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
MUSC 101DAmerican Music
MUSC 102DJazz
MUSC 103Music for the Stage
MUSC 106We Shall Overcome: Singing for Justice, Freedom and Peace
MUSC 109Introduction to Sound Arts
MUSC 140Music in World Cultures
Select one course from the following:3
MUSC 330Music History I: Antiquity-1600 (Eurpidies-Monteverdi)
MUSC 331Music History II: 1600-1830 (Monteverdi-Beethoven)
MUSC 332Music History III: 1830-Present (Schubert to Philip Glass)
Performance
Two semesters of a performance ensemble, to be chosen from the following:2
MUSC 150
& MUSC 150  MUSC 350
Chamber Music Ensembles
and Chamber Music Ensembles
MUSC 151
& MUSC 151  MUSC 351
USD Strings
and USD Strings
MUSC 153
& MUSC 153  MUSC 353
Concert Choir
and Concert Choir
MUSC 154
& MUSC 154  MUSC 354
Opera Workshop
and Opera Workshop
MUSC 155
& MUSC 155  MUSC 355
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 156
& MUSC 156  MUSC 356
Band
and Band
MUSC 157
& MUSC 157  MUSC 357
Gamelan Ensemble
and Gamelan Ensemble
MUSC 158
& MUSC 158  MUSC 358
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
MUSC 150
& MUSC 150  MUSC 350
Chamber Music Ensembles
and Chamber Music Ensembles
MUSC 151
& MUSC 151  MUSC 351
USD Strings
and USD Strings
MUSC 153
& MUSC 153  MUSC 353
Concert Choir
and Concert Choir
MUSC 154
& MUSC 154  MUSC 354
Opera Workshop
and Opera Workshop
MUSC 155
& MUSC 155  MUSC 355
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 156
& MUSC 156  MUSC 356
Band
and Band
MUSC 157
& MUSC 157  MUSC 357
Gamelan Ensemble
and Gamelan Ensemble
MUSC 158
& MUSC 158  MUSC 358
Mariachi Ensemble
and Mariachi Ensemble
One upper division course in Theory/Composition or History/Culture3
Theory/Composition
MUSC 310Form and Analysis
MUSC 320Orchestration and Arranging
MUSC 321Counterpoint and Schenkerian Analysis
MUSC 322Rhythm and Time
MUSC 421Interactive Digital Music and Arts
MUSC 424Art and the Soundscape
MUSC 492Special Topics in Music Theory/Composition
History/Culture
MUSC 333WPro-Seminar In Musicology
MUSC 334Musical Iconography: Sound and Image
MUSC 336Music Therapy
MUSC 340Topics in World Music
MUSC 440WTopics in Enthomusicology
MUSC 441Bach, Beethoven, Brahms
MUSC 444DThe Bebop Era
MUSC 493Special Topics in Music History
12 additional units in Music12