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Music Education

Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

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Details: Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

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0208

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Program General Requirements

28 CH

​Mathematics (0045)....................................................................................3 CH

118 General Education Mathematics OR higher
 

Physical & Life Sciences...........................................................................7 CH

Minimum one course each in Physical & Life Sciences. One course must be a lab.
 
    Astronomy | Biology | Botany | Chemistry | Geology | Oceanography Physical
    Science | Physics | Zoology
 

Social & Behavioral Science......................................................................3 CH

Fine Arts & Humanities...............................................................................3 CH

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Music
MUSIC 221
Music Literature & History 3
Introduction to the standard concert repertory through intensive guided listening. Representative works by major composers are chosen to illustrate the principal styles, forms and techniques of vocal and instrumental music. Assumes a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the elements of music. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

32 CH

 

Music
MUSIC 102
Music Theory I 3
Realization of figured and unfigured bases and harmonization of melodies. Triads and inversions. Harmonic analysis. Keyboard application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 101, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 103
Music Theory II 3
Realization of figured and unfigured bass and harmonization of melodies. Chords of the seventh and ninth sequences, diatonic modulation. Harmonic analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 102, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 105
Group Piano I 2
Class instruction in beginning piano techniques through study in small groups. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 106
Group Piano II 2
Continuation of Music 105. Minimum of six hours practice per week required for credit. Students majoring in music are required to take two semesters of study with a private instructor following this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 105, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 111
Aural & Keyboard Skills I 2
Sight singing, ear training and rhythmic dictation with keyboard application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 101, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 112
Aural & Keyboard Skills II 2
Continuation of Music 111. Advanced ear training and sight singing, melodic dictation and more complex harmonic structures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 181
Applied Music-Freshman Level I 2
Individual instruction in applied music. Includes weekly private lesson (minimum of one hour). First of a four-course sequence of private music lessons required of students in Associate in Fine Arts music curriculum. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 182
Applied Music-Freshman Level II 2
Continuation of the process initiated in Music 181. Individual instruction in applied music. Includes weekly private lessons (minimum of one hour). Second of a four-course sequence of private music lessons required of students in Associate in Fine Arts Music curriculum. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 181, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 201
Music Theory III 3
Written harmonization of melodies with strict style figuration. Eleventh and thirteenth chords, modal and chromatic alterations, chromatic modulation. Harmonic analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 103, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 202
Music Theory IV 3
Extended tonality, chromatic harmonies, contemporary harmonic trends, inharmonic modulation. Harmonic analysis. Keyboard application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 211
Aural and Keyboard Skills III 2
Continuation of Music 112. Further development of aural perception (melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation) and abilities in sight-singing (single melodies and duets). Application of harmonic concepts at the keyboard. This course is the third in a four-semester sequence of courses in which music majors need to enroll each term of the freshman and sophomore year. The course may be offered separately or with one or more topics combined. Aural skills include sequential development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation and may also include computer-assisted instruction and/or other applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 112, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 212
Aural and Keyboard Skill IV 2
Continuation of Music 211. Further development of aural perception (melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation) and abilities in sight-singing (single melodies and duets). Application of harmonic concepts at the keyboard. This course is the fourth in a four-semester sequence of courses in which music majors need to enroll each term of the freshman and sophomore year. The course may be offered separately or with one or more topics combined. Aural skills include sequential development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation, and may also include computer-assisted instruction and/or other applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 211, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 281
Applied Music-Sophomore Level I 2
Individual instruction in applied music. Includes weekly private lesson (minimum of one hour). Third course in a four-course sequence of private music lessons required of students in Associate in Fine Arts music curriculum. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 181, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 282
Appl Music-Soph Lvl II 2
Individual instruction in applied music. Includes weekly private lesson (minimum of one hour). Last course in a four-course sequence of private music lessons required of students in Associate in Fine Arts music curriculum. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Music 281, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

2 CH
Students should select a minimum of 2 credt hours from the following courses:
Music
MUSIC 109
Jazz/Pop Ensemble 2
Rehearsal and performance of songs from jazz and popular music repertoires. In addition, the course will cover the skills needed as a professional musician. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 110
Jazz/Pop Ensemble: Blues Emphasis 2
Rehearsal and performance of songs in the blues genre. In addition, the course will cover the skills needed to succeed as a professional musician. Repeatable for credit up to four credit hours. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 131-1
Chorus 2
This course trains students in vocal performance, familiarizes them with choral literature, and provides opportunities for public performances and musical performances for college functions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 135
Instrumental Ensembles 1
String quartets, brass ensembles, jazz workshops, stage band. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated four credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 136
Vocal Ensembles 1
Madrigal groups, trios, quartets, etc. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated four credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Wilbur Wright
MUSIC 180
Applied Music-Elective Level 2
Individual instruction in applied music to prepare students for Music 181. Includes private lesson (minimum of one hour). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Students must own (or have access to) the instrument they plan on studying.
Offered at: Harold Washington

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Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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