Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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MUSC& 105 - Music Appreciation

Credits: 5
Introduces the music of the great master composers beginning with the elements of music and progressing through the common style periods. Includes listening lab.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of Western art music along with comparison pieces from non-Western cultures (e.g. melody, harmony, rhythm, word-music relationships, form, texture).
  2. Explain the philosophies and characteristics of each Western musical era and what changes developed to cause a shift to a new era.
  3. Explain the historical significance and characteristics of composed music from different Western musical eras from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
  4. Recognize compositions (masterworks) and composers who brought forth major musical innovations and contributions to the Western music landscape in each musical era.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by one or more of the following: attendance, assignment completion, final project or performance completion.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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