These courses count as humanities credit. Some courses also meet learning enhancement requirements for writing intensive and human diversity.
Fall & Spring Semesters:
MW 1:30pm - 2:45pm (1st 8 weeks) *Writing Intensive
MWF 9:00am - 9:50am *Writing Intensive
MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
F 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Summer Semester: MW 9:30am - 10:45am
Each student chooses a favorite contemporary song and will examine and compare their song to music from other time periods. The course will promote the understanding of the origins of music and its potential influence on the future.
Fall & Spring Semesters: R 7:10pm - 9:50pm
A study of the first American music through the influence of African, African-American, Latin, and European cultures. Important performers, composers, and musicians of jazz will be introduced.
Fall & Spring Semesters: TR 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Summer Semester: TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
This course presents the connection between music and religion, drama, gender, ethnicity, and dance in cultures around the world. Students have the opportunity to play traditional instruments in class.
MUSI 108 - Music Appreciation - 3.00 credits
This course will introduce the student to the aesthetics of music through the study of musical eras including the Middle Ages through 20th century and music genres through vocal and instrumental mediums.
MUSI 116 - Evolution of Jazz - 3.00 credits
A study of the rich ethnic background and evolution of jazz music and its many styles. African, African-American, and European cultures will be examined in terms of the role each has played, and continues to play, in defining and influencing American culture through jazz. Important performers, composers, musicians, educators, and writers of jazz will be identified with respect to their contributions to the art form. Critical listening activities supplement the course content.
MUSI 160 - Music of the World's Cultures - 3.00 credits
This course will be an investigation of music of a variety of cultures, focusing on musical style, aesthetic viewpoints of differing cultures and the function in which music fulfills these diverse societies. Within this course, students will study the connection between music and religion, drama, gender, ethnicity and dance.