School of Music and Performing Arts

(Affiliated to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

Minor in Musicology

18 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


The School of Music and Performing Arts is committed to developing confident, creative, and skilled musicians, researchers, historians of music and ethnomusicologists.
The school 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 school promotes the musical arts within the university, regional, national, and international communities.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program 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.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
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