Contemporary Music History - Minor

Contemporary Music History

Undergraduate Minor

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

18 Credits

About the Program

   Study a full gamut of music from across the world with this minor track in Contemporary Music History.


Focus of Study

   Courses range from the history of jazz and rock and roll through ethnomusicology and Western art music from ancient Greece to the present.


Program Requirements

Minimum Minor Requirements

  • 18 credit hours within Music
  • 9 upper-division credit hours (3000-4999 level)
  • 2.0 Minor GPA (grade of C or better in any course counted toward the minor)
  • Residency: Last 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed while registered at UCCS

NOTE: Speak with an academic advisor to declare a minor.


Program Coursework

    The Minor in Contemporary Music History requires the following courses:

  • MUS 2050 - Jazz History
  • MUS 2100 - Rock and Roll Music
  • MUS 2850 - Topics in Music History and Research I
  • MUS 3150 - Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • MUS 3850 - Topics in Music History and Research II
  • MUS 4750 - Contemporary Music: Cultures, Designs, and Aesthetics

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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