HUMANITIES

HUMANITIES

HUMANITIES 100: Music Appreciation (HUM 100, 1 Credit)
Promotes acquisition of informed listening skills to promote the development of curiosity about, an enthusiasm for, and the enjoyment of, many types of music. Provides an approach to perceptive listening and an introduction to musical elements, forms, and style periods. Discussion of composers’ lives, individual styles and representative works stimulate curiosity and enthusiasm. Covers time period from the Renaissance to the present. Relates the music of an era to historical events and to the art and literature of the period discussed.

HUMANITIES 120: Culture and Cuisines (HUM 120, 1 Credit)
Explores culture through exploring cuisine. Examines the geographical and historical factors that combine to create a culture and its cuisine and investigates the social and religious symbolism of food and sharing food. Analyzes a range of cultures and cuisines, ancient and modern, to show how they reflect and reveal the variety of human experience.

HUMANITIES 157: Introduction to Music History (HUM 157, 3 Credits) 
Explores musical styles, socio-cultural backgrounds, and works of pioneering composers from the Middle Ages to the present-day using basics of music, listening, research, and analysis of classical and popular European and American music. Emphasizes the development of aural skills and an appreciation of the creative process and artistic expression.