Music Appreciation Mus 27A


Music of East Asia Mus 24

May The Music Lives On!

Benedict Lim

Music Department

Pianist, percussionist, and a Composer

Ocean Campus, Art 128

Phone #. 415-452-7248

Course Information

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Course Descriptions

Mus 27A, A survey of Western art music from the Middle Ages to the present, examined within cultural, social, and political contexts. Topics include musical elements, forms, and stylistic features of each historical period, as well as the individual characteristics of its representative composers.

Mus 24, A cross-cultural, comparative survey of both historical and recent developments in the music of China, Japan, and Korea, including the relationship of East Asian music to other aspects of East Asian cultures-philosophy, religion, theater, and dance.

Online Contact Info

With the exception of Sundays, I am typically online. My office hours are MWF 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and TTH 8:00 am to 11:00 am. I shall reply students’ emails and answers bulletin boards within 24-48 hours. I generally prefer to use the inbox within Canvas. However under extreme circumstances for example if Canvas is download, the back up plan is send email to

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Log-in Instructions

Go to the RAM ID Portal and Login.

Username: CCSF ID, examples: W12345678 or @12345678

Your Canvas password is your RAM ID password.

Instructions for new students

Once logged in, Click on the Canvas Tile.

Shortcut: Login directly to Canvas.

Canvas Support Hotline (844) 592-2198 available 24/7.

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