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MUSC 220 Music Appreciation

A general introductory course designed to enhance listening enjoyment and ability. Exploring both the western musical tradition and world music. Emphasis on the elements of music, and includes in-class demonstrations and attendance at outside musical events. No previous musical study required.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 10, 2010 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Can identify and appreciate major art music forms in western music.
  • Can identify components of music at a basic level.
  • Has familiarity with a variety of world music forms.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.