Fullerton College

Music Division

Music Classes

Music Appreciation and Music History

2013-2014 Catalog

MUS 113 F - Jazz History - An Appreciation (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a historicalstudy of America’s only original musical art form: jazz music. The principlefocus will be on developing an appreciation and understanding of themusic with secondary emphasis on the historical and cultural conditions,which influenced each era of jazz music; Dixieland, Swing, Cool Jazz,Bebop, Free Jazz, and Fusion. Active listening will be the primary functionin the classroom. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 116 F - Music Appreciation (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed forthe non-music major, and will cover music materials from the MiddleAges to the present. Emphasis is on listening to and the discussion ofchoral, orchestral, solo, opera, and chamber works. Concert attendanceis required. Open to all students. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSUGE, IGETC
MUS 118 F - Intro to Opera (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Introduction to the standardoperatic repertoire in terms of development of musical style, dramaticstructure, and performance tradition. Emphasis on elements of the artof operatic singing, voice classification, vocal range and technique, anddramatic values. Opportunities for attendance at operatic performanceswill be provided. Open to all students. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE,CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 119 F - History of Rock Music (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This is an historical studyof the rock musician and his music. The principal focus will be onthe music with secondary emphasis on the sociological, political, andeconomic conditions, which so heavily influenced this musical development.Listening will be the primary function in the classroom. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 120 F - Survey of Music History (3 Units)
54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the history of westernart music from antiquity through the twentieth century including thecontributions of other cultures with selected readings, recordings, andscore analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural influences, performancepractices, media, composers, and characteristics of each style period.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 196 HF - Honors Creative Arts - Music (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course explores thenature of creativity through exposure to the performing arts, literatureand the fine arts. Honors students will make independent investigationinto the various art forms and apply aesthetic theory to discover interrelationshipsbetween genres. Students are required to attend museums,concerts and theatrical performances. Students who receive credit in thiscourse may not receive credit in THEA 196HF or ART 196HF (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

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