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This introductory course in music appreciation considers how people engage in music-making activities in various cultures. Students will learn to interpret and write about music using terms and concepts from assigned readings, and they will learn to articulate their understanding of particular musical phenomena (pieces, styles, composers or performers, instruments, performance venues, recording technologies, etc.) in social, cultural, and historical contexts. In so doing, students will learn to interpret one or more aspects of music-making as artistic or as creative process. Each student will have ample opportunity to shape and direct the focus of their learning according to their own interests and purposes.
Note: this course has required CD components.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in The Arts.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: The Arts-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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