NVCC 1997-1998 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.

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
   MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
   MUSApplied Music (Major) 2
   MUSChorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
   MUS112Music Theory II 4

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___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.

1 Intermediate level (201-202) proficiency in a foreign language is required. These courses require a 101-102 sequence in the language or equivalent proficiency. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience may be available for some languages.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Natural science courses may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics.

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

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