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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Music for the Listener

MUS M-174 / 3 Cr. (Lecture or Online Class)

Course DescriptionM174 Music for the Listener builds an understanding of music from 600 A.D. through the 21st century. Classical, jazz, popular, movie, and world music are studied. The purpose of the course is to develop the ability to listen to music, instead of just to hear music. Requirements include attendance at two live concert performances, weekly discussions, weekly homework quizzes, and three exams. Attendance is required for all lecture classes. Offered in both lecture and online formats [16-week standard and 12-week non-standard schedules].

Textbooks

MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, SIXTH EDITION (HOFFER/BAILEY), CENGAGE PUBLISHING, COPYRIGHT 2016, ISBN: 9781305774919

Software

MINDTAP AND CN POST

Goals

Music for the Listener covers the development of music from the Middle Ages to the present. It includes many types of music including classical, jazz, movie music, popular, and world music. The course also provides a basic understanding of the language and literature of music in various cultural and historical contexts through active listening.

            1. Basic information about music is provided to help you become familiar with music as an art form. Information about style periods, forms, vocabulary and other aspects of music are a part of this understanding.

            2. Careful listening is emphasized because it is so important in developing the ability to perceive music intelligently and sensitively. Listening guides in your text and in the MindTap Active Listening Guides (including self-help quizzes) will greatly help you follow and understand what you have listened to. Each exam will include listening questions.

            3. A combination of basic information and perceptive listening will enable you to understand music better and encourage the development of a greater familiarity with all types of music.

Outcomes

Outcomes

1. Ability to recognize significant musical works of classical and popular music including composers and performers.

2. Competency in discerning musical quality in performance.

3. Participation in music as casual music observer or performer.

4. Attendance at live concert musical performances.

Topics
NATURE OF MUSIC, EARLY MUSIC AND THE BAROQUE, CLASSICAL MUSIC, ROMANTIC MUSIC, TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC AND THE MOVIES, JAZZ, POPULAR, AND WORLD MUSIC