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MUS 2117 Survey of Musical Styles I

The historical styles of Western music in chronological sequence through analysis of various musical compositions and musical forms from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Music
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MUS 1112 AND ENG 1201 AND Approval of Department 


  • Demonstrate knowledge of composers and compositional styles from the Middle Ages through the Classical period.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with acoustical components of pitch, dynamics, duration and timbre.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with standard elements of music including rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color, texture and simple forms.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze, through listening and score study, representative musical compositions from years 800 through 1800.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3