A.S., Music Curriculum for Students Who Matriculated In or After Fall 2017

Requirements for the A.S. Degree

degree program course listing table
Common Core Requirements Credits
Required Core: 1A: ENGL-101, English Composition I 3
Required Core: 1A: ENGL-102, English Composition II 3
Required Core: 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course from 1B) 3
Required Core: 1C: Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course from 1C1) 3-42
Flexible Core: 2A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from 2A) 3
Flexible Core: 2B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity: SP-211 Speech Communication 3
Flexible Core: 2C: Creative Expression (Select one course from 2C3) 3
Flexible Core: 2D: Individual & Society (Select one course from 2D) 3
Flexible Core: 2E: Scientific World (Select one course from 2E) 3
Flexible Core: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D or 2E4: (select one course4) 3
Subtotal 30-312
Requirements for the Major
MUS-241: History of Western Music: 18th and 18th Centuries 3
MUS-121, 122 Music Theory I & II 6
MUS-221, 222 Music Theory III & IV
or
MUS-225, 226 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I & II
6
MUS-124, 223, 224 Sight Reading and Ear Training II-IV 3
MUS-132, 231, 232 Class Instruction in Piano II-IV 3
Individual Study in Music Performance I-IV5 4
MUS-186, 187, 286 and MUS-287 Convocation I-IV5 0
MUS-421 & 422 or 423 & 424 Queensborough Chorus 2
The remaining two credits may be selected from the following courses6
MUS-411, 412, 413, 414 Pop Choir
MUS-421, 422, 423, 424 Queensborough Chorus
MUS-441, 442, 443, 444 Queens Symphonic Band
MUS-461, 462, 463, 464 Jazz Ensemble
MUS-471, 472, 473, 474 Percussion Ensemble
MUS-290, 291, 292, 293 Study in Chamber Music Performance
2
Music Electives 0-37
Laboratory Science1 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121 ET-842, PH-112 0-12
Subtotal 29-302
Total Credits Required 60

Requirements for the Major

Students select 29-30 credits in consultation with a department advisor as indicated below:
1Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C
2The credit range accounts for STEM variant in 1C
3Recommended: select course from 2C in music history
4Recommended: selected course from an area different than music
5Students must register for Individual Study in Music Performance and Convocation concurrently
6Students may not select MUS-401, 402, 403, or 404 to satisfy this requirement
7Available for students who pass the Piano Proficiency Examination without taking Class Piano MUS-132, 231, 232
All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

For Students Who Matriculated before Fall 2017

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Music- Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

SP 211 Speech Communication (or other selection from Flexible Core 2.B. - U.S. in its Diversity)

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society recommended

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

MUS 121 Music Theory I

3

Pre-req.: MUS 112 Musicianship II with C or better (Pre-req. for MUS 112 is MUS 111 Musicianship I with C or better, or satisfactory score on the Music Placement Test)

Individual Study in Music Performance I (course numbers depend on the instrument: i.e. 150 is Violin I)

1

Pre- or co-requisite: satisfactory score on the Music Placement test or consent of the instructor; Co-requisite: MUS 186

MUS 186 Music Convocation I

0

Co-req.: Individual Study in Music Performance I

MUS 421/423 Queensborough Chorus

1

Students take two consecutive semesters, fall and spring (421 and 422 or 423 and 424)

Total credits for the term

14

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II - (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression: Recommended: Music History course (MUS 101 Introduction to Music, MUS 103 Twentieth Century Music, MUS 104 Jazz: An Introduction, or MUS 105 Music Around the World)

3

Pre-req.: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test, or exemption.

Flexible Core 2. A World Cultures & Global Issues

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

MUS 122 Music Theory II

3

Pre-req.: MUS 121 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 124

MUS 124 Sight Reading and Ear Training II

1

Pre-req.: MUS 121 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 122

MUS 132 Class Instruction in Piano II

1

Pre-req.: MUS 131 or MUS 111 with C or better, or satisfactory score on the Music placement test

Individual Study in Music Performance II (course numbers depend on the instrument: i.e. 151 is Violin II)

1

Pre- or co-requisite: satisfactory score on the Music Placement test or consent of the instructor; Co-requisite: MUS 187

MUS 187 Music Convocation II

0

Co-req.: Individual Study in Music Performance II

MUS 422/424 Queensborough Chorus

1

Students take two consecutive semesters, fall and spring (421 and 422 or 423 and 424)

Total credits for the term

16

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences: Select one course

3-4

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Science Laboratory course (Students who take a 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

MUS 221 Music Theory III or MUS-225 Jazz Theory & Improvisation I

3

Pre-req.: MUS 122 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 223

MUS 223 Sight Reading and Ear Training III

1

Pre-req.: MUS 124 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 221 or 225

