Courses Open to 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 through a Minor in Music, or the World Sound Arts Certificate program.

Below is a list of course offerings at the Undergraduate level that any student may take. Note that not all courses are offered every year. Visit the Music Course Listings page for a detailed compilation of academic courses being offered in the current academic year. Information on all courses may be found in the University Course Listings section of the Academic Calendar. Please check Beartracks to confirm a course's availability.

For assistance, please contact an Undergraduate Advisor.

Courses without Pre-Requisites

MUSIC 100 Rudiments of Music*
Introduction to Western Art Music
MUSIC 102 Introduction to World Music
Introduction to Popular Music
Indian Music Ensemble
West African Music Ensemble
Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble
Experimental Improvisation Ensemble
MUSIC 186 Musical Life Today
MUSIC 201 Western Music and Context
MUSIC 202 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 245 Introduction to Music Technologies*
MUSIC 314 Music in Canada
MUSIC 365 Topics in Ethnomusicology
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
MUSIC 477 Topics in Musicology
MUSIC 484 Studies in Music and Society
MUSIC 487 Period Studies
MUSIC 501 Music History Seminar
MUSIC 507 Writing About Music

* 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.