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Undergraduate Courses

The music history area currently offers three undergraduate music history courses (required for music majors), one at the lower level, and two at the upper level. 

 

MU 2303.  Survey of Music Literature:  This course is an introduction to western European art music from the Medieval period into the twenty-first century.  Students become familiar with representative works, composers, genres, forms and styles, and develop a musical vocabulary that enables them to discuss and analyze the music to which they listen and will perform.  This course further provides students with historical, political, cultural and musical contexts that supports them as they apply theoretical concepts and applied techniques to their own music.

 

MU 3315. History and Analysis of Music I: This course is a comprehensive musicianship approach to the study of music from ancient times through the Baroque period involving the discussion of history, aesthetics, performance practice, and conceptual approaches specific to distinctive periods and regions. Prerequisites:  MU 2313 and 1213 or consent of instructor. (MC) (WI). 

 

MU 3316. History and Analysis of Music II: This course is a comprehensive musicianship approach to the study of music from the Classic period into the 21st century involving the discussion of history, aesthetics, form, orchestration, performance practice, and conceptual approaches specific to distinctive musical works. Prerequisites:  MU 2313, 1213, and 3315 or consent of instructor. (MC) (WI).