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This course has two main purposes: 1) to help the student understand music in cultural, multicultural and historical contexts and 2) to help the student understand and appreciate music as an art form. The questions of how music is used in various cultures and how human beings create music are central to the course. Units focus on different themes (e.g., music and memory, the transformative power of music) and elements (e.g., melody, rhythm, texture) of music; each theme and element is explored from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives using a range of examples from classical and popular music. This is an introductory course in music appreciation designed to develop listening skills along with a broader understanding of the importance of music in human life.
Note: this course has required CD-ROM 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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