Course Sequence for Minors in Music

The music minor includes between 16 and 18 hours, depending upon the student’s placement in theory. The distribution of the course work is as follows:

MUSIC THEORY (4-6 hours): Two consecutive courses in the Department’s theory sequence at the 200 level or higher.
MUS 251-252 Elementary Theory of Music
MUS 351-352 Advanced Theory of Music
MUS 355 Contrapuntal Techniques
MUS 307 Form and Analysis

HISTORY AND LITERATURE, MUSIC INDUSTRY (3 hours): In addition to fulfilling the General Education requirement for Music in the Humanities (MUS 111, MUS 116, MUS 203, MUS 310, or MUS 404), the music minor requires one additional approved 3-hour course in music history and literature or music industry from the following list:
MUS 111 Masterpieces of Music
MUS 116 Oral Traditions in African American Folk Music
MUS 203 Introduction to Church Music
MUS 310 History of Jazz
MUS 404 Survey of African American Music
MUS 353 History of Music I (prerequisite: MUS 252)
MUS 354 History of Music II (prerequisite: MUS 252)
MUS 215 Introduction to the Music Industry

PERFORMANCE (4 hours): Four semesters of Applied Music, with at least two in the same discipline.
MUS 101 Applied Music
MUS 102 Applied Music
MUS 201 Applied Music
MUS 202 Applied Music

ENSEMBLE (4 hours): Participation in an approved Departmental ensemble for four semesters. (Glee Club, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra)

MUSIC SEMINAR (1 hour): Two semesters of Music Seminar, one of which will be taken for credit and require the completion of a paper.
MUS 142 Music Seminar
MUS 442 Music Seminar