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MU 316—Choral Conducting 2Credit Hours: 2

This course explores the essentials of choral rehearsal and performance, the role of the conductor in both, the effective use of rehearsal technique, the identification and correction of vocal faults, and the communicating of musical concepts to a volunteer choir with little or no formal music training. Prerequisite: MU 315 with a grade of a “C” or higher

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 320—Summer Ministry TeamsCredit Hours: 1

Students in these traveling ensembles represent West Coast Baptist College in local churches.

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

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 as they explore difficult questions surrounding the topic of music and worship in the church music setting. Prerequisite: EN 102

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 Composition (7:15-8:45 PM)Credit 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 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 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 481—Church Music Seminar 1Credit Hours: 3

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: 3

This is a continuation of MU 481.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 491—Music Education Seminar 1 (2:30-3:00 PM)Credit 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

MUSIC—Voice Performance Class (Private Voice Lessons)Credit 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 or Corequisite: MU 150

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

BU 221—Church Finances and AccountingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach students foundational concepts of financial management, accounting, and stewardship within a local church ministry.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major

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

PT 100—Practical Theology (Men Only)Credit 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: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

PT 102—Practical Theology Credit Hours: 2

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

PT 107—Principles of Leadership: 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: 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: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration 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 140—Biblical Foundations of LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

This course explores the theological roots of effective leadership. The student will examine major leadership theories through a biblical lens. Special emphasis will be given to leadership lessons from the life and ministry of Jesus.

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 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.

PT 297—First Aid for Missions and MinistryCredit Hours: 2

This course is tailored for educators and missionaries. It covers topics ranging from medical emergencies in the classroom to common injuries and ailments. The training in conducting an interview with a patient and doing a basic physical exam will help the student in gospel presentations and counseling scenarios.

PT 307—Professional TrainingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry as it discusses professionalism as a Christian, as a leader, and as a ministry staff member. Lectures and class notes will prove to be beneficial for future use in the ministry.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major

PT 311—Christian Marriage and HomeCredit Hours: 2

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly marriage and family. It will attempt to provide the student with the discernment needed to be able to provide a biblical balance in his family life and ministry.

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

PT 321—Homiletics 1 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course provides the basic tools required to prepare, organize, and communicate effectively the Word of God. Each student will be given the opportunity to practice delivering sermons in the classroom.

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

PT 322—Homiletics 2 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 321 and emphasizes the proper delivery of the message giving special attention to different types of preaching with an emphasis on expository preaching. (PT 321 is required)

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

PT 323—Homiletics 3 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is an advanced course dealing with special types of sermons for special occasions, holidays, and other specific settings. An emphasis will be placed upon practical application and development of introductions, conclusions, and illustrations. Instruction will be given on how to give invitations. (PT 322 is required)

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

PT 378—Local Church DiscipleshipCredit Hours: 2

This class is designed for men planning to serve as assistant pastors or senior pastors. The course will give students the opportunity to explore the biblical ingredients of a disciple as well as to organize a local church discipleship ministry.

PT 511—Servant LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

This graduate level course explores the philosophy of leadership commonly referred to as “servant leadership.” Students will explore both the academic and practial levels of leadership as well as understanding the foundational principle of humanity as was modeled by our Saviour.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education

PT 512—Spiritual Formation and DiscipleshipCredit Hours: 3

This course explores the process of bringing a new convert into becoming a fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ. Emphasis is placed on becoming that disciple personally as well as becoming a discipler of others.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education

SC 101—Biology 1Credit Hours: 3

Biology 1 is a three-credit course that initiates the WCBC secondary science series. All foundational biological concepts are taught in Christian perspective, including characteristics of life, cell structure, cell processes, and genetics. The false hypothesis of evolution is refuted Biblically, logically, and scientifically. Special Creation is upheld consistently through the same approaches.

Minor: Science

SC 102—Biology 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of SC 101. This course will focus on the macroscopic study of people, plants, animals, and other organisms, including evidence for biblical creation. PREREQUISITE: SC 101.

Minor: Science