Music

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree in music is designed to prepare graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs in music.  The program of study is designed to mirror as closely as possible the first two years of the curriculum for a four-year music degree and includes applied instrument and/or voice lessons, large ensembles (choir and band),  and music theory,  along with music appreciation, American music, and world music.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills/Reasoning3
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
Choose one of the following electives:
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course is chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
Applied Lessons *4
Applied Lessons/Voice
Applied Lessons/Flute
Applied Lessons/Guitar
Applied Lessons/French Horn
Applied Lessons/Low Brass
Applied Lessons/Piano
Applied Lessons/Woodwind
MUSC 1201Music Theory I3
MUSC 1202Music Theory II3
MUSC 1221Aural Skills I1
MUSC 1222Aural Skills II1
Large Ensemble **3
Concert Band
Choir
Music Electives 3
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Applied Lessons/Voice
Applied Lessons/Flute
Applied Lessons/Guitar
Applied Lessons/French Horn
Applied Lessons/Low Brass
Applied Lessons/Piano
Applied Lessons/Woodwind
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours61-62
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Applied Lessons courses (MUSC 2600C, MUSC 2600F, MUSC 2600G, MUSC 2600H, MUSC 2600O, MUSC 2600P, MUSC 2600W) are 1-2 credit hours each and must be taken in any combination for a total of 4 credit hours. An additional 3 hours may be taken as elective hours for a maximum 7 hours of Applied Lessons.

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Large Ensemble courses (MUSC 1080, MUSC 1090) are 1-credit hour each and must be taken in any combination for a total of 3 credit hours.