Course Descriptions

Music

MUS 101
Music Appreciation
3 credits

This course increases the student’s comprehension and perception of music. Each developmental period will be discussed (i.e. Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) in terms of the historical background, social influences, characteristics, styles, composers, representative compositions, and performance media.

MUS 201
Music in Contemporary Society
3 credits

This course is an examination of music in contemporary society, including discussion of 19th century romanticism, progressive jazz, disco music, bluegrass, country western and folk ballads.

MUS 302
History of Rock and Roll
3 credits

This course explores the emergence of Rock and Roll as a musical genre in America in the mid-twentieth century. Historical events and technology will be discussed in relation to their influence on Rock and Roll music. Specific pieces of music will be analyzed in terms of compositional structure, instrumentation, historical significance, and cultural influence.