Wayne State University


Departmental Honors

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the Department of Music are working together to offer an Honors option for students majoring in music.  Departmental Honors is designed to allow students more concentrated study and challenge in the core courses required in the major. Students who received an invitation to pursue University Honors may also elect Departmental Honors.  Students pursuing Departmental Honors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the list of courses below with an honors option designation.

To discuss the options of either Honors tracks (Departmental or University) please contact the Department of Music advisor, Maurice Draughn, at mdraughn@wayne.edu.  

Outline of Departmental Honors Options 

List 1 - Choose three courses with Honors Option from the following:

MUH 3310: Music History and Lit I (3 credits)

MUH 3320: Music History and Lit II (3 credits)

MUH 3330: Music History and Lit III (3 credits)

MUT 5997: Analytical Technique (3 credits)

List 2 - Choose one course from the following for 2-3 credits:

An Honors Option from your major (2000 Level or above). This may be a 2 credit or a 3 credit class. (i.e. MED, MUA, MUT, etc.)

One Honors General Education course for your program (3 credits)

Another class from List I above

One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

Write a capstone undergrad thesis (0 credits). This may be done as the Writing Intensive (WI) component for Music History III (MUH 3330) or in conjunction with Analytical Techniques (MUT 5997). Performance majors have the option of a paper based on the selections for their senior recital. This paper focuses on the music selected for the Senior Recital. This paper would include the historical and social contexts for each selection, information about the composer, and detailed program notes for the recital. It would be reviewed both by the student’s advisor and private instructor.

Student must maintain an overall 3.3 G.P.A. and a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major.