Course Sequence - Riverland

Music Emphasis

Fall Semester - First Year

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MUSC1101
Music Theory/SS/ET I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is the first semester of music theory designed for music students, elementary education students, or anyone desiring to learn the basics of music and to develop or improve skills in reading and notating music.  It includes pitch and rhythmic notation, major, minor and modal scales, key signatures, triads, beginning melody and harmonization.  This course also integrates sight singing and ear training. 

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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MUSC1145
Beginning Piano Class

This course is designed for the student who has little or no training in the art of piano playing and music reading. Emphasis will be on reading and performing piano music notation; exploration of the basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm; and will include introductory exercises in the areas of composition and improvisation.

(1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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MUSC LESSON: MUSC 1150-MUSC1178
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MUSC ENSEMBLE: MUSC 1121-1130
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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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HLTH OR PHED OR THTR1111
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Spring Semester - First Year

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MUSC1102
Music Theory/SS/ET II

This is the second semester of music theory designed for music students or anyone desiring to learn the theoretical aspects of music and to improve skills in reading and notating music. Emphasis is given to harmonic and melodic structure and cadences. This course also integrates sight-singing and ear training.  Prerequisite: MUSC1101 or instructor approval

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

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MUSC1146
Piano Class II

This course is a continuation of MUSC 1145 Piano Class I.  It is designed for the student who has had fundamental training in the art of piano playing and music reading.  Emphasis will continue to be placed on reading and performing musical notation with further exploration of the basic elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form.  It will include exercises in the areas of composition and improvisation and expansion of technical control and facility. Prerequisite:  MUSC 1145 or instructor approval.

(2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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MUSC LESSON: MUSC 1151-1179
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MUSC ENSEMBLE: MUSC 1122-1131
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ENGL1104 OR 1105 EXPO & ARGUMENT OR WRITING FROM LIBRARY SOURCES or ENGL1107
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Fall Semester - Second Year

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MUSC1111
Survey of Music (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of music and musical style from the beginning of recorded music history through the present. It includes a brief introduction to musical elements and is designed for the student who has little or no training in music. It combines instruction in musical terminology with extensive, critical listening along with an overview of the history of Western music. MnTC (Goal 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MUSC LESSON: MUSC 2150-2178
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MUSC ENSEMBLE: MUSC 2121-2130
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Spring Semester - Second Year

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MUSC LESSON: MUSC 2151-2179
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MUSC ENSEMBLE: MUSC 2122-2131
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SPCH1100
Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) or SPCH1110

This course focuses on the theory and practice of public communication including individual and group presentations.  This course emphasizes audience analysis, organization, content development including topic selection and speaking ethics.  Students will prepare and deliver a variety of both individual and group presentations and demonstrate an ability to apply research from diverse sources.  Students should expect to reduce speech apprehension and develop self-confidence in their ability to communicate in public.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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