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Music Appreciation

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  • Music Appreciation
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A survey of art music in western civilization.  Topics studied include but are not limited to elements of music, basic musical forms, music periods, styles, and the role of music and musicians in the western world.


Use of correct musical terminology
Identification of musical instruments
Attend and evaluate live performances
Historical survey of music history and literature

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements of music by using appropriate terminology; identifying musical instruments and ensembles; analyzing and evaluating musical performances; and discussing music in its historic context.

Examinations, quizzes, and written (essay) assignments.

Roger Kamien:  Music: An Appreciation

Joseph Machlis:  The Enjoyment of Music

Jean Ferris:  Music: The Art of Listening

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  • Suitable for both music majors and non-majors, this course satisfies a general education requirement in most lower-division curricula, and is commonly transferable in a baccalaureate program.

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