Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, Spring 2018


Course Description:

Have you ever heard a piece of music that made you want to get up and dance? Cry your heart out? Sing at the top of your lungs? Whether pop, classical, or anything in between, music provides a powerful way for people to celebrate their humanity and connect with something larger than themselves. Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening not only will provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but it will also teach you the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that’s all around you. Learning how to truly appreciate sound and melody is the best way to ensure a continued love of this delightful art form.

Topics & Concepts:
  • Unit 1: The Elements of Music
  • Unit 2: Pop Music
  • Unit 3: Ancient Music
  • Unit 4: Renaissance Music
  • Unit 5: The Baroque Period
  • Unit 6: The Classical Era
  • Unit 7: The Romantic Period
  • Unit 8: Jazz
  • Music Appreciation Final Exam

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