Central Arizona College Back
MHL 100 Music Appreciation
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Arts   Historical Awareness  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed:


Description: Music history and literature with emphasis on listening to and evaluating all types of music, noting the influence of the major composers and the media through which music is produced. Attendance at live musical events in a variety of venues will be encouraged. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Describe the properties of sound and elements of music and relate their importance to music in all styles in oral or written discourse.
2. (Analysis Level) Aurally recognize voices and instruments commonly found in choral music and symphony orchestras.
3. (Synthesis Level) In written discourse, summarize significant historical developments with shifts in musical styles.
4. (Analysis Level) In written or oral discourse, examine the main characteristics of music distinctive to each historical period from ancient Greece and Rome to the present.
5. (Analysis Level) Aurally extrapolate from selected musical examples from each historical period: title, composer, melody, harmony, rhythmic characteristics, as well as, genre and formal organization.
6. (Synthesis Level) Research and report musical events of varying genres currently happening in Arizona, the United States, and the world.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None