Minor in Music and Society: Global Studies Track

Through the music and society minor: global studies track, students explore the central issues confronting today's globalized world, as well as their historical, sociocultural, economic, and political origins.

The minor encourages students to view issues from a global and interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on insights from fields across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students synthesize the tools necessary to understand the processes of globalization and their consequences, various types of conflict (e.g., cultural, religious, ethnic), obstacles to effective intercultural communication, and ways to enhance interaction among diverse groups of people around the world.

The music and society minor: global studies track also provides students with the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to understand a rapidly changing and increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Entrance Requirements

Students must take LENG-111: Introduction to College Writing.

What the Program Gives You

Upon completion of a minor in music and society: global music track, students will: 

  • understand dominant patterns of thinking, values, perceptions, customs, art forms, and worldviews across cultures;
  • evaluate the historical contexts, contemporary conditions, and effects of globalization, especially on the performance and production of music;
  • analyze the development and influences of today's global system of economic, political, and social relations;
  • appreciate the cultural and historical influences on the development of social structures, human beliefs and actions, and art forms; 
  • understand the process of intercultural conflict and resolution; and
  • communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures. 
Required Courses

Required Course (one course; 3 credits):

  • LSOC-365: Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose three courses; at least 9 credits):

  • LVIS-234: Japanese Art and Culture (3 credits)
  • LENG-391: Children's Literature: Multicultural Perspectives (3 credits)
  • LHIS-215: History of Modern East Asia (3 credits)
  • LHIS-216: History of the Middle East (3 credits)
  • LHIS-221: World Revolutions (3 credits)
  • LHIS-224: Africana Studies: The Sociology of Black Music in American Culture (3 credits)
  • LHIS-228: Contemplative and Mystical Traditions (3 credits)
  • LHIS-248: Palestinian-Israeli Relations
  • LHIS-301: International Human Rights (3 credits)
  • LHIS-334: Contemporary History (3 credits)
  • LHIS-363: Gender and Power in History (3 credits)
  • LMAS-230: Indian Art, Music, and Culture (3 credits)
  • LMAS-260: Cuban Music, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
  • LMAS-341: Irish and Celtic Culture, Film, and Music (3 credits)
  • LMAS-375: Blues and Southern Culture (3 credits)
  • LPHL-382: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits)
  • LSOC-210: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • LSOC-335: Modern Political Thought (3 credits)
  • LSOC-371: Identity (3 credits)

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