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Music Literature: Greek-Baroque
MUSIC LIT 1
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 301 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A one semester course presenting the history and general musical styles of western (European) music from Greek/Roman times through the mid-18th century and the relationship of the music to the political, social, and religious environment in which these musical styles developed. Includes study of the musical genres of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Baroque Periods.
DESCRIPTION: A one semester course presenting the history and general musical styles of western (European) music from Greek/Roman times through the mid-18th century and the relationship of the music to the political, social, and religious environment in which these musical styles developed. Includes study of the musical genres of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Baroque Periods.
TOPICS: Greek/Roman music theory
Middle Ages society
The music of early Christianity
Middle Ages secular music
Late Middle Ages ars nova
Renaissance society and arts patronage
Secular and sacred music of the Renaissance
Reformation and Counter Reformation period
Baroque musical style
OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to provide the student with the basic tools, both musical and extra-musical, to more accurately appreciate, analyze, discuss, and perform any given piece of music reflective of the periods and genres studied. Examples of each musical genre will be studied in detail, both from score and aural recordings, as a model of how to approach other works of the same period and genre.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies depending on the instructor. Generally there will be a series of three or four two-day exams, each consisting of four major components: Short Answer, Multiple Choice, Essay, and Aural Recognition. The final exam is also comprehensive. Attendance is not considered as a grading component.
PREREQUISITES: Humanities 202, English 311, Music 296
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003