MUSC 1033: Appreciation of Music
Final Essay: Music and Emotion Through Time
Watch the TED Talk, “
Music and Emotion Through Time.”
Write a 3-4 page essay, being sure to
cover both of the guidelines below. Your essay must be typed and double spaced, using New
Times Roman font. Heading material should be single spaced.
Half of your essay (1½-2 pages) should give a summary of the content of the video, as
well as a brief reflection on your opinion/thoughts on the video. Be as detailed as
The second half of your essay (1½-2 pages) gives you an opportunity to express how
your view of music evolved throughout the semester. Please take into consideration
both “Popular Music” (Jazz, Folk, Religious, Popular music styles, etc. from first half the
semester) and “Art Music” (Classical Music from Renaissance through Romantic Eras).
You can also draw on your experiences attending the required concerts throughout the
semester, as well as any concepts or topics we discussed, either in lectures or
assignments that made you view music in different way.
Please use proper paragraph format and academic language. This is an essay, NOT a reflection
assignment from your Blue Books. This grade will take the place of the fourth exam that we
were unable to fit in as planned. If you go beyond the 3-4 page length requirement, that is fine.
Points will be deducted if your essay is shorter than the required length~~~For this or similar assignment papers~~~