2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MUS 245 - Music of World Cultures

Description: Cultural and historical ethnic music contributions throughout the world. Social, cultural and spiritual factors affecting music. Emphasis on listening skills, style characteristics, properties of sound and elements of music on various instruments.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Development of aural (listening skills)
  2. Properties of sound and elements of music
  3. Classification and methods of producing sound on various instruments
  4. Cultural contributions to music from around the world
  5. Style characteristics of different ethnic cultures
  6. Social, cultural and spiritual value of music in world

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize and classify cultural and ethnic music examples. (1) 
  2. Describe properties of sound. (2)
  3. Identify, compare and contrast use of various instruments to achieve characteristic sounds. (3)
  4. Research and discuss the value of music in world cultures. (4) 
  5. Identify basic patterns of style for specific cultures or historical time periods. (5)
  6. Analyze social, cultural, and spiritual environmental factors influencing the development of music in specific cultures. (6) 

Required Assessment:
  1. Employ thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.