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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 2510 - Music Appreciation

Prerequisite(s): ENG1272.
This course is designed to develop a wider knowledge and enjoyment of music, especially the Western Classical tradition, to encourage appreciation of composers and performers, to enhance intelligent listening to recorded music, and to compare the classical heritage with alternative styles.  Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify selected composers and performers, historic periods, and artistic movements in the western musical tradition.
  2. Compare and contrast the different musical periods within the western musical tradition: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern.
  3. Recognize the basic elements of musical sounds and techniques pertaining to expression.
  4. Appraise the formalist vs. expressionist positions concerning the meaning or lack of meaning of musical ideas.
  5. Interpret the connection between music and one other performing art such as narrative ballet.


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