Courses in Music

Music in the Global Culture

MUSC 100     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a historical study of music and its relation to culture and society including a brief survey of the elements of music, incorporating the extensive use of audio recordings. Attendance at a live performance is required. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

Class Guitar

MUSC 121     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This class will offer our students the chance to learn how to play the guitar at the beginners level. Students who take this class must provide their own guitar. There will be individual instruction with the student along with class instruction. Students will start with the basics of how to tune their guitar both in standard tuning and alternate tunings. They will then create selected musical scale and learn how to play them on the guitar. They will then learn basic open-chords and bar-chords and how to play them in proper order. We will look at simple chord progressions of pop, rock and country music and will then learn how to play them on their guitar. Students will also learn the basics of a guitar solo. (Prerequisite: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

Music Theory 1

MUSC 131     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
Music Theory 1 focuses on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Vocal Ensemble - Concert Choir

MUSC 141     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
Vocal Ensemble is a performing ensemble. Students will meet for rehearsals three times a week and learn a repertoire of both traditional and modern songs while practicing appropriate vocal techniques. After learning their music for several weeks in the semester, the vocal ensemble will perform at selected elderly and assisted care facilities in the area. (Prerequisite: None)