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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI124
COURSE TITLE:Music History I
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): F1 901 MUS 905
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The historical development of Western music, including various musical styles and periods and the contributions of key composers, conductors, and performers in shaping the Western musical tradition.  Emphasizes concepts, structure, musical idioms, and aesthetics.
PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL101.
NOTES:

COURSE OBJECTIVES / STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To enable the student to understand the outline of Western musical history from ancient Mesopotamian and Greek music up to the time of Bach.  The life and works of important composers will be considered in the context of their times.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Ancient Mesopotamian and Greek Music
Music of the Middle ages
The Renaissance
The Early and Late Baroque Periods


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Stolba, K. Marie.  The Development of Western music: A History. 3rd Ed.  New York: McGraw Hill, 1998.


EVALUATION:
Three Exams (each worth 15% of the final grade)
One Research Paper (topic to be approved by instructor-worth 30% of the final grade)
One Final Exam (worth 25% of the final grade)
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REVISION:
Fall 2010

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