Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » EDUC2057 / EDPA213 – Visual and Performing Arts – Music
Suggested Year of Study:2 to 4theme-4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:2
Offering unit:FED



Course Description

The music course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of music to all UM students so as to encourage them to experience and enjoy music in their lives. This introductory course of music covers scopes of both Western and Oriental music which include their historical development/styles, musicians and their composition/performance. Traditional academics focus mainly on Western music. However, in this era, world music is gaining more attention than before as the concept of globalization is getting its role. Therefore, this course covers. one-third of contents in Oriental music. The general education of music helps students to appreciate and enjoy music listening with comprehension. As the result, students’ attitude and experience toward arts enhanced and elevated.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of both Western and Oriental music;
  2. Have an overview of the development and styles of Western and Oriental music;
  3. Appreciate different composers’ masterpieces with the background knowledge learned;
  4. Further cultivate their faculties of imagination and musical intelligence.