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1000 Level Course

1308. [MUSI 1306, 1307, 1308] Music in Western Civilization (3). Introductory course for non-music majors in the history of music and its role in western civilization from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century and beyond. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

2000 Level Courses

2301. Music as Cultural History I (3). Prerequisite: MUSI 1300. Survey of music history, culture and style from 1750 to 1880. Part I of MUHL 2301, 2302, 2303 sequence.

2304. History of Jazz (3). Historical and analytical survey of jazz from its beginning through “Rock” its form, style, literature, and influence on twentieth century music. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

2308. Musics of Latin America (3). Traditions, styles, and history of Latin American musics: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Perú, Venezuela. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

2310. History of Rock and Roll (3). Focuses on hearing, understanding, and contextualizing Anglo-American rock and roll, a popular idiom rooted in the music of African Americans and rural whites. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

3000 Level Course

3302. Music as Cultural History II (3). Prerequisites: MUSI 1300, MUHL 2301. Survey of music history, culture and style from antiquity to 1750. Part II of MUHL 2301, 3302, 3303 sequence. (Writing Intensive)

3303. Music as Cultural History III (3). Prerequisites: MUSI 1300, MUHL 2301, and 3302. Survey of music history, culture and style from 1880-present. Part III of MUHL 2301, 3302, 3303 sequence. (Writing Intensive)

4000 Level Course

4300. Special Topics in Music History and Literature (3). Prerequisites: MUHL 2301 and 2302. Topics may cover any historical period of music, music literature, or composers. May be repeated under a different topic.

4330. Music in the United States (3). Explores the interactions of American music and cultural history since first Colonial contact, with particular emphasis on vernacular traditions that have historically been unique to the North American experience.

4338. Music, Folklore, and Traditional Culture in Irish History (3). An intensive topics-oriented survey of the styles, practices, and cultures of music and oral tradition in Ireland since St. Patrick.

5000 Level Courses

5300. Graduate Music History Survey (3). Repertoire, context, and composers. Prerequisite to graduate music history unless waived by placement examination or by consent of Musicology Division. Not intended to fulfill major or minor graduate degree requirements.

5306. Pedagogy of Music History (3). Prepares graduate-level music students for the experience of teaching a college-level course in musicology or music history.

5311. Symphonic Literature (3). Studies in the development of orchestral music from the Classic Period to the present.

5312. Chamber Music Literature (3). Studies in the development of chamber music from the Classic Period to the present.

5313. Great Composer Seminar (3). Critical examination of the works of a single composer, e.g., Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, or Stravinsky. A different composer will be studied each time the course is offered. May be repeated for credit.

5320. Topics in Music History (3). Topics include specific styles, ethnomusicology, vernacular musics, graduate history review, advanced research projects, and others as needed. May be repeated for credit on different topic; 12 maximum credit hrs.

5321. Constructs in Ethnomusicology (3). Detailed examination of topics in ethnomusicology (the study of musical behavior in its original contexts) and its history, philosophies, methods and areas of study.

5322. Early Music Performance Practice (3). Study of the use of period instruments, original sources, and musical techniques contemporary to medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque musics.

5330. Music in the United States (3). A study of twentieth century American music together with its historical and cultural background.

5331. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Medieval (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5332. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Renaissance (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5333. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Baroque (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5334. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Classic Period (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5335. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Romantic Period (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5336. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: Twentieth Century (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5337. Seminar in the History and Literature of Music: World Music (3). May be repeated with consent of instructor.

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).Back to Top