Course Abstract Details

MUSIC-101, Music Appreciation

Credits: 3

Course Description

MUSIC-101, Music Appreciation, is designed to sharpen the student's listening focus in order to enrich his/her listening experience. The course accomplishes this by moving in easy steps from elements of its language to masterpieces of Western music. World music and popular music are also included. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. Define the elements of music. (GE 7) 

2. Describe how the elements of music work together. (GE 2, GE 5) 

3. Identify the major time periods in music history. (GE 6) 

4. Identify the major genres of music. (GE 6) 

5. Identify significant composers and performers. (GE 6) 

6. Describe how musical elements are used in different genres of music. (GE 2) 

7. Describe the cultural significance of specific genres and selected pieces of music. (GE 6) 

8. Critique musical performances using vocabulary learned throughout the course. (GE 2, GE 6, GE 7, PG 2)    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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