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MUFHL 416
Studies in Contemporary Composition Techniques, Performance, and Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitations: Student should have some familiarity with concert music and be able to read music. Audition is required for enrollment.
Course Transfers: CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course focuses on the creation, performance, and literature of 20th and 21st Century concert music. Students will both create original works and analyze existing compositions as we research trends in art and music. This class will focus primarily on music as it developed and evolved from the European classical tradition and took new shape in the Americas. Topics may include: European classical music heritage, American classical and art music, jazz, film music, European avant-garde, world music, and minimalism.
MUFHL 300
Introduction to Music
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
A brief study of the development of music from the middle ages to music of today, emphasizing the relation of music to the social, cultural, economic and political factors which produced it. Learn to listen to and understand the music of many historic periods and cultures through the features they share: sound sources, time frame, rhythm and meter, pitch, and structure. Concert attendance is required. Designed for the student with no previous musical study and for those who are particularly interested in the humanities or the arts. (C-ID MUS 100)
MUFHL 308
Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines social, political, cultural and economic issues as they relate to the history of rock and roll music. Musical examples will develop listening skills and the ability to critique the music orally and in written form. This course is designed for students with no previous musical study.
MUFHL 310
Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750)
Formerly: MUFHL 310: Survey of Music History & Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
A detailed study of the development of music from antiquity to 1750, emphasizing the relation of music to the social, cultural, economic and political factors which produced it. Required for music majors and designed for those particularly interested in the humanities or the arts.
MUFHL 311
Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present)
Formerly: MUFHL 311: Survey of Music History and Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
A detailed study of the development of music from the beginning of the classical period to music of today, emphasizing the relation of music to the social, cultural, economic and political factors which produced it. Required for music majors and designed for those particularly interested in the humanities or the arts.
MUFHL 315
Jazz History
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an historical, comprehensive, and comparative listeners survey of the traditions of Jazz music from around the world and in the United States, in which concepts of ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and gender issues will be addressed. Guided listening presentations will show how African and early African-American musical traditions have led to the development of various improvisational forms and styles, including Ragtime, Swing, Bebop, Free Jazz, Fusion, and Acid Jazz. Jazz style of the Americas, Asia, Africa, India, and Europe will be covered.
MUFHL 321
Basic Musicianship
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed as an starting point for students with limited musical experience or for those wishing a basic course prior to enrollment in MUFHL 400. The course concentrates on learning to read and understand (visually, aurally, and kinesthetically) rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic notation, texture and form through keyboard and/or other instruments including voice as a window to music literacy and creativity. (C-ID MUS 110)
MUFHL 330
World Music
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a comprehensive, comparative listeners' survey of the folk ethnic, dance, and ceremonial music traditions around the world and in the United States, in which concepts of ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and gender issues will be addressed. Guided listening presentations will show how traditional forms and styles have led to the urban, professional music popular in many countries today know as "World Beat." Music of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe will be covered.
MUFHL 400
Music Theory and Musicianship I
Formerly: MUFHL 400: Music Theory
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MUIVI 340
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is the study of scales, intervals, triads, diatonic harmonies, part writing, rhythms, sight singing, ear training, dictation, history and performance. Analysis and composition will be taught. Reading music is a requirement for this course. This course is required for music majors. (C-ID MUS 125; C-ID MUS 120)
MUFHL 401
Music Theory and Musicianship II
Formerly: MUFHL 401: Music Theory
4 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUIVI 341;
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
With an emphasis on the study of scales, intervals, triads, diatonic harmonies, part writing, rhythms, sight singing, ear training, dictation, history and performance, this course includes analysis and composition. This course is required for music majors. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience.
MUFHL 402
Music Theory I
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MUFHL 403
Enrollment Limitation: Basic piano proficiency is required for this course. Proficiency may be demonstrated by audition or concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course, through guided composition and analysis, incorporates the following concepts: rhythm and meter; basic properties of sound; intervals; diatonic scales and triads; diatonic chords, basic cadential formulas and phrase structure; dominant seventh; figured bass symbols; and non-harmonic tones. Students will understand the relationship and use of music theory in relationship to cultural and historical periods including its relationship in different musical styles and cultures. Development of skills in handwritten notation and computer notation is expected. The ability to read music is required for this course. Basic piano proficiency is required and may be passed by exam or concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 340 (Beginning Piano). This course is required for the AA and AA-T degrees in music. (C-ID MUS 120)
MUFHL 403
Musicianship I
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUFHL 402; Skills developed concurrently in Music Theory I (MUFHL 402) and in Beginning Piano (MUIVI 340) are advised for success in Musicianship I (MUFHL 403).
