MUSI 100 Introduction to Music

A non-technical course designed to provide a basis for enjoyable listening through the discovery of stylistic differences between historical eras and the individual composers within the eras and through the awareness of the various performance media.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

MUSI 100Introduction to Music

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

A non-technical course designed to provide a basis for enjoyable listening through the discovery of stylistic differences between historical eras and the individual composers within the eras and through the awareness of the various performance media.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Listen to selected kinds of music and identify aspects of their style, origins, and basic construction. Identify selected musical eras, styles, instruments, and terms, and discuss them in terms of their historical, scientific, social, and/or cultural contexts. Identify selected important musicians and discuss why (or whether) their lives and music are still important today. Use this knowledge as the basis for a critical examination of a given musical presentation.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Textbook content: Introducing the World of Music The Nature of Music: Vocabulary for Listening and Understanding Folk Music Traditions Religious Music Traditions Popular Music Music of the Americas Music Beyond the Americas Classical Music to 1600 Classical Music of the Baroque Period (1600-1750) Classical Music of the Classic Period (1750-1820) Classical Music of the Romantic Period (1820-1900) Classical Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (1900-present) Video content: Sound, Music, and the Environment The Transformative Power of Music Music and Memory Transmission: Learning Music Rhythm Melody Timbre: The Color of Music Texture Harmony Form: The Shape of Music Composers and Improvisers Music and Technology Other content: Protecting Your Hearing

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Read each assigned chapter in the textbook and complete a quiz over each Watch a series of 12 assigned videos and complete a quiz over each Read an assigned magazine article and complete a quiz over its contents

Required Exams

Quizzes over each chapter, video and other assigned item Four exams per semester

Required Text

David Willoughby – The World of Music, including Connect access

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Read each assigned chapter in the textbook and complete a quiz over each Watch a series of 12 assigned videos and complete a quiz over each Read an assigned magazine article and complete a quiz over its contents Quizzes over each chapter, video and other assigned item Four exams per semester