Music

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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Recommended basic skills are:

Music, as all of the arts, is an expression and transcendence of the human experience. Music courses serve as an introduction into the examination of sound as a vibrant art form as well as to provide training in performance and composition. The Music Department’s offerings of humanities and performance classes are open to all students beginning through advanced. Consultation with the program director is recommended for course placement while consultation with the program director is required for applied music study.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1

Music students should take MUS 121 and MUS 122 or one (1) western music history course (MUS 121 or MUS 122) and a non-western music history course (MUS 123 or MUS 125).

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

MUS 123

Survey of World Music: AH1

3

MUS 125

History of Jazz: AH1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Music Preparation Courses

MUS 110

Music Theory I

3

MUS 111

Music Theory II

3

MUS 112

Ear Training/Sight–singing I Lab

1

MUS 113

Ear Training/Sight–singing II Lab

1

MUS 131

Music Class I

2

MUS 132

Music Class II

2

MUS 141

Private Instruction I

2

MUS 142

Private Instruction II

2

MUS 151

Ensemble I

1

MUS 152

Ensemble II

1

MUS 210

Music Theory III

3

MUS 211

Music Theory IV

3

MUS 212

Advanced Ear Training/Sight–singing I Lab

1

MUS 213

Advanced Ear Training/Sight–singing II Lab

1

MUS 241

Private Instruction I

2

MUS 242

Private Instruction II

2

MUS 251

Ensemble I

1

MUS 252

Ensemble II

1

Total Credit Hours

60