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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BA - Music

San José State University -to- San Bernardino Valley College

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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The School of Music and Dance accepts the AA-T in Music for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Music major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Music. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 102 Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
Engl 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
   OR
PHIL 102 Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo 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.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

MUSC 001A Music Systems IAMUS 101 Music Theory I: Fundamentals
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 001B Music Systems IBMUS 101L Musicianship I
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 002A Music Systems IIAMUS 102 Music Theory II: Scales and Modes
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 002B Music Systems IIBMUS 102L Musicianship II
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 003A Music Systems IIIAMUS 201 Music Theory III: Basic Harmony
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 003B Music Systems IIIBMUS 201L Musicianship III
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 004A Music Systems IVAMUS 202 Music Theory IV: Harmony
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 004B Music Systems IVBMUS 202L Musicianship IV
Subject to Completion of Theory Placement Exam
MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 013 Music TechnologyNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 019 Music in World CulturesMUS 107 Music of the World
MUSC 025A Piano Proficiency IMUS 133 Beginning Piano
MUSC 025B Piano Proficiency IIMus 134 Intermediate Piano

Complete two semester units (or 3 quarter units) from:

MUSC 050A ENS: Concert ChoirMUS 150x4 Mixed Chorus
   OR
MUS 154X4 College Singers
   OR
MUS 156x4 Concert Choir
MUSC 051 ENS: University ChoralesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 052 ENS: Opera TheaterNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 053 ENS: University Symphony OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 054 ENS: Symphonic BandNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 055 ENS: Wind EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 056 ENS: Spartan Marching BandNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 057 ENS: Jazz OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 059 ENS: Afro-Latin Jazz EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060A ENS: ChoraliersMUS 153X4 Chamber Chorale
MUSC 060B ENS: Chamber OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060C ENS: Chamber MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060D ENS: Collegium MusicumNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060E ENS: Jazz SingersNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060F ENS: Small Jazz EnsemblesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060G ENS: Pep BandNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060H ENS: Percussion EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060I ENS: Jazz EnsembleNo Current Equivalent

Additional Courses in Music:

Take 10 semester units (or 15 quarter units) from at least 2 of the following categories, to be selected in consultation with an advisor directed towards one of the capstone projects (5 additional units of upper division to be taken at SJSU after transfer, not shown on the list below) - Theory, Arranging and Composition; History and Literature; Conducting; Improvisation; Music Technology; Beginning Methods and Techniques; Applied Lessons; Chamber Music; or Ensembles (note only Improvisation; Beginning Methods and Techniques; Applied Lessons; Chamber Music; AND Ensembles offers lower division requirements - courses listed below).

Improvisation:

MUSC 040A Jazz Improvisation - INo Current Equivalent

Beginning Methods and Techniques:

MUSC 025C Piano Proficiency IIINo Current Equivalent
MUSC 026A Voice FundamentalsMUS 130 Elementary Voice
MUSC 041A Applied Lyric DictionNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 041B Applied Lyric DictionNo Current Equivalent

Applied Lessons - By audition and special permission from Director. Maximum of four semester units (or 6 quarter units):

MUSC 029 Electro-AcousticsNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 030 PianoNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 031 Harpsichord or OrganNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 033 VoiceNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 034 StringsNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 035 WoodwindsNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 036 BrassNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 037 PercussionNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 038 CompositionNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 039A Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 1No Current Equivalent

Chamber Music - Maximum of two semester units (or 3 quarter units) can be counted toward the major:

MUSC 060A ENS: ChoraliersMUS 153X4 Chamber Chorale
MUSC 060D ENS: Collegium MusicumNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060F ENS: Small Jazz EnsemblesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060H ENS: Percussion EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060J ENS: String EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060K ENS: Brass EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060L ENS: Woodwind EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060M ENS: Saxophone EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060O ENS: Trombone EnsembleNo Current Equivalent

Ensembles - Maximum of four semester units (or 6 quarter units) can be counted toward the major:

MUSC 050A ENS: Concert ChoirMUS 150x4 Mixed Chorus
   OR
MUS 154X4 College Singers
   OR
MUS 156x4 Concert Choir
MUSC 051 ENS: University ChoralesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 053 ENS: University Symphony OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 054 ENS: Symphonic BandNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 055 ENS: Wind EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 057 ENS: Jazz OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 059 ENS: Afro-Latin Jazz EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060F ENS: Small Jazz EnsemblesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060I ENS: Jazz EnsembleNo 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.