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The Music Major: Planning Ahead It is in the nature of the liberal arts education to provide students with the
 

Summary: The Music Major: Planning Ahead
It is in the nature of the liberal arts education to provide students with the
broadest possible exposure to a variety of subjects including the Arts,
Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. For this reason students are in fact
restricted in terms of how many courses they may take in any one subject area
during their first two years of college. In addition, the major is not declared until
spring semester of the sophomore year.
At first glance these restrictions seem to imply that one need not even think
much about what to major in until the second year. However, there are many
majors, including music, which require 3 or even 4 courses that must be taken in
sequence and thus it would be impossible to begin in the junior year, and
difficult to accomplish even if begun in the fall of sophomore year. For this
reason we strongly recommend that any student contemplating music as a single
or double major should sign up for Music 103 and 104 during his/her first year.
This way the music theory sequence of 103/104 and 201/202 can be
accomplished within the first two years leaving flexibility for taking the other
required courses. Music 103 and 104 also count as Division I courses toward
fulfillment of the distribution requirement for those who decide not to pursue the
music major.
For students who have a strong theory background it may also be possible to

  

Source: Aalberts, Daniel P. - Department of Physics, Williams College

 

Collections: Physics