Department of Music
Hill Hall, CB# 3320
The Department of Music provides many opportunities to students who wish to study music within a strong liberal arts curriculum. We foster creative endeavor and critical inquiry through courses, ensembles, and lessons on instruments or voice that explore music from a variety of perspectives.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
The minor in music requires 15 hours as follows:
|MUSC 120||Foundations in Music (three hours)||3|
|Fundamentals of Music I|
|Theory I H|
|Survey of Western Music History|
|Great Musical Works|
|Introduction to Rock Music|
|Introduction to Country Music|
|Introduction to Jazz|
|Introduction to World Musics|
|Introduction to Latin(o) American Music|
|Introduction to Black Music|
|The Art and Culture of the DJ|
|Beat Making Lab|
|Introduction to Women and Music (three hours)|
|Performance in Southeast Asia: Gongs, Punks, and Shadow Plays|
|Women in Opera|
|Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music|
|Popular Song in American Culture|
|Bach and Handel|
|Haydn and Mozart|
|Beethoven and His Era|
|Music as Culture|
|Opera as Drama H|
|The Orchestra and Its Music|
|Sounds of War and Revolution|
|Music and Politics|
|Media and Social Change in Africa|
|Studies in Jazz|
|Honors Seminar in Music (three hours)|
|The remaining six hours are to be taken from other MUSC courses (which may include lessons or ensembles) subject to prerequisites and other admissions requirements.||6|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
Music (MUSC) course descriptions.
See program page here for special opportunities.