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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Music: Gender and Women's Studies

Offered by: Music     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

This program is open to doctoral students who are interested in cross-disciplinary research that focuses on issues centrally related to gender, sexuality, feminist theory, and/or women’s studies. This program is offered in collaboration with the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies that includes faculty and graduate students from across the University.

Students admitted to the PhD in Music who have a master’s degree other than a master’s degree in music from McGill University may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the doctoral program.

Thesis

Details concerning the comprehensive examinations, thesis, and academic regulations are available from the Graduate Studies Coordinator, Schulich School of Music or from the Music Graduate website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/music/programs.

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Language Reading Requirements

Musicology

One foreign-language reading examination required in one language other than English (or French for francophone students) as determined in consultation with their supervisor. All students who intend to do dissertation research on music in the European tradition are strongly advised to acquire reading knowledge of German in addition to the language requirement related to their research.

Music Theory

Two foreign languages required. Normally, one of these will be German and the other related to the candidate's field of research. An additional language may be required if considered necessary for the candidate's research. Students whose mother tongue is French are exempt from the French Language Reading examination.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • MUGS 701 Comprehensive Examinations

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Examinations that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • MUGS 705 Colloquium

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Directed reading, seminar and discussion in various subjects of current interest in music research.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Biamonte, Nicole (Fall) Biamonte, Nicole (Winter)

  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Ketchum, Alexandra (Fall)

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Sandwell, Rachel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

Complementary Courses (12-27 credits)

Students entering in Ph.D. 1

27 credits of seminars at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Department (3 of the 24 credits must be in gender/women's studies, taken in the Schulich School of Music or outside and approved by the Musicology or Theory area.

Students entering in Ph.D. 2

12 credits of seminars at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music (3 of the 15 credits must be in gender/women's studies, taken in the Schulich School of Music or outside and approved by the Musicology or Theory area).

Music Theory students only:

  • MUTH 710 Teaching Practicum

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compilation of materials for a class on a particular topic, organizing and hierarchizing the information, designing class activities and preparing a lesson plan, presenting information clearly and concisely, and answering students' questions and otherwise interacting with the class.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Ph.D. in Music (Theory) and the Ph.D. in Music; Gender and Women's Studies.

  • MUTH 711 General Examinations

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Series of examinations. Music theory essays, music history (Score ID), oral exam.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Ph.D. in Music (Theory) and the Ph.D. in Music; Gender and Women's Studies.

Schulich School of Music—2020-2021 (last updated Mar. 27, 2020) (disclaimer)
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