232 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
MUSC U362. Music Technology (3) The use of industry-standard software
to record, compose, and self-publish music. Prerequisite: Basic music reading
skills, CSCI U138, INFO U150, or consent of instructor.
MUSC U364. Music Entrepreneurship (3) Career choices and portfolio
development in the commercial music industry. Prerequisite: Junior or senior
class standing or permission of instructor.
MUSC U365. Songwriting (3) Methods of writing melodies, lyrics, and
chord progressions with an emphasis on contemporary commercial music
styles. Prerequisite: MUSC U115 or consent of instructor.
MUSC U366. Composition (3) Developing thematic material with
contemporary and traditional techniques. Ability to read music required.
Prerequisite: MUSC U216 or MUSC U325 or consent of instructor.
MUSC U367. Arranging for Ensembles (3) Methods and resources needed
to create music for jazz bands, vocal groups, and other ensembles with an
emphasis on both traditional and contemporary music styles. Prerequisite:
MUSC U216 or MUSC U325 or consent of instructor.
MUSC U398. Selected Topics in Music (3) Reading and research on
selected topics in music. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
MUSC U399. Independent Study in Music (1-3) An individualized
program of study in the student's area of interest and in consultation with
a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MUSC U490. Senior Seminar in Commercial Music (3) Research and
study on selected music topics designed to integrate knowledge, develop a
career portfolio, use technology, and gain experience in public presentation.
The study topic will be presented as a lecture-recital. Only open to approved
Commercial Music majors. Prerequisite: SPCH U201/U201R, lower division
Music core completed, 12 credits of upper-division Music core, 9 credits in
upper division Commercial Music Emphasis, and demonstrated performance
ability at an upper-intermediate level. Department permission required.
MUSC U499. Internship in Commercial Music (1-3) Supervised work
experience in commercial music outside the classroom. For three credit hours,
a student is to work 135 hours; for two credit hours, 90 hours; for one credit
hour, 45 hours. A contract must be signed by the student and appropriate
faculty/administrators. Only open to Commercial Music majors or minors.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, minimum overall GPA 2.0, minimum
2.0 in major, and consent of the faculty supervisor.
NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION (NPAD)
NPAD U201. Nonprofit Leadership Workshop (1) Application of knowl-edge
and skills reflecting essential nonprofit competencies of the Nonprofit
Leadership Alliance Certification (CNP), practical experience in nonprofit
organizations, leadership abilities, and meaningful service. Course may be
repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours.
NPAD U301. The Nonprofit Sector in the United States (3) The
importance of the nonprofit sector in the United States emphasizing the
history, the relationship to business and government and the place of the
nonprofit sector within American society generally. Prerequisite: Sophomore
standing (30 semester hours).
NPAD U302. Nonprofit Leadership (3) The fundamentals of nonprofit
administration to include leadership, legal foundations, board development,
the role of volunteers, nonprofit advocacy and ethics.
NPAD U303. Nonprofit Financial Administration (3) Financial manage-ment
within the nonprofit sector emphasizing strategic planning, budgeting,
accountability, risk management and control. Prerequisite: NPAD U302 or
consent of instructor.
NPAD U304. Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations (3) Funda-mentals
of resource development in the nonprofit sector including strategic
planning, principles of philanthropy, proposal writing, event planning, and
charitable trusts. Prerequisite: NPAD U302 or consent of instructor.
NPAD U399. Independent Study (1-4) An individualized, contracted
program of study planned in conjunction with a faculty member. Prereq-uisites:
NPAD U301 and consent of instructor.
NPAD U401. Topics in Nonprofit Leadership (3) Study in selected topics
in nonprofit administration. Emphasis upon competencies necessary for
emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. May be repeated with permission
of advisor. Prerequisite: NPAD U301.
NPAD U404. Social Entrepreneurship (3) Introduction to the history,
theory and emerging activities of social entrepreneurship. Course topics also
cover nonprofit administration skills for social entrepreneurial organizations,
scaling of social impact and social performance measurement. Prerequisite:
NPAD 301 or permission of instructor.
NPAD U499. Field Experience in Nonprofit Leadership (1-6) Supervised
work experience in a nonprofit organization. Forty-five hours of work for
each credit hour are required. Prerequisites: NPAD U301, junior or senior
standing and consent of instructor.
NURS U230. Medical Terminology (3) (=BIOL U230) Introduction to
medically oriented terminology, including roots, prefixes, suffixes, combining
forms, and common abbreviations. Emphasis on using terminology related to
anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnoses, medical procedures, pharmacol-ogy,
and instrumentation. Not for major credit. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
NURS U301. Nutrition (3) Nutritional needs across the life span and related
strategies for promotion and maintenance of health. Concepts include nutri-ents,
food groups, nutritional guidelines, and common diet modifications.
NURS U306. Introduction to Professional Nursing (3) Concepts and
theories that have shaped professional nursing practice. Critical thinking skills
in the decision-making process will be introduced. Prerequisite: Admission
to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Four-Year track.
NURS U308: Pathophysiological Topics in Health Care (3) Expan-sion
of critical thinking and understanding of the human disease process.
Prerequisites: BIOL U243/L and BIOL U244/L.