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University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Ethnomusicology Concentration, B.A.


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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.

Curriculum Requirements


  1. Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
  2. Complete the General Education Curriculum (GEC) Program. See “General Education Curriculum ” section in this catalog.

Elective courses may be selected upon consultation with and consent of the faculty advisor.

Additional Requirements:


  1. Students will complete a final project in MUSL 4850  instead of recital.
  2. Enrollment in an applied music primary course in the freshman and sophomore semesters.
  3. Enrollment in workshops/recitals in each semester.
  4. Enrollment in a musical ensemble in the freshman and junior semesters.
  5. Piano Proficiency Examination, with passing grades in all five areas of keyboard skill.

Note(s):


THE FACULTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES OF THE CONCENTRATIONS IN MUSIC INDUSTRY, SACRED MUSIC, AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY.

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


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

Freshman Year


Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


Semester Hours: 16

Semester Hours: 18/19

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Senior Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 6

Semester Hours: 5

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 126


Key to symbolsl used:

* Denotes GEC classes;
+ denotes required courses for BA in Music;
= denotes required music courses for concentration in Ethnomusicology;
< denotes interdisciplinary electives;
% denotes required non-music courses for concentration;
SI denotes speech intensive;
WI denotes writing intensive.
 
** Strongly recommended. Completion of Piano Proficiency is required for graduation. Fourth semester assessment required before taking junior courses.
Core curriculum courses – 42;
Music Required Courses – 46;
Interdisciplinary Electives – 20;
Non-departmental required courses – 18.

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