Course Descriptions MUSC 5000   Research Methods in Music
CREDIT HOURS: 3
In this course students will develop skills in current musicological research practices.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree

MUSC 5001   Proseminar in Musicology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is a team-taught introduction to recent methods and techniques of music scholarship. The focus of our inquiry will be the potential advantages of such lines of questioning, and their significance for musicology as a scholarly discipline.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree

MUSC 5280   Contemporary Techniques
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Some of today's main compositional techniques will be studied in this course. These may include advanced modal and 12-tone writing, interval and texture-oriented procedures, as well as aleatoric strategies.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: MUSC 2202, or permission of instructor
CROSS-LISTING: MUSC 4280.03

MUSC 5353   Music Since 1945
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This seminar explores themes in the history of music after 1945. This period is so recent that there is not a standard narrative for it, and the very premise of a single absolute narrative is called into question. We will focus throughout this course on music's meaning in contemporary society, with critical attention to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Whether we are exploring avant-garde experimentation, the historical performance movement, jazz, rock, or rap, our aim will be to examine how the music engages with its social and political surroundings, and how it shapes and is shaped by historical circumstances and context.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree in music or permission of the instructor
EXCLUSIONS: MUSC 4351.03

MUSC 5354   Popular Music Analysis
CREDIT HOURS: 3
We examine various methods and techniques for studying popular music, the central debates of this relatively new field of scholarly inquiry, and the contributions of popular music scholarship to the larger fields of music study.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree in music or permission of the instructor
CROSS-LISTING: MUSC 4354.03

MUSC 5355   Narrative Strategies in Nineteenth-Century Music: Gender, Identity, and Social Politics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An interdisciplinary survey of nineteenth-century instrumental music, focusing on the narrative potential of nineteenth-century musical conventions and their relationship to other aspects of nineteenth-century Western culture. Representative works will be studied within the context of broader social and cultural issues including gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, and identity.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree
CROSS-LISTING: MUSC 4355.03, GWST 4355.03

MUSC 5356   Opera Studies
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An examination of current critical issues in opera studies. Specific topics may vary from year to year; examples include 'Opera and Politics' and 'Operas of Mozart on Stage and Screen', 'Women in Opera,' 'Opera on Film.'
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: MUSC 2352: Open to non-majors by permission of instructor
CROSS-LISTING: MUSC 4356.03

MUSC 5357   Music and Society in Nineteenth-Century America
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An exploration of music and its relationship to American social issues during the nineteenth century, tracing multiple and varied musical traditions throughout the period and investigating their role in the negotiation of race, class, gender, and other vital social issues.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree

MUSC 5362   Topics in Canadian Music
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course focuses on one or more of the following topics: Canadian composers, performers and musical institutions. The perspective may be analytical, aesthetic, and/or historical.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor's degree in music or permission of instructor
CROSS-LISTING: MUSC 4362.03

MUSC 5364   Topics in Musicology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
These are intensive studies of selected topics announced annually.
NOTE: Course Details listed here also apply to MUSC 5365/MUSC 5366.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate degree in music

MUSC 5365   Topics in Musicology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
See MUSC 5364.

MUSC 5366   Topics in Musicology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
See MUSC 5364.

MUSC 5367   Topics in Musicology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
These are intensive studies of selected topics announced annually.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate degree in music

MUSC 5370   Selected Musician Studies
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An intensive study of a single musical figure from any genre of music or time period, focusing on creative contributions and cultural context.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate degree in music

MUSC 5371   Selected Musician Studies
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An intensive study of a single musical figure from any genre of music or time period, focusing on creative contributions and cultural context.

MUSC 5390   Directed Studies 1
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Individually directed research and writing under the supervision of an appropriate member of the School.
FORMAT: Other (explain in comments)
FORMAT COMMENTS: Individual work
PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor and the Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research.

MUSC 5391   Directed Studies 2
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Individually directed research and writing under the supervision of an appropriate member of the School.
FORMAT: Other (explain in comments)
FORMAT COMMENTS: Individual work
PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor and the Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research.

MUSC 8000   M. A. Thesis Prospectus
CREDIT HOURS: 0
Although not a formal seminar course, this course number identifies the student's independent work in developing the thesis prospectus and in research towards the thesis.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Individual work
PREREQUISITES: Permission of graduate coordinator

MUSC 9000   M. A. Thesis
CREDIT HOURS: 0

FORMAT COMMENTS: Individual work
PREREQUISITES: Permission of graduate coordinator