Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

"I'm strong on encouraging students to explore the world and helping them unlock this great potential that they may not have known was there. It's a profoundly satisfying job." - Craig Benjamin, History Department Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Music

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
MUS 151 4
Music ensemble 1
MUS 103 2
15
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
MUS 152 4
MUS 104 2
Social Science elective 3
Music ensemble 1
Social Science elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Science elective 4
MUS 105 2
Elective 3
Music ensemble 1
World Perspectives elective 3
Humanities elective 3
16
Second Semester
MUS 106 2
Science Lab elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Music ensemble 1
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.M., B.M.E. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Transfer students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours at Grand Valley, which include at least eight hours in applied music, three hours in major ensembles, and nine additional hours in music to be determined by the advisor.
  • Each applicant will be required to arrange a personal audition with the Music Department.
  • All students will be required to take a theory placement exam and a keyboard placement exam.
  • All majors must fulfill the department recital and Music Major Seminar attendance requirements, fulfill the keyboard musicianship requirements, and perform one or two faculty-approved recitals, as appropriate to the degree program selected.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246
  • Students interested in pursuing teacher certification should take PSY 140 as a social science elective.
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