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 Requirements2
Select 2 of the following:
Jazz Style and History
Thinking About Popular Music
World Musics and Cultures
Select 4 of the following courses in performance, history and culture or the music industry: 1,2
Sounding Poetry: Music and Literature
Literatures of Jazz
African-American Literature
That's My Song!: Musical Genre as Social Contract
Music of Africa
Seeing/Hearing Globally: Knowing People, Culture, and Places through Travel
Introduction to Theory and Musicianship: Making Sense of Music.
Introduction to the Music Life in America
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Studies in African-American Music
Music, Religion, Ritual in South and Southeast Asia.
Music and Performance of Africa
Caribbean Music and Diaspora
Latin American Music
Electronic Music
Recording Music.
Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Critical Approaches to Popular Culture
Topics In Contemporary American Literature
The Sociology of Media and Popular Culture
American Musical Theatre
Only 1 C.U. in Performance coursework may be used toward minor elective requirements from the list below:
Ensemble Performance (0.5 c.u. per semester)
Marian Anderson Performance Program (0.5 c.u. per semester)
Marian Anderson Group Performance Program (0.5 c.u. per semester)
Beginning Tabla I
Beginning Tabla II
Beginning Sitar I
Beginning Sitar II
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.