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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.

Classical Music Appreciation

MUSC 7 (3 units)
Cynthia Weichel, Santa Rosa Campus Instructor
William Neely, Online Instructor

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)

Introduction to World Music

MUSC 8 (3 units)
Dr. Miriam Dvorin-Spross, Instructor

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 Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

Jazz Appreciation

MUSC 9 (3 units)
Bennett Friedman, Santa Rosa Campus Instructor
Peter Estabrook, Petaluma Campus Instructor

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)

Music History

MUSC 6.1 and 6.2 (3 units)
Cynthia Weichel, Instructor

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.