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Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in an Outside Field

The Bachelor of Music degree with Elective Studies in an Outside Field provides comprehensive music training with focused study in a separate discipline. This degree assists the student in integrating interests beyond music and encourages the development of breadth and diversity in the arts and in the complementary discipline. The following elective fields are available: Biblical and Theological Studies, Business, Christian Education and Ministry, English, Media, Pre-Health Studies, Pre-Law Studies, Psychology, Theater, Third World Studies, or an Alternate Field.

 

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

 

Music Requirements for All Elective Studies Majors

 

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)

 16 hours

 

Music Theory 1-4

 11 hours (MUTC 151, 171, 241, 261)

 

Aural Skills 1-5

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

 

 

 

Context Studies (MUCS)

 14-16 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)

 

Senior Capstone

 2 hours (MUCS 494) [not required for Third World Studies]

 

 

 

Methods Studies (MUMS)

 5-7 hours

 

Introduction to Music Studies

 2 hours (MUMS 115)

 

Basic Conducting & Lab

 3 hours (MUMS 248/346)

 

Elementary School Music

 2 hours (MUMS 473) [Christian Education Field only]

 

 

 

Individual Performance (MUIP)

 20 hours

 

Primary Instrument

 16 hours (MUIP 201-422)

 

Electives

  4 hours (MUIP 101-122, 201-422)

 

 

Ensemble Performance (MUEP)

 6 hours

 

Large Ensemble (8 semesters; seven semesters for Third World Studies; six semesters/three hours for Theater Concentration, only if accepted into Workout)

 4 hours (MUEP 213-218)

 

Chamber Music

 2 hours (MUEP 356, 357, 358, 371:1-7)

 

 

 

Music Electives

 Depending on outside field chosen

 

(Choose any music course(s) other than MUCS 101-103 or MUTC 101) (shown below)

 

 

 

 

Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)

 0 hours (MUEP 219)

 

Eight Semesters

 

 

 

Senior Half Recital

 0 hours (MUIP 492)

 

 

Piano Proficiency (Consult Conservatory Handbook)

 

 

Free Electives (may include music, shown below)

 0-4 hours, depending on outside field chosen

 

 

Elective Field (shown below)

 Depending on outside field chosen

 

 

Total minimum hours required for degree

124 hours minimum.

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

Elective Fields

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Biblical and Theological Studies

18 hours (above Gen Ed Bible Requirements)

 

Required (8 hours):

 

 

Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics

4 hours (BITH 325)

 

Biblical Theology of Worship

2 hours (BITH 326)

 

Theological Ethics

2 hours (BITH 375)

 

 

 

Electives (10 hours): [Choose Option 1 or 2]

 

Option 1 (Biblical Studies):

 

 

                Psalms or Life of David

2 hours (BITH 344 or 345)

 

                Other OT and NT courses

8 hours (BITH 300-400 level courses)

 

Option 2 (Theological Studies):

 

 

                Historical Theology

4 hours (BITH 372))

 

                Other Theological Studies courses

6 hours (BITH 300-400 level courses)

 

BUSINESS

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Business

24 hours

 

Required (20 hours):

 

 

Principles of Microeconomics

4 hours (ECON 211)

 

Principles of Accounting I

4 hours (B EC 226)

 

Management Information Systems

2 hours (B EC 229)

 

Business Ethics

2 hours (B EC 328x)

 

Principles of Marketing

4 hours (B EC 341)

 

Principles of Management

4 hours (B EC 342)

 

Electives (4 hours):

4 hours (B EC 227, 352 (2), 421 (2), 365)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTRY

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Christian Education and Ministry

24 hours

 

Required (18 hours):

 

 

Foundations of Ministry

2 hours (CE 111)

 

Transformational Education

4 hours (CE 222)

 

Teaching the Bible

4 hours (CE 321)

 

Human Development and Ministry

4 hours (CE 322)

 

Philosophy of Ministry

4 hours (CE 421)

 

Electives (6 hours):

6 hours (CE)

 

ENGLISH

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for English

24 hours

 

Required (16 hours):

 

 

Classics of Western Literature or Classical and Early British Literature

4 hours (ENGL 101 or 215)

 

Modern Global Literature or British Literature, 17th - 20th Century

4 hours (ENGL 105 or 216)

 

Creative Writing or Literature of the Bible

4 hours (ENGW 213 or ENGL 373)

 

Choose any course from American Literature

4 hours (ENGL)

 

Electives (8 hours):

8 hours (ENGW/ENGL; excluding ENGW 103/104)

 

MEDIA

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Media

24 hours

 

Required (8 hours):

 

 

Media Studies

4 hours (COMM 241)

 

Media, Religion and Culture

4 hours (COMM 341)

 

