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MUS 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC AND
This course focuses on the learning to read music notation,
the fundamentals of basic music theory, and the study of
technique and repertoire in one of the two performing
mediums: piano or guitar. Upon completion of this course,
the student should have acquired the ability to read music,
an introductory-level technical facility in piano or guitar,
and a thorough foundation in the fundamental elements of
music theory, including basic aural skills.
Graveline, Corbin, Clemente, Stadtmueller/Three credits
MUS 120 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MUSIC
A conceptual approach to developing the critical faculties
necessary to listen to, and appreciate, music. This course is
designed to teach how to listen to music and how to
respond to it on sensual, aesthetic, and intellectual levels.
The class will study three categories of music: music with
words, program music, and absolute music. All types of
music, such as Western art music, jazz, popular, and non-
Western music, will be given equal consideration and respect.
Clemente, Graveline, Watson/Three credits
MUS 122 HISTORY OF MUSIC I
Following a brief study of the vocabulary and basic materials
of music, this course will cover the historical development
of music in the West from the Middle Ages to the Classical
period. Major composers and their works will be studied and
connections among history, culture, and musical language
will be explored. The course will focus on the enhancement
of active listening skills and musical understanding.
MUS 124 HISTORY OF MUSIC II
The historical development of Western music from the
Romantic period to the late-20th century. Major composers,
their works, and the major musical trends will be studied
and all will be related to cultural history.
MUS 201 MUSIC THEORY I
After a review of the basic concepts of notation, scales,
intervals, and triads, the student will study the various
structural elements of music. Topics covered will include
cadences, non-harmonic tones, harmonic rhythm, melodic
organization and structure, voice-leading in four-part
chorale writing, and transposition.
Clemente, Corbin, Graveline/Three credits
MUS 221 MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE
This course covers the origins of Western music, including
Gregorian chant and medieval secular monody; early
polyphonic music; and sacred and secular music from the
middle of the 15th century to 1600. Dufay, Binchois,
Ockeghem, Obrecht, Josquin, Marenzio, Monteverdi,
Palestrina, and Victoria are among the composers whose
music will be studied.
MUS 223 BACH TO BEETHOVEN
This course forms a survey of the history and literature of
music in the 17th and 18th centuries. Bach, Handel, Haydn,
Mozart, and Beethoven are among the composers to be
* May be taken to fulfill requirement in ART/MUS/THA.