MUS 105 : Music Appreciation
Provides an introduction to understanding symphonic music in the vocal and instrumental genres from the ancient period through the contemporary music of our time. Class will be presented using a multi-media format.
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Appreciate the western music tradition, and enjoy a life enriched by the exposure to and the understanding of personal and cultural achievement.
- Experience musical works "dynamically," that is, to appreciate simultaneously the uniqueness of a work, its origins and precedent, its potential as an influence and inspiration on other works, and its relationship to a particular cultural moment.
- Generalize course content to other music not covered in the course so that one can understand and value a broad spectrum of musical expression.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS.