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MUS 101 | Music Appreciation


History of modern and Classical Music

The development of American and European music from classical, ragtime to rock to rap: its styles, artists, cultural origins, social symbolism and influence worldwide. How popular music of the day in each decade reflects the social ethos of the times, expresses youth attitudes and mirrors lifestyle. An examination of music’s function in society.

Music in world culture

A survey of traditional and folk music around the world, with an emphasis on Oriental and African music. Examines different uses of music in various societies, and includes demonstration of ethnic musical instruments.


An overview of the jazz idiom. Learning about the performers, styles and the music by using records, CDs, cassettes and video tapes. A listening intensive course that should provide students with a better understanding of this art form and the significant styles and artists in it.

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