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MUG301: Music Appreciation (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Music Appreciation
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: MUG301
TYPE: GF
CREDITS:
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.