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Music Appreciation – MUSC 1100

Description

An introduction to music history, music literature, and critical listening skills.


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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize various elements, styles, composers, and major historical periods of music. 
  • Identify and discuss genres and uses of music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and cultural context of musical styles and periods.
  • Analyze and make critical judgments of music listening experiences utilizing appropriate terms and concepts. 
  • Unit 1 – Music Fundamentals
  • Unit 2 – Middle Ages & Renaissance
  • Unit 3 – Music of the Baroque Period
  • Midterm
  • Unit 4 – Music of the Classical Period
  • Unit 5 – 19th Century & Romanticism
  • Unit 6 – 20th Century & Beyond
  • Unit 7 – Popular Music in the United States
  • Unit 8 – Pulling it all together – Course Recap

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions – 25%
  • Quizzes – 20%
  • Assignments – 20%
  • Concert Critiques (2) – 10%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam – 10%
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