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MUS 100 MUSIC APPRECIATION

MUS 100 Music Appreciation

Course Outline 

Course Number & Name:  MUS 100 Music Appreciation

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course introduces and acquaints the student with all aspects of music, including outstanding composers, the different types of music they created, how the music is performed, great performers and conductors, and the techniques involved in these fields. The class focuses on developing skills necessary to become an intelligent listener. Throughout the course the student is introduced to virtually every type and style of music in an attempt to develop music discrimination, taste and appreciation.

General Education Goals: MUS 100 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Humanistic Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and engage in the creative process in music;
  2. list and describe important musical components and styles from the Baroque period to the present; and
  3. discuss the flow of musical history, especially the position of most major composers within the continuum, and the influences each had upon their colleagues and upon succeeding generations of composers.