Core Offerings

The Music Department offers foundational courses in theory, music history, musicology, and ethnomusicology that fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in two areas: Arts and Cultural Diversity.


The department offers three courses (MUSA1100, MUSA1200, and MUSA1300) that satisfy the University Core requirement in the Arts. Each introduces a different area of musical knowledge.

Fall 2024 Arts Core Offerings

Cultural Diversity Core

The following courses fulfill the cultural diversity requirement and fulfill requirements or act as electives within the music major and minor.

  • MUSA1320 Introduction to Musics of the World
  • MUSA2303 Afro-Brazilian Musical Worlds
  • MUSA2304 Musics of India
  • MUSA2306 Musics of Africa
  • MUSA2307 Musics of Asia
  • MUSA2309 Music and Culture of the Middle East
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Fall 2024 Cultural Diversity Core Offerings