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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
BM - Music
Concentration in Music Education
San José State University -to- CSU, San Marcos
Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.
Lower Division Course Requirements
Community College Course Equivalents
|All music majors must demonstrate an acceptable level of performance ability in applied area offered in the curriculum. All entering transfer students must perform an audition for the appropriate applied music committee.|
Second Course in English Composition:
|ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and Writing||No Current Equivalent|
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis||No Current Equivalent|
Note: A grade of C or better is required in all music courses listed below.
|Also note that the MUSC 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 003A, 003B, 004A and 004B are courses which are subject to completion of theory placement exam.|
Preparation for the Major:
|MUSC 001A Music Systems IA||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 001B Music Systems IB||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 002A Music Systems IIA||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 019 Music in World Cultures||No Current Equivalent|
|Students must complete a piano proficiency requirement which may be satisfied with completion of MUSC 25A, MUSC 25B and MUSC 25C, or qualified students may test out by performing required skills for the piano faculty at SJSU.|
|MUSC 025A Piano Proficiency I||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 025B Piano Proficiency II||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 025C Piano Proficiency III||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 028 Guitar Fundamentals||No Current Equivalent|
Lower Division Requirements of the Major:
|MUSC 002B Music Systems IIB||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 003A Music Systems IIIA||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 003B Music Systems IIIB||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 004A Music Systems IVA||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 004B Music Systems IVB||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance Music||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 013 Music Technology||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 040A Jazz Improvisation - I||No Current Equivalent|
Complete 8 semester units (or 12 quarter units) from:
|MUSC 030 Piano||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 031 Harpsichord or Organ||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 033 Voice||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 034 Strings||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 035 Woodwinds||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 036 Brass||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 037 Percussion||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 038 Composition||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 039A Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 1||No Current Equivalent|
Complete 4 semester units (6 quarter units) from:
|MUSC 050A ENS: Concert Choir||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 053 ENS: University Symphony Orchestra||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 054 ENS: Symphonic Band||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 055 ENS: Wind Ensemble||No Current Equivalent|
Music Education Concentration - Select either the Instrumental or the Choral/General below.
Instrumental Lower Division Requirements:
|MUSC 026A Voice Fundamentals||No Current Equivalent|
Choral/General Lower Division Requirements:
|MUSC 041A Applied Lyric Diction||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 041B Applied Lyric Diction||No Current Equivalent|
IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:
Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.
Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:
1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.
2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.
3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at: testing.sjsu.edu.
4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.
5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.
(page last modified: 10/30/2022)