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Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MU 299 - Topics in Music


Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine various topics that shape current music or music history. Examples of topics might include musical genres and style, historical periods in music, the role of music in culture and society, technology and music, the influence of current events and music, and important musicians.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate through writing and discussion an understanding of music genres and styles (hard rock, blue grass, punk, etc.);
  • demonstrate through writing and discussion an awareness of how genres and styles evolve into new forms of musical expression;
  • demonstrate through writing and discussion an understanding of the causal relationship between society, culture, and music;
  • understand and interpret the various creative techniques utilized by composers and songwriters; and
  • demonstrate through writing and discussion an understanding of the meaning and intent behind musical works and song lyrics