At the lower level, students can enroll in Understanding Music (MUSI 1306) or Music in Western Civilization (MUSI 2332) for a basic introduction that fulfills the Texas legislative requirements for the Creative Arts core. At a more advanced level, students can enroll in Music in Historical Context (MUSI 3322), to study a particular genre or style. Past topics have included Jazz History, Chamber Music, Music in the Hispanic World, Guitar Literature, Asian Music and the History of Song.
At the graduate level, the School of Arts and Humanities offers specialized courses in music such as Perspectives in Music, as well as courses which integrate music with other disciplines (Music and Mythology; Music and Theater; The Psychology of Music; Music, Society and Technology; Music in the Hispanic World; The Creative Process). Topics vary each semester.