Course Descriptions

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MUS-101

Survey of Music

Credit(s): 3

Survey of Music is an introduction for students (majors and non majors) to musical styles of our civilization. The study will include music of different periods and its cultural context, including a study of the American culture and the present musical scene. This course is designed to enhance students' musical appreciation through an increase in musical knowledge. It fulfills an arts and humanities requirement for either the A.A. or A.S. degree. Lecture: 3 hours per week

MUS-127

Survey of American Popular Music Since 1900

Credit(s): 3

MUS 127 is an introduction for students (majors and non majors) to the various styles of American popular music-its roots and development. Music will be presented with regard to its historical and social implications. Study includes Dixieland, swing, bebop, fusion, musical theatre, country western, and all types of rock 'n' roll. This course is designed to enhance musical appreciation through an increase in musical knowledge. It fulfills an arts and humanities requirement for the A.S. degree and a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. Lecture: 3 hours per week

MUS-163

Survey of World Music

Credit(s): 3

This course explores several musical cultures throughout the world, including but not limited to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Near East, Europe and South Pacific. The course is designed to enhance student146s appreciation for the diversity of music throughout the world as well as the people that perform it. Students gain an understanding of features in the music that distinguish one style from another and the cultural and social-historical factors that shape the development of music. Lectures, films, recordings and live presentations assist students in their understanding of course topics. Though a knowledge of music is helpful, a music background is not required for this course. It fulfills an arts and humanities for the A.S. and a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week