150 – INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC (1-3 cr.) – Introductory music course designed to enhance the knowledge of music and the art of analytical, perceptive, and critical listening. Demonstrates the diversity that exists in music by presenting it withinthe context of the world. Explores sources, mediums, and characteristics of musicalsound, basic elements of music, forms, styles, composers, historical periods, andcultural traditions. May include an experiential element.
153 – INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ IMPROVISATION (3 cr.) – Focuses on developing an understanding of and appreciation for jazz improvisation as well aspromoting applied skills in jazz improvisation. Touches on the history of jazz, therelationship between melody, harmony, and rhythm, and some basic music theory,including chords and scales in the context of improvisation. No previous experience required.
160 – INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY (1-3 cr.) – Develops a workingknowledge of the basics of music theory through both a theoretical and practicalapproach. The subject matter explores theoretical and aural skills. The study oftheoretical skills encompasses melodic and harmonic analysis, including the musicfundamentals of scales, intervals, chords, chord progressions, and rhythms. Thestudy of aural skills will develop the areas of sight-singing and ear training.
198 – SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 cr.) – Introductory topics in fine arts. Specific topicannounced in schedule of classes or may be taken with permission as an individualproject under supervision.
298 – SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 cr.) – Intermediate topics in fine arts. Specific topicannounced in schedule of classes or may be taken with permission as an individualproject under supervision.
398 – SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 cr.) – Advanced intermediate topics in fine arts.Specific topic announced in schedule of classes or may be taken with permission asan individual project under supervision.
498 – SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 cr.) – Advanced topics in fine arts. Specific topicannounced in schedule of classes or may be taken with permission as an individualproject under supervision.

If you are interested in any of the above classes, contact Cynthia Caporella, Ph.D., Director of Liturgical Music and Musical Arts, at (216) 397-4721 or ccaporella@jcu.edu.