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MUS 151 - Exploring Music

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to various historical musical styles. Includes elements of music, musical instruments, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Classical eras, 19th century romanticism, 20th century, music of Mexico, and jazz styles and popular genres.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA or HUM; Meets - CTE - A&H.



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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe various styles and periods of Western music (Europe, United States, and Mexico) along with jazz/popular styles.
  2. Identify major composers of specific periods of Western music (Europe, United States, and Mexico) along with jazz/popular artists.
  3. Describe elements of music and their function.
  4. Identify various forms of music.

Outline:
  1. Elements of Music
    1. Melody
    2. Rhythm
    3. Harmony
    4. Texture
    5. Form
    6. Tempo, dynamics
  2. Musical Instruments
  3. The Middle Ages
    1. Sacred music
    2. Secular music
  4. The Renaissance
    1. Sacred music
    2. Secular music
  5. Baroque Era
    1. Baroque opera
    2. Bach
    3. Handel
  6. Classics
    1. Chamber music
    2. Symphony
    3. Haydn
    4. Mozart
    5. Beethoven
  7. 19th Century
    1. Romantic movement
    2. Art song
    3. American parlor song
    4. Solo piano piece
    5. Wagner
    6. Program music
    7. Nationalism
  8. 20th Century
    1. Impressionism
    2. Expressionism
    3. 20th century nationalism
    4. Chance music
    5. Minimalist music
    6. Neo-classicism
    7. Neo-romanticism
    8. Electronic music
  9. Music of Mexico
    1. Music traditions
    2. Revueltas
  10. Jazz Styles and Popular Genres
    1. Jazz/popular artists
    2. Music theater
    3. Music for film


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020



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