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School of Arts and Sciences | Music


Aims and Objectives

The Music Program at Ursuline College provides an opportunity for students' aesthetic development. Music courses that satisfy Ursuline Studies satellite requirements are so designated in the list of course offerings each semester.



Course Descriptions


MU 210
The Listening Experience in Music (3)
Study of the elements of music and the history of its major periods; prescribed reading and listening. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 233
Women and Music (3)
A survey of the contributions women have made to the development of musical culture. Emphasis is placed on but not limited to composers and/or performers in the Western concert tradition. Other musical careers and contributions are also addressed. Study of selected musical compositions is an essential part of the course. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 235
American Music (3)
An historical survey of the main currents in American music from the Colonial Period to the present. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 236
History of Jazz (3)
A survey of the development of jazz with emphasis on the elements that comprise the art form, its evolutionary character, and the multiple styles that have resulted. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 238
Introduction to World Music (3)
An overview of traditional and popular music from a variety of non-Eurocentric cultures around the world. Attention will be given to musical styles and functions as well as the political, social, religious, and historical factors that influence and/or are influenced by them. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 251
Music History: Antiquity to 1750 (3)
A general survey of the great movements in the development of the art of music. Intensive study of representative works. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 252
Music History: 1750 to the Present (3)
A general survey of the great movements in the development of the art of music. Intensive study of representative works. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 261
Piano (1-2)
One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 271
Voice (1-2)
One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 461, 462
Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
Research in a specific area of music. Approval of department chair required.

MU 288, 488
Special Topics (3)
Study of specialized topics in the field of music. Content varies each time the course is offered.

MU 199, 299, 399, 499
External Learning Assessment (credit varies)
Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.