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Bachelor of Music (History and Literature)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music History-Literature provides comprehensive music training aimed toward further study in musicology or related fields and encourages the formation of a diverse approach to music scholarship. The Music History-Literature degree prepares students for entrance into graduate programs and careers in musicology and college teaching, in addition to music criticism, broadcasting, publishing, and library/archival science.

 

General Education

32 hours normally

(For specific course options to meet the general education requirements below, see the Christ at the Core General Education requirements.)

Core Competencies:

 

 

Oral Communication

 2 hours

 

Writing

 4 hours

Shared Core:

 

 

Old Testament

 4 hours

 

New Testament

 4 hours

 

Christian Thought

 4 hours

 

First Year Seminar

 4 hours

 

Advanced Integrative Seminar

See below Thematic Core

 

Capstone Experience

See below Senior Capstone

Thematic Core:

 

 

Select three themes from Categories I and II below. One of the courses must be an Advanced Integrative Seminar (AIS), and it is advised to select double-tagged courses.

No more than 1 Theme may be met with transfer credit. Transfer courses will receive one tag only.

 

Categories I and II:

 8 hours minimum

 

*       Category I (choose one theme from this category):

*       Diversity in the United States

*       Global Perspectives

 

*       Category II (choose two themes from this category):

*       Applied Abstract and Quantitative Reasoning

*       Historical Perspectives

*       Literary Explorations

*       Philosophical Investigations

*       Scientific Practice

*       Scientific Issues and Perspectives

*       Social Inquiry

 

Visual and Performing Arts - Art/Theater

  (VPAV or VPAT)

 2 hours

Other Non-music requirements

12 hours

 

Foreign Language (German or French; if proficient in one, elect the other)

 8 hours

 

Philosophy of the Arts PHIL 216

 2 hours

 

Physics of Music PHYS 205

 2 hours

Context Studies (MUCS)

28 hours

 

Music Before 1600

 2 hours (MUCS 261)

 

Baroque and Classical Music

 4 hours (MUCS 262)

 

Nineteenth-Century Music

 2 hours (MUCS 263)

 

World Music

 2 hours (MUCS 264)

 

Twentieth-Century Music

 4 hours (MUCS 361)

 

Style Analysis

 2 hours (MUCS 433)

 

Senior Capstone

 2 hours (MUCS 494)

 

Intro to Music Research and Bibliography

 2 hours (MUCS 363)

 

MUCS Electives

 6 hours

 

Senior Document

 2 hours (MUCS 495)

 

 

 

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)

20 hours

 

Music Theory 1-4

 11 hours (MUTC 151, 171, 241, 261)

 

Aural Skills 1-5

 5 hours (MUTC 152, 172, 252, 272, 352)

 

Counterpoint

 2 hours (MUTC 353 or 354)

 

Orchestration

 2 hours (MUTC 355)

 

 

 

Methods Studies (MUMS)

 5 hours

 

Introduction to Music Studies

 2 hours (MUMS 115)

 

Basic Conducting & Lab

 3 hours (MUMS 248/346)

 

 

 

Individual Performance Studies (MUIP)

14 hours

 

Primary Instrument

 10 hours (MUIP 201-422)

 

Secondary Instrument

 4 hours (MUIP 101-122)

 

 

 

Ensemble Performance (MUEP)

 4 hours (MUEP 213-218)

 

Large Ensemble (eight semesters)

 

 

 

 

Music Electives (Choose any music course(s) other than MUCS 101-103 or MUTC 101)

 4 hours

 

 

 

Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)

 0 hours (MUEP 219)

 

Eight Semesters

 

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music courses)

 6 hours

 

 

Portfolio

 0 hours (MUMS 494)

 

 

Piano Proficiency (Consult Conservatory Handbook)

 

 

 

Total hours required for degree

124 hours minimum.

(In order to meet all requirements, hours needed may exceed 124).

 

Revision Date: August 1, 2016

 

 

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