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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Music

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for music majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a music baccalaureate degree. This degree prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts degree program, a capstone or terminal liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music. Students develop musical proficiency in theory, musicianship, and performance on their primary instrument or voice.

 

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
Select sample path/map:
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
MUS 103 - Music Theory IM3.0
MUS 103 - Music Theory I (3.0 units)

Corequisite: MUS 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected.

MUS 106 - Musicianship IM1.0
MUS 106 - Musicianship I (1.0 units)

Corequisite: MUS 103
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop beginning aural skills, sight-reading, sight-singing, as well as dictation and rhythmic interpretation skills. It is recommended for all instrumentalists, singers and composers and required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

MUST 101 - Introduction to Music TechnologyM3.0
MUST 101 - Introduction to Music Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to learn the terminology, equipment, techniques, and concepts of music technology. Focus will be on principles and practices of sound, digital audio, synthesis, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), MIDI sequencing, notation software, and audio recording utilizing hardware and software platforms. Lab activities will place an emphasis on the operation and components of the typical MIDI and digital audio lab (hardware and software). Students will complete independent projects demonstrating hands-on knowledge.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU ElectiveEL2.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:14.0 
2nd Semester
MUS 104 - Music Theory IIM3.0
MUS 104 - Music Theory II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 103 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite:MUS 107
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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.

MUS 107 - Musicianship IIM1.0
MUS 107 - Musicianship II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: MUS 106
Corequisite: MUS 104
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory II through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. This course is required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

CSU GE B4 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
FIN 101
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270
PSY 190

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:  
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 146
ENGL 126
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
KIN 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:14.5† 
Summer 1
CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
MUS 105 - Music Theory IIIM3.0
MUS 105 - Music Theory III (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 104 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite:MUS 156
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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.

MUS 156 - Musicianship IIIM1.0
MUS 156 - Musicianship III (1.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 107
Corequisite: MUS 105
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory III through ear training, sight singing analysis and dictation. This course is required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
4th Semester
MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 146
ENGL 126
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Total Units for Music AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
MUS 103 - Music Theory IM3.0
MUS 103 - Music Theory I (3.0 units)

Corequisite: MUS 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected.

MUS 106 - Musicianship IM1.0
MUS 106 - Musicianship I (1.0 units)

Corequisite: MUS 103
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop beginning aural skills, sight-reading, sight-singing, as well as dictation and rhythmic interpretation skills. It is recommended for all instrumentalists, singers and composers and required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

MUST 101 - Introduction to Music TechnologyM3.0
MUST 101 - Introduction to Music Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to learn the terminology, equipment, techniques, and concepts of music technology. Focus will be on principles and practices of sound, digital audio, synthesis, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), MIDI sequencing, notation software, and audio recording utilizing hardware and software platforms. Lab activities will place an emphasis on the operation and components of the typical MIDI and digital audio lab (hardware and software). Students will complete independent projects demonstrating hands-on knowledge.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:16.5 
2nd Semester
MUS 104 - Music Theory IIM3.0
MUS 104 - Music Theory II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 103 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite:MUS 107
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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.

MUS 107 - Musicianship IIM1.0
MUS 107 - Musicianship II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: MUS 106
Corequisite: MUS 104
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory II through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. This course is required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:11.5† 
Summer 1
IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0
Notes:
CSU ONLY - REPLACE 3 UNITS FOR UC

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:7.0† 
3rd Semester
MUS 105 - Music Theory IIIM3.0
MUS 105 - Music Theory III (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 104 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite:MUS 156
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

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.

MUS 156 - Musicianship IIIM1.0
MUS 156 - Musicianship III (1.0 units)

Prerequisite:MUS 107
Corequisite: MUS 105
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory III through ear training, sight singing analysis and dictation. This course is required of all music majors.

MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

Select one: MUS 116 / MUS 120 M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:14.5† 
4th Semester
MUS 181 - Applied MusicM0.5
MUS 181 - Applied Music (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: Enrollment in a Rio Hondo College Large Ensemble (either MUS 116 or MUS 117 or MUS 120 or MUS 220 or MUS 134 or MUS 138 or MUS 139 or MUS 216 or MUS 217 or MUS 234)
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student interested in receiving individual instruction in voice, piano, guitar, band, or orchestral instruments with an assigned instructor. Emphasis will be placed on study at the beginning level of technique and repertoire. Weekly, it includes one recital class, and one individual lesson. Performance for a faculty jury will be required at the end of the semester. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 2 units.

MUS 116 / MUS 120M1.0
Notes:
Successful audition with instructor approved required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

MUS 116 - Diverse Instruments Ensemble (1.0 units)

Advisory:MUS 101
Prerequisite:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.

Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for electric and acoustic instrumental, and vocal students, at a beginning and intermediate level, to perform together in one ensemble. The ensemble content will be arranged for the instrumental and vocal makeup of the class and will include a diversity of styles that might include Latin, Asian, popular and contemporary classical music. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

MUS 120 - Concert Choir (1.0 units)

Prerequiste:Successful audition with instructor approval required prior to enrollment to demonstrate proficiency of entry skills.
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who seeks the needed skills to study, rehearse and perform literature within a large vocal ensemble. Participation in public performance is required. The repertoire will include a diversity of selections including classical choral literature, world music, popular and contemporary music. Previous choral experience is not required. This course may be taken for credit up to four times for a total of 4 units.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

Select one: IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or Humanities GE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Total Units for Music AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)63.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will demonstrate a second-year undergraduate level competency in piano performance and piano literature.


2

Students will demonstrate the ability to perform in a large ensemble, chamber group, or as a soloist through blending, playing in tune and adhering to articulations and dynamics while conducting or being conducted in many different styles and periods.


3

Students will demonstrate a second-year undergraduate level competency in music theory and musicianship through four-part chorale writing, analysis, audiation, and dictation of baroque through contemporary music styles.


4

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, socioeconomic, and political implications of music history from antiquity through contemporary music styles.


5

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding and practical knowledge of music technology.


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  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
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