MUG301: Music Appreciation (2013-2014)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Music Appreciation
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The music appreciation course is designed to Provide students, but not limit them to, the following experiences: listening to a wide variety of musical styles, historical periods, and major thematic trends in music; interpreting the characteristics of style; comparing and analyzing the basic elements of various art forms for similarities and differences; comparing the role of music in different cultures; and understanding that music is basic to human experience.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided, in part, through the following activities: listening, developing critical aural skills, analyzing music to assimilate aesthetic judgment, reviewing the historical foundations of music and culture, discussing music creation, and taking study trips.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass periodic examinations and to articulate verbally basic course content.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the music appreciation course, students should be able to:
- Display an understanding of music as an art form.
- Display an awareness of the interrelationship of music with culture and society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of musical concepts
- Participate in various forms of musical expression.