2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Musical Studies

This option is for a well-rounded liberal arts education flexible enough to allow concentration in a particular field of interest in music while exploring new interests through electives.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Read and identify musical notation at a competent level.
  • Define and describe musical terminology.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of scales.
  • Understand and identify key signatures, intervals, and chords.
  • Transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in music at four-year colleges and universities.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

A. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

B. Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students: please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (9 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Option(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
MU 101 Music Fundamentals 3
MU 135 Applied Music I 1
MU 136 Applied Music II 1
MU 160 Music Theory I 3
MU 161 Music Theory II 3
MU 170 Functional Class Piano I 1
MU 171 Functional Class Piano II 1
MU 180 Ear Training I 1
MU 181 Ear Training II 1

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
MU 101 Music Fundamentals 3.0
MU 135 Applied Music I 1.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
MU 160 Music Theory I 3.0
MU 170 Functional Class Piano I 1.0
MU 180 Ear Training I 1.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 17.0
Third Semester Credits
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MU 161 Music Theory II 3.0
MU 171 Functional Class Piano II 1.0
MU 181 Ear Training II 1.0
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
History Course I 3.0
Science Course 4.0
Total 18.0
Fourth Semester Credits
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3.0
MU 136 Applied Music II 1.0
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
History Course II 3.0
Total 16.0