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Music Appreciation – MUSC 1100

Description

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


Name Office Phone Email
Molly Breckling University of West Georgia
678-839-2432mbreckli@westga.edu
Valerie Calhoun Gordon State College
valerie_c@gordonstate.edu
Justin Xavier Carteret Gordon State College
jcarteret@gordonstate.edu
Thomas Heflin Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-5253theflin@abac.edu
Jennifer Huang Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
zheng.huang@abac.edu
Joel Johnson Albany State University
229-420-7029Joel.Johnson@asurams.edu
Rebecca Johnston University of North Georgia
rebecca.johnston@ung.edu
Jeff Kluball Valdosta State University
229-317-6856jlkluball@valdosta.edu
Mark Laughlin Georgia Southwestern State University
229-931-2250mark.laughlin@gsw.edu
Luca Lombardi University of North Georgia
706-864-1423luca.lombardi@ung.edu
Harry Nelson University of West Georgia
678-839-4903hnelson@westga.edu
Masoud Nourizadeh Gordon State College
namnourizadeh@gordonstate.edu
Robert Scott Plato Gordon State College
splato@gordonstate.edu
Slava Prudchenko Georgia State University
678-729-7089sprudchenko@gsu.edu
Benjamin Schoening University of North Georgia
678-717-3676Benjamin.Schoening@ung.edu
Serena Scibelli University of North Georgia
serena.scibelli@ung.edu
Amanda Sepulveda Georgia Gwinnett College
678-471-5000asepulveda@ggc.edu
Jonathon Smith University of West Georgia
jonathons@westga.edu
Joanna Smolko University of Georgia
jsmolko@uga.edu
Craig Soaries Gordon State College
csoaries@gordonstate.edu
Mike Weaver University of North Georgia
706-632-2081michael.weaver@ung.edu
John Wilborn University of West Georgia
jwilborn@westga.edu
Gabriel Woods Savannah State University
woodsg@savannahstate.edu
3

Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • 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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