General Education Music Courses

MUSC 101 - Introduction to Music In America (3 Credit Hours)

Historical survey of the development and major cultural contributions of American music and composers, including classical, jazz and popular forms, within the context of the American culture of the time.

MUSC 102 - Introduction to Jazz (3 Credit Hours)

A study of the origins, evolution and emergence of jazz as one of American's significant contributions to the world of music. The course will emphasize the study of representative works illustration principle styles in the development of jazz as an accepted form of musical expression in American culture.

MUSC 107 - Music Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)

Introduction to representative music masterpieces through perceptive listening. Emphasis on the elements of music, various musical forms and periods, and great composers and performers.

MUSC 206 - Elementary Music Methods (3 Credit Hour)

This course introduces students to the foundations of music and movement as it is used in the early childhood classroom. Students learn basic concepts of music theory, singing, moving, playing, and listening to music with young children. This course will deal with philosophical ideals and practical application of those ideals in the elementary and secondary music programs. Some practical observation will be required.

MUSC 207 - Introduction to Music History and Literature (3 Credit Hour)

The historical development of Western music, including various musical styles and periods, and the contributions of key composers, conductors and performers in shaping the Western musical tradition. Emphasizes concepts, structure, musical idioms and aesthetics. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the appropriate instructor.

MUSC 210 - Music In Early Childhood (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces students to the foundations of music and movement as it is used in the early childhood classroom. Students learn basic concepts of music theory, singing, moving, playing, and listening to music with young children.