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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Program Educational Objectives

The main objectives of a Major in Musicology offered at the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design (FAAD) are:

  1. 1.Providing the students with knowledge of music cultural heritage and history;
  2. 2.Appreciating musical creativity and the aesthetic value of music;
  3. 3.Developing the necessary skills of students to meet professional teaching and performing standards in the music field; and
  4. 4.Familiarizing learners with diversity of musical ideas and styles throughout the world’s cultures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Musicology graduates will:

  1. 1.Demonstrate knowledge of music history, theory, analysis, performance, and composition;
  2. 2.Acquire high technical skills, growth in musical interpretation and artistry;
  3. 3.Develop the ability of arranging, improvising, and conducting ensembles of classic and jazz music;
  4. 4.Express a competency in musicology culture and ethnomusicology; and
  5. 5.Manipulate with both electronic and acoustic media.

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 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

214

Introduction to Musicology

3 cr.

MUS

224

History and Analysis of Western Music: Medieval – Baroque Period

3 cr.

ENL

213

Sophomore Rhetoric (GER)

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

Spring Semester 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

234

History and Analysis of Western Music: Classical Period

3 cr.

MUS

243

Lebanese Music

3 cr.

ENL

230

English in the Workplace (GER)

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

Summer Session I (6cr.)

MUA

222

Arabic Music (Theory, Maqamat, Rhythms and Forms)

3 cr.

LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)

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

1cr.

MUS

324

History and Analysis of Western Music: Romantic and Post-Romantic Period

3 cr.

MUM

244

Ethnomusicology

3 cr.

MUS

382

Methodology (research methods) of Music

3 cr.

 

 

Free Elective

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.

MUS

334

History and Analysis of Western Music: 20th Century and Contemporary Music

3 cr.

MUS

384

Research Seminar

3 cr.

 

 

Free Elective

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

 

Summer Session II (3cr.)
LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester III (15cr.)

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.

MUM

354

Organology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

444

Philology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

475

Acoustics of Music

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year III (18cr.)

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.

MUS

454

Instrumentation

3 cr.

MUS

455

Orchestration

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

 

 

LAC

3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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