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Welcome to Music 1104 "The Internet Version."

Music 1104, Introduction to American Music, is a three semester hour course. It can be applied to the General Education requirements for Associate Degrees at the College of DuPage.

Should you take Music 1104?

Native American playing flute If you are interested in learning more about the diverse traditions that helped forge the development of American music and are interested in the resultant modern music that developed from those traditions, Music 1104 is for you.

What is Music 1104 all about?

Topics covered in Introduction to American Music include:

  • The Elements of Music
  • Instruments
  • Traditions of the Americas
  • Musical Offspring of the Rural South
  • Popular Sacred and Secular Music
  • Jazz and its Forerunners
  • American Classical Music

Is there a difference between the classroom and Internet versions of the course?

Not significantly in terms of content and requirements. The textbook and required CD set are the same as are the writing assignments. Attendance at outside concert events is required as in the classroom version of the course. Additional material and musical examples will be provided over the Internet. Homework is sent via email and participation in bulletin board forums is required.

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Will an Internet course work for me?

An Internet course is for the highly motivated, self-directed learner. While you can work at your own pace, you must be vigilant and spend time in a regular recurring fashion to succeed. You must be able to adhere to a schedule and meet all course deadlines. Plan on spending 5-10 hours a week to successfully complete Music Appreciation. Remember…he who tries to cram and learn will ultimately crash and burn!

If you have never taken an Internet course before, visit the Getting Started area at COD Online website and take the Self-assessment Survey to help determine whether this kind of course delivery system appeals to you.


Find your answers in the course FAQ.

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