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Music Therapy (MUTY) Classes

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MUTY 1120 (1). CLINICAL ORIENTATION.
The study of music therapy assessment, treatment procedures, and evaluation, through observation as well as literature and repertoire review. Each student will participate on a working music therapy team. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUTY 1320 (3). INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THERAPY.
An overview of the function of the music therapist, the history of the music therapy profession, and music in treatment procedures. The course is required of all music therapy majors and is open to others who may want information about the professional field of music therapy.

MUTY 3130 (1). DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC THERAPY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUTY 3141 (1). DEVELOPMENTAL MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICUM I.
Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit developmentally delayeddisorders. Corequisite: MUTY 3211.

MUTY 3142 (1). PSYCHIATRIC MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICUM II.
Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit psychopathological disorders. Corequisite: MUTY 3212.

MUTY 3143 (1). MEDICAL MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICUM III.
Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with patients in medical settings. Corequisite: MUTY 3213.

MUTY 3144 (1). GERONTOLOGICAL PRACTICUM IV.
Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with elderly clients. Corequisite: MUTY 3214.

MUTY 3211 (2). DEVELOPMENTAL MUSIC THERAPY.
A study of music therapy with developmentally disabled children and adults such as mentally disabled, visually disabled, and speech-impaired individuals. Corequisite: MUTY 3141.

MUTY 3212 (2). PSYCHIATRIC MUSIC THERAPY.
A study of music therapy with persons with psychopathological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and dementia. Corequisite: MUTY 3142.

MUTY 3213 (2). MEDICAL MUSIC THERAPY.
A study of music therapy with the health impaired, including burn patients, AIDS patients, and obstetric patients. Corequisite: MUTY 3143.

MUTY 3214 (2). GERONTOLOGICAL MUSIC THERAPY.
Study of music therapy with elderly, gerontological clients. Corequisite: MUTY 3144.

MUTY 3230 (2). DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC THERAPY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUTY 3330 (3). DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC THERAPY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUTY 4141 (1). MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICUM V.
Supervised clinical experience in the treatment and health maintenance of clients with clinical disorders.

MUTY 4142 (1). MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICUM VI.
Continued supervised clinical experience in the treatment and health maintenance of clients with clinical disorders.

MUTY 4144 (1). INTERNSHIP I.
Includes 3 months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous fulltime music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Requires reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor before, during, and after the internship. Because the internship extends beyond the regular term, enrollment for MUTY 4144 occurs for the term during which the internship begins and enrollment for MUTY 4145 occurs concurrently or for the term immediately following. Prerequisite: Completion of all course, clinical, and preclinical work in the undergraduate music therapy degree or graduate equivalency program.

MUTY 4145 (1). INTERNSHIP II.
Continuation of MUTY 4144. An additional 3 months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous full-time music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Requires reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor before, during, and after the internship. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MUTY 4144.

MUTY 4340 (3). RESEARCH METHODS AND MATERIALS IN MUSIC THERAPY.
A study of research methods in music psychology, therapy, and education, with emphasis on research designs, analysis, and interpretation of research literature.

MUTY 4341 (3). SURVEY OF MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY.
Basic study of music systems, with emphasis on perception of and responses to musical stimuli. Also, interpretation of the interdependence of psychological, sociological, and physiological processes in musical behavior, such as musical ability and preference.

MUTY 5340 (3). TOPICS IN MUSIC THERAPY.
A survey of contemporary trends in music therapy, psychology, and medicine. Also, the universality of music, with applications in modern therapy, medicine, and health. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUTY 5341 (3). SEMINAR ON CLINICAL MUSIC THERAPY.
A survey of contemporary trends in music therapy, psychology, and medicine. Through use of group process and selfexploration, students develop a comprehensive, personalized, and demonstrable theory of clinical music therapy. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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