NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Music Specialization AL, AN, LO  

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Purpose: The Associate in Arts degree with a specialization in Music may be used by students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree. Since some colleges prefer the A.A.A. in Music, students should first consult transfer institution for their recommendation.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: Applied music students: Tuition fees are payable to the College. Studio charges are payable to applied music instructors. Piano proficiency skills are required of all Music majors.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
   MUS111Music Theory I4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
___Foreign Language 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
   MUS112Music Theory II 4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

ENGLiterature Elective3
   MUSApplied Music (major)2
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
___Social Science Elective3
HISElective 3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
   MUSApplied Music (major) 2
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1515

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in Music = 62.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201-202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201-202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101-102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101-102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language.

2 Any higher mathematics course with a computer component may be substituted, see transfer requirements.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

5 HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended. Other social science courses may be substituted depending on the requirements of transfer institutions.

6 The natural science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics with a lab component.

7 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

8 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution. Some transfer institutions require six credits of sophomore literature.

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