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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Music Studies Minor

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MUSST)

PROFESSOR SUE HAUG, Director, School of Music

The minor in music studies provides students the opportunity to conduct focused study on music theory, history and literature. The minor may also serve as an important adjunct to other studies such as speech pathology and audiology, speech communication, or broadcasting. Some students choose to add the music studies minor as a balancing influence to coursework in their majors; others relate music studies directly to their major. For example, a recent Schreyer Honors College history major did her thesis on song during the Civil War. Admission to the minor depends upon the ability to read musical notation, which is assessed by a music theory assessment test offered during the annual audition days. Each student registers for core courses in music theory, history and literature. Students usually opt to focus on one of the three areas in their upper-level courses.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (8 credits)
MUSIC 131(2), MUSIC 132(2), MUSIC 231(2), MUSIC 331(2) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (3 credits)
MUSIC 261(3) or MUSIC 262(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (10 credits)
Select 4 credits in ensembles (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits at the 400-level in MUSIC (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-06-011

Review Date: 04/13/2010