Music Appreciation

  • Name:

    Music Appreciation (MAPP110v)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Music Appreciation


This course provides students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twenty-First Century. Students acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying.

Special Notes:

This course is not recommended if you are not able to view video (generally copywritten TV content) from a US-based IP address; you will not be able to view some of the content from this course.


Music plays in the store, in the car, and in the ball park. Music is everywhere! How did we get popular music, and what makes pop music so popular? Do you stop to consider the elements of music? What makes a piece of music so interesting and enjoyable? Music appreciation explores the history and elements of music.

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