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This course is specifically designed for students who need to improve their listening comprehension skills, and to give non-native English speakers American cultural and historical information in context as related to music. It will include instruction on listening for details and for main ideas in the songs, understanding implied and inferred underlying meaning in songs, and recognizing contracted and reduced speech forms in native speakers. The content and emphasis for this class is cultural, historical and academic. The goals for English language learners are to improve their note-taking and listening comprehension skills, to better their research and reporting abilities through biography and song presentations, and to gain a more complete knowledge of American music history and the accompanying cultures through intensive study.

IMPORTANT: Students must have an advanced-level English language level to take this course. Students will be required to take an English language proficiency exam before the course begins. This exam is required and is no additional cost. For exam details, click on the course information below. For questions, please contact

Course Number: COMM-40016
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)