Music History

Students in music classThe Texas legislative requirement for the Creative Arts core may be fulfilled by either Understanding Music (MUSI 1306) or Music in Western Civilization (MUSI 2332), which also fulfills a requirement on the Music Minor or the Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with Music Concentration.

At the upper level, students may choose from music history topics and electives:

  • Music in Historical Context (MUSI 3322) (class may be repeated as topics vary)
  • Jazz History: Roots to Swing (MUSI 3324)
  • Jazz History: Modern Jazz since BeBop (MUSI 3325)
  • Music in Modern Culture (MUSI 3327)
  • Music Literature: Romantic to Modern (MUSI 3328)

At the graduate level, the School of Arts and Humanities offers specialized courses in music such as Perspectives in Music, as well as courses which integrate music with other disciplines (Music and Mythology; Music and Theater; The Psychology of Music; Music, Society and Technology; Music in the Hispanic World; The Creative Process). Topics vary each semester.