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MUSIC

This course is designed for non-music majors and requires no previous musical experience. It is a survey course that incorporates several modes of instruction including lecture, guided listening, and similar experiences involving music. The course will cover a minimum of four (4) stylistic periods, provide a multi-cultural perspective, and include both vocal and instrumental genres. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of music fundamentals, the aesthetic/stylistic characteristics of historical periods, and an aural perception of style and structure in music.

Required Textbook
The Enjoyment of Music-Machlis, Forney-11th Shorter Edition, 2011
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc
The Norton Recordings – Four CD’s To Accompany The Enjoyment of Music

Evaluation And Assessment
Eight written exams (campus courses)
Mid-term and Final Exam (on-line courses)
Four Assignments

Assignment One – Viewing an on-line instructional video

Assignment Two – Listing the Elements of Music and Western Musical Instruments

Assignment Three – Composer Essay (selected composers from the Baroque and Classical Eras)

Assignment Four – Composer Essay (selected composers from the Romantic, Twentieth Century and Twenty-first Century Eras)
Ten on-line quizzes

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George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma)
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway   P.O. Box 2530   Selma, Alabama 36702-2530  
Phone: 334-876-9227   Email: info@wccs.edu
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George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Wallace Community College Selma.

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