Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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MUFHL 300    Introduction to Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introductory examination of how composers and songwriters apply the various elements of music to heighten the expressive impact of a composition. Aspects of melody, rhythm, harmony, tone, and structure are studied through focused listening of works from the Renaissance to contemporary styles of avant-garde and popular music. This course requires no previous musical study. (C-ID MUS 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online 11121Textbook
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at
https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html.
This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at www.arc.losrios.edu/Distance_Education/Canvas_Login.htm.

TBATBALECS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online 20678Textbook
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html.
This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at www.arc.losrios.edu/Distance_Education/Canvas_Login.htm.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW06:00PM-09:10PMLECC.FagioloARC MAIN FineArts 51213014Textbook
TBATBALECR.HughesARC MAIN Online 11648Textbook
Students who successfully enroll should email their instructor 10 days prior to the semester with their contact information: hughesr@arc.losrios.edu.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECS.ThompsonARC MAIN FineArts 51210025Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.ThompsonARC MAIN FineArts 51210026Textbook
TBATBALECR.HughesARC MAIN Online 12737Textbook
Students who successfully enroll should email their instructor 10 days prior to the semester with their contact information: hughesr@arc.losrios.edu.


MUFHL 308    Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines social, political, cultural, and economic issues as they relate to the history of Rock & Roll music. It includes guided listening and video presentations to show the evolution of Rock from its roots to current stylistic trends. This course requires no previous musical study.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 51210743Textbook
TBATBALECD.EifertsenARC MAIN Online 10958Textbook
Online Orientation - contact Dr. Eifertsen at
eifertdc@arc.losrios.edu.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


MUFHL 310    Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750)    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUFHL 321 and 400; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is part of a two-course series that offers a survey of the history of music, including the most significant composers and works from antiquity to 1750. It provides background on medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, thus increasing understanding of modern styles derived from these early periods of music.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 51210499Textbook
A large portion of success in this class depends on the ability to read music.


MUFHL 315    Jazz History    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the history of jazz. Topics include ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and gender issues. Guided listening presentations show how African and early African American musical traditions have led to the development of various improvisational forms and styles including ragtime, swing, bebop, free jazz, fusion, and acid jazz.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 51210028Textbook
Note: Quizzes and listening assignments on Canvas.

TBATBALECA.LapierreARC MAIN Online 12739Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.LapierreARC MAIN Online 20679Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


MUFHL 321    Basic Musicianship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the elements of music including scales, chords, aural skills, harmonic progression, form, notation, and composition. No previous musical study is required. (C-ID MUS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online 11122Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECS.RinkARC MAIN Online 12972Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 52610744Textbook
F09:00AM-12:05PMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 51310024Textbook
TBATBALECS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online 11331Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


MUFHL 330    World Music    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to folk, dance, ceremonial, and popular music from around the world. Guided listening presentations show how traditional forms and styles have led to the urban, professional music popular in many countries today known as "World Beat." Concepts of ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and gender issues are addressed. Music of the Americas, Africa, Asia, India, Europe, and the Middle East are compared. No previous musical experience is required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN Online 11184Textbook
Online Orientation - access through eLearning/Canvas
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECH.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN Online 11184Textbook
Online Orientation - access through eLearning/Canvas
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN Online 12949Textbook
Online Orientation - access through eLearning/Canvas
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.VanRegenmorterARC MAIN FineArts 51210027Textbook

MUFHL 400    Music Theory and Musicianship I    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUIVI 340 (Beginning Piano) or knowledge of musical notation
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of scales, intervals, triads, diatonic harmonies, part writing, rhythms, sight singing, ear training, dictation, history, and performance. Short creative assignments are included to provide experience in the application of materials learned in class. It includes analysis and composition and is required for music majors. (C-ID MUS 125; C-ID MUS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 51310251Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABT.ScottARC MAIN FineArts 513
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 52610253Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABT.ScottARC MAIN FineArts 526

MUFHL 410    Music Theory and Musicianship III    4 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 350
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of MUFHL 401. It includes the study of 16th- and 18th- century counterpoint, fugue, variation, altered chords, sonata allegro, and rondo forms, and late 19th-century writing techniques; practice in rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and contrapuntal sight singing; ear training, and dictation. This course is required for music majors. (C-ID MUS 140; C-ID MUS 145)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 52610255Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABT.ScottARC MAIN FineArts 526

MUFHL 420    Beginning Jazz Theory    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 385 and 400
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the elements of jazz theory including harmonic, melodic, and formal elements of the jazz idiom. It includes analysis and composition and is required for jazz majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th05:00PM-05:50PMLECJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 52610508Textbook
TBATBALECJ.GilmanARC MAIN Online 10508Textbook
Th06:00PM-06:50PMLABJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 526

MUFHL 421    Advanced Jazz Theory    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 386 and 400
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course presents a continuation of jazz concepts presented in MUFHL 420. It emphasizes advanced elements of jazz theory including composition and arranging, as well as harmonic, melodic, and formal analysis in the jazz idiom.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th05:00PM-05:50PMLECJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 52610506Textbook
TBATBALECJ.GilmanARC MAIN Online 10506Textbook
Th06:00PM-06:50PMLABJ.GilmanARC MAIN FineArts 526
and 1.0 hours per week online


MUFHL 495    Independent Studies in Music Fundamental/History and Literature    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Eifertsen TBA TBA20494Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: May 25, 2018