Minor in Music History

The Minor in Music History is intended for music majors and is appropriate preparation for graduate work in musicology and music theory. The degree requires 18 hours total, 9 of which are already required for all music degrees, and 3 of which are already required for some music degrees. The number of additional credit hours, therefore, is 6-9 hours, depending on the student’s major.

Only students with a grade of B- or higher in MUSI 3341, 3342, and 3348 (or 3351) are eligible for the Minor in Music History. Students must therefore have completed MUSI 3341, MUSI 3342, and MUSI 3348 (or MUSI 3351) with grades of B- or higher before declaring their intent to pursue the Minor in Music History.

The minor culminates in an independent study, which results in a research project, some portion of which must be presented in a public forum (UIW Research Week, a local or national conference, etc.). For more information about the Minor in Music History, please contact Dr. Kevin Salfen (salfen@uiwtx.edu).

  1. Required courses already taken by all music majors:
    1. MUSI 3341 Music History Survey I (B- or higher)
    2. MUSI 3342 Music History Survey II (B- or higher)
    3. MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater and Film (B- or higher)
  2. Required courses already taken by some music majors:
    1. MUSI 4341 Research and Writing in Music
  3. 1 additional upper-level 3-credit class in music history, or 1 upper-level 3-credit class that complements the student’s research interests, chosen in consultation with the program coordinator for the Minor in Music History.
  4. MUSI 4398 Independent Study in Music History: The specific topic of research is developed in consultation with the program coordinator for the Minor in Music History and culminates in a research project, some portion of which must be presented at a public forum (UIW Research Week, a local or national conference, etc.) May be repeated for credit.