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General Education Courses

If you are looking for an engaging course to apply toward your General Education requirements, SRJC’s Music Department has several transferable courses to offer, no matter your level of expertise in music.

MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation

(3 units) Instructors: Cynthia Weichel, Dr. Jerome Fleg, William Neely (online)

In this survey of music literature in the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present, students will gain an understanding of music as an art form through listening and discussion of choral, orchestral, solo, opera, chamber, and electronic works. Concert attendance is required. Open to all students, but designed for the non-music major. (CSU/UC) Course available at the Santa Rosa campus and online.

MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music

(3 units) Instructor: Dr. Miriam Dvorin-Spross

An introduction to the music of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Middle East with a focus on the interconnectedness and cross-fertilization among cultures. (CSU/UC) Course available at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

MUSC 9 Jazz Appreciation

(3 units) Instructors: Bennett Friedman (Santa Rosa), Peter Estabrook (Petaluma)

Open to all students, required for students who intend to major in Jazz. This lecture survey of jazz focuses on an understanding of its essential musical elements, its evolution, and the cultural contributions of African Americans. Special attention is given to the study of standard jazz forms, stylistic differences, and analysis of live and recorded performances. (CSU/UC) Course available at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

MUSC 6.1 & 6.2 Music History 1 - 2

(3 units) Instructor: Cynthia Weichel

SRJC offers two different courses in Music History spanning two different time periods. Each course covers primarily classical music of the Western civilization through stylistic analysis of scores, listening in and out of class, and appropriate assigned reading. Designed for music majors or others with an interest in the arts and the humanities. (CSU/UC) Santa Rosa Campus only.