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MUSI 1116 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301, MUSI 1304 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1311.
Course Description: Keyboard skills and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1116.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1312.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Italian Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the Italian language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

English Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the English language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 1181 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is primarily for students with no piano background. It develops basic musicianship and piano skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 1182 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The study of piano is continued. Included are technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, accompanying, sight reading, and performing various styles of repertoire. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 1183 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Voice Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing in two group lessons a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126


MUSI 1184 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Voice Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1183. It is open to all non-voice majors. Emphasis is on solo singing, appearance in studio recital, stage deportment, and personality development. Two group lessons are given a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126


MUSI 1192 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Guitar Class I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: An introductory course in acoustic guitar playing based on acoustic and classical guitar technique. Music reading of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises are learned to gain initial mastery of the fundamental techniques of guitar playing. Introductory elements about the history and culture of the guitar are included in this course. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126


MUSI 1193 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Guitar Class II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1192 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1192. Emphasis is on classical guitar techniques and music reading skills. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126


MUSI 1263 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Jazz Improvisation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: The art of improvisation is introduced. Basic materials, aural training, analysis, and common styles are presented. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036526


MUSI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Music I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045526


MUSI 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Music II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of the study of the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045526


MUSI 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Foundations of Music
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the fundamentals of music for prospective classroom teachers with an introduction to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements. Emphasis on participation in singing and reading music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045426


MUSI 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Appreciation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the Baroque Period to the present. Cultural influences on the music of each era are observed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025126


MUSI 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The music of recognized composers in the major periods of music history is examined. Topics include the characteristics of sound, elements of music, performance media, and musical texture. Emphasis is on the music of the late Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226


MUSI 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 1308. The compositional procedures and forms used by composers are studied. Emphasis is on the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226


MUSI 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

History of Jazz/Rock Music
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: The study of social and musical influences on Jazz/Rock music and the influence of Jazz/Rock Music on society and the music industry. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025326


MUSI 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301, 1304 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MUSI 1116.
Course Description: This course is designed for music majors and minors. Emphasis is on notation, cadences, classification of diatonic triads, scales, and modes. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course focuses on part-writing and harmonization with triads and their inversions. Also included is a chord vocabulary expanded to include materials from the common practice period as well as contemporary periods. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 1117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126


MUSI 1386 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, RLC

Composition
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course covers composing in small forms for simple media in a variety of styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045326


MUSI 1390 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Music Production I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of a Music Fundamentals, Music Theory, Private Piano, or Class Piano Course.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826


MUSI 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Music Production II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSI 1390 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of study into the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045826


MUSI 2116 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1116 and 1117 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Keyboard and aural skills (including sight-singing and ear training) are developed. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2311 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


MUSI 2117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Musicianship IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2116 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Music 2116. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


MUSI 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

German Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the German language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

French Diction
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the French language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


MUSI 2181 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 and 1182 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills, including harmonization, sight-reading, accompanying styles, improvisation, and technical exercises. It is designed for the music major preparing for the piano proficiency exam, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 2182 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Piano Class IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2181 or demonstrated competence of the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills in Music 2181 with greater emphasis on advanced harmonization and appropriate technical skills. It is designed as a preparation for the piano proficiency exam for the music major, but is also open to any interested student. It is recommended that music majors also study privately. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


MUSI 2192 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Guitar Pedagogy
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Guitar method books are surveyed. Emphasis is on the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Structuring lessons and optimizing each individual teacher-student relationship are also discussed. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


MUSI 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of the study of music theory. It includes the materials of modulation, larger forms, and thematic development, and more advanced analysis. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2116 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


MUSI 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Music Theory IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of the topics developed in Music 2311. The preceding materials are expanded to include melody, harmony, tonality, and the formal processes of 20th century music. It is recommended that students enrolled in Music 2117 enroll in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


MUSI 9176 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Recital
Course Description: This is an on-campus concert/seminar series designed to provide a laboratory and listening experience as an extension of classroom music studies. Concerts, seminars and workshops are presented by guest artists and lecturers, faculty members and students. This is a one-hour credit course and may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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