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.

Learning Outcomes

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. 
Curriculum and 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-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-335 Modern Political Thought (3 credits)
  • LSOC-371 Identity (3 credits)