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Music Studies Minor

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
MUS 102
COMPOSITION AND SOUND ART FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS
MUS 105
ROCK MUSIC-THE BEATLES: MUSIC,AESTHETICS AND CULTURE
MUS 108
ROCK MUSICS OF THE WORLD
MUS 112
ROCK COMPOSITION
MUS 140
MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE
Select two of the following:8
MUS 201
MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1900
MUS 202
WOMEN AND MUSIC
MUS 203
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL IMPROVISATION: SCRATCH ORCHESTRA
MUS 204
WHAT WERE THE BLUES? 1920-1960
MUS 205
THAT HIGH LONESOME SOUND: BLUEGRASS 1936-1972
MUS 207
INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING
MUS 272
TRENDS IN 20TH CENTURY ART AND MUSIC
MUS 278
JAZZ
MUS 280
POPULAR MUSIC OF AFRICA
MUS 281
OPERA
MUS 282
LOVE SONGS
MUS 284
CINEMATIC SOUNDS: THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN FILM
MUS 305
MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE
REC 217
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. ​

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