MUS100 – Intro to Music Theory ICredits: 3
Credits: 3 Introduces the basics of music theory. Course designed to help the beginning music student, or those students with limited background in music theory, study the basic elements of music. Topics include notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, beginning level melodic and rhythm dictation, ear-training and sight singing skills.
Course Sessions and Academic Dates
- Summer – Summer Semester (10-week) – Classes Begin – 06/01/2021
- Summer – Summer Semester (10-week) – Last Day to Add – 06/02/2021
- Summer – Summer Semester (10-week) – Last Day to Drop – 06/11/2021
- Summer – Summer Semester (10-week) – Last Day to Withdraw – 07/26/2021
- Summer – Summer Semester (10-week) – Last Day of Class – 08/07/2021
- Fall – Full Semester (15-week) – Classes Begin – 08/31/2020
- Fall – Full Semester (15-week) – Last Day to Add – 09/02/2020
- Fall – Full Semester (15-week) – Last Day to Drop – 09/15/2020
- Fall – Full Semester (15-week) – Last Day to Withdraw – 11/23/2020
- Fall – Full Semester (15-week) – Last Day of Class – 12/12/2020
Important NOTES pertaining to this courseIt is important that you view ALL notes pertaining to your course.
MUS100 introduces you to the language of music with the goal of achieving basic musical literacy. The course covers introductory-level music theory and ear-training, including clef reading, pitch and rhythmic notation, intervals, scales, key signatures, harmony, ear training and sight singing. The final project is to compose a simple blues, folk or popular song.
Though it is not required to have previous experience with music, it will be helpful for students to have participated in music in some capacity. Examples might be participating in a musical ensemble like choir, band, or orchestra, or to have at least some limited experience playing an instrument like the piano or guitar. Students who complete this course will be prepared to take college-level Music Theory I.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dr. Beth Davies, Department Chair Liberal Studies
Please view Notes from the Department Chair and Field Trip/Field Work to see if there are additional requirements for this course.
This online course has the same prerequisite requirements as the on-campus course. Please check your home college catalog or schedule for specific prerequisite information.