Course Descriptions


MUS 101
Music Appreciation
3 credits

This course increases the student’s comprehension and perception of music. Each developmental period will be discussed (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 1900-1945, and 1945- today) in terms of the historical background, social influences, characteristics, styles, composers, representative compositions, and performance media.  Specific pieces of music from each developmental period will be analyzed based on the musical concepts found in the piece (pitch, dynamics, tone color, instrumentation, texture, form, etc.)