UCF Music Department

Courses for Non-Majors

See the UCF Undergraduate Catalog for a current listing of GEP and diversity courses.

All regular music courses can be seen here.

Ensembles

All ensembles are open to all UCF students. See the ensembles list.

All Electives

  • MUH 2017: Survey of Rock Music (online available)
    This course is a survey of the popular genre of rock and roll and how it developed into a cultural force from the 1950s into our current times. Students will learn the various influences of rock in the years preceding the 1950s as they analyze how country, Tin Pan Alley, and rhythm and blues played major roles in its establishment. We will take a further look at how it continued to emerge from the rise of teen idols through the British Invasion, and then into the late 1960s with psychedelia. The course will conclude with a look into the styles of Motown, Southern Rock, and Progressive Rock of the 1970s.

  • MUH 2019: American Popular Music 1840s to Present
    This course offers a survey of genres in American Popular Music from 1840 to present. From the nineteenth century, students will explore how minstrelsy, parlor music, and civil war songs helped shape the earliest examples of America’s musical heritage, and how they also furthered the rise of vaudeville, ragtime, Broadway, and jazz in the early 1900s. Additional genres of study from the twentieth century will include Tin Pan Alley, blues, country and western, folk, and the emergence of rock in America from the 1950s to present times.

  • MUL 2010: Enjoyment of Music
    This is a class designed to help develop your understanding of musical principles and techniques for listening to music.

  • MUL 2016: Evolution of Jazz
    Learn about the innovators of America’s original art form! Study Latin jazz, women in jazz, and enjoy recordings of some of the greatest.

  • MUL 2721: Survey of Latin American Music
    Explore the richness and diversity of Latin American and Caribbean music and develop an appreciation for the cultural connections that exist within some of the world’s most vibrant and popular forms. This course will survey the musical traditions of several Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as Latin music in the United States. The course will also trace the historical, cultural and socio-political aspects of Latin and Caribbean music on a global scale and delve into the parallel developments between various genres.

  • MUT 1004: Fundamentals of Music I
    This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to basic music reading and notational skills. You will become familiar with the terms, symbols, and common practices that provide the foundation for the musical language. No previous musical knowledge is assumed.

  • MUL 2720: Music of the World
    This course is design to familiarize you with the basic vocabulary for describing music of any style and the general background, culture, and political history of several non-Western countries relating to the music and art of those countries. You’ll learn about basic musical instruments and performance techniques of the world, including singing styles and related vocal techniques.

Fall 2015

  • MUH 2019: American Popular Music
  • MUL 2010: Enjoyment of Music (online available)
  • MUL 2016: Evolution of Jazz
  • MUH 2017: Survey of Rock Music (online)
  • MUT 1004: Fundamentals of Music I (online)

Spring 2016

  • MUH 2019: American Popular Music
  • MUL 2010: Enjoyment of Music (online available)
  • MUL 2016: Evolution of Jazz
  • MUH 2017: Survey of Rock Music (online)
  • MUT 1004: Fundamentals of Music I (online)

Summer 2016

The following music courses are offered in Summer A.

  • MUL 2010: Enjoyment of Music (3 credits, online only)
    This is a class designed to help develop your understanding of musical principles and techniques for listening to music. **Fulfills GEP requirement for Cultural Foundation.
  • MUS 2360C: Intro to Music Technology (3 credits, online only)
    This is a class aimed at the basics of music-specific technology and its application to a career in music.
  • The following music courses are offered in Summer B.
  • MUH 2017: Survey of Rock Music (3 credits, online only)
    Students will learn the various influences of rock throughout the years— starting with country and R&B, the rise of teen idols through the British Invasion, and then into the late 1960s with psychedelia. Then we will conclude with the styles of Motown, Southern Rock, and Progressive Rock of the 1970s.
  • MUL 2010: Enjoyment of Music (3 credits)
    This is a class designed to help develop your understanding of musical principles and techniques for listening to music. **Fulfills GEP requirement for Cultural Foundation.
  • MUT 1004: Fundamentals of Music (3 credits, online only)
    You will become familiar with the terms, symbols, and common practices that provide the foundation for the musical language. This course is a prerequisite for MUT 1121: Music Theory and Musicianship I and is required for the music minor.

For a printable sheet of all UCF School of Performing Arts summer electives, please click here

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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