Popular Music Studies Minor

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.

Lower Division
Select 12 credits of the following:12
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Hip Hop. Theory and Practice)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Film Music. Theory and Practice)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Musical Theater)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Rock and Roll)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Jazz)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Reggae)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (Introduction to Popular Music Theory and Practice)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS (The Beatles)
*MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS (Bob Marley [Reggae])
*MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS (Bob Dylan [Folk] )
*MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS (Madonna and Video Culture)
*MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD
Upper-Division
Select 15 credits of the following:15
INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTERNSHIP
GENRE STUDIES (Advanced Studies in Popular Music Theory and Practice)
GENRE STUDIES (Women in Popular Music )
GENRE STUDIES (Advanced Studies in Hip Hop)
GENRE STUDIES (Regional Studies in World Popular Music [India, Indonesia, Africa, Latin America])
GENRE STUDIES (Advanced Studies in Rock and Roll)
GENRE STUDIES (The Blues and African American Music)
GENRE STUDIES (Music Video, MTV and American Culture)
THEORY AND COMPOSITION STUDIES (Advanced Studies in Film and Gaming Music)
BASIC RECORDING TECHNIQUES
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 253