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Associate of Arts With an Emphasis in Music

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

No specific admission requirements, please see individual course prerequisites.


Description:

Minneapolis College’s Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in Music prepares students in both performance and the study of music, and provides the necessary intellectual foundation and skills for a variety of baccalaureate programs. This AA degree certifies students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in Music at most four-year institutions. This program offers foundational music coursework, including literacy, performance, and theory.


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Connect music with parallel developments in history and culture.

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Make informed judgements regarding musical events (aesthetics, reading music, notation, composition and theory).

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Demonstrate analytical and critical listening skills.

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Describe musical events using appropriate terminology.

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Think critically, demonstrating how issues of history, culture, political and economic issues impact and are impacted by music.

Program Learning Outcome #6:  Explain the use of musical elements within the context of specific genres and styles.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills

 2.00

 PHED Course

 Choose any Physical Education course from the PHED offerings Recommended: PHED 1108 - Beginning Hatha Yoga or PHED 1109 - Beginning T'ai Chi or PHED 1132 - Relaxation Techniques

 1.00

 MUSC 1175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 1

 4.00

 Applied Music: Choose one to two credits of applied music from courses numbered MUSC 2501 to MUSC 2536.

 MUSC 2501

 To

 MUSC 2536

  You must take two semesters of applied music on the same instrument. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking one semester of a 2 credit MUSC applied lesson course.

 

1.00 - 2.00

Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. Your choice of ensemble must be appropriate to the instrument you have chosen for Applied Music (your major instrument). You will take an additional credit of the same ensemble during the second semester.

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 CMST Course

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1 (CMST 2012 Intercultural Communications is recommended)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00-15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 4 course. (MATH 1140 Introduction to Statistics Or PHIL 2110 Logic are recommended)

 3.00

 MUSC 1000

 Introduction to Music

 3.00

 Applied Music: Choose one to two credits on the same applied music instrument you took during the first semester

 MUSC 2501

 To

 MUSC 2536

 It must be in the same instrument as the first semester. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking one semester of a 2 credit MUSL applied lesson course.

 1.00 - 2.00

 Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. It must be the same ensemble as the first semester

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 MUSC 2175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 2

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00-15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 Choose one of the following MUSC courses:

 MUSC 1010

 Or

 MUSC 1020

 

Or

 MUSC 1030

 Or

 MUSC 1040

 Or

 MUSC 1050

 Or

 MUSC 1060

 Or

 MUSC 1070

 American Popular Music 1: The History and Development of Jazz

 Or

 American Popular Music 2: The History/Development of Rock ‘n’ Roll

 Or

 The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

 Or

 The Music of Africa

 Or

 The Music of Asia

 Or

 Introduction to World Music

 Or

 Introduction to Music Therapy

 3.00

 *BIOL 1120

 Or   

 *BIOL 1160

 

 Nutrition

 Or

 Biology of Women (These courses have lab-like experiences)

 3.00

 **General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 5 course. Recommended: ANTH 1105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

 3.00

 **General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 5 course 

 3.00

 **General  Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 6 course other than MUSC. For students who have not yet satisfied MnTC Goal Area 10, WGSS 2212 Gender, Health and the Environment or PHIL 2171 Environmental Ethics are recommended and satisfy MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 10.

 3.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *CHEM 1140

 Chemistry in Your Life

 4.00

 **General Education

 Choose any course that satisfies MnTC Goal Area 6 other than MUSC. Recommended: AMST 1152 Popular Culture in 20th Century America 

 3.00

 Choose one of the following MUSC courses that was not taken the previous semester

 MUSC 1010

 Or

 MUSC 1020

 

Or

 MUSC 1030

 Or

 MUSC 1040

 Or

 MUSC 1050

 Or

 MUSC 1060

 Or

 MUSC 1070

 American Popular Music 1

 Or

 American Popular Music 2: The History and Development of Rock ‘n’ Roll

 Or

 The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

 Or

 The Music of Africa

 Or

 The Music of Asia

 Or

 Introduction to World Music

 Or

Introduction to Music Therapy

 3.00

 HLTH Course

 Choose any course from the Health offerings. Recommended: HLTH 1132 Managing Stress, Managing Life 

 2.00

 **General Education

 Choose any course that satisfies MnTC Goal Area 5. For students who have not yet satisfied MnTC Goal Area 10, PSCI 1137 Environment, Politics and Society or SOCI 1160 Technology, Culture and Society are recommended and satisfy MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 10.

 1.00-3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 13.00-15.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Music.

* MnTC Goal Area 3:  Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3. The required coursework listed above satisfies this requirement.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Music, students must complete at least three courses from three different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6. By completing the required and recommended courses, students will satisfy these two MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.