Electives (16 hours)

16 hours (COMM 246, 242, 243, 345, 343, 445, 444 (2-4))

 

PRE-HEALTH STUDIES

Note: This degree track is designed for students who are interested in pursuing post-graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, and other health-related fields. Meeting the requirements for this degree does not guarantee that students will meet the prerequisite course requirements for all medical schools. The "Elective Field" courses listed below include most of the courses required for entrance to medical school and recommended as preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). However, students will also need to add Physics to their academic plan at some point prior to taking the MCAT. Other courses that students should consider taking include Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. Some courses may count toward the General Education requirements (Thematic Core). Students are highly encouraged to consult with the Director of Health Professions early in their academic career in order to understand the medical school admissions timeline and receive help with course planning.

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

(For Thematic Core Category II, take PSYCH 101 for Social Inquiry tag.)

Music Electives

 4 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 4 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Pre-Health Studies

24 hours

 

Organization of Life

4 hours (BIOL 241)

 

Diversity of Life

4 hours (BIOL 242)

 

General Chemistry I

4 hours (CHEM 231)

 

General Chemistry II

4 hours (CHEM 232)

 

Organic Chemistry I

4 hours (CHEM 341)

 

Organic Chemistry II

4 hours (CHEM 342)

 

PRE-LAW STUDIES

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Pre-Law Studies

24 hours

 

Required (6 hours):

 

 

Introduction to Law

2 hours (PSCI 271)

 

An internship with a practicing legal professional

4 hours (PSCI 496)

 

Law-Related Elective Courses (10 hours from at least two departments):

10 hours (IR 372 (2), PHIL 318, PSCI 348, PSCI 381, SOC 367)

 

Supporting Elective Courses (8 hours from at least two departments, one of which is not elected under the Law-Related Elective Courses):

8 hours (B EC 226 or 227, B EC 328x (2), COMM 252, COMM 353, COMM 362 (2), COMM 363, ENGW 214 (2), HIST 351 or 352, HIST 377, HIST 455, HIST 483, PHIL 243 (2), PHIL 494-3, PSCI 135, PSCI 345, PSCI 346, SOC 337, SOC 356, SOC 376)

PSYCHOLOGY

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

(For Thematic Core Category II, take PSYCH 101 for Social Inquiry tag.)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Psychology

24 hours

 

Required (20 hours):

 

 

Statistics

4 hours (PSYC 268)

 

Experimental Psychology

4 hours (PSYC 269)

 

Developmental Psychology

4 hours (PSYC 317)

 

Abnormal Psychology

4 hours (PSYC 348)

 

Contemporary Clinical Psychology

4 hours (PSYC 352)

 

Electives (4 hours):

4 hours (PSYC 235 (2), 241, 351, 361, 431)

 

THEATER

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music)

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Theater

24 hours

 

Required (16 hours):

 

 

Theater Survey

4 hours (COMM 271)

 

Scenography

4 hours (COMM 272)

 

Acting I

4 hours (COMM 273)

 

Directing

4 hours (COMM 374)

 

Electives (8 hours):

8 hours (COMM 376, 473, 474)

 

THIRD WORLD STUDIES

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

 

Senior Capstone

2 hours (HNGR 494)

Music Electives

 4 hours

 

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

 

 

 

Free Electives

 0 hours

 

 

Elective Field Courses for Third World Studies

24-30 hours

 

Required (16-22 hours):

 

 

Third World Issues

2 hours (HNGR 112)

 

Field Research Methods and Intercultural Orientation

4 hours (HNGR 385)

 

Global Christian Perspective

4 hours (HNGR 484)

 

Independent Study

2-4 hours (HNGR 495)

 

HNGR Internship

4-8 hours (HNGR 496)

 

Electives (8 hours):

 

 

Social Change

4 hours (SOC 385)

 

Third World Politics

4 hours (IR 357)

 

Other HNGR approved elective

4 hours (HNGR)

 

ALTERNATE FIELD

 

General Education

(see requirements listed above)

Music Electives

 6 hours

 

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

 

Free Electives

 2 hours

 

 

Elective Field: Alternative Field

24 hours

 

With the guidance of an academic sponsor, usually the student's advisor, an Alternate Field can be devised to satisfy specific degree objectives. The design of this degree depends on student initiative and thorough consultation with the advisor and faculty representative(s) from the department(s) representing the Alternate Field. The courses selected must be thematically congruous and reflect the ideal of a coherent, integrated whole. Applications for the Alternate Field degree are available in the Conservatory Advising Center, McAlister 135. The student's advisor, the Conservatory Director of Academic Studies, and the Department Chair of the appropriate departments approve each Alternate Field degree application.

 

Revision Date: June 1, 2017

 

 

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