At the end of the course students will have the knowledge and understanding of the essential historical lines of 20th-century music. They will then be able to identify the most appropriate texts to deepen the specific research fields of their study paths with judgment autonomy. They will have acquired the necessary knowledge to apply for critical listening of music as an artistic expression and form of knowledge and expression of thought. Without requiring analytical and technical skills in music, however, it is necessary to acquire sufficient communication skills to describe the experience of listening to music with correct terminology. Students will also acquire the learning skills needed to understand piece of music in order to identify their particular traits and traditions.