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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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MUS 201 - History and Literature of Music I

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Music history and literature from the ancient Greeks through the Baroque. Includes emphasis on specific works and composers as representative of the evolution of Western music.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 125  or concurrent enrollment.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM and G; Meets - CTE - A&H and G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss and date the historical development of Western music.
  2. Distinguish styles of various periods of music and their composers.
  3. Discuss important literature (music and theories) of Western music.
  4. Discuss and date composers and the work that they wrote.
  5. Relate historical events and milieu with the music created.
  6. Identify and date specific musical works by their sound and significant characteristics.

  1. Analysis of Important Large and Small Musical Works
  2. Research and Readings in the History of Music
  3. Listening and Analysis of Works by Important Composers from Each Period
  4. Aesthetics of Composers and Periods
  5. Musical Theories of Periods
  6. Genres and Forms of Each Era
  7. Social and Political Milieu
  8. Cultural Centers and Dissemination of Ideas
  9. Dates and Chronologies of Composers and Their Works

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