Course Descriptions

Music Appreciation – MUSC 1100


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

Name Office Phone Email
Molly Breckling University of West Georgia
Valerie Calhoun Gordon State College
Justin Xavier Carteret Gordon State College
Martin Gendelman Georgia Southern University
Thomas Heflin Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Jennifer Huang Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Joel Johnson Albany State University
Rebecca Johnston University of North Georgia
Jeff Kluball Valdosta State University
Mark Laughlin Georgia Southwestern State University
Luca Lombardi Columbus State University
Harry Nelson University of West Georgia
Masoud Nourizadeh Gordon State College
Robert Scott Plato Gordon State College
Slava Prudchenko Georgia State University
Benjamin Schoening University of North Georgia
Serena Scibelli University of North Georgia
Amanda Sepulveda Georgia Gwinnett College
Jonathon Smith University of West Georgia
Joanna Smolko University of Georgia
Craig Soaries Gordon State College
Mike Weaver University of North Georgia
John Wilborn University of West Georgia
Gabriel Woods Savannah State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

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: Baroque
  • Unit 4: Classical
  • Unit 5: 19th Century & Romanticism
  • Unit 6: 20th Century & Beyond
  • Unit 7: Popular Music in the United States and Music of the World

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

  • Participation/Discussions - 36%
  • Unit 3 Listening Reflection - 5%
  • Unit 4 Listening Guide Assignment - 10%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • Concert Critique - 10%
  • Final Project - 9%
  • Final Listening Exam - 9%
  • Attendance Verification - 1%

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