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Course Descriptions

MUS 201 - History of Music I

3 Credits

Music from antiquity through 1750, covering Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque style periods; essential score reading and listening to records outside of class.

Prerequisites: Completion of a music theory course or music appreciation, and elementary skill in music reading or permission of the instructor.

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-WC - Western Civilization (SWCV)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Listen to and discuss musical examples from Antiquity to the Baroque Period.
2. Analyze musical examples for form and content from Antiquity to the Baroque Period.
3. Identify musical works by composers from Antiquity to the Baroque Period.
4. Discuss the historical context for the major developments in Western music.
5. Analyze for the four musical textures in Western music from Antiquity to the Baroque Period.
6. Discuss the change in Western tuning systems from Pythagorean to equal temperament.
7. Discuss the role of technology in the development of music halls and instruments.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
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