Music Studies (Minor)

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The Music Studies minor includes an introduction to music history course and a music theory course alongside four music courses that are part of the Arts and Literature Domain, including topics such as rock music, world music and songwriting. 

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
MUS 107GUIDE TO MUSIC THEORY4
MUS 100UNDERSTANDING MUSIC4
or MUS 277 GUIDE TO MUSIC THEORY II
Select two of the following:8
COMPOSITION AND SOUND ART FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS
ROCK MUSIC-THE BEATLES: MUSIC,AESTHETICS AND CULTURE
ROCK MUSICS OF THE WORLD
ROCK COMPOSITION
MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE
Select two of the following:8
MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1900
WOMEN AND MUSIC
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL IMPROVISATION: SCRATCH ORCHESTRA
WHAT WERE THE BLUES? 1920-1960
THAT HIGH LONESOME SOUND: BLUEGRASS 1936-1972
INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING
TRENDS IN 20TH CENTURY ART AND MUSIC
JAZZ
POPULAR MUSIC OF AFRICA
OPERA
LOVE SONGS
CINEMATIC SOUNDS: THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN FILM
MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE
EDM AND THE ART OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Additional Courses 

​A maximum of six ensemble credits may be applied to the additional courses requirement. In addition, credit will be given for musicianship courses taken as a former music major.

Students who take both MUS 107 and MUS 277 are eligible to take COM 313 (2 credits), offered during fall or winter quarter.

Students majoring in Music are restricted from earning this minor. ​