This free and open online course in Music Appreciation was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].
Welcome to this fascinating exploration of music, all of it an important part of human experience and the unending desire to express oneself in creative and imaginative ways. The purpose of this course is to help students further enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings. Part of the course also helps students to advance their listening skills, which leads to a better understand of what music actually contains. For this purpose, the course explores western classical music; American folk, popular and religious music; along with a sampling of music from non-western cultures.
Instructional Delivery: Course content is divided into modules. Each module includes text readings, listening examples, videos, and study/review questions. Thought provoking-discussion board topics, written assignments, Power Point presentations, and group projects are also included in some of the modules. Basically, students will work through one module after another, according to certain deadlines and due dates.
This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.
To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/ .