Music (MUS)

MUS 100 (3)

Music Appreciation 

Development of understanding and enjoyment of various musical forms and styles. Including an introduction to musical history. Relates concepts of music style and technique to those of other arts. General Education: Arts and Humanities. Three lecture.

MUS 120 (3)

Introduction to Music Theory 

An introduction to the fundamentals of music: reading, notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads, sight-singing, and dictation. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

MUS 145 (3)

Jazz History & Literature 

History and development of jazz music from its origin to the present day. General Education: Arts and Humanities. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.

MUS 207 (3)

American Popular Music 

Develops listening skills and an understanding of how American geography, history, politics, and economics relate to the development of selected musical styles. General Education: Arts and Humanities, Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.

MUS 240 (3) 

Music of World Cultures

This course explores music in and of the world in its socio-historical contexts. Through the development of critical listening skills, the course examines music of various geographical regions and explores issues related to the musical practices of the musicians, audiences, composers, and teachers of music around the globe. Three lecture. Fall, Spring. 

MUS 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.