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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Music - The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Options in Performance, Composition and History & Literature

Core Requirements

1. Music History and Literature:

Take all the following courses:

  • MUS 160 History of Music: Baroque/Classical (3)
    Prerequisite: MUS 190.
  • MUS 190* Listener's Approach to Music (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ENGL 100 or another GE Foundation course.
  • MUS 360 History of Music: Medieval/Renaissance (3)
    Prerequisites: MUS 190.
  • MUS 374 History of Music: 19th/20th Century (3)
    Prerequisites: MUS 190, 160 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 490* Introduction to Music Cultures (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

* Section by advisement, double-counts as GE – C.1

2. Music Theory:

Take all the following courses:

  • MUS 141A Musicianship I (2)
    Corequisite: MUS 142A.
  • MUS 141B Musicianship II (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 141A or satisfactory score on theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 142B.
  • MUS 142A Harmony I (3)
    Corequisite: MUS 141A.
  • MUS 142B Harmony II (3)
    Prerequisites: MUS 141A & 142A or satisfactory score in theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 141B.
  • MUS 240 Advanced Musicianship (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B or satisfactory score on theory placement test.
  • MUS 241 Counterpoint (3)
    Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B.
  • MUS 341 Form and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: MUS 241 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 342 Materials of Modern Music (3)
    Prerequisite: MUS 341.

3. Major Performance Organization:

  • MUS 100/300, one unit each semester in residence (keyboard majors only take maximum 4 semesters)
  • MUS 401A, B, D may satisfy Major Performance Organization requirement for junior and senior Jazz Studies majors;

4. Music Forum:

  • MUS 210A Writing About Music (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • MUS 210B Introduction to Basic Music Technology (1)
    Prerequisite: None

5. Keyboard Proficiency:

Successful completion of conservatory's piano proficiency examination (equivalent to MUS 220B)

(piano majors excepted)

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