Music: General Education (MUSI)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
MUSI 1100 Introduction to Music: 3 semester hours.
A listening-oriented course with Western art music as its principal focus. Designed for the general student. No music reading ability/performance skills are assumed. Credit cannot be granted in both MUSI 1100 and MUSI 1108. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su
MUSI 1105 Survey of Rock Music: 3 semester hours.
This course presents a study of rock and related popular music, including its structural elements (rhythm, pitch, chords, lyrics, etc.), historical roots, cultural significance, primary styles, production, dissemination, etc., and aims to focus on contextual musical identities and the shaping of individual and group musical experiences. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. R1
MUSI 1106 American Music: 3 semester hours.
A listening-oriented course for general students focusing on American folk, popular and art music styles. No music reading/performance skills assumed. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su
MUSI 1108 The World of Music: 4 semester hours.
A survey of world music, including styles of a variety of cultures, with a focus on Western art music. Music reading ability required. Credit cannot be granted in both MUSI 1100 and MUSI 1108. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education requirements. F
MUSI 1109 Survey of Jazz: 3 semester hours.
Historical survey of jazz music, jazz-related musical idioms, and leading jazz performers. Through listening, reading and writing about the music, students will have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for jazz, for the musicians who created it, and for the music's cultural value. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D