MUS 231 Class Instruction in Piano III

1

Pre-req.: MUS 132 with C or better, or satisfactory score on the Music placement test

Individual Study in Music Performance III

1

Pre- or co-requisite: satisfactory score on the Music Placement test or consent of the instructor; Co-requisite: MUS 286

MUS 286 Music Convocation III

0

Co-requisite: Individual Study in Music Performance III

MUS 241 History of Western Music: 18th and 19th Centuries

3

Pre-req.: MUS 122 and 124

MUS: 400 level Performance Course elective

1

Total credits for the term

14

 

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.A, B, C, D, or E Recommended select from 2.C. in an area different from Music

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

MUS 222 Music Theory IV or MUS-226 Jazz Theory & Improvisation II

3

Pre-req.: MUS 221 or MUS 225 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 224

MUS 224 Sight Reading and Ear Training IV

1

Pre-req.: MUS 223 with C or better; co-req.: MUS 222 or 226

MUS 232 Class Instruction in Piano IV

1

Pre-req.: MUS 231 with C or better, or satisfactory score on the Music placement test

Individual Study in Music Performance IV

1

Pre- or co-requisite: satisfactory score on the Music Placement test or consent of the instructor; Co-requisite: MUS 287

MUS 287 Music Convocation IV

0

Co-requisite: Individual Study in Music Performance IV

MUS: 400 level Performance Course elective

1

Total credits for the term

16

Total credits required for the A.S. in Music

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Music - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the technical and expressive skills requisite for artistic creation and performance in solo or ensemble settings
  2. Integrate theoretical knowledge, personal observation, and objective criticism in the analysis and evaluation of artistic work
  3. Assess musical works, notable musicians and performances, Incorporating historical context and relevant social issues
  4. Apply quantitative relationships in the evaluation, analysis, or creation of art according to a musical paradigm
  5. Use printed, digital, and recorded sources in music according to professional and ethical standards

June 2017

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For Students Who Matriculated before Fall 2017

Requirements for the A.S. Degree

degree program course listing table
Common Core Requirements Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A: ENGL-101, English Composition I 3
  ENGL-102, English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course from I.B) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C: Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course from I.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C1: Creative Expression (Select one course from 2C1)
Recommended: select from area different from concentration
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D: Individual & Society (Select one course from 2D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E: Scientific World (Select one course from 2E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D or 2E: (select one course2) 3
Subtotal 30
Requirements for the Major
All students in the Visual and Performing Arts A.S. Degree Program must complete one of the concentrations: Art & Design, Art History, Dance, Music, or Theatre Arts to complete the degree requirements.
Students select 21-23 credits in consultation with a departmental advisor as indicated below.
The following courses are required:
MUS-101
or
MUS-102
Introduction to Music (formerly MU-110)

Survey of Western Music (formerly MU-120)
MUS-121

MUS-122

or
Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony I (formerly MU-241)
and
Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony II (formerly MU-242)
MUS-225

MUS-226
Jazz Theory I (formerly MU-231)
and
Jazz Theory II (formerly MU-232)
MUS-123 Sight Reading and Ear Training I (formerly MU-211)
MUS-124 Sight Reading and Ear Training II (formerly MU-212)
MUS-132 Piano II (formerly MU-312)
Two credits selected from the: MU-400 series
The remaining 7-9 credits may be selected from any courses in the Department of Music, including those above not already taken, with the exception of MUS-111, MUS-112, and MUS-210. Please note that MUS-111 replaces MU-205 and MUS-131, and MUS-112 replaces MU-206 and MU-207.
Subtotal 21-23
Additional Major Requirements
SP-2114 Speech Communication4 3
HE-101
or
HE-102
Introduction to Health Education

Health Behavior & Society
1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science5 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 5-7
Electives
Free electives 0-3
Subtotal 0-3
Total Credits Required 60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100—ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MUS-101 , or MUS-102, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112; or a Social Sciences course.

4 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Sections of the following courses denoted as “WI” may be taken to partially satisfy the Writing Intensive Requirement: ARTH-100, ARTH-101, ARTH-120, ARTH-202; MUS-101; SP-142, SP-433, SP-275, SP-434, TH-111, TH-120, TH-221, DAN-111, BI-140, BI-202, GE-101, GE-125, CH-101, CH-102, CH-110, CH-111; MA-301, MA-321; ECON-101, ECON-102, SOCY-101, SOCY-230, SOCY-275, PLSC-101, PLSC-180, PSYC-101, PSYC-220, PHIL-101, PHIL-130, PHIL-140; HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112, HIST-127, HIST-128; LF-401, LG-401, LI-401, LS-402; HE-102; PH-110

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