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MUSIC-103 - History of Classical Music
History of Classical Music is a survey of Western art music from its origins in Classical Greek culture through the Modern era. Students successfully completing this class will understand the historical processes through which musical styles begin, grow, mature, and decline; will be able to recognize and identify the elements that define specific styles and style periods in the tradition of Western Art Music; will understand and be able to use the terminology associated with each style period; and will be familiar with the contributions of important individuals active in specific styles and style periods. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms. GENERAL EDUCATION
Academic Level:
Music, Gen Ed Fine & Performing Arts, General Education Elective, General Ed Arts and Humanities
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Define the elements of music. 2. Describe how the elements of music work together. (GE3, GE6) 3. Identify the major time periods in music history. (GE3) 4. Identify the major genres of classical music. (GE3) 5. Identify significant composers and performers. (GE3) 6. Describe how musical elements are used in different genres of music. (GE3) 7. Describe the cultural significance of specific genres and selected pieces of music. (GE8) 8. Critique musical performances using vocabulary learned throughout the course. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5)ic. (GE 2, PG 3)
History of Classical Music
Course: MUSIC-103 - History of Classical Music