship.

    Prerequisite: GE 2114  and GE 2124  and permission of both the major professor of German and the academic chair.
  
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    GE 401V - Independent Studies (1-5) On demand


    Courses for students, mainly majors, who are capable of doing superior independent reading and research on various topics selected from German language, literature and culture (including German Literature in English, Theological German, Scientific German, Old English, the Romantic Fairy Tale). A total of six hours is permitted toward the major.


Special Topic/Independent Study/Variable Length Foreign Language Course

  
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    FL 1xnV - Special Topics/Courses (1-5) F, SP, SU Offered on demand


    Selected topics or special courses in language, literature, and culture as well as linguistics not available through the three language major programs (French, German, Spanish). Usually a combination of lecture, skill-building sessions, and laboratory or field experiences. Offered upon sufficient demand and subject to staff availability. Does not fulfill the B.A. foreign language requirement.

  
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    ML 310V - Cultural Studies in Context (0-3)


    This course is designed to facilitate students’ active engagement with their host communities while abroad and to direct thoughtful analysis and discussion of concepts involving cultural identity, community, and multiculturalism. This course is typically for students abroad in a program with a homestay and language study that allows them to interact with members of the target culture on a daily basis for the duration of the program. Requires permission of instructor and department chair prior to enrollment.

  
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    ML 312V - Conversation in Context (0-3)


    This course allows students to practice advanced communication in the target language in the context of an intensive language program, with the goal of building students’ oral proficiency level. Typically, students are enrolled in language courses at a university abroad. Requires permission of instructor and department chair prior to enrollment.

     


Special Topic/Independent Study/Variable Length Spanish Course

  
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    SN 4xnV - Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand


    A variety of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be chosen by the faculty and may include suggestions from advanced students. The course will provide an in-depth study of a particular topic which is normally not covered or is only briefly surveyed in the regular slate of courses. Offered with sufficient demand and subject to staff availability.

  
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    SN 321V - Practicum in Spanish (1-3) F, SP


    Upper-division language students may be selected to participate in activities relating to learning or teaching Spanish. Students must receive the permission of their language professor and the chair of the department in order to apply for this practicum.

    Permission of instructor and chair of the department.
  
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    SN 333V - Internship in Hispanic Studies


    This course is individually contracted through the department and offers the foreign language major the opportunity to gain a variety of onsite experiences in a work setting. Preliminary counseling, supervision during the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided by the professor to whom the internship is assigned. Evaluation will be based on assessments by the Lipscomb professor and the workplace supervisor, on regular progress reports, and on a summary report at the end of the semester. The application process for this course must be completed the semester before the internship is to take place and prior to registration for the internship.

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124  and permission of both the major professor of Spanish and the academic chair.
  
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    SN 401V - Independent Studies (1-5) F, SP, SU


    Courses for students, mainly majors who are capable of doing superior independent reading and research on various topics selected from Spanish literature and language. A total of six hours is permitted toward the major.


University Studies

  
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    UN 4992 - Capstone Experience 2 On-Demand


    This course requires the student to integrate the two chosen concentration areas with other coursework in a project that demonstrates and applies their learning.  This course must be taken in the student’s last semester.

    Department
    University Studies

Music Industry Courses

  
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    CMU 2113 - Music Industry Agreements and Contracts (3)


    This class is an introductory look at copyright and other applicable law used to address intellectual property ownership and usage, compensation for live performance, and other contractual arrangement between industry stakeholders. Attention is also given to global licensing.

    Prerequisite: CMU 1013  Introduction to the Music Industry, Sophomore standing
  
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    CMU 3103 - Marketing for the Music Industry (3) SP


    Marketing for the Music Industry will explore the principles of marketing that apply to all business disciplines and their applications to the music industry. The class will discuss traditional marketing channels and techniques, the impact of digital technology on distribution and the opportunities it creates within the entertainment industry. Class materials will include slides and selected texts. Class time will also include guest presentations and interviews from members of the music community.

    Prerequisite: CMU 2013  Music Entrepreneurship
  
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    CMU 3113 - Live Concert and Venue Management (3)


    This course focuses on the business, management, marketing, promotion, and production of professional live concert events, including artist and venue selection, security, and basic principles of acoustics and sound reinforcement.

    Prerequisite: CMU 2013   Music Entrepreneurship
  
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    CMU 3123 - Artist Management and Development 3


    An exploration of the music industry and artist career trajectories from the standpoint of both artists and agents. Consideration is given to contracts, image, promotion, fees and duties, etc.

