Course Descriptions - Music

MUS 261 fundamentals of music

This is a beginning course in the fundamentals of music designed to develop basic music literacy. The course invites students to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration in listening to and playing music. Students will have the opportunity to learn to play basic pieces on the piano, with attention to notes, timing, rhythm and dynamics. The only prerequisite for the course is a desire to learn to read and play music.

                   3 Hours, 1 Semester

mus 262 Music Appreciation I

This course traces the development of classical music from the 16th century to the 18th century. Musical elements, structures, instruments and composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras are examined. The Classical compositions presented will also be examined in the secondary context of today. Attending a planned, off-campus symphony concert is usually required.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

MUS 263 MUSIC APPRECIATION II

This course traces the development of music from Ludwig van Beethoven to the present time. Musical elements, instruments, structures and composers are examined in the context of the Romantic era, to present day classical music. The classical compositions presented will also be examined in the secondary context of today. Attending a planned, off-campus symphony concert is usually required.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

MUS 264 POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA

This course will study popular music in America from 1850 – 1950. A variety of popular music that mirrored the cultural, political, religious, and social practices of the time will be presented. Students will learn how popular music in the last half of the nineteenth century influenced the popular music of today. Attending a planned, off-campus symphony concert is usually required.

                  3 Hours, 1 Semester

MUS 270 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC

This course is offered on an occasional basis and addresses topics and themes of special interest not covered in the standard course offerings in music.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII