NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.
The student, in consultation with her advisor, completes the core requirements listed below (27 semester course credits) in addition to these requirements (23 semester course credits) for the music major with a specialization in music and culture.
Select three courses from the following:
MUS 014 Musics of the World: The Pacific, Asia, and India (3) or
MUS 116 Women, Gender, and Musical Creativity (3)
MUS 117 History of European Music to 1750 (3)
MUS 120 American Music (3)
MUS 141 The Music of India (3)
MUS 163 The World of Opera (3)
LET 111 Theorizing Cultural Studies in the Americas (3)
SOC 146 Sociology of Hip Hop (3)
Individual instruction in performance (2) to include one semester of:
MUS 128 Gamelan Ensemble (1) and/or
One semester of language, either at Mills, or through cross-registration at a participating institution (3).
For those interested in pursuing graduate studies in musicology, German or French are strongly recommended; for those wishing to pursue ethnomusicology, a language pertinent to the student’s interests is advisable (such as Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, or Arabic).
MUS 137 Seminar in Music Literature and Criticism (4)
And, in consultation with the major advisor, select an upper-division elective from among courses in related disciplines (Anthropology, Art History, Ethnic Studies, History, Letters Division, Literary and Cultural Studies* see list below) (4)
MUS 160 Practicum, taken in the senior year. A senior thesis should be completed in conjunction with the practicum (2).
Note: a related course offered at Mills or through cross-registration (such as an ethnomusicology course at a participating institution) may be substituted for an upper-division credit earned from taking an elective course in a related discipline.
Undergraduate core (27 credits):
Upper Division Elective in Related Disciplines
*Courses such as:
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