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Minor in Music

The Minor consists of 20 hours, of which at least 15 must be taken on the Bloomington campus.

Core Requirements (8 credit hours)
  • Courses (6 credits)
  • Z101: Music for the Listener (3)
  • Z111: Introduction to Music Theory (3)
    (T 109 or Z 211 may substitute for Z 111; T 151 may substitute for Z101 and Z 111 with the addition of 3 credit hours of music electives)

Ensemble/Live Performance (2 credit hours)
  • Either a Jacobs School of Music ensemble X001 (1) for two semesters or, X030 (2) for one semester (ballet), X040 (2) for one semester, X060 (2) for one semester, X070 (2) for one semester, Z161-Z162 for one semester. Some substitutions may be possible.
  • Or Z100: The Live Musical Performance (2)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Choose from courses with a Z- prefix. At least 6 of the 12 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Z103: Special Topics (varied) (3)
Z110: Elective Performance Study (a maximum of 3 credits)
Z120: Music in Multimedia (3)
Z171: Opera Theatre I (3)
Z201: History of Rock Music I: Roots of Rock (3)
Z202: History of Rock Music II: Music of the Sixties (3)
Z203: History of Rock Music III: The 70s and 80s (3)
Z211: Music Theory II (3)
Z250: Choral Masterworks (3)
Z260: Music in American Society (3)
Z311: Music Theory III (3) (P: Z211)
Z315: Music for Film (3)
Z320: Advanced Special Topics in Music (varied) (3)
Z361: Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music (3)
Z362: Computer Music: Design/Perform (3)
Z373: The American Musical (3)
Z385: History of the Blues (3)
Z390: Jazz for Listeners (3)
Z393: History of Jazz (3)
Z395: Contemporary Jazz and Soul (3)
Z401: The Music of the Beatles (3)
Z402: Music of Frank Zappa (3)
Z403: Music of Jimi Hendrix (3)
Z404: The Music of Bob Dylan (3)
Z411: Music Theory IV (3) (P: Z311)
Z413: Latin American Popular Music (3)
Z415: Connections: Art, Music, Literature (3)
M392: Art Musics of the Non-Western World (3)

Most courses with a Z prefix are on the COAS Approved Distribution Course list for Arts and Humanities credit.

Any course in which the student receives a grade below C- may not be used to fulfill a requirement for the minor.

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