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Fall 2018

Music Courses:

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MUS101 - Music Appreciation

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys music as a form of communication with emphasis on developing understanding and awareness of the techniques and means of using musical sounds for communication and expressing human emotions both actively, from a performer's point of view, and passively as an informed, knowledgeable and discriminating listener.

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MUS107 - Hip Hop Culture

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the development of hip hop styles and techniques and the social, political, and cultural phenomenon associated with them.

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MUS108 - Music at the Movies

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the history of film music from the silent era to the present with a focus on Hollywood narrative films. Explores the role and relation of music to the plot and visual elements of film.

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MUS128 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS129 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS130 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS131 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS203 - History of Rock & Roll: Blues and Beyond

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of rock and roll through a basic narrative of American culture, politics, and economic history. Examines race, gender, class, technology, and the music business as it relates to the creation of rock music in the United States and globally. Learning activities include critical analysis of audio and video recordings, attendance at live concerts of various rock and roll styles, group discussions, and research projects. Note: Students wishing to use this course to fulfill the SUNY General Education requirement in American history must have earned an 85 or higher on the US History Regents exam. Three class hours.

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