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MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities][Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
An introduction to the "Classical" music tradition, this course is an audiovisual tour of the rich heritage of Western Art Music, designed for the musical novice as well as the music major. By actively listening to a wide range of musical styles, from the sacred chants of the Middle Ages, to the genius of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, to today's concert stage, the critical aural skills needed to truly appreciate music will be exercised and developed. Emphasis will be on the evolution of vocal and orchestral music and familiarity with standard concert repertoire of today's symphony orchestras. The more we listen, the more we hear!

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze different types of music.
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to music.
  • Identify and differentiate artists and their music from various styles and periods.
  • Debate the social implications of artistic expression.
  • Evaluate the cultural and historical significance of music.
  • Examine the interdependence of musicians, their music, and society.

  • Course Topics
  • Musical Orientation: Learning to listen, the instruments, terminology, compositional form.
  • Common style periods and composers of Western Art Music:
    • 450-1450 — Middle Ages
    • 1450-1600 — Renaissance
    • 1600-1750 — Baroque
    • 1750-1820 — Classical
    • 1820-1900 — Romantic/Nationalism/Impressionism
    • 20th Century — Primitivism, Atonal, Neo-Classical, Minimalism, Computer
    • Today's music

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 105
    Spring 2017
    7600
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 105
    Winter 2017
    7524
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 105
    Winter 2017
    5545
    Matthew Pelandini
    MUSC& 105
    Spring 2016
    7600
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 105
    Spring 2016
    5545
    Matthew Pelandini


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.