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MUSM Course Descriptions

MUSM 334
Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUFHL 310 or MUIVI 310
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to the rapidly evolving use of professional music software and MIDI electronic instruments. Various music hardware options, including keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, computers and drum machines, will be explored. Through a series of MIDI projects, students learn to use music sequencing, notation, and CAI (computer-assisted instruction) software.
MUSM 370
Music for Children
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Experiences and materials for integrating music into pre-school, elementary, and recreational programs. Recommended for elementary and early childhood credential candidates, recreation leaders, and others who use music with children. Required for Teacher Assistant Program. (See Early Childhood Education)
MUSM 495
Independent Studies in Music Specializations
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
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.
MUSM 499
Experimental Offering in Music Specializations in Music
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB