Music Appreciation is a chronological survey of Western music from classical antiquity through the 20th century. Throughout the course, music will be examined for its own intrinsic characteristics in addition to being used as a means for achieving a greater understanding the society, politics, philosophies, and aesthetics of each historical period. Whenever possible, relationships between the music of Western culture and the music of other world cultures will be examined. In addition to the in-class activities, every student may be required to attend a live concert (approved by the instructor) and, following specific guidelines, prepare a written review of that concert experience. This course meets General Education Core Goal 5: Information Literacy, Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage, and Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts.
Last Updated: 03/01/2016