Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

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

One way equivalent(s):

GNED 1077 - Music in our Lives (ODE)

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:

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%


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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