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 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*
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 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.