Mission

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Musicology offers the students the opportunity to develop competence and expertise in the areas of music, history, theory, analysis, and composition. Learners will further acquire professional skills in voice and instrument playing. In addition, the B.A. in Music presents many interesting and challenging opportunities to students as teachers, performers, creative artists, and employees in the music industry.

Total Credits
99
Apply Before
January 2018
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Concentration

Jazz music was the musical phenomenon that combined American, African, and Indian music and heritage. Developed in the American Continent, it spread around the world. It became evident that such a rich form of music was able to touch a great number of music lovers and scholars at an international level. It is a musical art with its own language, rhythms, harmony, which excelled in its creative improvisation. Our students will become knowledgeable with the masters of such art including composers, performers, and schools.

 

Admission Requirements

Prior to admission, applicants will be subject to a practical evaluation, which covers instrument, voice, and musical background.

 

Graduation Requirements

To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music, a student must complete a total of 99 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3/4.0 in all Core and Major Courses. Any major course with a grade of less than “C” must be repeated. The 99 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
MUS 211 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal I 1 cr.
MUS 222 Theory of Music I 1 cr.
MUS 223 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1 cr.
MUS 228 History and Analysis of Western Music A : Medieval-Baroque-Classical Period 3 cr.  
MUS 243 Lebanese Music 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)
MUS 221 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal II 1 cr.
MUS 232 Theory of Music II 1 cr.
MUS 233 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1 cr.
MUS 229 History and Analysis of Western Music B: Romantic-Post Romantic-20th Century and Contemparary Music 3 cr.  
MUS 382 Methodology (research methods) of Music 3 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (LAC) 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
       
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
MUA 222 Arabic Music (Theory, Maqamat, Rhythms and Forms) 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
 
Fall Semester Year II (16cr.)
MUS 331 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal III 1 cr.
MUS 342 Harmony I 1 cr.
MUS 343 Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training III 1 cr.
MUJ 311 Jazz Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training I 1 cr.
MUJ 324 History & Analysis of Jazz Music I 2 cr.
MUJ 342 Jazz Theory I 2 cr.
MUJ 345 Afro-Cuban Music 2 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
MUS 341 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal IV 1 cr.
MUS 352 Harmony II 1 cr.
MUS 353 Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training IV 1 cr.
MUJ 322 Jazz Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training II 1 cr.
MUJ 325 History & Analysis of Jazz Music II 2 cr.
MUJ 352 Jazz Theory II 2 cr.
MUJ 355 American Ethnic Music 2 cr.
MUJ 356 African and Far East Ethnic Music 2 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Summer Session Year II (3cr.)
Summer Session II (3 Credits)
LAC 3 cr.
 
Fall Semester Year III (14cr.)
MUS 441 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal V 1 cr.
MUS 452 Harmony III 1 cr.
MUS 453 Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training V 1 cr.
MUJ 411 Jazz Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training III 1 cr.
MUJ 434 History & Analysis of Jazz Music III 2 cr.
MUJ 474 Jazz Ensemble I 1 cr.
MUJ 464 Gospel Chorus 2 cr.
MUJ 485 Jazz Arranging I 1 cr.
MUJ 494 Advanced Re-harmonization 1 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
 
Spring Semester year III (15cr.)
    Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
MUS 451 Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal VI 1 cr.
MUS 462 Counterpoint and Fugue 1 cr.
MUS 463 Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training VI 1 cr.
MUJ 422 Jazz Sight Singing, Ear Training & Rhythmic Analysis IV 1 cr.
MUJ 435 History & Analysis of Jazz Music IV 2 cr.
MUJ 475 Jazz Ensemble II 1 cr.
MUJ 486 Jazz Arranging II 1 cr.
MUJ 495 Advanced Re-harmonization 1 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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