Sample Degree Plan | Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music in Culture Track

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First Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 101 Theory of Music I 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 151 Theory of Music: Aural Skills I 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 14
First Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 102 Theory of Music II 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 152 Theory of Music: Aural Skills II 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 161 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 14
Second Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 201 Theory of Music III 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
-- Upper Level Music Elective4 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Upper Level Non-music Elective5 3
-- Free Elective
3
-- Total 18
Second Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 202 Theory of Music IV 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 1851

MUS 1861
The Diverse Worlds of Music
-OR-
Global Music for the iPod
3

3
-- Elective1 3
Upper Level Music Elective4 3
-- Free Elective 3
-- Total 15
Third Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 2111 History of Western Music 3
-- Upper Level Music Elective4 3
-- Music Free Elective(s) 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Foreign Language 4
-- Total 16
Third Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 212 History of Western Music 3
-- Upper Level Non-music Elective5 3
-- Music Free Elective(s) 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Foreign Language 4
-- Total 16
Fourth Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
-- Free Electives 9
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Foreign Language 3
-- Total 15
Fourth Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
-- Free Electives 10
MP3 Capstone 3
-- Foreign Language 3
-- Total 16
-- Total Hours: 124

Additional hours may be required by thematic sequence prerequisites.

Functional Piano is listed for advising only. Requirement may be fulfilled by proficiency examination.


1Global Miami Plan Foundation Course/Advanced Writing Course/Intercultural Perspectives Requirement
2Global Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Course
3Global Miami Plan Capstone Course
4Complete at least six hours of upper division coursework, selected from the following:

MUS 2041 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (cross-listed with LAS) (3)
MUS 2061 Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music (3)
MUS 2251 And the Beat Goes On... The History of Rock and Roll (3)
MUS 2851 Introduction to African American Music (3)
MUS 2871 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (Miami Plan course) (3)
MUS 301 Counterpoint (3)
MUS 313 Small Screen Sounds (3)
MUS 3851 The Roots of Black Music: Blues, Gospel and Soul (3)
MUS 3861 The History and Development of Hip Hop Culture in America (3)
MUS 406 Advanced Analysis (3)
MUS 415 You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock and Roll and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960’s (3)
MUS 490/MUS590 Special Topics in Music (3)

5Select a minimum of six hours of electives outside the Department of Music. Courses must be at the 200 level or above. Select from the following programs: Anthropology (ATH), Art (ART), Classics (CLS), Comparative Religion (REL), Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC), History (HST), Media and Culture (MAC), Sociology (SOC) and Theatre (THE).


  • Complete six hours of Music Free Electives. Elective hours may not include applied music.
  • Foreign language requirement: two years are required (Completion of 202 in any foreign language offered at Miami University). Requirement may be met by proficiency exam. Two years of the language in high school will usually fulfill one year of the requirement.
  • Functional piano requirement: Completion of MUS 161 or proficiency examination required.
  • Ensemble requirement: All students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music in Culture Track are required to enroll in one of the following ensembles for two semesters: MUS100A Collegiate Chorale, MUS100B Men’s Glee Club, MUS100C Symphony Orchestra, MUS100D Choraliers, MUS100E Marching Band, MUS100F Symphony Band, MUS100G Wind Ensemble. MUS100K Jazz Ensemble, MUS100N Steel Band, MUS100Q Chamber Singers or MUS100Z Laptop Ensemble. Pianists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitarists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.
  • Four semesters of recital attendance: MUS 140.
  • One semester of chamber music experience: MUS 139.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled – please refer to the General Bulletin.