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MUS. 100 Fundamentals of Music

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Introduction to the notation and fundamental theoretical elements of Western music cultures demonstrated through a variety of styles and periods, from classical to pop. Includes pitch and rhythm concepts, melodic and harmonic structures, and fundamental musicianship. Application of the basic principles of music theory to important musical works of different styles and periods. This course deepens students' appreciation of the broad historical and cultural contexts of music as an aesthetic and creative endeavor.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)
C-ID: MUS 110