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Computer Literacy for Musicians
Course: MTC180

First Term: 2007 Summer I
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Instruction in basic computer literacy, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. Ability to read music notation required

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use a basic word processing program to create a flier for a music program. (I)
2. Use a basic spreadsheet program to track music budgets. (II)
3. Use a basic paint and draw program to create posters, fliers, and mailings for a music program. (III)
4. Use a basic database program to catalog personal music, sound recordings, and sheet music. (IV)
5. Use a music notation program to create and edit a document. (V)
6. Use a music sequence program to create and edit a song. (VI)
7. Survey various instructional software. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Word processing basics
   A. Creating a document
   B. Understanding word processing menus
   C. Formatting a word processing document
   D. Typing and editing text
   E. Working with columns, and page and column breaks
   F. Changing paragraph formats
   G. Changing font, size, or style
   H. Using dictionary and thesaurus
II. Spreadsheet basics
   A. Understanding a spreadsheet
   B. Understanding spreadsheet menus
   C. Rows and columns
   D. Formatting cells and spreadsheet documents
   E. Writing a formula
III. Paint/drawing basics
   A. Understanding paint/draw menus
   B. Formatting a document
   C. Using drawing and painting tools
   D. Selecting and deselecting objects
   E. Duplicating and deleting objects
   F. Changing an object`s size and shape
   G. Flipping and rotating objects
   H. Arranging objects
   I. Brush and spray can
   J. Adding text
IV. Databases
   A. Understanding a database
   B. Understanding data base menus
   C. Creating and editing fields
   D. Sorting records
   E. Creating and editing layouts
V. Music notation program
   A. Understanding music notation menus
   B. Understanding a notation palette
   C. Creating a document
   D. Entering data
   E. Editing music
   F. Lyrics
   G. Page setup
   H. Extracting and editing parts
   I. Printing score and parts
VI. Music sequence program
   A. Understanding music sequence menus
   B. Understanding a sequence palette
   C. Creating a document
   D. Entering data
   E. Editing sequence
VII. Educational software
   A. Theory
      1. Written theory
      2. Ear training
   B. Music history
   C. Educational methods software
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  11/25/1997

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