Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Music in our Lives
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



GNED 1077 Music in our Lives (ODE)
and GED 9252 The Role Of Music In Our Lives

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

This course examines the importance and the fundamentals of music through its individual and global connections. The study of the historical and socio-cultural development of popular music creates a context for an exploration of current issues in the world of music.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Apply the basic elements of music.
2. Connect musical knowledge and expressive skills as a reflection of fundamental human experience.
3. Respond critically to diverse perspectives.
4. Analyze the impact of emerging technologies in music.
5. Investigate the development of popular music within the socio-political and cultural context of the western world.

Course Content:

- Elements of music
- Individual and global functions of music
- Critical listening skills
- Origins and historical development of popular music
- Technology and music
- Current issues in music


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Assignments 75%
Tests 25%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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