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Music Appreciation & History

Music 111 Music Appreciation I
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
A general course designed to develop an understanding of the literature of Western art music heard in concert, motion pictures, radio and television. Emphasis is given to techniques of perceptive listening.

Music 121 Music History and Literature I ‡
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 201.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Designed for Music Majors, but open to the general student. Traces the evolution of music as reflection of the changing culture in the Western world from ancient Greece through the mid 18th century. Covers the changes in the style and techniques of music composition from Gregorian chant through the development of polyphony in the Middle Ages, the sacred and secular music of the Renaissance, and the vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque.

Music 122 Music History and Literature II ‡
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 201.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Designed for music majors, but open to the general student. Traces the evolution of music as reflection of the changing culture in the Western world from the middle of the 18th century to the present. Covers the changes in the style and techniques of music composition from the vocal and instrumental music of the pre-classic era, through the development of the sonata idea in the Classic era, the concept of the inter-relationship of the arts of the Romantic era, to the multi-faceted musical culture of the twentieth century.

Music 136 Music in American Culture ‡
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
A comparative and integrative study of the multi-cultural music styles of the United States. It includes the music of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and Asian Americans, tracing the development of that music from its historical roots, to its influence on contemporary American music.

Music 141 Jazz Appreciation
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
A study of the elements of jazz as well as tracing the development and evolution of styles and structure. Listening skills will be developed to recognize the many differences in individual solo as well as jazz ensemble interpretations. A discussion of composing and arranging music in a jazz style will be incorporated.

Music 152 Current Musical Events
1 unit; CSU RPT3
Prerequisite: None.
Lab/performance, 2 hours.
This course enriches the students musical experiences through the presentation of live performances in a variety of concerts and recitals. The events offered include concerts by the various departmental musical organizations, student soloists, faculty recitals and guest artists.

This is a list of all available courses. Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the Class Schedule for course availability.

All students who are enrolling in a theory class (200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213) for the first time at LAVC should make sure they enroll in the proper level of the course. Most students should enroll at an introductory level: theory (200), piano (321), current musical events (152). Those with extensive prior study may take a placement examination to qualify them for higher levels of theory, of piano, and the performance workshop (250). This examination will be given the 1st meeting of class.

The lists of required and recommended classes for the Music Major and the Commercial Music Major are also available in either the Counseling office or the Music Department. Additional repeatability for the Music classes listed below is permitted for matriculated Music major students; see department chair or course instructor: Music 190, 250, 261, 321, 322, 323, 324, 414, 453, 501, 531, 563, 604, 614, 624, 654, 701, 711, 721, 731, 751, 771, 775, and 781.

All courses which meet the Major Requirements of the educational programs listed in this catalog may be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree. All transfer courses may also be applied to the Associate Degree.

  • UC - This course is acceptable for unit credit at all branches of the University of California.
  • CSU - This course is acceptable for credit at all branches of the California State Universities and Colleges.
  • NDA - Non Degree Applicable. Some courses which are offered for college credit, but which cannot be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree are designated by the code NDA, Non Degree Applicable.
  • RPT-The repetitive nature of a course is designated by the abbreviation RPT. The symbol RPT indicates the number of times a course may be repeated for credit. Example: Spanish 8, Conversational Spanish 2 units; RPT3. This course may be taken for four semesters at two units per semester.
  • ‡ - Courses not offered every semester are indicated by the symbol ‡. Students are advised to pay careful attention to the class schedule for current enrollment information.
  • Certain courses have some class sections which are designated as Transfer Alliance Program (formerly Honors). These classes are designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer Alliance classes are indicated in this section by the symbol which appears at the end of the course title line of information.
  • Several courses will show a California Articulation Number (CAN) in parentheses after the course title information. The CAN number is a common reference number used for courses statewide to identify course content.
Prerequisites are also indicated. Students may not receive credit for a course for which they have not met the prerequisites. Since agreements concerning transferability and equivalencies may change, students are advised to check with a counselor for exact information and to seek assistance from the appropriate department chairperson when making extended plans.
 
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