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2015-2016 Course Catalog
Requirements for the five-year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music Degrees
Completion of a minimum of 15 terms of study and 270 units. Of the 270 units required, a student must present:
a minimum of 144 units in music, exclusive of MURP 201, 202, 203, 301, 302 and MUTH 161, 162, 171, 172
a minimum of 114 units selected from courses other than music
no more than 42 units from courses in education
a minimum of 72 units from courses numbered 200 and above
no more than 90 units from a single department outside of music, except that in the
art department a student may present no more than 126 units, no more than 90 of
which may be in art and no more than 90 of which may be in art history
no more than 12 units from academic internships
In the freshman year, 12 units of Freshman Studies.
Completion of the General Education Requirements:
Distribution, in order to gain exposure to a range of disciplines, subjects, and perspectives within the liberal arts:
6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of
Humanities. All courses in the humanities taught in English will count toward this
requirement. Humanities courses taught in a foreign language and numbered 300
and above also will count toward this requirement, except as noted in the course
6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of Fine Arts;
6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of Social
6 units selected from laboratory courses in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics
in the Division of Natural Sciences
Diversity, in order to prepare students for a more global world and a more diverse America:
6 units selected from courses designated as either emphasizing global and
comparative perspectives on the world or focusing on areas outside Europe and
the United States;
6 units selected from courses designated as focusing on dimensions of
diversity, such as race, ethnicity, and gender, that are of particular importance in
understanding contemporary society in the United States.
Competency, in order to improve and reinforce those fundamental abilities central to a liberal arts education:
6 units selected from courses designated as writing intensive or 6 units selected from courses designated as speaking intensive;
6 units selected from courses designated as emphasizing mathematical reasoning or quantitative analysis;
6 units in a foreign language taken from courses numbered 200 or above and
taught primarily in a language other than English. This requirement may also be
satisfied by attaining a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination
in a foreign language or by passing a proficiency examination administered by a
Lawrence University foreign language department.
Stipulations pertaining to the General Education Requirements
Qualified courses may count toward the requirements in any two of the categories above
(distribution, diversity, and competency). Some courses may meet two requirements within
a category. No single course can be used to fulfill more than two requirements. Credits
granted pursuant to university policy for examinations (Lawrence Advanced Placement (AP),
International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-levels) may be used as appropriate to fulfill diversity
or competency requirements only.
Completion of a college major — departmental, interdisciplinary, or student-designed
— exclusive of music, including all course and non-course requirements, such as
departmental examinations, research projects and presentations, portfolios, etc.
Students are required to declare a major by the beginning of the junior year.
Completion of music core requirements:
MUTH 151, 161, 171 or MUTH 201, 211, 221
MUTH 152, 162, 172 or MUTH 202, 212, 222
MUTH 251, 261, and 271
MUTH 252, 262, and 272
MUTH 301, 311, and 321
MUCO 201 and 202
12 units selected from courses in musicology numbered 400 or above
Keyboard skills: MURP 201, 202, 203 or MURP 301, 302
Applied music individual instruction as specified under requirements for the major and areas of emphasis
Ensemble study: a minimum of 12 units. Students are required to participate in an ensemble every term in which they are attending classes on the Appleton campus. Requirements for specific types of ensemble study (MUEN) are specified under requirements for majors and areas of emphasis.
Completion of a major in music — performance, music education, theory/composition, or student-designed — including all course and non-course requirements, such as recitals, qualifying examinations, etc.
Completion of a designated Senior Experience course or activity within the chosen majors for each degree.
An academic record that meets the following standards:
A 2.000 grade-point average in all Lawrence courses.
A 2.000 grade-point average in the music major (all music courses and non-music courses required for the major) unless otherwise specified under the major requirements.
Completion of required terms and units in residence as specified by the university residence requirements