Eight-Semester Plan for B.M./B.S.Ed. Choral/General Music Education

Major Program Guide for:  B.M./B.S.Ed. Degree in Music
Choral/General Music Education Concentration
Effective Fall 2010
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total for Degree: 128 Credit Hours
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (MUS 108, 1 hour).
  • An audition is required for admission to the major.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.

Freshman Year

 

Fall
Spring

Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

*MUS

107

Applied Major

2

MUS

107

Applied Major

2

*MUS

148

Piano I

1

MUS

149

Piano II

1

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

ART/MUS/
THEA

191

Integral Arts (or other
first-year seminar)

3

*MUS

208

Aural Skills II

1

COMM

201

Communication

3

*MUS

218

Music Theory II

3

MATH

101 or higher

Mathematics

3

MUS

258

Diction I

1

P1

 

Social Science

3

MUS

168

String Class

1

 

 

 

 

ENGL

101

Composition I

3

 

 

 

 

C4

 

Wellness

3

**Semester Hours:

 

 

16

Semester Hours:

 

 

16

Notes:
*PREQ: Audition or Placement Test
**An additional 1-4 hours may be needed if placed into MUS 108 (1) and/or 118 (3). If so, take one of the Liberal Studies courses in a later semester.

Sophomore Year

 

Fall
Spring

Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

*MUS

207

Applied Major

2

MUS

207

Applied Major

2

MUS

248

Piano III

1

MUS

249

Piano IV

1

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

MUS

308

Aural Skills III

1

MUS

309

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS

318

Music Theory III

3

MUS

319

Music Theory IV

3

MUS

283

Music Technology Methods

1

MUS

 

Methods Class Elective

1

**MUS

259

Diction II
(Fall of odd years)

2

***MUS

329

Fundamentals of Conducting

2

EDCI

201

Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society

3

C5

 

Physical & Biological Sciences

3

ENGL

202

Composition II

3

****P1

 

Social Sciences

3

Semester Hours:

 

 

17

Semester Hours:

 

 

17

Notes:
*PREQ: Freshman Exam
**In Fall of even years, take a Liberal Studies course instead, and take MUS 259 next Fall.
***In Spring of even years, take a Liberal Studies course instead, and take MUS 329 next Spring.
****Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).

Junior Year

 

Fall
Spring

Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

*MUS

307

Applied Major

2

MUS

307

Applied Major

2

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

371 or 372

Major Ensemble

1

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

MUS

358

Performance Lab

0

MUS

418

Music History I

3

MUS

419

Music History II

3

MUS

323

Music in Elementary Schools

2

MUS

324

Music in Middle Schools

2

**MUS

327

Choral Methods
(Fall of even years)

3

MUS

470

Orchestration

2

**MUS

428

Choral Conducting
(Fall of odd years)

2

MUS

 

Methods Class Electives

3

MUS

 

Methods Class Elective

1

 

 

 

 

PSY

323

Understanding Learning, Development, and
Assessment for
Responsive Instruction

3

C5

 

Physical & Biological Sciences

3

Semester Hours:

 

 

17

Semester Hours:

 

 

16

Notes:
*PREQ: Sophomore Exam
**If this course is not offered this semester, take one of the remaining liberal studies courses.

Senior Year

 

Fall
Spring

Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

MUS

407

Applied Major
(including public recital)

2

MUS

491

Supervised Student Teaching

3

SPED

339

Designing Classrooms as Responsive Learning Communities

3

EDSE

490

Supervised Student Teaching

6

*P3

 

History

3

EDSE

495

Education Seminar

3

*P4

 

Humanities

3

 

 

 

 

*P5

 

Fine & Performing Arts

3

 

 

 

 

*P6

 

World Cultures

3

 

 

 

 

Semester Hours:

 

 

17

Semester Hours:

 

 

12

Notes:
*Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).

  • Total for Degree: 128 Credit Hours
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (MUS 108, 1 hour).
  • An audition is required for admission to the major.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
 

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