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    North Carolina Central University
  Jan 16, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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. 124 Semester Hours:

Complete a minimum of 124 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:

Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of 'C' or better):

Global Studies/Interdisciplinary Electives (advisor approval required)

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:

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