MUSIC

MUS1000 - Music Appreciation I (3)

The aim of this course is to increase the student's understanding and enjoyment of music, and to strengthen one's ability to benefit, as a listener, from music. The course will begin with the materials of music and introduce examples of music from the Baroque through the 20th century periods of music. PREREQUISITES: None

MUS1010 - American Musical Theater (3)

A comprehensive overview of musical theater in America from its inception in the United States at the turn of the century, through the era of Rodgers and Hammer-stein, Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the concept musical of today. PREREQUISITES: None

MUS1020 - Jazz, Its Evolution and Impact (3)

This course traces the course of jazz from the African's musical heritage to the New World through work songs, spirituals, and blues; the birth of jazz in New Orleans and its dissemination to St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York. PREREQUISITES: None

MUS1030 - Opera Appreciation (3)

This course surveys and assesses our cultural heritage in the performing art of opera. Beginning with Mozart, the evolution of operatic expression is traced through examination of favorites in the Italian, French, and German traditions. A course requirement is the participation of students on a class trip by bus to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. A program fee is charged. PREREQUISITES: None

MUS1040 - Supernatural in Opera (3)

A study of operas that contain elements of the supernatural based on great literature from Shakespeare, Goethe, and others. Otherworldliness is the uniting theme as witches, gods and goddesses, the theft of a person's reflection; animals that speak and dragons that do magic connect musically. A course requirement is the participation of students on a class trip by bus to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. A program fee is charged. PREREQUISITES: None

MUS1050 - Rock: Musical Evolution and Social Impact (3)

A history of rock and roll, tracing its diverse American influences from the 19th Century Blues, 20th Century pop music and Rhythm and Blues to its emergence as a recognizable style in the 1950s. In addition to a study of its musical basis, there will also be an understanding of the relationship between the music and its symbiotic relationship with 20th Century history and society. PREREQUISITE:NONE