Courses for Non-Music Students

Completing an Undergraduate degree is an opportunity to explore your interests and strengths. The Department of Music provides students from every stream with the opportunity to study various music courses as an elective credit or as part of a larger program, such as our Minor in Music or our World Sound Arts Certificate program.

Below is a list of our open course offerings at the Undergraduate level of study. More information on courses can be obtained by consulting the Academic Calendar and/or the Online Course Catalogue. Additional open courses may be posted under Current Variable Courses.

Please note that the following list is not exhaustive. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor

Courses without Pre-Requisites

MUSIC 100  Rudiments of Music*
MUSIC 101 
 Introduction to Western Art Music
MUSIC 102  Introduction to World Music
  Introduction to Popular Music
  Indian Music Ensemble
 West African Music Ensemble
MUSIC 148 
 Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble
 Experimental Improvisation Ensemble
MUSIC 202  Introduction to Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 206  History of Jazz
MUSIC 245  Introduction to Music Technologies*
MUSIC 314  Music in Canada
MUSIC 365 Topics in Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 413  Studies in the History of Jazz
MUSIC 464 Topics in Ethnomusicology: Music and Religion
MUSIC 465 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 466 Topics in Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 468 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: The Arab World
MUSIC 469 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam
MUSIC 472 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: Africa
MUSIC 473 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: The Persionate World

* Students must be able to read music at a basic level to enroll in this course. 

Performance Ensembles requiring Auditions

Music 140  Choral Ensembles: Concert Choir and/or Madrigal Singers
Music 141  Instrumental Ensembles, including:
Note: Auditions are held the first week of classes.