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MUS 101 - Fundamentals of Music
Provides the ability to read and identify basic fundamentals of music notation. Teaches major and minor scales, chords and basic harmonic progressions. Covers basic ear training and keyboard exercises.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 101 Detailed Outline
MUS 102 - Basic Musicianship II
Provides exercises leading to knowledge and skill in the rudiments of music. Includes rhythmic notation as well as scales, keys, and intervals along with exercises in sight reading and ear training. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 121 - Music in Society
Explores the language of music through an introduction to basic elements, forms and styles across time. Acquaints students with composers' lives and influential creative individualities, discovering representative works and milestones in western society. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically. Reviews historical development and significance of art music within the context of evolving societal structures.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 121 Detailed Outline
MUS 122 - Music Appreciation II
Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student's awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 125 - American Music
Presents the development of music in America from early colonists to the present, in light of philosophical, political, geographical, and sociological developments.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 137 - Chorus Ensemble
Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. May be repeated for credit.
Credits 1 - 2. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MUS 137 Detailed Outline
MUS 225 - The History of Jazz
Studies the underlying elements of jazz, concentrating on the socio-cultural and historical development from earliest stages to the present. Explores key figures and significant works instrumental in the development and evolution of jazz.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 225 Detailed Outline