Aug 18, 2019  
2015-2016 Official General Catalog 
2015-2016 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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MUS 101 - Introduction to Music

A survey course examining the music of the great composers representing each major period of Music History.  How to listen to different forms of music such as symphonies, concertos, opera and jazz will be included in the topics covered.  Emphasis on developing listening skills to bring the student to an informed awareness and understanding of great music.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcome of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Describe the properties of sound
2.  Identify the three kinds of musical texture
3.  Explain the techniques that create musical form
4.  List the instrumentation of a standard orchestra and also describe how the orchestra developed through time
5.  Trace the development of music from Gregorian chant of the Middle ages to the breakdown of tonality into the Twentieth century
6.  Give specifics characteristics of music from each period of study
7.  Describe the roots, characteristics and different styles of jazz
8.  Identify composers from each period and list pertinent characteristics
9.  Identify musical examples from each period and give the composer for each musical example

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