mus250 | undergraduate

Music Appreciation

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This course is a survey of music and its intersections with history and culture, covering how music functions as an emotional force as both a universal language of expression and construction of individual identity. Through an appreciation focusing on musical genres from Western classical to rock and roll, important figures and themes illuminate the importance of music in history and cultural identity.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Music and Identity

    • Identify how musical traits characterize different cultures.
    • Assess the role music plays in establishing identity.

    Music's Power of Illustration

    • Combine audio and visual mediums to convey an emotion.
    • Identify elements of music which can be used to convey concepts and ideas.
    • Determine how music can represent objects, events, and emotions.

    The World of Music; Music and Faith

    • Explain how music intersects with spirituality.
    • Identify the relationship between music and religious and social contexts.
    • Determine how music interweaves with modern life.

    Instruments and Performance

    • Identify musical instruments used in domestic and public settings.
    • Determine how changes in musical styles relate to the evolution of musical instruments.

    The Social and Political Power of Music

    • Determine social functions of music.
    • Identify the role of music in political and social protest movements.
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