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Music Scholarships

Online Classes

The Division of Performing Arts offers the following online classes every semester:

  • Each course is worth three credits.
  • Each course applies to General Education requirements in the Humanities and Fine Arts category.
  • MUSC 108 and THEA 115 also fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement.

Music Appreciation (MUSC 100)

Have you ever wondered how music evolved from Beethoven to contemporary music? Do you think about how elements come together to make a great piece of music? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, or if you are just interested in learning about various eras of music, this class is for you. Non-music majors are welcome and encouraged to enroll in this class.

Music Appreciation
MUSC 100 | 3 credits | Summer (5812)
Instructor: Sarah Prigge

This class fulfills General Education and Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

Roots of American Popular Music (MUSC 108)

Love rock and roll? Want to get college credit for learning about rock and roll? Then Roots of American Popular Music is for you!

Roots of American Popular Music follows the development of rock and pop music in the United States from its folk roots in Europe and Africa. The class examines rock based music as the voice of contemporary society influencing and reflecting social and political changes in the United States.

Students work at their own pace, reading and listening to music covering artists such as:

Bob Dylan | The Beatles | The Eagles | James Brown | Bruce Springsteen | Divo | Elvis - Costello and Presley
Buddy Holly | Metallica | Nirvana | REM | Ani Difranco | Nine Inch Nails | Green Day | Carl Perkins | Bob Marley | Madonna

Roots of American Popular Music
MUSC 108 | 3 credits | Summer (5718)
Instructor: Bill Law

This class fulfills General Education, Humanities and Fine Arts and Cultural Diversity requirements.

World Film (THEA 115)

Like movies? Want to learn about other cultures? Then World Film is the class for you!

Each film in this course reflects many different cultures and explores themes of war, religion, politics, gender, and relationships in addition to reflecting the ideologies of the filmmaker or culture in which the film is set. Students work at their own pace, watching films, participating in online discussions, and completing quizzes and exams that focus on the ideologies and intent behind the making of the films.

World Film
THEA 115 | 3 credits | Summer (5649)
Instructor: Lori Koenig

This class fulfills General Education, Humanities and Fine Arts and Cultural Diversity requirements.