Nov 14, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Music, Ethnomusicology Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Ethnomusicology Concentration is designed to prepare students who wish to discover the rich variety of musical expressions throughout the world by combining hands-on musical experience with academic study. Students in this concentration will be exposed to genres such as the Classical music of Europe and China, Cajun dance, Cuban son, Hip-Hop, Nigerian Juju, Javanese gamelan, Navajo ritual healing, and Hawaiian chant. Ethnomusicology is interdisciplinary by nature and so ethnomusicologists may also be trained as anthropologists, musicologists, folklorists, educators, performers, composers, dancers, archivists, librarians, historians, linguists, cultural analysts, cognitive psychologists, and in other disciplines. This Concentration will provide opportunities for students to explore new ways of looking at music from cultural and social perspectives and how musical systems have evolved over time.

Instrumental or vocal audition required by Department of Music for degree program acceptance.

1. 126 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

3. Program Requirements:


4. Concentration Requirements


5. Additional Requirements


Capstone project in MUSL 4850  replaces Senior Recital requirement.

Approval of adviser required for Global Studies/Interdisciplinary Electives selection.

Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Music Liberal Arts - Ethnomusicology Concentration

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

+  MUSL 1010  -  Music Theory I ( 3 )  

+  MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

+  APPL 0XX1 - Applied Primary (1)

+  MUSL/JAZZ - Ensemble (1)

+  MUSL 2110  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing I ( 2 )  

MUSL 1050  -  Secondary Class Piano I ( 1 )  

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

MUSL 1000  -  Survey of Music ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

+  MUSL 1220  -  Music Theory II ( 3 )  

+  MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL/JAZZ - Ensemble (1)

+  MUSL 0XX2 - Ensemble (1)

+  MUSL 2120  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing II ( 2 )  

MUSL 1060  -  Secondary Class Piano II ( ( )  

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

MATH 1080  -  Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 2210  -  Music Theory III ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

APPL 0XX3 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL/JAZZ - Ensemble (1)

MUSL 3110  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing III ( 1 )  

MUSL 1070  -  Intermediate Secondary Class Piano I ( 1 )  

MUSL 2405  -  Introduction to Music Literature ( 2 )   (WI)

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

MUSL 2220  -  Music Theory IV ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL 0XX4 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL/JAZZ - Ensemble (1)

MUSL 3410  -  History of Music I ( 2 )  

MUSL 1080  -  Intermediate Secondary Class Piano II ( 1 )  

GEC Science Elective (3)

Foreign Language II (3)

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 3420  -  History of Music II ( 3 )  

MUSL 3850  -  The Black Composer ( 3 )  

MUSL/JAZZ/APPL Electives (5)

GEC Social Science Elective (3)

Global/Interdisciplinary Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 17

Spring Semester

MUSL 4600  -  Seminar in Contemporary Music ( 3 )   (SI)

MUSL 3860  -  Acoustics and Introduction to Music Technology ( 3 )  

MUSL/JAZZ/APPL Electives (5)

GEC Science Elective (3)

Global/Interdisciplinary Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 3900  -  Music of Africa ( 3 )  

MUSL 4800  -  Special Topics in Music ( 3 )  

MUSL/JAZZ/APPL Electives (5)

Global/Interdisciplinary Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 14

Spring Semester

MUSL 4850  -  African Influences on the Music of the Americas ( 3 )  

MUSL/JAZZ/APPL Electives (6)

Global/Interdisciplinary Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 12

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 126

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