Minor in Music and Society: Gender Studies Track

This program prepares students for active and valued participation in the competitive music industry. 

Preparation for professions such as composing, performing, teaching, providing therapy, and/or recording/producing music as well as representing artists, promoting musical events, and/or industry sales and advocacy is greatly enhanced by a deep analytical understanding of gender issues in the music industry and the wider culture.

This understanding is increasingly valued throughout the professional world, and by exploring their disciplines through the gender lens, students strengthen their personal and professional skills for success.

Entrance Requirements

Students must take LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • synthesize and integrate knowledge from the disciplines of gender studies, women's studies, and cultural studies;
  • evaluate gendered identities as presented by artists, musical groups/styles, and society;
  • synthesize the awareness of gendered identity as part of the multifaceted nature of identity;
  • analyze the impact of gender presentation, representation, and interpretation in the performance and promotion of music;
  • comprehend gendered identity in self and others as part of culturally bound concepts of masculinity and femininity;
  • compose written and oral communications; and
  • apply critical thinking and practical reasoning.
Curriculum and Courses

Required Course (one course; 3 credits):

  • LSOC-220 Music, Gender, and Society (3 credits)
Elective Courses (choose three from the following; 9 credits): 
  • LVIS-223 Art History Topics: Gender and Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • LSOC-365 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • LHIS-363 Gender and Power in History (3 credits)
  • LSOC-219 Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Culture (3 credits)
  • LSOC-281 Masculinity in Contemporary Society (3 credits)
  • LSOC-371 Identity (3 credits)