Bachelor of Music (Music History)
The Bachelor of Music in Music History prepares students for the academic study of music, alone or in combination with practical studies or other academic disciplines. A breadth of upper-level electives, courses in other disciplines, and ensemble experiences are chosen to support the degree. A list of suggested courses is available from the program director.
Independent Study in Music History is limited to those who pursue research projects. These should be proposed the semester before the student hopes to begin study. Projects are required of Music History majors but may be permitted of other students.
Bachelor of Music Major in Music History
Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 2.3 and program grade point average of 2.5 in order to earn the Bachelor of Music degree in Music History.
I. General Education Requirements
For more details, see General Education
Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:
A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)
|Problem Solving & Oral Comm
|Writing and Critical Thinking
Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars.
B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)
|At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
World Perspectives & Ethics
Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.
C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement
|All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)
Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.
D. Fundamental Skills
|Students must demonstrate competence in:
Quantitative Analysis (Math)
Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.
II. Major Requirements
|Music of the World's Peoples
|Survey of Music History I
|Survey of Music History II
|Upper Division Theory Course Above MCOM 100
|18 units of MHIS Electives selected from:
|Topics in American Popular Music
|Chamber Music Literature
|Keyboard Literature I
|Keyboard Literature II
|Topics in Early Music
|Topics in Eighteenth-Century Music
|Topics in Nineteenth-Century Music
|Topics in Music of the 20th-21st Century
|Advanced History of Jazz
|Other courses in consultation with advisor
|Research in Music History
|Supportive Courses in Music
|Advanced Chromaticism and Analysis
|8 units of the following:
|Class Piano (Must take two units)
|7 units of Music Electives selected from:
|Principles of Conducting
|Introduction to Music Notation Technology
|Music and Computer Technology
|New Resources in Pitch
|New Resources in Rhythm
|Introduction to Music Business
|Performing Arts Administration
|Jazz Theory and Aural Training
|Jazz Style and Analysis
|Two courses selected from the following:
ARTH (any course)
ENGL (any course)
|Introduction to Ethnic Studies
HIST (any course)
|Introduction to Gender Studies
Work intellectually with relationships between music and music literature within specific cultural/historical contexts, developing the ability to illustrate them.
Gain and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of cultures and various historical periods.
Develop the ability to produce and defend scholarly work and evaluate the work of others.
Examine evolving relationships among musical structure, music history, and performance practices, and the influence of such evolutions on musical and cultural change.
Use effectively the tools of scholarship including keyboard skills, spoken/written language, research techniques, advanced musical analysis, and applicable technologies.
Develop essential reading skills in languages.
Gain preparation in the liberal arts that would allow students to identify basic concepts in other fields (e.g. literatures, etc. and understand their applicability to the field of music history.
Apply independent thought and research to a long-term project resulting in creative/scholarly work germane to the field.