Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin
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UC 242 - Topics of Science of Music

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Students will develop an understanding of the nature of science through the study of selected scientific concepts, processes and skills as they apply to musical elements. The impact of musical acoustics and its impact on general society will also be explored and explained. This course serves as an introduction to the science of music, connecting physical, neurological and social sciences with elements of music. Through exploration of acoustics (i.e. waves, frequency, amplitude of sound), electronics (i.e. amplifier, microphone, speakers), perception (i.e. hearing function and processing), and architecture (i.e. performance halls and adapted spaces), the student will explore environmental realities in which they live and work. This course meets a GenEd non-lab requirement for Natural Science. Prerequisite(s): Basic musical knowledge and an understanding of college entry-level mathematics. (Cannot be taken if UC-243 is taken.)



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