May 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022

MUSC& 105 - Music Appreciation

5 Credits
This course helps students develop an understanding of the elements and vocabulary of music while deepening their appreciation of music as a reflection of cultural tradition and innovation. Students gain tools for analysis such as the historical, political and cultural influences on musical traditions. Class activities include lectures, written materials, and a variety of listening experiences.

General education distribution area: Humanities.

Course Outcomes

  1. Create a description of how to teach a ‘non-musician’ about the main musical elements and their function in different styles of music.
  2. Accurately identify the main musical elements .  
  3. Articulate how each of the main musical elements relates to a variety of musical genres.
  4. Develop awareness of musical elements in combination with one another.