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The Minor in Music

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Students are given instruction in basic music theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and rhythm. The fundamentals of music theory are translated to basic score reading/playing. 3 hours discussion. (006063)
A survey of seminal compositions and composers from western art music history. Musical traditions, compositional techniques, performance mediums, and the compositional background of individual works and composers, and the effects of political, social and philosophical issues upon the compositions and composers studies are explored. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (006183)

Note: With faculty approval, a student may substitute MUSC 101 and MUSC 105 for MUSC 219.

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A survey of the development of music in the United States from colonial days to the present. Includes African American, Indian, folk, sacred, country, blues, rock, Broadway show, jazz, and art music traditions. 3 hours lecture. (006182)
The historical and philosophical study of jazz from its African origins to the various forms in which it exists today. 3 hours lecture. (006184)
An in-depth study of Rock and Roll music and culture as it relates to the development and changes in American and world social orders. A study of the impact of Rock and Roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures. 3 hours lecture. (006186)
This course is also offered as AFAM 296 .
A historical survey from the African heritage and Colonial times to the present. The types, forms, and styles of African American music are studied in relation to the African American experience. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000141)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the keyboard. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006276)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the vocal pattern. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006277)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)

6 units selected from:

Any Music (MUSC) courses selected in consultation with an advisor. Performing ensembles are strongly encouraged.

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