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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A. - Performance Emphasis

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Requirements for All Music Majors

Required of all students.  A grade of C or better is required in all core courses.  A cumulative GPA in core and required courses must be 2.0 or higher in order to receive a degree in the major.

Within the first six quarters of becoming a music major, all students must complete:

Required Support Courses: 4 units

The following major support course should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirement. If this course is not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.

Elective Support Courses: 34 units

Select one set of performance courses from the following:

Additional courses for the Guitar Performance Sub-area: 24 units

(Designed for students who enroll in MU 176 )

Additional courses for the Keyboard Performance Sub-area: 24 units

(Designed for students who enroll in MU 175 )

Additional courses for the Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, or World Music Performance Sub-area: 24 units

(Designed for students who enroll in MU 171 , MU 172 , MU 173 , or MU 174 )

Additional courses for Vocal Performance Sub-area: 24 units

(Designed for students who enroll in MU 177 

Additional Courses for the Commmercial Performance Sub-area: 24 units

Unrestricted Electives: 4-8 units

Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Required Support”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 76 units.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the catalog website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, see the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (4 units)

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