Winter 2019 - I took MUSC 15 with Professor Court in Winter 2019. The class itself is extremely interesting, even to those without any musical background. As long as you have at least a sliver of interest in music, you'd likely enjoy this class. At least once a week, there is a musical performance during scheduled lecture time. We watched a crazy variety of musical performances, including Chinese classical, jazz, Chicago footwork, techno, etc. The lectures taught basic music fundamentals that were key to being able to analytically listen to music, such as rhythm, meter, and pitch. It was still basic enough that anybody without a background in music could still understand it. There were 3 pop quizzes during the quarter, but they were only related to the musical performances (basic questions like "what brass instrument was not used in the brass ensemble" or "which of the following was not a genre of klezmer," all of which are easy to answer so long as you attended the performances. The midterm and final were easy. The study guide prepares you well and a majority of the content is based on the lecture slides that taught basic music theory that relates to musical listening.