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Non-Music Major Courses


Credit: 3 semester hours. Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (Does not apply to a music major degree.) Definition of musical terms, major and minor scales, rhythm, intervals, survey of musical instruments in various genres, and a cursory view of major historical figures in music history. Required of elementary education majors, and suitable for a fine arts elective in other fields.

Credit: 3 semester hours. Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)

Credit: 3 semester hours. Survey of the principal musical forms and cultural periods as illustrated in the literature of major composers. A survey of music literature from Renaissance through contemporary for the music major. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music theory and musical forms.

Credit: 3 semester hours. General survey of various styles of music in America. Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music. A survey of the history of rock and popular music beginning with their common origins in the 20th century popular and southern folk music, and continuing through the latest trends with discussions that include individual musicians as well as stylistic details.