Music Course Descriptions

MUS 110  Music Appreciation

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within an historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test.
Corequisites: None
MUS 110 Course Outline

MUS 112  Introduction to Jazz

This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of discriminating listening habits, as well as the investigation of the styles and structural forms of the jazz idiom. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in listening and understanding this form of American music. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test.
Corequisites: None
MUS 112 Course Outline: Not Available

 

MUS 113  American Music

This course introduces various musical styles, influences, and composers of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the broad variety of music particular to American culture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of American music. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test.
Corequisites: None
MUS 113 Course Outline

NEW! MUS 141  Ensemble I

This course provides an opportunity to perform in any combination of instrumental, vocal, or keyboard groups of two or more. Emphasis is placed on the development of performance skills and the study of a variety of styles and periods of ensemble literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills needed to participate in ensemble playing leading to performance. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test.
Corequisites: None
MUS 141 Course Outline: Not Available

 

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