This course will provide students with knowledge of music from Baroque time (1600’s) through the present. There will be focus on diverse styles including: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, blues, Motown, pop, rock, hip-hop and multi-cultural influences. Students will also develop an understanding of how culture, heritage, history, civilization, and current issues are recorded and reflected in music. Activities include, listening to music on a daily basis, class discussions, as well as reading and individual research on specified topics. Students will use the music computer lab to enhance study in this course. No experience in choral or instrumental music is necessary. Students do not need to know how to read music.