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This Associate of Arts degree with coursework in Music at Great Falls College MSU is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Montana State University or University of Montana.

Great Falls College AA degree to a BA degree in Music at MSU or UM

Take these courses at Great Falls College

(see catalog)

To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:

Montana University System Core Requirements 31
Computer Skills/Usage Requirement 3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 9
Electives 17

I. Great Falls Additional Graduation Requirement

CREDITS

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 semester hours
Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)
Written
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
Verbal 3
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking + 3
COMX 115 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication + 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
M 105 Contemporary Mathematics **,+ 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics **,+ 4
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credits)
Humanities
BGEN 220 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility + 3
CRWR 240 Introduction Creative Writing Workshop + 3
LIT 110 Introduction to Literature + 3
LIT 270 Film and Literature **,+ 3
LIT 291 Special Topics + 3
LSH 201 Introduction to the Humanities + 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy + 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics + 3
WGSS 242 Gender and Equality + 3
Fine Arts
ARTH 160 Global Visual Culture + 3
ARTZ 101 Art Fundamentals + 3
ARTZ 105 Visual Language - Drawing 3
ARTZ 106 Visual Language - 2-D Foundations + 3
ARTZ 224 Watercolor I + 3
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music + 3
MUSI 103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation + 3
MUSI 112 Choir 1
MUSI 203 American Popular Music + 3
MUSI 207 World Music (= to 307) + 3
PHOT 154 Explording Digital Photography + 3
Natural Science - 7 credits (must include 1 lab course)
BIOB 101 Discover Biology w/Lab **,+ 4
BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems w/Lab *,**,+ 4
BIOB 170 Principles of Biological Diversity w/Lab*,+ 4
BIOH 104 Basic Human Biology w/ Lab **,+ 4
BIOH 108 Basic Anatomy **,+ 4
BIOH 112 Human Form and Function I + 4
CHMY 101 Discover Chemistry **,+ 3
CHMY 121 Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+ 4
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+ 4
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+ 4
GEO 101 Introduction to Physical Geology w/Lab + 4
NUTR 221 Basic Human Nutrition + 3
PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science w/Lab + 4
PHSX 205 College Physics I w/Lab **,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics I w/Lab **,+ 4
Social Sciences/History (6 credits)
Social Sciences 3
ANTY 101 Anthropology and the Human Experience (can only be counted for Social Sciences OR Cultural Diversity) +
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CJUS 121 Introduction to Criminal Justice + 3

ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics +

3
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics + 3
PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government + 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology + 3
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology + 3
PSYX 240 Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology *,+ 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology + 3
History
HSTA 101 American History I (N) + 3
HSTA 102 American History II (N) + 3
HSTA 255 Montana History (N) + 3
HSTR 101 Western Civilization I + 3
HSTR 102 Western Civilization II + 3
HSTR 160 Modern World History + 3
NASX 105 Introduction to Native American Studies ((N) Can only be counted for History OR Cultural Diversity) + 3
Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
ANTY 101 Anthropology and the Human Experience (Can only be counted for Social Sciences OR Cultural Diversity) 3
CAS 140 Addictions and Diversity (N) * 3
NASX 105 Introduction to Native American Studies ((N) Can only be counted for History OR Cultural Diversity) + 3
NASX 204 Introduction to Native American Beliefs and Philosophy (N) + 3
NASX 232 Montana Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues (= to 332) (N) + 3
NASC 240 Native American Literature (= to 340) (N) + 3
SIGN 101 Introduction to American Sign Language + 3
SPNS 101 Elementary Spanish I + 4
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II *,+ 4
Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 credits 3
Courses with an "N" behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +
III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits
CAPP 131 Basic MS Office + OR: 3

A satisfactory Computer Skills test score. Students who demonstrate competency through the exam will need to take 3

additional elective credits to complete the AA.

IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 credits 9
To be completed from the list of required electives below:
V. Required Electives - 17 credits
Students are required to complete all of the electives listed below. Nine credits from the list below will be used to fulfill the Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences listed in Section IV. An additional 2 credits or applied lesson or ensemble are the recommended electives to complete the required elective requirements.
MUSI 105 Music Theory I * 3
MUSI 106 Music Theory II * 3
MUSI 112 Choir 1
MUSI 135 Keyboard Skills I 1
MUSI 136 Keyboard Skills II * 1
MUSI 140 Aural Perception I * 2
MUSI 141 Aural Perception II * 2
MUSI 195 Applied Music I * 1
MUSI 205 Music Theory III * 3
MUSI 206 Music Theory IV * 3
MUSI 240 Aural Perception III * 2
MUSI 241 Aural Perception IV * 2
Total Program Credits 60
Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.
Students who plan to transfer should consult with the intended receiving institution to determine whether or not addictional core courses may be required to satisty the institution's General Studies Core.
Students are encouraged to see their advisor in regard to elective and concentration credits that will transfer to the applicable major and/or minor at the 4 year institution. Students my be required to audition at the 4 year institution.
+ A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.
* Indicates prerequisites needed.
** Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.
*** Students may not choose or may not count the following courses: COMX 102, WRIT 104, MATH 100, MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 108, M 108, M 111, M 191A, M 191B, ENGL 118, ENGL 119, ENGL 120.

Transfer to MSU

And Complete the Required Courses

(see MSU catalog)

OR:

Transfer to UM

And Complete the Required Courses

(see UM catalog)

Great Falls College Contact

Advising and Career Center
Phone: 406.771.5100
Email: advising@gfcmsu.edu

MSU Contact

Academic Advising Center
Phone: 406.994.3532
Email: advising@montana.edu

UM Contact

James Randall
Phone: 406.243.6880
Email: james.randall@umontana.edu

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