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MUS 108 MUSIC HISTORY

MUS 108 Music History

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MUS 108 Music History

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course introduces and acquaints the student with the historical aspects of western classical music, including outstanding composers, and the various periods. Throughout the course the student is introduced to virtually every type, style and history of classical music in an attempt to develop music discrimination, taste, appreciation and historical perspective.

General Education Goals: MUS 108 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Humanistic Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and engage in the creative process in music;
  2. list and describe important musical components and styles from the Baroque period to the present; and
  3. discuss the flow of musical history, especially the position of most major composers within the continuum, and the influences each had upon their colleagues and upon succeeding generations of composers.