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory I through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. (C-ID MUS 125)
MUFHL 404
Music Theory II
3 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Basic piano proficiency is required for this course. Proficiency may be demonstrated by audition or concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 341.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory I. In addition, through guided composition and analysis, the course will include: an introduction to two-part counterpoint; voice leading involving four-part chorale writing; diatonic harmony; and an introduction to secondary/applied chords and modulation. Basic piano proficiency is required and may be passed by exam or concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 341. The course is required for the AA and AA-T degrees in Music. (C-ID MUS 130)
MUFHL 405
Musicianship II
1 Unit
Prerequisite: MUFHL 402 and 403 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 404 and MUIVI 341; Skills developed concurrently in Music Theory II (MUFHL 404) and Piano II (MUIVI 341) are advised for success in Musicianship II (MUFHL 405).
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory II through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. (C-ID MUS 135)
MUFHL 410
Music Theory and Musicianship III
Formerly: MUFHL 410: Advanced Music Theory
4 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MUIVI 350 or 351
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the third course of a four course cycle. This course focuses on the study of scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, diatonic harmonies, part writing, phrase structures, cadences, non-harmonic tones, harmonic progressions, harmonization, rhythms, sight singing, ear training, dictation, history and performance. Analysis and composition skills will be taught. Required for music majors. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience. This course is required for music majors.
MUFHL 411
Music Theory and Musicianship IV
Formerly: MUFHL 411 Advanced Music Theory
4 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 410 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 351
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the fourth course of a four course cycle. This course focuses on techniques used in the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century and includes techniques used in the baroque through impressionist eras. Major topics include borrowed chords; augmented sixth chords; Neapolitan sixth chords; altered dominants; altered diminished seventh chords; chromatic mediants; modulation to foreign keys; and ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords. Analysis and composition skills will be taught. Musicianship skills will be taught including sight singing and ear training of advanced rhythms, melodies and harmonic progressions. This course is required for music majors.
MUFHL 412
Music Theory III
3 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 404 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory II. In addition, through writing and analysis, the course will include: introduction to chromatic harmony; secondary/applied chords; modulation; borrowed chords; introduction to Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords. This course is required for the AA and AA-T degree in music. (C-ID MUS 140)
MUFHL 413
Musicianship III
1 Unit
Prerequisite: MUFHL 404 and 405 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 412; Skills developed concurrently in Music Theory III (MUFHL 412) and in piano study are advised for success in Musicianship III (MUFHL 413).
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory III through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. (C-ID MUS 145)
MUFHL 414
Music Theory IV
3 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 412 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory III. In addition, through writing and analysis, the course will include: post-Romantic techniques such as borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, altered chords and dominants; and 20th century techniques such as: Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, meter and rhythm. (C-ID MUS 150)
MUFHL 415
Musicianship IV
1 Unit
Prerequisite: MUFHL 412 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 414; Skills developed concurrently in Music Theory IV (MUFHL 414) together with continued piano study are advised for success in Musicianship IV. (Piano study may be obtained by enrollment in a CRC piano class, or by individual instruction.)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory IV through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. (C-ID MUS 155)
MUFHL 420
Beginning Jazz Theory
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 341
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course introduces the elements of jazz theory including harmonic, melodic and formal analysis in the jazz idiom.
MUFHL 421
Advanced Jazz Theory
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUFHL 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 341.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course provides a continuation of jazz concepts presented in MUFHL 420. The emphasis will be advanced elements of jazz theory including harmonic, melodic and formal analysis in the jazz idiom.
MUFHL 495
Independent Studies in Music Fundamentals/History and Literature
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
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Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
MUFHL 499
Experimental Offering in Music Fundamentals/History and Literature
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB