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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GRMUS H603 — Explorations in Music History I

2 credits
Fall, Spring

An examination of a small number of representative compositions from the Middle Ages through the Baroque era, selected by the instructor to guide students toward an understanding of Western music history. Each work, or group of works, will be investigated as a reflection of a time, place, style, composer, genre, and form or design, and its connection with life and the other arts and sciences of its time and place will be emphasized. The function of a work within its society, as well as its medium, its audiences through the ages, and its reception history, will be discussed. An overall sense of the chronology of music history will be covered, showing changes and constants throughout the centuries. This course will emphasize the use of source materials, research techniques, including the development of a bibliography, issues of academic integrity, critical thinking, and basic writing techniques.