Choose one of the following:
- Global Soundscapes (MUS 3b) 4cr: This course introduces music as a social and cultural practice around the globe. Deep dives into a number of music cultures. Requires no previous knowledge of western music notation from the common practice period. Taught by musicology faculty in the Spring.
Critical Listening (NEW COURSE) 4cr: This course introduces a critical approach to listening to music, and how the experience of music is communicated to others. In this topics-based course, we survey how we listen to music through a broad range of repertoire and music writings about it, including academic analyses of music, concert and recording reviews, and theories of music from a broad range of cultures. Fulfills the OC core requirement. Taught by musicology faculty in the Spring.
Three elective courses that are eligible for minor credit, at least two of which are MUS courses, the third may be a cross-listed course with music. No elective course may be taken twice for minor credit.