MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation • 5 Cr.


Develops listening skills and an understanding of how elements of music are used by composers, while exploring the history of music in western civilization. Class activities include lectures, written materials and a variety of listening experiences including attendance at live musical events.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe and distinguish between the basic elements of music.
  • Describe and distinguish between the prevailing styles of composition of the medieval through the modern eras, as well as the styles of the major composers within those eras.
  • Use a vocabulary of musical terms to accurately describe music.
  • Apply the above elements in critical analyses of musical performances.