The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent) and a learning portfolio.
Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.
The Music and Popular Culture minor allows students to explore the role of music in popular culture, broadly defined as the traditions, practices, objects that dominate in a society at any given moment in history. In this minor, music serves as a lens through which to understand mainstream cultural practices both historically and globally; and vice versa: the study of popular culture provides a vantage point for understanding music in broader social and historical context.
Visit the Music and Popular Culture webpage for more information.
Students wishing to complete the Music and Popular Culture minor should consult with an academic advisor or a member of the minor committee, and complete the Minor Add or Drop form. The form requires the signature of one of the minor co-chairs.
Download the Minor Add or Drop form.
Charles Peterson (Africana Studies)
James O’Leary (Musicology)