MUSC 105 – Music Appreciation

The purpose of this course is to help students further enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings. Part of the course also helps students to advance their listening skills, which leads to a better understand of what music actually contains. For this purpose, the course explores western classical music; American folk, popular and religious music; along with a sampling of music from non-western cultures.

Instructional Delivery: Course content is divided into modules. Each module includes text readings, listening examples, videos, and study/review questions. Thought provoking-discussion board topics, written assignments, Power Point presentations, and group projects are also included in some of the modules.