Minor in Musicology


The Faculty of Music is committed to developing confident, creative, and skilled musicians, researchers, historians of music and ethnomusicologists.
The Faculty of Music provides opportunities for students of all majors to enhance their musical knowledge and skill through participation in a wide variety of academic courses, performance studies, and field experiences.
As a vital part of the University, the Faculty of Music promotes the musical arts within the university, regional, national, and international communities.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the minor students will:
1. Be able to appreciate different styles and works.
2. Demonstrate the use of music terminology as it applies to the music styles.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of music from other cultures.
4. Show a mature, confident, analytical and critical approach to current activities in music and the media which is based on an awareness and understanding of broader cultural issues.

Program Outcomes

a. Develop and demonstrate understanding and appreciation of diverse non-Western music.
b. Develop research skills and foundational background necessary to explore the social and cultural development of music from around the globe and demonstrate understanding of musical traditions and their influences.
c. Develop an understanding of the history and tradition of sacred and liturgical music through different periods of music development.
d. Develop the ability to interpret various genre and styles of occidental and oriental sacred chants and to prepare a repertoire for specific religious performances and ceremonies.
e. Develop knowledge and skills in understanding the basic physical concepts of musical acoustics (waves, simple vibrations, principle of superposition and complex waveforms) and understanding the perception of sound and music.

Minor Requirements

MUG335     Musical Acoustics
MUG340     Introduction to Musicology and ethnomusicology     3
MUG410     Contemporary Music     3
MUG425     Arab Music II     3
Electives           6 out of 11
MUG420     World Music     2
MUG435     Sociology of Music     3
MSS310     Sacred music     3
MSS405     Gregorian Chant     1
MSS415     Syriac Chant     1
MSS420     Byzantine Chant     1
MSS430     Armenian Chant     1
Total           18
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