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Kirsten E. Dusen Sullivan
MUSIC 120
Seattle Campus

Survey of Music

Studies in listening, with emphasis on the changing components of Western art music. Illustrated lectures, laboratory section meetings, and presentations by guest artists.

Class description

Music 120 aims to develop active listening skills for the basic analysis and appreciation of Western art music. It will introduce significant works, genres, and concepts in music history, focusing on aspects of musical style, composer biography, and socio-cultural context of music within the tradition of the Western classical canon.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, weekly small group meetings.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Knowledge of music notation is helpful but NOT assumed.

Class assignments and grading

Listening and written exams, short homework assignments, daily attendance in lecture and sections.

2 midterm exams, final exam, short assignments, class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kirsten E. Dusen Sullivan
Date: 08/28/2012