Music and Sound Clusters

 

Music Cognition—Natural Sciences

This cluster provides an introduction to cognitive science through the window of music perception. Students will learn fundamentals of musical structure and basic principles of cognition, then use this knowledge to explore how music is perceived and remembered.

Music Cognition Cluster
Course Number Title Prerequisite
Required:
BCS 260 Music and the Mind MUR 110 or 111
Choose ONE of the following:
BCS 110 Neural Foundations of Behavior  
BCS 111 Foundations of Cognitive Science  
Choose ONE of the following:
MUR 110 Introduction to Music Theory  
MUR 111 Theory I  
TH 101 Model Composition (must be taken with TH 161)  
TH 161 Aural Skills (must be taken with TH 101)  

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Music Cognition for Musicians—Natural Sciences

This cluster is designed for music majors or minors who have already taken MUR 110/111. Students will learn basic principles of cognition and the auditory system, then use this knowledge to explore how music is perceived and remembered.

Music Cognition for Musicians Cluster
Course Number Title Prerequisite
Required:
BCS 260 Music and the Mind MUR 110 or 111
BCS 221 Auditory Perception BCS 110 or equivalent
Choose ONE of the following:
BCS 110 Neural Foundations of Behavior  
BCS 111 Foundations of Cognitive Science  

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Music and Language for Musicians—Natural Sciences

This cluster is designed for music majors or minors who have already taken MUR 110/111 or equivalent. It explores the structural relations between music, cognition, and language systems.

Music and Language for Musicians Cluster
Course Number Title Prerequisite
Required:
BCS 260 Music and the Mind MUR 110 or 111
Choose ONE of the following:
BCS 110 Neural Foundations of Behavior  
BCS 111 Foundations of Cognitive Science  
Choose ONE of the following:
BCS 152 Language and Psycholinguistics BCS 110, 111, or 112 or LIN 110
BCS 261 Language Use and Understanding BCS 110, 111, or 112
BCS 265 Language and the Brain BCS 110, 152, or LIN 110
LIN 110 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis  

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Music, Culture, and Understanding—Humanities

This cluster provides an introduction to music as a window on cognition and culture. Students will learn fundamentals of music reading and structure, then use this knowledge to explore how music is perceived and remembered, and about the role it plays in one or more cultural groups.

Music, Culture, and Understanding Cluster
Course Number Title Prerequisite
Required:
BCS 260 Music and the Mind MUR 110 or 111
Choose ONE of the following:
MUR 110 Introduction to Music Theory  
MUR 111 Theory I  
Choose ONE of the following:
MUR 103 Musical Adventures  
MUR 121 World Musics  
MUR 122 History of Jazz  
MUR 123 Music of Black Americans  
MUR 125 History of Rock Music  
MUR 126 Women and Music  
MUR 134 Introduction to Music History  
REL 151 The Blues  

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Music and Linguistics for Musicians—Social Sciences

This cluster is designed for music majors or minors who have already taken MUR 110/111 or equivalent. It explores the structural relations between music and language systems, and how we perceive them.

Music and Linguistics for Musicians Cluster
Course Number Title Prerequisite
Required:
LIN 110 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis  
BCS 260 Music and the Mind MUR 110 or 111
Choose ONE of the following:
LIN 105 Language in Advertising  
LIN 210 Introduction to Language Sound Systems LIN 110
LIN 220 Introduction to Grammatical Systems LIN 110
LIN 227 Topics in Phonetics and Phonology LIN 110, 210

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