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Graduate Course Descriptions

WORS 5307   (3-3-0)   History of Worship Song

This course will equip the student with an understanding of the history, practice, and function of corporate worship song from the ancient church to the present day. Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs are studied from biblical, historical, theological, and musical perspectives. Worship song stylistic periods will be explored and the church culture in which these styles developed. Worship song as literature, music, and theology will be explored. Current performance practice is studied in order to prepare the worship leader with necessary skill sets in order to lead corporate song for the Christian faith. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: MUSI 4305, MALA 5373

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