A textbook is required for all students taking MUS 111, 112, and 113. Be sure to buy the eleventh edition
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Music 112 and 112H, Music of Our Time, is a survey of classical music from the late Romantic period to the present, or the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with introductions to recent forms like jazz, as well. This class will help students understand the fundamental elements of music, understand musical periods and change, and be introduced to the composers who stretched the limits of musical expression.
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"Musical meaning is vague, mutable, and, in the end, deeply personal. Still, even if history can never tell us exactly what music means, music can tell us something about history" (Ross, The Rest is Noise , xvii). Music not only entertains but inspires and educates as well, which makes it a political and social tool. Since music reflects influences of both time and place, understanding music helps understand people. Studying music shapes your experience as a learner and tastes as a listener