Level 326-399 Course Descriptions

LAIS 326: Music Theory 

The course begins with the fundamentals of music theory and moves into more complex applications. Music of the common practice period (18th century) and beyond is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic material is emphasized. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.

 

LAIS 327: Music Technology  

An introduction to the physics of music and sound. The history of music technology from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of instruments and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS 200. 
3.000 Credit hours 

 

LAIS 328: Basic Music Composition and Arranging 

This course begins with the fundamentals of music composition and works towards basic vocal and instrumental arrangement skills. Upon completion of this course the student should: 1) Demonstrate basic knowledge of (music) compositional techniques; 2) Demonstrate primary concepts of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement; 3) Demonstrate an ability to use notational software and Midi station hardware. 1 semester hour; repeatable for credit. Pre-requisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS 200. 

 

LAIS 337: International Political Economy of Asia
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requistie: LAIS 200. Semester hours: 3. 

LAIS 339: International Political Economy of the Middle East 
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen through an examination of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requistie: LAIS 200. Semester hours: 3. 

LAIS 341: International Political Economy of Africa
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in Africa as seen through an examination of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape policy, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requistie: LAIS 200. Semester hours: 3. 

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LAIS 365: History of War
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important military and political leaders as well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types.  Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requistie: LAIS 200. Semester hours: 3. 

LAIS 370: History of Science
An introduction to the social history of science, exploring significant people, theories, and social practices in science, with special attention to the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology.  Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requistie: LAIS 200. Semester hours: 3. 

 

LAIS 377: Engineering and Sustainable Community Developement
This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political, ideological, ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will study and analyze different dimensions of community and sustainable development and the role that engineering might play in them. Also students will critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant methods in engineering problem solving, design, and research for working in SCD. Students will learn to research, describe, analyze and evaluate case studies in SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS 200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours. 

LAIS 398: Special Topics
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Co-requisite LAIS 200, Semester hours: variable 1 to 6. 

LAIS 399: Independent Study
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member. Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Semester hours: variable 1 to 6 

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