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MUFHL Course Descriptions

MUFHL Course Descriptions

MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC (MUFHL 300 and 321 combined: maximum credit of one transfer course)

CID: C-ID MUS 100

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 BUILD A VOCABULARY OF MUSIC TERMINOLOGY (P-SLO 4, P-SLO 5)

MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ACQUIRE AURAL AWARENESS AND SKILLS (SLO #1; PSLO #2).

MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 BUILD A VOCABULARY OF MUSIC TERMINOLOGY (P-SLO 4, P-SLO 5)

MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 BUILD A VOCABULARY OF MUSIC TERMINOLOGY (P-SLO 4, P-SLO 5)

MUFHL 315 Jazz History

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ACQUIRE AURAL AWARENESS AND SKILLS (SLO #1; PSLO #2).

MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC (MUFHL 300 and 321 combined: maximum credit of one transfer course)

CID: C-ID MUS 110

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1. STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP A VOCABULARY TO UNDERSTAND BASIC MUSICAL TERMS. (P-SLO 5)

MUFHL 330 World Music

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ACQUIRE AURAL AWARENESS AND ENSEMBLE SKILLS (SLO #1; PSLO #2).

MUFHL 400 Music Theory and Musicianship I

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: MUIVI 340

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 125; C-ID MUS 120

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR HEARING, UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERVALS AND SCALES. (SLO #1) (PSLO # 2)

MUFHL 401 Music Theory and Musicianship II

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUFHL 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Corequisite: MUIVI 341;

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

be thoroughly familiar with major, minor , modal, chromatic and whole tone scales; recognize them when played or sung and be able to sing them.

MUFHL 402 Music Theory I

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

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.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 120

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR HEARING, UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERVALS AND SCALES. (SLO #1) (PSLO # 2)

MUFHL 403 Musicianship I

Units: 1

Hours: 54 hours LAB

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).

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 125

This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory I through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO HEAR MUSIC WITH UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING PATTERNS AND MUSICAL FUNCTION (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 5).

MUFHL 404 Music Theory II

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

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.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 130

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND FOUR PART HARMONY IN ALL INVERSIONS USING SEVENTH CHORDS AND DIATONIC NON-HARMONIC TONES. (SLO #1) (PSLO #2, 3, 4 & 5)

MUFHL 405 Musicianship II

Units: 1

Hours: 54 hours LAB

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).

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 135

This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory II through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO HEAR MUSIC WITH UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING PATTERNS AND MUSICAL FUNCTION (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 5).

MUFHL 410 Music Theory and Musicianship III

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUFHL 401 with a grade of "C" or better

Corequisite: MUIVI 350 or 351

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND FOUR PART HARMONY IN ALL INVERSIONS USING SEVENTH CHORDS, SECONDARY DOMINANTS, DIATONIC AND NON-DIATONIC NON-HARMONIC TONES. (SLO #1) (PSLO #2, 3, 4 & 5)

MUFHL 411 Music Theory and Musicianship IV

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUFHL 410 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUIVI 351

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND AUGMENTED SIXTH CHORDS, NEAPOLITAN SIXTH CHORDS, ALTERED DOMINANTS, DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORDS, CHROMATIC MEDIANTS, NINTH CHORDS, ELEVENTH CHORDS AND THIRTEENTH CHORDS. (SLO #1) (PSLO #2, 3, 4 & 5)

MUFHL 412 Music Theory III

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MUFHL 404 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 140

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND SECONDARY/APPLIED CHORDS (DOMINANT AND FULLY DIMINISHED) SEVENTH CHORDS IN ROOT POSITION AND INVERSION, BORROWED/MIXTURE CHORDS (SECONDARY AND DOUBLE) IN ROOT POSITION AND INVERSION. (SLO #1) (PSLO #2,3,4 & 5)

MUFHL 413 Musicianship III

Units: 1

Hours: 54 hours LAB

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).

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 145

This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory III through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO HEAR MUSIC WITH UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING PATTERNS AND MUSICAL FUNCTION (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 5).

MUFHL 414 Music Theory IV

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MUFHL 412 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 150

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND BORROWED CHORDS AND MODAL MIXTURE IN ROOT POSITION AND INVERSION. (SLO #1) (PSLO #2,3,4 & 5)

MUFHL 415 Musicianship IV

Units: 1

Hours: 54 hours LAB

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.)

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 155

This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory IV through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO HEAR MUSIC WITH UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING PATTERNS AND MUSICAL FUNCTION (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 5).

MUFHL 416 Studies in Contemporary Composition Techniques, Performance, and Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE EUROPEAN CLASSICAL TRADITION. (SLO #1) (PSLO #3, 4 & 5)

MUFHL 420 Beginning Jazz Theory

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUFHL 401 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: MUIVI 341

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course introduces the elements of jazz theory including harmonic, melodic and formal analysis in the jazz idiom.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

apply chord symbol notation in written form.

MUFHL 421 Advanced Jazz Theory

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUFHL 420 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: MUIVI 341

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

apply reharmonization concepts to jazz compositions.

MUFHL 495 Independent Studies in Music Fundamentals/History and Literature

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).