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Popular Music Studies  Minor

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College of Liberal Arts|School of Arts and Communication



Also available via Ecampus.


The online Popular Music Studies minor, offered only via Ecampus, creates an opportunity for students to examine popular music as a cultural and social practice. The minor provides students with literacy in several popular music genres of their choice, including rock n’ roll, hip hop, film music, reggae, Broadway music, music technology and jazz. Through the study of a diverse range of genres, stylistic practices, performance media, and music as a commercial enterprise, students will develop analytical and critical skills to examine musical meaning through the lens of community, music production, and identity.

This minor does not require an audition or ability to read music.



Choose 12 Lower-Division credits from below:
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Hip Hop. Theory and Practice (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Film Music. Theory and Practice (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Musical Theater (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Rock and Roll (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Jazz (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Reggae (3)
MUS 102. *Music Appreciation II: Periods and Genres: Introduction to Popular Music Theory and Practice (3)
MUS 103. *Music Appreciation III: Great Composers: The Beatles (3)
MUS 103. *Music Appreciation III: Great Composers: Bob Marley (Reggae) (3)
MUS 103. *Music Appreciation III: Great Composers: Bob Dylan (Folk) (3)
MUS 103. *Music Appreciation III: Great Composers: Madonna and Video Culture (3)
MUS 108. *Music Cultures of the World (3)

Choose 15 Upper-Division credits from below:
MUS 402. Independent Study: Capstone Project (3)
MUS 410. Internship (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Advanced Studies in Popular Music Theory and Practice (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Women in Popular Music (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Advanced Studies in Hip Hop (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Regional Studies in World Popular Music (India, Indonesia, Africa, Latin America) (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Advanced Studies in Rock and Roll (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: The Blues and African American Music (3)
MUS 442. Genre Studies: Music Video, MTV and American Culture (3)
MUS 443. Theory and Composition Studies: Advanced Studies in Film and Gaming Music (3)
MUS 493. Basic Recording Techniques (3)

 

Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course

 

Minor Code: 253


 
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