Music: Jazz and Popular Music, Minor

There are two paths of study for the Music minor.  One flexible path allows students to draw together five courses on a wide array of topics in History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology.  The other path is the Interdisciplinary minor in Jazz and Popular Music studies, which is intended for students who wish to integrate their interest in music in the contemporary world and in academically-based community service as a form of learning.  This minor is also for music majors who wish to include knowledge of jazz and popular music performance into their degrees.

Minor Requirements
Core Requirements
MUSC 035/AFRC 077Jazz Style and History1
ENGL 080/AFRC 079/MUSC 080Literatures of Jazz1
Select 4 course units of Electives suitable for study of performance, history & culture, or the music industry 1,24
Total Course Units6

Only 1 course unit of performance coursework may be used toward minor electives. Consult with the Minor advisor.


If MUSC 007 Ensemble Performance (0.5 course unit) is chosen as an elective, additional semesters are required.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.