Music: General Course Plan

Catalog Year 2019-2020

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Theory 1 (MUSI 121) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 1 (MUSI 131) 1 credits
Music in World Cultures (MUSI 130) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
I Believe (THEO 101) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 2 (MUSI 122) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 2 (MUSI 132) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
I Believe (THEO 102) 3 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Theory 3 (MUSI 221) 4 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
HUMA 205 or Literature and Philosophy GE Requirements 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness 2 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 46 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 4 (MUSI 222) 4 credits
Intro to Music Technology (MUSI 180) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 62 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Music History 1 (MUSI 311) 3 credits
Degree Recital/Project 1 (MUSI 481) 0.5 credits
Major Elective Requirement (5 MUSI credits required - 3 must be upper division) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
History or Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 5 credits
Suggested Elective: Internships - Finding and Landing (CPAS 216) 1 credits
Semester Total 16.5 credits
Cumulative Total 78.5 credits

Spring Semester

Basic Conducting (MUSI 200) 1.5 credits
Music History 2 (MUSI 312) 3 credits
Form and Analysis (MUSI 320) 2 credits
Degree Recital/Project 2 (MUSI 482) 0.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15.0 credits
Cumulative Total 93.5 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Music and Christian Faith (MUSI 400) 2 credits
Major Elective Requirement (5 MUSI credits required - 3 must be upper division) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement (BIBL 215/315 or RELI 215) 3 credits
Elective 5 credits
Suggested Elective: Navigating College to Career (CPAS 318) 1 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 110.5 credits

Spring Semester

Major Elective Requirement (5 MUSI credits required - 3 must be upper division) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Elective 12 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 126.5 credits

Notes

Music majors are also not eligible for involvement in ensembles to be used for the Fine Arts GE requirement. Music majors are encouraged to take either HUMA 290 or applicable ARTS and THEA courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students should take the maximum credits their schedule allows of MUSA ensembles each semester.