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Associate in Arts

Minimum of 62 credit hours
This comprehensive two-year program prepares the student for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The music program offers a broad range of courses and activities for students interested in developing skills in music theory and performance. Vocal, keyboard, or instrumental skills may be emphasized. In courses such as music theory, applied music and music literature, students study performance techniques, harmony and analysis, and the evolution of musical history and form. Music students should be creative, self-confident, and have a strong interest in the performing arts. An associate degree in Music provides the student with the background necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university and completion of a baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of their education, students may find career opportunities in such areas as performing, composing, arranging, teaching, music ministry, or music therapy.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    MU 1124 Music Theory I 4 Major  
    MU 1131 Concert Choir 1 Major  
    MU 2141 Individual Instruction OR  Major  
    MU 1151 Group Instruction 1 Major  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War OR  Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    MU 1224 Music Theory II 4 Major  
    MU 1131 Concert Choir OR  Major  
    MU 2141 Individual Instruction 1 Major  
    MU 1151 Group Instruction 1 Major  
    HUM 1113 Music Appreciation 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    MU 2314 Music Theory III 4 Major  
    MU 1131 Concert Choir 1 Major  
    MU 2141 Individual Instruction 1 Major  
    MU 2123 Music Literature I 3 Major  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO Biological Science 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    MU 2414 Music Theory IV 4 Major  
    MU 2223 Music Literature II 3 Major  
    MU 1131 Concert Choir 1 Major  
    MU 2141 Individual Instruction 1 Major  
    PHYS SC Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (24 Credit Hours) Music: MU 1124; MU 1141 or MU 1151; MU 1131 (Minimum four credit hours); MU 1224; MU 1241 or MU 1251; MU 2141; MU 2314; MU 2414

    General Education Courses: (37 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Political Science: POLSC 1113; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; *Sciences: Three to four credit hours Physical Science; three to four credit hours of general education; Biological Science: one of the science courses must include a lab component.; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Humanities: HUM 1113; three credit hours Humanities Gen Ed Electives; Music: MU 2123; MU 2223; Electives: Three credit hours General Education Electives

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS SC - Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Humanities

    HUM 1113 - Music Appreciation
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After listening to and studying a variety of pieces representative of traditional forms of music, the student will identify and describe each of these forms. Emphasis will be on listening and the development of informed, critical listening habits. Attendance at musical concerts is required. This course is designed for non-music majors.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Music

    MU 1124 - Music Theory I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures and Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    This course will develop notational skills in music theory through the study of triad function, beginning harmonic analysis, basic principles of voice leading, connection of SATB triads in root position and inversion, phrase structure, and cadences. The foregoing skills will be demonstrated through the partwriting of bass lines and reinforced through correlated aural and keyboard application exercises.

    MU 1131 - Concert Choir
    Prerequisites: None
    1 CREDIT

    The student will participate in vocal rehearsals and performances for the college choir. A wide variety of choral literature will be studied and performed including works for a cappella chorus. No audition is requried. The course may be repeated.

    MU 1151 - Group Instruction
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    1 CREDIT

    The student will receive group instruction in beginning techniques for a musical instrument. The course may be repeated until the student's skills are proficient enough to enter MU 1241. Maximum credit at this level toward the associate degree for a Music major is two credit hours.

    MU 1224 - Music Theory II
    Prerequisites: MU 1124
    4CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of MU 1124 Music Theory I. The student will develop additional skills in music theory through the study of the principles of harmonic progression, harmonization of bass and soprano lines, and the use of non-harmonic tones. Compositional analysis and original composition also will be emphasized. Correlated aural and keyboard application exercises will be an integral part of the course.

    MU 2123 - Music Literature I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3CREDITS

    This course explores selected musical works representative of the monophonic through the Baroque eras. The primary focus will be the identification and analysis of stylistic features within a historical perspective. Music listening will be a substantial component of the course.

    MU 2141 - Individual Instruction
    Prerequisites: MU 1241
    1 CREDIT

    This course is a continuation of MU 1241. Objectives will be geared toward the study of challenging repertoire which demonstrates the skills and techniques studied. Performance in at least one studio recital will be expected. This course may be repeated. Maximum credit at this level toward the associate degree for a Music major is two credit hours.

    MU 2223 - Music Literature II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3CREDITS

    The student will explore selected musical works representative of the Classic through the contemporary eras. The primary focus will be the identification and analysis of stylistic features within a historical perspective. Music listening will be a substantial component of the course.

    MU 2314 - Music Theory III
    Prerequisites: MU 1224
    4CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of MU 1224 Music Theory II. The student will study the usage of dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, secondary dominant chords, borrowed chords, and modulation. Harmonization of bass and soprano lines, compositional analysis, and original composition will be emphasized. Correlated aural and keyboard application exercises will be an integral part of the course.

    MU 2414 - Music Theory IV
    Prerequisites: MU 2314
    4CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of MU 2314 Music Theory III. The student will study augmented sixth chords, Neopolitan and altered dominant chords, and modulation with the diminished seventh and major-minor seventh chords. Harmonization of bass and soprano lines, compositional analysis, and original composition will be emphasized. Correlated aural and keyboard application exercises will be an integral part of the course.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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