Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN Online          11092 
Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN Online          11763 Textbook
Online Orientation -- contact professor for access to Moodle

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    10025 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    10026 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN Online          11967 Textbook
Online Orientation -- contact professor for access to Moodle


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
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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 512    10751 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN Online          10958 Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L


MUFHL 311    Survey of Music History and Literature    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUFHL 321 and 400 ; 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 the Classical period to the present. It provides background on Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th century music, thus increasing understanding of modern styles derived from these periods of music.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11356 
Textbook


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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    10028 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN Online          11093 Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L


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, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN Online          11094 
Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 526    10752 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 513    10024 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN Online          11608 Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Rink               ARC MAIN Online          13394 Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L


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, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Online          11184 
Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L

TBA       TBA             LEC H.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Online          11184 Textbook
Online Orientation -- access through eLearning/D2L

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC H.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Online          20678 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN Online          20678 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 512    10027 Textbook


MUFHL 401    Music Theory    4 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 341
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 400. It provides a more in-depth study of scales, triads, diatonic harmonies, part writing, rhythms, sight singing, ear training, dictation, form, history, and performance. It also includes the study of harmonic progression, dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, modulation, secondary function chords, and binary and ternary form. It includes analysis and composition and is required for music majors. (C-ID MUS 130; C-ID MUS 135)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11357 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB T.Scott              ARC MAIN FineArts 526      
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11359 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB T.Scott              ARC MAIN FineArts 526      


MUFHL 411    Advanced Music Theory    4 Units

Prerequisite: MUFHL 410 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUIVI 351
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 410. It includes a more in-depth study of altered chords and late 19th- and 20th-century writing techniques including: 9th, 11th and 13th chords; altered dominants; chromatic harmony; dodecaphony; set theory; aleatory; minimalism; and analysis techniques. It includes practice in rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal sight-singing, ear-training and dictation. This course is required for music majors. (C-ID MUS 150; C-ID MUS 155)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 526    11361 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB T.Scott              ARC MAIN FineArts 526      


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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                 12707 
Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016