Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Literature and Humanities » GELH2004 / GELH015 – Visual and Performing Arts – Music
Suggested Year of Study:2-4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FED
Medium of Instruction:English supplemented with Chinese

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

This course aims to encourage students to explore an extensive array of music genres throughout the history of Western and non-Western cultures and nurture a positive attitude and appreciation toward music. The students will learn to comprehend the elements of music (i.e., pitch, melody, rhythm, harmony, and form) and commonly used terminologies illustrated in major compositions. The students will travel through different periods (i.e., from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era) and listen to distinguished musical features associated with major composers and their popular works. Finally, the students will connect this knowledge to the present context that music has become prevalent in our daily lives (i.e., music in movies or public places). The proportion of Western music is approximately 70%, whereas that of non-Western music (i.e., Chinese or other Asian cultures) is 30%.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

1. ILO-1 Students will be able to describe the music genres throughout the history of Western and non-Western cultures and nurture a positive attitude and appreciation toward music that constitute the discipline of music.

2. ILO-2 Students will be able to identify and comprehend the elements of music (i.e., pitch, melody, rhythm, harmony, and form) and commonly used terminologies illustrated in major compositions.

3. ILO-3 Students will be able to articulate how music impacts life and society.

4. ILO-4 Students will be able to critically read and evaluate music information from books, the popular press, journals, and other sources.

5. ILO-5 Students will be able to describe how music is a part of everyday life with examples.