Minor Requirements

Music

The minor in music—The minor in music is designed to introduce students to a range of topics in music that includes the fundamentals of music theory as well as traditions in world, Western, and American popular music. Students who elect the minor in music will also perform in one of the department's numerous ensembles for at least two semesters.

The minor consists of six courses:

  • One course in music practices and musicianship

    • MUSC 101. Basic Musicianship
    • MUSC 201. Diatonic Harmonic Practice
  • One course in music history and literature or repertoire and listening

    • MUSC 121. Exploring Music
    • MUSC 263. J.S. Bach: His Life and Music
    • MUSC 264. Mozart and 18th-Century Music
    • MUSC 266. Beethoven: His Life and Music
  • One course in music's intersection with culture, class, gender, or politics

    • MUSC 113. Introduction to World Music
    • MUSC 150. Women in Music
    • MUSC 215. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
    • MUSC 218. American Popular Music
    • MUSC 219. Toca Brasil! (Play Brazil!)
    • MUSC 224. Music of Black American Women
    • MUSC 274. Jazz: 1900 to the Present
  • Two elective courses in the department, approved by the chair

  • Two semesters of departmental performance activities.

Students may pursue a track in either world music or American popular music within the minor. The track in world music consists of the following courses: MUSC 101. Basic Musicianship or MUSC 201. Diatonic Harmonic Practice; MUSC 121. Exploring Music, MUSC 263. J.S. Bach: His Life and Music, MUSC 264. Mozart and 18th-Century Music, or MUSC 266. Beethoven: His Life and Music; MUSC 113. Introduction to World Music; two among MUSC 215. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, MUSC 219. Toca Brasil! (Play Brazil!), and MUSC 222. Investigating Music and Culture; and two semesters of performance in a world music ensemble.

The track in American popular music consists of the following courses: MUSC 101. Basic Musicianship or MUSC 201. Diatonic Harmonic Practice; MUSC 121. Exploring Music, MUSC 263. J.S. Bach: His Life and Music, MUSC 264. Mozart and 18th-Century Music, or MUSC 266. Beethoven: His Life and Music; MUSC 218. American Popular Music, MUSC 224. Music of Black American Women, and MUSC 274. Jazz: 1900 to the Present; and two semesters of departmental performance activities.