Music Courses

The Department of Art and Visual Studies offers several music courses in order that students have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of music and its role in culture as part of their liberal arts curriculum. When faculty are available, Applied Music courses are offered in piano, voice, and guitar. Applied music courses are offered for personal enrichment and may be taken by all students.

MU101  Applied Music  (2 Credits)  

Private lessons in piano, voice, popular guitar, and classical guitar when faculty are available. Guitar students must have their own instrument. This course will not fulfill general education requirements. Repeatable for credit. One hour per week, 14 lessons per semester.

MU109  Music Appreciation  (3 Credits)  

A lecture and discussion-based course designed to develop the critical thinking skills needed to appreciate and enjoy music. Students will learn to identify and understand the development of major styles and periods through listening and readings.

MU214  Music of the Americas  (3 Credits)  

A lecture and discussion-based course designed to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of music created throughout the history of the Americas. The course will introduce students to music ranging from indigenous cultures to the multitude of musical styles that have come to influence contemporary music. Students will develop an appreciation for this broad range of music through listening and readings.

MU215  World Music  (3 Credits)  

A lecture and discussion-based course designed to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of world music. The course will introduce students to a wide range music from various cultures worldwide. Students will develop a global awareness of and appreciation for this music through listening and readings.