2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Music - Direct Transfer Agreement

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Program Description The Associate of Arts (AA) degree consists of 112 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. The public community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities of the State of Washington have an established direct transfer agreement. That agreement allows students who hold the AA degree to transfer at least 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) to four-year institutions for the purpose of satisfying most or all of the general education requirements of the receiving institution. Find more information about the AA Degree and transferring to a four-year college.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all college-level courses and earn at least 30 college-level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds Community College.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra or completion of MATH 090 , with a grade of 2.0 or higher.  Note:  High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The adviser for this program is
John Sanders | john.sanders@edcc.edu | 425.640.1748

Department website
Music | www.edcc.edu/music

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (minimum 18 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

 Students must complete either a quantitative analysis course OR a symbolic reasoning course.

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

You may choose any combination of PE courses, HLTH 100 , HLTH 105 , or HLTH 150 .

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

____Algebra proficiency requirement met.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (50 credits)

A maximum of 10 credits in any one department/discipline may be included in the 50 distribution credits.

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (minimum 15 credits)

Students must select courses from at least two departments within this distribution area. At least 10 credits of Natural Science courses are required, five (5) of which must be a laboratory science. (Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk on the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.)

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy classes are not Natural Science classes. They are listed under other courses.

To view course choices, see the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List .

C. Social Sciences (minimum 15 credits)

Students must select courses from at least three (3) departments within this distribution area.

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List .

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

III. Program Requirements (38-44 credits)

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and compose music through common practices of tonal harmony.
  • Transcribe melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of music.
  • Sight sing diatonic and chromatic melodies in rhythmic meter.
  • Demonstrate piano proficiency using proper keyboard technique.
  • Perform with proficiency on a major instrument or voice in both solos ad ensemble settings.

Additional Note

Total requirements for this degree: 112 credits (106 credits with Class Piano waiver).


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Evaluator’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012 | Rev: 06/12

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