A survey of music literature with the purpose of furnishing a basis for informed listening to music. The course is designed to give an understanding of the various genres and forms of music, introduce different historical styles or art music, and expose the student to selection from the standard art music literature. There will be some time spent exploring traditional folk music, religious music, jazz, popular music, and music from the Eastern and Western cultures of the world. A large portion of the class will be used to explore traditional classical music. The elements of music will be introduced in order to help the student understand common terminology used while discussing music. There will be a great deal of listening to music in this course along with daily reading from the textbook.