Music Minor

The music curriculum affords a broad basis of study in music within the context of the liberal arts education. The major provides a thorough knowledge of music literature from the Middle Ages to the present, through balanced course offerings in music theory and composition, music history and culture, and solo and ensemble performance. Most music majors select one of these areas for emphasis.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Music Minor

Students may choose the Comprehensive Minor for a balanced experience in the fundamentals of music, or a more flexible General Minor that is comprised largely of electives.

The Comprehensive Music Minor

Take 26 units in Music including the following courses:

Theory/Composition
MUSC 120Fundamentals of Music Theory3
 MUSC 121 Making Music - Integrating Theory and Practice
MUSC 205Class Piano II1
MUSC 210Aural Skills I1
MUSC 211Aural Skills II1
MUSC 220Harmony I3
MUSC 221Harmony II3
History/Culture
MUSC 130Music in Society3
Select one course from the following:3
American Music
Jazz
Music for the Stage
We Shall Overcome: Singing for Justice, Freedom and Peace
Introduction to Sonic Arts
Music in World Cultures
Select one course from the following:3
Music History I: Antiquity-1600 (Eurpidies-Monteverdi)
Music History II: 1600-1830 (Monteverdi-Beethoven)
Music History III: 1830-Present (Schubert to Philip Glass)
Performance
Two semesters of a performance ensemble, to be chosen from the following:2
Chamber Music Ensembles
and Chamber Music Ensembles
USD Strings
and USD Strings
Concert Choir
and Concert Choir
Opera Workshop
and Opera Workshop
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Ensemble
Band
and Band
Gamelan Ensemble
and Gamelan Ensemble
Mariachi Ensemble
and Mariachi Ensemble
Choral Scholars must take MUSC 152/MUSC 352
Three additional units in Music3

The General Music Minor

Take 26 units in Music including the following courses:

Theory/Composition
MUSC 120Fundamentals of Music Theory3
 MUSC 121 Making Music - Integrating Theory and Practice
History/Culture
MUSC 130Music in Society3
MUSC 140Music in World Cultures3
Performance
Select 2 semesters of a performance ensemble from the following:2
Chamber Music Ensembles
and Chamber Music Ensembles
USD Strings
and USD Strings
Concert Choir
and Concert Choir
Opera Workshop
and Opera Workshop
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Ensemble
Band
and Band
Gamelan Ensemble
and Gamelan Ensemble
Mariachi Ensemble
and Mariachi Ensemble
One upper division course in Theory/Composition or History/Culture3
Theory/Composition
Form and Analysis
Orchestration and Arranging
Rhythm and Time
Interactive Digital Music and Arts
Art and the Soundscape
Special Topics in Music Theory and Composition
History/Culture
Pro-Seminar In Musicology
Musical Iconography: Sound and Image
Music Therapy
Topics in World Music
Topics in Ethnomusicology
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms
The Bebop Era
Special Topics in Music History
12 additional units in Music12