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Campuswide Curriculum

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Curriculum for Bachelor Degrees

Degree Requirements (121 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Campuswide Curriculum for B.M.E. Degree (33 cr.)
Fundamental Literacies (12 cr.)
  • Writing | ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (with a grade of C or higher)
  • Oral Communication | SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (with a grade of C or higher)
  • Critical Thinking | ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
  • Quantitative Reasoning | Select from approved course list

Common Core Courses (12 cr.)

Complete one course from each of the following four areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes. At least one of the areas must be completed at the 300-level.

  • Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • Human Behavior and Social Institutions | EDUC-P 250 General Educational Psychology
  • Literary and Intellectual Traditions | Select from approved course list
    Note | Music majors may not fulfill this requirement with MUS-T 190: Classical Music and Beyond
  • The Natural World | Select from approved course list

Contemporary Social Values (6 cr.)

Students must complete one course from each of the following two areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes.

  • Global Cultures | MUS-M 375 Survey of Ethnic and Pop Music of the World
  • Diversity in United States Society | EDUC-H 340 Education in American Culture

Extended Literacies (3 cr.)
Additional Requirements (0 cr.)

Core Musicianship (25 cr.)
Music Theory and History
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1
    Fulfills Additional Requirements: Information Literacy 
  • MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music 2
  • MUS-M 430 Introduction to Contemporary Music 
  • MUS-T 113 Music Theory I
  • MUS-T 114 Music Theory II
  • MUS-T 115 Sightsinging and Aural Perception I (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 116 Sightsinging and Aural Perception II (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 213 Music Theory III
  • MUS-T 214 Music Theory IV
  • MUS-T 215 Sightsinging and Aural Perception III (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 216 Sightsinging and Aural Perception IV (1 cr.)

Other Music Requirements (3 cr.)
  • MUS-I 100 Cultural Events Attendance (0 cr.)
    Eight semesters; or every semester of enrollment for transfer students
  • MUS-T 120 Computer Skills for Musicians
  • MUS-U 310 Performance Laboratory (0 cr.)
    Each semester prior to passing Upper-Divisional Examination
  • MUS-X 296 Applied Music Upper-Divisional Jury Examination (0 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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