MUSC100 – Music Appreciation

This course is designed to encourage students to explore alternative ways of thinking, listening and feeling. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of music, including melody, harmony, rhythm, form and how these elements evolved throughout history shaped by cultures and political events. A sample of composers and their compositions from each music period will be studied: Antiquity (0-1400); Renaissance (1400-1600); Baroque (1600-1760); Classical (1730-1820); Romantic (1815-1910); and Contemporary (1900-2014). Reference to major historical and political events will be shared to provide a broader context in which music evolved.