The Degree of Master of Arts in Music
Musicology Emphasis


Program Description

The B.A. program is designed to help students develop competence and expertise in the areas of music history, theory and analysis.

In addition, students will further acquire professional skills in voice and instrument playing.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the University admission requirements, prospective candidates must complete any remedial English course(s) during their first year of enrollment. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be allowed to proceed to the degree courses in Musicology and other majors in the Departments of the Faculty of Architecture, Art & Design.

Also, prior to admission, applicants will be subject to a practical evaluation, which covers instrument, voice and musical background.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music – Musicology Concentration, a student must complete a total of 99 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3/4.0 in all Major Courses. Any major course with a grade of less than C- must be repeated. The 99 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:

General Education Requirements (GER) (30 cr.)

The GER are distributed as follows:

Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies, Two courses from: ARP 215, BAD 201, COA 315, COA 359, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, NTR 215 (6 cr.)
Citizenship, one course from: HIT 211, IAF 301, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)
Science and Technology, two courses from: AST 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, CSC 201, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, HEA 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, NTR 201, PHS 211, STA 202, STA 210, PHS 207 (6 cr.)

Major Requirements (39 cr.)

MUA 222, MUS 211, MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 223, MUS 224, MUS 232, MUS 233, MUS 234, MUS 243, MUS 324, MUS 331, MUS 334, MUS 341, MUS 342, MUS 343, MUS 352, MUS 353, MUS 382, MUS 441,MUS 451, MUS 452, MUS 453,MUS 462, MUS 463.

Concentration (24 cr.)

MUM 354, MUS 214, MUS 244, MUS 384, MUS 444, MUS 454, MUS 455MUS 475.

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Suggested Program

Year I
Fall Semester (15 Credits)

MUS

211

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal I

1 cr.

MUS

222

Theory of Music I

1 cr.

MUS

223

Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS

214

Introduction to Musicology

3 cr.

MUS

224

History and Analysis of Western Music: Medieval – Baroque Period

3 cr.

ENL

213

Sophomore Rhetoric (GER)

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 Credits)

MUS

221

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal II

1 cr.

MUS

232

Theory of Music II

1 cr.

MUS

233

Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS

234

History and Analysis of Western Music: Classical Period

3 cr.

MUS

243

Lebanese Music

3 cr.

ENL

230

English in the Workplace (GER)

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Summer Session (6 Credits)

MUA

222

Arabic Music (Theory, Maqamat, Rhythms and Forms)

3 cr.

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Year II
Fall Semester II (15 Credits)

MUS

331

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal III

1 cr.

MUS

342

Harmony I

1 cr.

MUS

343

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training III

1cr.

MUS

324

History and Analysis of Western Music: Romantic and Post-Romantic Period

3 cr.

MUM

244

Ethnomusicology

3 cr.

MUS

382

Methodology (research methods) of Music

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits)

MUS

341

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal IV

1 cr.

MUS

352

Harmony II

1 cr.

MUS

353

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS

334

History and Analysis of Western Music: 20th Century and Contemporary Music

3 cr.

MUS

384

Research Seminar

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3 cr.

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GER

 

       
Summer Session II (3 Credits)
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Year III
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)

MUS

441

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal V

1 cr.

MUS

452

Harmony III

1 cr.

MUS

453

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training V

1 cr.

MUM

354

Organology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

444

Philology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

475

Acoustics of Music

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester III (18 Credits)

MUS

451

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal VI

1 cr.

MUS

462

Counterpoint and Fugue

1 cr.

MUS

463

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training VI

1 cr.

MUS

454

Instrumentation

3 cr.

MUS

455

Orchestration

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.