Nov 28, 2022
MUS 302 - What to Listen for in Music
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C ; Diversity
Overview of America’s popular music, with roots in the music of immigrant populations. Includes study of history and traditions of cultural groups, and the role of music and artists as advocates for social awareness and progress.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: MUS 3002.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities; Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of basic musical terms and concepts
- Demonstrate knowledge of major artistic movements, composers and performers
- Communicate critical thoughts, opinions, and judgments about the creative work of different composers and performers from medieval times through the present day
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze a piece of music based on repeated listenings over a period of time
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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