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Associate in Fine Arts-Music Education

Music Education

Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

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Details: Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0208

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

29  CH

Students must register for the following classes: a ​Physical/Life Sciences with NO Lab (3), a Physical/Life Sciences with Lab (4). Students must choose one class per bullet point from the following list:

  • Mathematics 118 – General Education Mathematics (4) OR Mathematics 125 – Introductory Statistics 125 (4)
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 COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving real life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. A maximum of four of the following topics is studied in depth: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers is strongly encouraged. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99; or COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math (min. 500); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99; or COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math (min. 500); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Music
MUSIC 183
World Music 3
A study of representative music of the non-Western world, with an emphasis on its function within the culture of which it is a part. Elements, structure, listening, aesthetic perspectives; concert attendance. Students need no prior formal training or education in music to take this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington
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 COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley 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 COMPASS, 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

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

33  CH

​Students must register for 2 classes of Any Music Ensemble (1-2). Students must choose one class per bullet point from the following list:

  • Music 101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory (3) OR Music 102 – Theory I (3) and Music 111 – Aural/Keyboard (2)
  • Music 102 – Theory I (3) and Music 111 – Aural/Keyboard (2) OR Music 103 – Theory II (3) and Music 112 – Aural/Keyboard II (2)
  • Music 103 – Theory II (3) and Music 112 – Aural/Keyboard II (2) OR Music 201 – Theory III (3) and Music 211 – Aural/Keyboard III (2)
  • Music 201 – Theory III (3) and Music 211 – Aural/Keyboard III (2) OR Music 202 – Theory IV (3) and Music 212 – Aural/Keyboard IV (2)
  • Any Music Ensemble – optional (1-2) OR Child Development 101 – Human Growth and Development I (3)
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, 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
Music
MUSIC 101
Fundamentals of Music Theory 3
Introduction to music theory and application: rhythm, meter, scales, intervals, triads and musical terminology; development of aural and keyboard skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No credit toward graduation for music majors.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 or Higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
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 Malcolm X 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 Malcolm X 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 Malcolm X 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 Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley 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 Malcolm X 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 Malcolm X 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 Malcolm X 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 113. 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 113, or Consent of Department Chaiperson.
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

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