Associate in Fine Arts – Music (AFA)

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

These requirements are effective for new students admitted to ECC beginning summer, 1998 or later. Music Performance Emphasis Any community or junior college student who intends to major in music for the baccalaureate degree is strongly encouraged to complete the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in music, not the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. To transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate program with a major in Music, students should select the option described in consultation with a faculty member in the music department. Completion of the A.F.A. degree, however, does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, nor does it fulfill the requirements for the A.A. or the A.S. degree. Therefore, students will need to fulfill the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Transfer admission is competitive. Completion of this option alone does not guarantee admission either to the baccalaureate program or to upper-division or specialty music courses. Students may be required to demonstrate skill level through auditions and placement testing at the institution to which they transfer. In some colleges and universities, a baccalaureate degree may also require competency in a foreign language. The General Education courses required for the A.F.A. degree are approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI); however, the structure of the A.F.A. degree does not meet the minimum IAI general education core requirements.

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Program Requirements

Communications : Communications

Take:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

Take:
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Mathematics : Math Requirement

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science

Physical and Life Sciences : PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Physical and Life Sciences : LIFE SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology

Physical and Life Sciences : LAB COMPONENT

Take 1 course from:
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Humanities : HUMANITIES

Take 2 courses from:
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Social & Behv. Sci

Take 1 course from:
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change

Music AFA Major Courses : MUS AFA Major Crss

Take:
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • MUS-126 - Class Piano I
  • MUS-127 - Class Piano II
  • MUS-128 - Theory & Ear Training I
  • MUS-129 - Theory & Ear Training II
  • MUS-228 - Theory & Ear Training III
  • MUS-229 - Theory & Ear Training IV

Music AFA Major Courses : MUS 140-Applied Int

Take 4.00 credits from:
  • MUS-140 - Applied Music

Music AFA Major Courses : MUS 240-Applied Int

Take 4.00 credits from:
  • MUS-240 - Applied Music

Music AFA Major Courses : Ensemble

Take 4.00 credits from:
  • MUS-101 - Band
  • MUS-102 - Jazz Lab Band
  • MUS-108 - Elgin Area Honors Choir
  • MUS-110 - Choir I
  • MUS-111 - Choral Ensemble
  • MUS-112 - Elgin Master Chorale
  • MUS-122 - Percussion Ensemble
  • MUS-124 - Symphony Orchestra

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