Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Understanding Music is an introduction to the elements and basic forms of music, with particular emphasis on the composer's creative process and the listener's participation. It is designed to help students critically listen to, understand, and enjoy music. The course will cover the following eras in music history: Middle Ages (400-1400), Renaissance (1400-1600), Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1820), Romantic (1820-1900), and Post Romanticism, Impressionism, and Early Twentieth Century (1900-1940). No previous training in music is required.
Understanding Music, 8th Edition with MyMusicLab, Jeremy Yudkin, Boston University.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A hard copy of the textbook.