Degrees

Suggested Sequences of Classes for Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree & Associate of Arts (AA) Degree


Suggested Sequence of Classes for AA-T Degree in Music 

Semester 1 (Fall)

MUS 2

Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

9 units


 


 


 


 


 

Recommended: one of the following GE courses this term**

MUS 10

Music Appreciation

3 units

MUS 15

History of Rock

3 units

MUS 14

World Music

3 units 

Semester Total: 15 units


 

Semester 2 (Spring)

MUS 3

Advanced Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

9-10 units

Recommended: one of the following GE courses this term**

MUS 10

Music Appreciation

3 units

MUS 15

History of Rock

3 units

MUS 14

World Music

3 units

Semester Total: 15 units


 

Semester 3 (Fall)

MUS 4

Chromatic Harmony*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

10 units

Semester Total: 15 units

 

Semester 4 (Spring)

MUS 5

Twentieth Century Harmony *

4 units

MUS 48 

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

9-10 units

Semester Total: 15 units

Required for Major: 22 units

GE Total: 37-39 units

AA-T Total: 60 units

 

Large Ensemble Options

MUS 31

Chamber Choir

1 unit

MUS 33

Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 35 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 40

Concert Choir

1 unit

MUS 42

S.C. Community Chorale

1 unit

MUS 43

S.C. Symphony Orchestra

1 unit

MUS 44

S.C. Concert Orchestra

1 unit

MUS 46

S.C. Symphonic Band

1 unit

MUS 47 

S.C. Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 51

Opera Workshop

1-2 units

 

*Please Note: MUS 2, 3, 4, and 5 are ONLY offered in the listed semester option (Fall OR Spring), and cannot be taken at any other time. 

**AA-T please note:  The three recommended General Education music courses all satisfy the CSU (C1) and/or the UC (IGETC Area 3, Arts) requirements, but only two courses from this category will apply for GE credit.

For students wanting the most lower-division music preparation, the Shasta College Music Department faculty strongly encourage music students to consider completing the more rigorous Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) in Music instead of the AA-T in Music.

All students are advised to work directly with an Academic counselor.

 

Suggested Sequence of Classes for AA in Music 

Semester 1 (Fall)

MUS 2 

Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship*

4 units

MUS 10

Music Appreciation

3 units

MUS 48 

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 61

Performance Analysis 

.5 units

MUS 64

Beginning Keyboard Skills

1 unit

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

2-5 units

Semester Total: 12-15 units

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

MUS 3

Advanced Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 61

Performance Analysis

.5 units

MUS 65 

Intermediate Keyboard Skills

1 unit

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

5-8 units

Recommended: one of the following GE courses this term**

MUS 15

History of Rock

3 units

MUS 14

World Music

3 units

Semester Total: 12-15 units 

 

Semester 3 (Fall)

MUS 4

Chromatic Harmony*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 61

Performance Analysis

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

5-8 units

Semester Total: 11-14 units

 

Semester 4 (Spring)

MUS 5

Twentieth Century Harmony*

4 units

MUS 48

Applied Music

.5 units

MUS 61

Performance Analysis

.5 units

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

5-8 units

Semester Total: 11-14 units

 

Semester 5 (and 6, if needed)

MUS 31-47

Large Ensemble

1 unit

 

General Education Courses

10-22 units

Required for Major: 26 units

GE Total: 39 units

AA Total: 65 units

 

Large Ensemble Options

MUS 31

Chamber Choir

1 unit

MUS 33

Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 35 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 40

Concert Choir

1 unit

MUS 42

S.C. Community Chorale

1 unit

MUS 43

S.C. Symphony Orchestra

1 unit

MUS 44

S.C. Concert Orchestra

1 unit

MUS 46

S.C. Symphonic Band

1 unit

MUS 47 

S.C. Jazz Ensemble

1 unit

MUS 51

Opera Workshop

1-2 units

 

*Please Note: MUS 2, 3, 4, and 5 are ONLY offered in the listed semester option (Fall OR Spring), and cannot be taken at any other time. 

 

**AA please note:  The two recommended General Education music courses both satisfy the CSU (C1) and/or the UC (IGETC Area 3, Arts) requirements, but only one course from this category will apply for GE credit. MUS 10 double-counts for both the AA requirements and the General Education requirements so only one of the two additional recommended General Education courses will fulfill the unit requirements for the CSU/UC General Education patterns.

It is possible that students will require a 5th or 6th semester to finish required GE units. While students are finishing GE requirements, it is recommended that they continue to enroll in a large ensemble class for every remaining semester they are enrolled as a music major.

 

All students are advised to work directly with an Academic counselor.