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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Music Studies (BA)

Mission
The Bachelor of Arts in Music is the most flexible of the music degrees. Combining high-quality musical training with the versatility and breadth of a liberal arts education, it prepares students for a variety of careers and opportunities. With its emphasis on writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills, the BA degree is ideal for students wishing to pursue a double major in another academic field, pre-professional programs in law or medicine, study abroad, UNCG in 3, arts administration, or graduate programs in music theory, musicology, or ethnomusicology.

Learning Outcomes

Analytical
Graduating students in the BA degree program will

  • Analyze the issues, problems, practices, theories, and contexts of music study within the disciplines of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory.

Compare and Contrast Different Perspectives
Graduating students in the BA degree program will
  • Clearly articulate a variety of contrasting perspectives.

Critique
Graduating students in the BA degree program will
  • Evaluate different source types in music study.

Critical Thinking and Presentation
Graduating students in the BA degree program will
  • Apply critical thinking to a multitude of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Present and defend (in oral and written form) a thesis driven project.


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