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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Participating students will demonstrate a broader and more informed awareness of diversity in music.
  • The successful student will create a "playlist," either orally or in writing, of 5-10 or more favorite artists or musical compositions, briefly explaining the rationale for each choice.
  • Participating students will demonstrate increased listening sensitivity and auditory acuity through exposure to music.
  • The successful student will demonstrate listening acuity and/or memory recall while revisiting a popular song from his or her past.


Intended for the disabled student to acquire appreciation of composers and their work. Emphasis on identification and recall of auditory input.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. name specific well-known composers and identify their music.
B. articulate critical response to composers and their work.
C. describe social and historical context in which composers worked.

Course Content

This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Biographical information on important composers and overview of the times in which they lived
B. Listening techniques
C. Elements of musical pieces
D. Selected listening from master pieces of music
E. Cognitive strategies to improve listening and memory skills

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom, television, video player, cassette, CD player.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Progress on Student Educational Contract
B. Instructor observation
C. Participation

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Selected musical pieces, score sheets and other reference materials as assigned by instructor.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.



Specialized Instruction (Disabled Students Programs and Services)-Vocational: Noncredit