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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.

Six units must be upper-division courses, which may be combined with the requirements below.

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)

OR (the following group of courses may be substituted for MUSC 219)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Music majors, minors and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: Keyboard proficiency or MUSC 103, MUSC 105.
Fundamental concepts and basic notation of music. Introduction to chord symbols, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and basic principals of form. 3 hours discussion. (005935)
Corequisite: MUSC 101, MUSC 103.
2 hours activity. (005976)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (006053)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.
A survey of world traditions concentrating on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. For students with a background in music. 3 hours discussion. (006170)
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)

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: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220 or faculty permission.
Corequisite: MUSC 335.
Music teaching methods for the elementary music classroom with an emphasis on skill development, musical development of children, performance-based assessment, technology, and classroom management. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 3 hours discussion. (006156)
Prerequisites: Open only to Music Industry and Recording Arts majors.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. (006176)
Analysis of sequential concepts necessary for understanding the structural elements of music. Development of skills needed to promote musicality in children. 3 hours discussion. (006136)

6 units selected from:

Any Music (MUSC) courses. Performing ensembles are strongly encouraged.

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