Fall 2013 Courses
Music 101 Listening to Music
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Abbotsford, Room A269
CRN 90964 AB1
Instructor: Niki Taylor
This course introduces students to the perceptive and analytical skills required for listening to and describing music. It is intended for students wishing to pursue further music education from an established music, music education, or arts program. The course presents a series of sequential listening skills and their accompanying descriptive vocabulary. Rather than focusing on a specific set of repertoire, this course studies the musical concepts common to a variety of repertoires. Repertoire for the course will complement live performances being presented in the local area.
Official Course Outline
Interdisciplinary Studies in Music
The music curriculum at UFV addresses music as a social and artistic practice; no prior knowledge, special skills, or aptitudes are required. Our courses explore musical traditions and cultures from a range of historical, theoretical, and global perspectives. The courses are designed for students and teachers with broad interests in music, literature, history, media studies, psychology, and the visual arts.
Students investigate such topics as the history of musical theatre; the impact of globalization on local and regional musical cultures; the role of literature in music history; the functions of music in everyday life; the psychology of music and the development of music perception; the interplay between classical and popular music, and between Western and non-Western traditions; and the impact of the music industry and new media on the types of music that become most popular. Our music courses will be useful to students who plan to teach music, those who want to do honours or graduate work in this area, and any student who wants to better understand the complexities of musical experience and practice in a wider perspective.
MUSC 100 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 101 Listening to Music
MUSC 150 Introduction to Music History - Music of the Twentieth Century
MUSC 202 Music and Society II
Interdisciplinary Music Courses
VA 171 New Media I
MACS/MUSC 201 Music and Society I
PSYC 200R Introduction to the Psychology of Music
MUSC 203/ENGL 293 Literature in Music History
MUSC 204/ENGL 294 Opera and Literature
THEA/MUSC 306 History of Musical Theatre
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