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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BA - Music

San José State University Transfer Planning Guide

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

Note: This major accepts the AA-T in Music (SB 1440 degree) for transfer. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AA-T in Music are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of 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).

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

MUSC 001A Music Systems IA
MUSC 001B Music Systems IB
MUSC 002A Music Systems IIA
MUSC 002B Music Systems IIB
MUSC 003A Music Systems IIIA
MUSC 009 Music Fundamentals
MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance Music
MUSC 013 Music Technology
MUSC 019 Music in World Cultures
MUSC 025A Piano Proficiency I
MUSC 025B Piano Proficiency II

Additional Courses in Music - Take 18 units from at least 2 of the following categories, to be selected in consultation with an advisor directed towards one of the capstone projects described below (at least 5 of these units will be upper division taken at SJSU) - Theory, Arranging and Composition; History and Literature; Conducting; Improvisation; Music Technology; Beginning Methods and Techniques; Applied Lessons; Chamber Music; or Ensembles (note only Theory, Arranging and Composition; Improvisation; Beginning Methods and Techniques; AND Applied Lessons offers lower division requirements- courses listed below).

Theory, Arranging and Composition:
MUSC 003B Music Systems IIIB
MUSC 004A Music Systems IVA
MUSC 004B Music Systems IVB
Improvisation:
MUSC 040A Jazz Improvisation - I
Beginning Methods and Techniques:
MUSC 025C Piano Proficiency III
MUSC 026A Voice Fundamentals
MUSC 041A Applied Lyric Diction
MUSC 041B Applied Lyric Diction
Applied Lessons - By audition and special permission from Director. Maximum of four semester units:
MUSC 029 Electro-Acoustics
MUSC 030 Piano
MUSC 031 Harpsichord or Organ
MUSC 032 Organ
MUSC 033 Voice
MUSC 034 Strings
MUSC 035 Woodwinds
MUSC 036 Brass
MUSC 036A Vocal-Instrumental Improvisation
MUSC 037 Percussion
MUSC 038A Composition/Arranging - Improvised Music

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required in English 1B (a "C-" is not acceptable).
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer Course
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

3. 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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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. These requirements are shown above.

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