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Graduate Program Chair in Composition and Theory, Yu-Hui Chang
Graduate Program Chair in Musicology, Eric Chafe
Joint MA Advisor in Music & Women's and Gender Studies, Allan R. Keiler
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Music & Women's and Gender Studies
Please note: the Music & Women's and Gender Studies Program will not be accepting any applicants for the 2013-14 academic year.
The department offers an interdisciplinary program with the Women's and Gender Studies Program, leading to a joint Master of Arts in Music & Women's and Gender Studies. Topics include feminist theory, gender studies, cultural history and the investigation of work by and about women.
Requirements for completing the program include:
- WMGS 205a: Graduate Foundational Course in Women’s and Gender Studies, or another course designated as a foundational course.
- One course in feminist research methodologies (WMGS 198a: Women’s and Gender Studies Research Seminar, or the Feminist Inquiry course offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, or an alternate).
- Two courses at the graduate level listed as electives in Women's and Gender Studies, one in Music, and one from another department.
- Two courses at the graduate level in the Department of Music.
- Participation in the fall semester noncredit Women's and Gender Studies graduate proseminar.
- Attendance at all departmental colloquia.
- Thesis: An analytical or historical study of a topic with a women's and gender studies focus, approved by the program advisor and the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Committee; the thesis can be a chapter of a dissertation, an expanded and revised seminar paper, or other substantial study; the thesis is certified by the program advisor and at least one other faculty member. Two copies of the thesis must be submitted to the department chair in final form no later than December 1 for a February degree, or April 1 for a May degree.
There is a one-year residency requirement. Proficiency in a foreign language is not required for the joint master's degree.