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Graduate Courses

 

 

MU 5352. Foundations of Musicology: This course is an introduction to the concepts, methodologies, and scholarly trends central to the discipline of musicology. It involves reading and critiquing scholarly writings in a broad range of musicological sources (recent studies, history of musicology and its intersection with the fields of philosophy, ethnomusicology, and music theory, among others). Prerequisite: MU 5334 with a grade of "B" or better.

 

MU 5375J.  Introduction to Ethnomusicology: This course is an introduction to the concepts, methodologies, and research trends central to the discipline of ethnomusicology. Prerequisite: MU 5334.

 

MU 5310.  Music Literature of the Baroque: Style characteristics and literature of the music of 1600-1750 with special emphasis on Bach and Handel.

 

MU 5313. Independent Study in Music:  Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.

 

MU 5314.  Survey of Twentieth-Century Music: Emphasis on music of the modern period and its development from music of earlier periods. Numerous examples of vocal and instrumental works in both large and small forms are used to illustrate 20th-century styles and trends.

 

MU 5315.  Music Literature, Middle Ages and Renaissance: Historical, stylistic, and analytical study of western art music from about 450 to 1600.

 

MU 5316. Opera History and Literature: Exploration of the history of opera from its beginning in Florence around 1600 to the present. Course includes in-depth study of operas such as Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Discussion and presentations incorporate the connection between the operas, music and society.

 

MU 5317:  Independent Study in Music: Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.

 

MU 5318.  Song Literature:  This course is an historical survey of the art song, with focus on Western European and American repertories that include Classic period song, German Lieder, the romance and the mélodie, and American art song in the 20th and 21st centuries.  Students will become acquainted with scholarly issues that are germane to these repertories, with emphasis on performance practice, interpretation and style.

 

MU 5320.  Music Literature, Viennese Classical: Style analysis of music literature from 1750 to 1830 with emphasis on Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

 

MU 5340.  Music Literature, Nineteenth-Century Romantic: This course focuses on  influential philosophers, critics, musicians, and musical works of the nineteenth century, in relation to both their distinctive contributions and their position in socio-historical context.

 

MU 5341.  History of Jazz: This course is a chronological survey and historical analysis of the major soloists, ensembles, composers, recordings, and stylistic trends of all major jazz styles.

 

MU 5360.  Music in the United States: A survey of the music and musical development in this country from pre-Columbian times to the present. Folk music, popular music, and jazz will be considered as well as traditional and experimental styles.

 

MU 5367.  History of Music in the Caribbean: This course is a study of the musical panorama of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean; traditional, popular, academic, and transnational genres are discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context; includes coverage of the scope and methods of research in the area of Caribbean music studies.

 

MU 5368.  History of Music in Mexico: This course is a study of the musical panorama of Mexico; Mexica, church, traditional, popular, academic, and transnational genres are discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context; includes coverage of the scope and methods of research in the area of Mexican music studies.

 

MU 5369. History of Music in Latin America: This course is a study of the musical panorama of Latin America; native, church, traditional, popular, academic, and transnational genres are introduced and discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context; includes an introduction to the scope and methods of research in Latin American music studies.