Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Young, MaryAnn
Discipline and Number
MUSI 1306 Section 001
MW Time 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Course Title
Understanding Music

Description of Course:

This course will introduce students to an overview of elements and basic forms of music in global music-cultures. The focus of this class will be to listen to music with an understanding of musical elements within the cultural context. Methods of analytical and aesthetic appreciation will be applied to musical examples, with corollaries in literature, history, performance, and the visual arts.

Required Texts:

Customized Textbook

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

 Attendance 10pts
 Participation 10pts
 Exams (3) 30pts (10pts each)
 Music-Culture Blog Entries 10pts
 Blogged Performance Reports (2) 20pts (10pts each)
 Blogged Musical Ethnography 20pts
100pts Total

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