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2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

General Music Studies, Undergraduate Minor

About the General Music Studies Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in general music studies seeks to educate students in a wide array of musical topics and issues. Students will gain an understanding of music in a global context with historical and contemporary viewpoints. This classroom-based minor can be completed with no previous musical training. Completion of this minor will satisfy the Creative Arts core requirement.

Required Courses (9 hours):

Elective Courses

(Choose 9 semester credit hours from the following courses. Courses taken to satisfy the required courses core cannot be repeated or otherwise used to fulfill the elective courses. Six hours must be upper level.)


*    Offered in rotation. See advisor for currently available topics. Repeatable for credit with different topic designation.

**   Ensemble audition may be required. Subject to availability.

†   Fulfills Creative Arts core curriculum requirement.

†† Fulfills Creative Arts and Multicultural requirements.

MUHL 4300

Available topics for Music Minors

(Note: These courses rotate and are not available each semester. See advisor for the current semester’s schedule.)


  • Asian Pop Music
  • Charles Ives in His World
  • Classic Music
  • Frank Zappa
  • Great Musicians in Paris
  • Mozart and the Age of Revolution
  • Music and American Radical Politics
  • Music and Nationalism
  • Music and the Contemplative Mind
  • Music in the US
  • Music of the African Diaspora
  • Music, Mysticism, and Magic
  • Musical Iconography
  • Musics of Latin America
  • Romantic Music
  • Shakespeare and Music
  • Symphonic Literature
  • The Music of Duke Ellington
  • Women and Music
  • World Music