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MUS 101-102: Basic Musicianship I-II (3 cr.) — Provides exercises leading to knowledge and skill in the rudiments of music. Includes rhythmic notation as well as scales, keys, and intervals along with exercises in sight reading and ear training. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MUS 121-122: Music Appreciation I-II (3 cr.) — Increases the variety and depth of the student’s interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student’s awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week. Need not be taken in sequence.

MUS 225: The History of Jazz (3 cr.) — Studies the underlying elements of jazz, concentrating on its cultural and historical development from earliest stages to the present. No previous knowledge of music is required. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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