MUS 100: Introduction to Music (ARTS) provides a framework for further study of music at St. Lawrence. It is required of majors and minors. An alternative is MUS 200: Music Theory (ARTS), open to students who have significant experience in reading and interpreting music; students must have permission of the instructor to enroll in MUS 200. MUS 210: Musics of the World (HU) has seats reserved for first-year students. This course opens up ways of listening to a variety of musics, understanding the relations between musical practices and social practices, and engaging in research on contemporary and historical topics. All three of these courses are doorways into the department and serve as prerequisites for many of our upper-level courses.
Courses this fall appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats, are:
- MUS 100: Introduction to Music (ARTS)
- MUS/ASIA 210: Musics of the World (HU)
- MUS/PCA 227: Recording Arts with Lab (ARTS)
- MUS/FILM 281: Music Video (ARTS)