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Music (MUS)

MUS 1010  Music Appreciation  (3)                                                              as required
This course is a survey of how classical music and opera have developed over the last thousand years. Students learn to identify different periods of music and to analyze musicians’ interpretations of classical pieces. The course explores how cultural, economic, social, and political systems have supported or suppressed composers and their music; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite: None

MUS 1028  Introduction to Rock and Roll (3)                                             as required
This course is a survey of rock and roll music from its origins through contemporary rock. Students will discuss the social, economic, and political conditions that influenced the development of rock music and the artists who have contributed to its form. Through extensive listening, students will explore a variety of rock styles from 1950s through the present; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite: None