This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Music Appreciation (common course-id MUS 100), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
General Course Description: MUS 100
A survey of art music in western civilization. Topics studied include but are not limited to elements of music, basic musical forms, music periods, styles, and the role of music and musicians in the western world.
Suitable for both music majors and non-majors, this course satisfies a general education requirement in most lower-division curricula, and is commonly transferable in a baccalaureate program.
Minimum units: 3.0
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements of music by:
- using appropriate terminology
- identifying musical instruments and ensembles
- analyzing and evaluating musical performances
- discussing music in its historic context.
- written (essay) assignments.