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  Jul 20, 2017
 
University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED CATALOG: CONTENT NO LONGER CURRENT. USE THE DROP DOWN ABOVE TO ACCESS THE CURRENT CATALOG.

Music, B.A.


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I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE : Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Music majors will satisfy the Fine Arts requirement through the Ensemble requirement.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options: 1.) complete a fourth-semester college course in a foreign language; 2.) complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign Language; 3.) demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; 4.) show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or 5.) participate in a studies abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (38 units)


A. Required (0 units)


B. Applied Individual Instruction (6 units)


No more than one applied music unit per semester may count toward section B. Must be on a single instrument or voice. All students enrolled in applied lessons must also co-register for an appropriate ensemble (see advisor).

C. Music Literature (3 units)


D. Music Core Courses (22 units)


E. Major Ensemble (3 units)


 An additional 3 units of Ensemble coursework is counted in the Core Curriculum Fine Arts section above.

F. Elective courses in Theory or History/Literature (4 units)


Course work must be numbered 300 - 499.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Music Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (3-30 units)


VI. Total Units (128 units)


A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 128 units, 42 or more of which must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15-18 units)


Spring Semester (15-16 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (16-17 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (16-17 units)


Spring Semester (17-18 units)


  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)
  • MUSA (Applied Lessons) (1 unit)
  • MUS (Music History Elective) (3 units)
  • MUS 342 - Music History II (3 units)
  • MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUS (Elective in Theory/Literature) (2-3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15-18 units)


  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Diversity (3 units)
  • General Electives (3-6 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)

Spring Semester (12-15 units)


  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • General Electives (3-6 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)

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