NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO  

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Purpose: The Associate in Arts degree curriculum in Music offers an emphasis in fine arts. The Associate in Arts degree curriculum may be used by students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in Music or Music Education.

Recommended Preparation: An interview with the Music faculty may be required before beginning the program.

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. Applied proficiency requirements must be met in order for students to advance to the 200-level of applied music courses. Piano proficiency skills are required of all Music majors.

For Fine Arts Emphasis
First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
   MUSApplied Music (Major)2
   MUS111Music Theory I4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
___Foreign Language 3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
   MUSApplied Music (Major) 2
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
   MUS112Music Theory II 4

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
___Social Science Electives6
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
___Social Science Electives 6
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1414

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Music = 60.

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 Music 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 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, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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

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

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