    Prerequisite: CMU 2013 Music Entrepreneurship  
  
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    CMU 3143 - Introduction to Copyright Law 3


    This course provides an overview of U.S. copyright law as it applies to creating, performing, sharing, or selling music. Some attention will be given to international copyright and copyright as applied to other entertainment forms.

    Prerequisite: CMU 2113   Music Industry Agreements and Contracts
  
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    CMU 4062 - Tour Management and Promotion 2


    The business, management, marketing, promotion, and production of artist tours, including talent selection, city and venue selection, security, logistic needs, etc.

    Prerequisite: CMU 2013  Music Entrepreneurship
  
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    CMU 4113 - Music Publishing 3


    This course is an survey of publishing income streams, including both traditional and non-traditional licensing agreements.

    Corequisite: CMU 3143  Introduction to Copyright Law

Worship Arts Courses

  
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    WA 0110 - Worship Arts Forum


    A once-a-semester gathering of majors and other interested parties featuring a practitioner in various aspects of worship ministry. Promoted and open to the public. Pass or fail. Worship Arts majors must pass 4 semesters.

  
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    WA 1013 - Worship and the Arts


    An interdisciplinary class exploring the diverse forms and actions of worship, including music, architecture, sacred art, and liturgy throughout history. An introduction to the worship arts major. Open to students in any degree program.

  
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    WA 2303 - The Complete Worship Leader (3) F


    Designed to provide the potential worship leader/minister with the musical tools necessary to function effectively in a local congregation. The course will focus on leading congregational worship and finding music appropriate for worship and working with church musicians, both individually and in praise teams or choirs. Minimum grade of “C” required to proceed to WA 2313  . Open to students in any degree program, Bible credit.

  
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    WA 2313 - Worship Design and Practice (3) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    This course is designed to provide the potential worship leader/minister with the practical tools necessary to plan worship and administer a worship ministry in a local congregation. The course will focus on the following areas: identifying and utilizing worship ministry resources, planning meaningful worship services, arranging music for worship, utilizing worship related software and technology, and administration skills. Bible credit.

    Prerequisites: MU 1143  (Theory II) and WA 2303  (The Complete Worship Leader).
  
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    WA 3013 - Technology for Worship


    Provides the student with an understanding of technologies used for worship arts ministry, including digital and analog audio, lighting, video systems, presentation software and assorted web-based tools for the worship leader.

  
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    WA 3113 - Arranging and Songwriting for Worship


    A study of the compositional techniques, contemporary harmonizations, arranging tools and popular song forms suitable for the worship ensemble. This course leads the music & worship student to discover the fundamentals of arranging for voices and small instrumental groups and creating original worship music. Students learn to arrange traditional hymns for use in modern worship and are introduced to composing original compositions in contemporary song forms

    Prerequisite: MU 1143   Music Theory II
  
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    WA 3211 - Worship Arts Practicum


  
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    WA 4211 - Worship Technology Practicum


    The student will work for one semester on the technical team of a local church, gaining hands-on experience with sound systems, video and projection software, lighting systems, etc. In addition to learning about important worship technologies, the student will develop a greater appreciation for the challenges the tech team faces each week in live worship experiences. 

    Prerequisite: WA 3013   Technology for Worship
  
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    WA 4992 - Worship Arts Internship and Capstone


    An onsite internship at a local church with a full-time worship leader or minister of music.

    Taken in senior year.

Special Topics/Practicums/Variable Credit courses in Hospitality

  
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    HOSP 3XnV - Special Topics


  
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    HOSP 390V - Independent Study


  
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    HOSP 1301 - Practicum: Event Management 1 (F), (SP)


  
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    HOSP 1311 - Practicum: Bison Inn 1 (F), (SP)


  
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    HOSP 1321 - Practicum: Entertainment and Technical Services 1 (F), (SP)


  
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    HOSP 1331 - Practicum: Sodexo 1 (F), (SP)



Special Topics/Independent Research/Internship in Commercial Music Courses

  
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    CMU 200v - Commercial Music Practicum 0-2


  
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    CMU 390V - Commercial Music Internship (0-3)


    The Commercial Music Internship provides commercial music majors with experience in a corporate, small business, or mentorship setting.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing, or junior standing and instructor permission.
  
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    CMU 499V - Senior Project 1-2


    A capstone project representing significant work in at least the major area of study, and typically incorporating skills from a secondary area. The project may be collaborative, per approval.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing.
 

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