Academic Catalog

School of Music

Integrative Core Curriculum

The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) is Ithaca College’s liberal education program, which contributes, along with students’ curricular experiences in the major, elective offerings, and out-of-class experiences, to achieving the College’s expectation that Ithaca College graduates should become integrative thinkers, critical and analytical problem solvers, and reflective learners. To achieve these expectations, students completing the ICC will:

  1. Address a topic, issue, problem area, or human challenge using a combination of concepts, theories, and/or methods from multiple perspectives or fields of study;
  2. Apply concepts, theories, methods, or skills to analyze new questions or complex problems
  3. Engage in and communicate self-reflection about their learning in the Integrative Core Curriculum, their chosen major discipline, and their overall Ithaca College experience

Requirements of the ICC

Ithaca Seminar4
Themes and Perspective Courses12
Creative Arts (CA)
Humanities (HM)
Natural Sciences (NS)
Social Sciences (SO)
Complimentary Liberal Arts12
School Requirements here
Additional Requirements12
Academic Writing I ( or ICSM 10800 or ICSM 11800)
Writing Intensive (WI)
Diversity (DV)
Quantitative Literacy (QL)
ICC Capstone (CP)0-3
E-Portfolio completion
Total Credits40

Course Prefixes and Numbering System

Course Prefixes

JAZZ Jazz studies
MSRT Music Sound Recording Technology
MUED Music education
MUEN Ensembles
MUMC Additional music courses
MUNM Courses for the non-music major
MUTH Music theory, aural skills, and composition; music history and literature
PFMJ Performance—major instrument
PFNM Performance—nonmajor
PFSM Performance—secondary instrument

Numbering System

The first three digits after the prefix designate the specific course. The first of these digits represents the year (one through four) during which a student normally takes this course. Ensembles may be repeated for credit. The third digit is odd or even depending on whether the course is normally offered during the first or second semester, respectively.

Level-5 Courses

Courses at level 5 are graduate courses for which qualified seniors may enroll under certain circumstances. Seniors may take level-5 courses for either graduate or undergraduate credit provided they

  1. have completed 90 or more hours in an undergraduate degree program;
  2. have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher; and
  3. secure the approval of the instructor, undergraduate adviser, graduate chair, dean of the school, and dean of graduate studies.

Such courses taken for graduate credit cannot be applied toward an undergraduate degree; those taken for undergraduate credit cannot be applied toward a master’s degree.