SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 10:15:55 PMMUS 7.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1988

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 7.1Title:  INTRO TO MUS APPREC  
Full Title:  Introduction to Music Appreciation
Last Reviewed:5/7/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 7A

Catalog Description:
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A survey of principles and practices in music as a serious art form. Analysis of the nineteenth century  instrumental and vocal repertory as well as some  developments of the modern scene.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic elements of music covered with an emphasis on composers & compositions of the 19th & 20th centuries.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2007
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981Fall 2007
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981Fall 2007
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2007
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2007

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students are expected to:
1.  Listen frequently and carefully to recorded music, and to recognize
   compositions, composers, musical techniques, and the simpler forms.
2.  Expand their musical experience by reading, discussing, and listening
   in order to realize that music is and has been an integral part of
   western culture and civilization.
3.  Develop their musical listening skills by (a) acquiring the
   concentration for longer attention spans in listening, (b) hearing
   more specific musical details, (c) detecting aurally more subtle
   features of interpretation, performance techniques, and nuance.
4.  Understand and try to explain that the language of music cannot always
   be translated into the language of music's ultimate meaning lies in
   the sounds themselves.
5.  Name, relate, and identify important musical terminology as it has
   significance in both the biographical details and the compositions
   of important composers.

Topics and Scope
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    The Materials of Music: An introduction to the listening experience,
   the three planes of listening, areas of meaning in music, which
   include melody, harmony, rhythm (meter, syncopation), tempo, dynamics,
   timbre, form, orchestration, instruments, style, and notation (with
   several sub-headings in some areas).
2.  Nineteenth-century  Romanticism, which includes the short lyric forms
   of Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Program Music of Mendelssohn, Berlioz,
   Chaikovsky, Smetana.
3.  Absolute Music, Opera, and Choral Music which includes symphonies and
   concertos of Brahms, Liszt, Rakhmaninov, Mendelssohn, Operas by Verdi,
   Wagner, Bizet, Thomas, Choruses by Rossini, Verdi, Brahms.
4.  Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Music, which includes works by
   Mahler, R. Strauss, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, Bernstein, Vaughan
   Williams, Barber, Stravinsky, the Jazz Style; with exams both listen-
   ing and written, this amounts to over a chapter a class meeting.

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1.  Four reading assignments of at least 12 or more chapters for a total
   of 50 chapters for the semester, plus five others recommended to aid
   the understanding of assigned materials (outside of class readings).
2.  Listening list of four programs containing a total of 30 compositions
   to be listened to for the purpose of listening tests (outside of
3.  Both numbers one and two will for the most part be elaborated upon
   in class sessions to bring to the students attention the important
   aspects of the reading material and to point out some of the things
   that they should be listening for in the assigned compositions.
4.  In addition to these three, additional music is used as it relates
   to the topics under consideration and in order to enhance the
   accuracy of the student's listening experience.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Homework problems, Exams, LISTENING QUIZZES
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC By Joseph Machlis and Kristine Forney, 7th
Edition, W. W. Norton, New York, 1995.
Prepared required listening list, given as a handout which is available
in the Audio-Visual section of Plover Library for listening to selected
musical compositions.

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