General Education (GE) Courses


The School of Music offers courses that meet General Education (GE) requirements for non-majors. Consult your college’s GE list and/or your academic advisor to confirm which GE requirements apply to you (Legacy GE or New GE) and that a particular course will satisfy requirements.

Also, please consult Class Search, as not all courses are offered every semester.

Legacy GE

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) • Global Studies (GS) • Education and Study Abroad (SA)

New GE

Literary, Visual and Performing Arts (LVPA) • Citizenship for a Diverse and Just World Theme (CT) • Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Theme (MT)


MUS 2250   Music Cultures of the World (VPA/GS/LVPA) *

MUS 2251   The World of Classical Music (VPA/GS/LVPA) *

MUS 2252   History of Rock ‘n’ Roll (VPA/LVPA)
Rated "best GE course on campus" in The Lantern's "Best of OSU" poll.

MUS 2253   Introduction to Jazz (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 2254   Video Game Music (VPA/LVPA) — SUMMER ONLY

MUS 3342   Introduction to Opera (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 3343   Music, Body and Brain (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 3344   Film Music (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 3347   From Bach to Beethoven (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 3348   Music on the Move in a Globalized World (VPA/GS)

MUS 3349   The Beatles in 20th Century Music (VPA/LVPA)

MUS 3364   Musical Citizenship: Activism, Advocacy and Engagement in Sound (VPA/GS/CT)

* Not open to music majors.