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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Music (Part-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: First in a sequence of four music theory courses. Focus placed on diatonic melodic and harmonic structures, including scales and modes, intervals, tonality and keys, melodic organization, voice leading, instrument and voice ranges, transposition, triads and seventh chords. Activities include musical composition, analysis, listening, discussion and computer work.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: MUS 1101 and Approval of Department

Corequisites: MUS 1110

Description: First in a sequence of four aural skills courses. Focus placed on diatonic melodic and harmonic structures within a more basic rhythmic environment. Practical transcription and singing skills are systematically studied. Activities include dictation of intervals, chords, melodies, harmonic progressions and rhythms, as well as singing of intervals, melodies and rhythms.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Introduction to technology resources used by music majors and future musicians. Typical music studio set-up. Sinclair systems, music notation software, MIDI and digital audio recording.

Corequisites: MUS 1111

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Second in a sequence of four music theory courses. Focus placed on diatonic and chromatic melodic and harmonic structures, including voice leading, seventh chords, modulation, secondary dominant-functioning chords and binary and ternary forms. Activities include musical composition, analysis, listening, discussion and computer work.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: MUS 1111

Description: Second in a sequence of four aural skills courses. Focus placed on diatonic melodic and harmonic structures within a more challenging rhythmic environment. Practical transcription and singing skills systematically studied. Activities include interval, chord, melodic, harmonic progression and rhythm dictation, as well as singing of intervals, melodies and rhythms.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: MUS 1101

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/ Must be a course that does not begin with MUS.

 

Term hours subtotal:

10

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: The course will explore various applications of mathematics in the social, finance, health and environmental fields with emphasis on developing informational, technological, logical, and visual reasoning skills. Topics from numeracy, probability and statistics, finance, mathematical modeling with linear, statistical, and exponential functions, and other areas of mathematics will be covered. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1445 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0445, Quantitative Reasoning Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Theatre as an art form presented from the historical, literary and production points of view. Includes an exploration into the creative processes associated with the production of plays and the collaborative contributions of the actor, director, designers, playwright, critic and audience.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: You must go to the Music Department to get permission for any Music lesson

Description: Large select SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) choral ensemble for music majors specializing in the performance of significant choral repertoire representing varied styles, historical periods and languages. School and public performances required.

Notes: Co-req with Major instrument lesson MUS25XX

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Notes: Fall only

Notes: Fall only

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: You must go to the Music Department to get permission for any Music lesson

Description: Large select SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) choral ensemble for music majors specializing in the performance of significant choral repertoire representing varied styles, historical periods and languages. School and public performances required.

Notes: Co-req with Major instrument lesson MUS25XX

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Notes: Spring only

Notes: Spring only

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (Second Year)
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Description: A survey of motion, forces, energy, thermodynamics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism for nonscience majors. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: PHY 1110 PHY 1110 PHY 1110

Corequisites: PHY 1100 PHY 1100

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Fall Semester (Third Year)
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Description: Private instruction in Applied Voice for music majors. Weekly one-hour lessons for 15 weeks, with an expectation of two hours per day of practice. Student recital performances and board examinations required each semester. MUS 2503 is the third and fourth semesters of four required semesters of applied voice study.

Notes: You must go to the Music Department to get permission for any Music lesson

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: MUS 2231

Description: Large select SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) choral ensemble for music majors specializing in the performance of significant choral repertoire representing varied styles, historical periods and languages. School and public performances required.

Notes: Co-req with Major instrument lesson MUS25XX

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Third in a sequence of four music theory courses. Focus will be placed on more advanced chromatic melodic and harmonic structures, including borrowed chords, the Neapolitan chord and augmented-sixth chords. Activities include musical composition, analysis, listening, discussion and computer work.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: MUS 1113

Description: Third in a sequence of four aural skills courses. Focus placed on chromatic melodic and harmonic structures within a challenging rhythmic environment. Practical transcription and singing skills systematically studied. Activities include interval, chord, melodic, harmonic progression and rhythm dictation, as well as singing of intervals, melodies and rhythms.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: MUS 1114

Description: Third semester of a four-semester sequence for nonpianist music majors. Transposition and harmonization are emphasized.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: MUS 1116

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Spring Semester (Third Year)
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Description: Private instruction in Applied Voice for music majors. Weekly one-hour lessons for 15 weeks, with an expectation of two hours per day of practice. Student recital performances and board examinations required each semester. MUS 2503 is the third and fourth semesters of four required semesters of applied voice study.

Notes: You must go to the Music Department to get permission for any Music lesson

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: MUS 2231

Description: Large select SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) choral ensemble for music majors specializing in the performance of significant choral repertoire representing varied styles, historical periods and languages. School and public performances required.

Notes: Co-req with Major instrument lesson MUS25XX

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Final course in a sequence of four music theory courses. Focus placed on advanced chromatic melodic and harmonic structures, including extended harmony, altered dominant chords, chromatic mediants, sonata and rondo forms, late 19th-century and contemporary techniques. Activities include musical composition, analysis, listening, discussion and computer work.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: MUS 2111

Description: Last in a sequence of four aural skills courses. Focus placed on advanced chromatic melodic and harmonic structures within an advanced rhythmic environment. Practical transcription and singing skills systematically studied. Activities include interval, chord, melodic, harmonic progression and rhythm dictation, as well as singing of intervals, melodies and rhythms.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: MUS 2112

Description: Fourth semester of a four-semester sequence for nonpianist music majors. Sight reading and vertical four-part reading are emphasized. A comprehensive review of the skills acquired during the four-semester sequence precedes a year-end assessment of all these skills.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: MUS 2115

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Summer Semester (Third Year)
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Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description:

Patterns and movements of celestial objects; history of astronomy; gravity, light, and matter; various types of telescopes; origins of the solar system; properties of planets and their moons; asteroids, comets, meteoroids and space exploration. Students must sign up for concurrent lab sections.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1450 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Description: Laboratory and field activities to supplement The Solar System. Three lab hours per week.

Corequisites: AST 1111

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.