Music*

Description
The music concentration is designed for those students who are interested in a broad introduction to the study of music. The program allows for a diverse exposure to traditional through contemporary music practices, with numerous options to select courses based on students' interests.

Requirements

  • 24 semester hours of course work required for the Music concentration with at least 12 hours being upper division.
  • A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses.
  • Maximum of 9 credit hours of transfer coursework can apply to the concentration requirements.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.

Required Core - 12 credit hours

MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music Notation (3)M
MUS 131 Bach to Bebop (3) (offered fall semesters only as an in-person course)
OR
MUS 355 American Music, HU & C & H  (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 42 hours)
MUS 340 Music for the Concert Hall, Stage and Screen, HU & H (3)
MHL 201 Mac Literacy for Musicians (3)

Music History - 6 credit hours

MUS 347 Jazz in America, HU & C  (3)
MUS 131 Bach to Bebop (3) (offered fall semesters only as an in-person course)
OR
MUS 355 American Music, HU & C & H  (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 42 hours)
MUS 356 Broadway and the American Musical, HU (3)
MUS 410 History of Women in Music, HU & C & H (3)

Music Electives - 6 credit hours, 3 Upper Division Hours Required
Students must have completed a minimum of 42 hours for each of the courses listed here.
Select courses from the following:

MUS 354 Elvis, HU (3) 
MUS 354 Classic Rock: 1950-1975, HU (3)
MUS 354 Rock and Roll since 1975, HU (3)
MUS 354 Beatles, HU (3)
MUS 354 Country, HU (3)
MUS 354 Jazz Giants, HU (3)
MUS 362 Rap Music, HU & C (3) (Credit for only MUS 354 (Hip Hop) or 362)
MUS 362 Hip Hop Culture, HU & C (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
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DARs Code

DARs Code

FAMUSEMPH

College/School

College/School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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