Introduction to Music and Its Literature
Course Number: MUS 202
Transcript Title: Intro to Music & Its Lit
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: Yes
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:
Prerequisite / Concurrent
WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores
Covers music of the Classic and Romantic eras of music history. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Communicate effectively with musicians and nonmusicians on the historic development of the western music tradition.
- Persuasively convey how the western music tradition represents a diversity of forms of music expression, cultural norms, social-political hierarchy, and religious dogma.
- Educate others about how remarkable individual musical accomplishments have impacted the cultural, religious, artistic, and musical traditions of their time, and still bear influence today.
- Perform and create music employing the period and stylistic characteristics of the classical and romantic era western music traditions.
- Advocate before political, educational, and community member organizations about the intrinsic value and importance of music in education.
Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes
|1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)|
|2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical thinking and Problem-Solving)|
|3. Apply the knowledge, skills and abilities to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program. (Professional Competence)|
|4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)|
|5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)|
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Criteria for grading and evaluating student progress will be distributed at the beginning of the term. Individual instructors will select the assessment methods, that may include:
- Qualitative examinations
- Quantitative examinations
- Aural examinations
- Homework assignments
- Class and group participation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Materials of Form, Development of Musical Themes, and the Sonata Cycle
- The Classical Spirit: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
- From Classicism to Romanticism
- Romanticism in Music
- The Romantic Song
- The piano in the 19th Century
- The Nature of Program Music
- The Romantic Symphony and Concerto
- Choral and Dramatic Music
- Recognize and describe essential musical forms of the period
- Understand and assess the importance of historical developments in the arts of the period
- Understand and assess the major musical developments between the Classic and Romantic style periods
- Apply knowledge of the representative composers lives, historical significance, and style characteristics to analysis and criticism
- Analyze the development of the orchestra and respective instrument improvements
- Gain a respect for the dramatic and choral music from each era represented and assess its place in the development of music
- Development and use musical terminology
Materials will be presented in a lecture/multi media/discussion format. Use of extensive multi media educational methods to enhance lectures. These methods include: CD audio, CD ROM, Laser Disc, DVD, Midi, and computer presentations featuring music software.