Music Theory and Composition
The minor in music theory and composition is aimed at people who are writing their own music or who would like to begin doing so. Students will take courses in music theory, arranging, composition, and digital composition, and end with a portfolio of several completed pieces.
|MUSC 121||Music Theory I||3.0|
|MUSC 122||Music Theory II||3.0|
|MUSC 229||Modern Arranging Techniques||3.0|
|MUSC 125||Ear Training I||1.0|
|MUSC 249||Digital Music Composition||3.0|
|MUSC 231 [WI]||Music History I||3.0|
|MUSC 232 [WI]||Music History II||3.0|
|MUSC 252||Music Composition||3.0|
|MUSC 331||World Musics||3.0|
|MUSC 241||Private Lesson (*)||2.0|
Students are strongly encouraged to register for the section designated for composition.
Writing-Intensive Course Requirements
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.