The music minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, distributed as follows: (1) at least 6 credits in music theory (07:700:103), which is also offered online as 07:700:133 and 07:700:104; (2) at least 6 credits in music history; and (3) 6 elective credits in music.
The courses most commonly used for music history are: Introduction to Music (07:700:101), which is also offered online as 07:700:131, and Introduction to Music History (07:700:102). The music history requirement may also be satisfied by the following courses: Studies in Music History (07:700:211, 212), which is also offered online as 07:700:231, 232; Studies in Major Composers (07:700:237, 238); Jazz Appreciation (07:700:291), which is offered online as From Jazz to Hip-Hop: African-American Music in the 21st Century (07:700:234); Introduction to Music of the Worlds (07:700:292), which is offered online as Studies of World Music (07:700:241); and Special Topics in Music (07:700:295, 296).
Students may not earn credit for both 07:700:291 and 07:700:234.
Students may not earn credit for both 07:700:292 and 07:700:241.
The electives may be satisfied by further courses in music theory or music history, by ensemble participation, and by some approved music-related courses from other departments. At least 6 of the 18 credits required for the minor must be taken at Rutgers. Exceptions to the prescribed distribution of requirements must be approved by the Mason Gross School of the Arts Department of Music coordinator of undergraduate studies.