Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3640

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II

Semester Approved: Fall 2017
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2022
End Semester: Fall 2023

Catalog Description: This is the second semester of a two semester sequence providing music majors with a foundational understanding in the history and development of Western art music. It will cover music throughout history and the relationship of music to the other arts. This course includes the chronological study of music in the Contemporary Period (Twentieth Century) and from Antiquity through the Baroque period. This is the continuation course to MUSC 3630.

Semesters Offered: Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Music Theory II (MUSC 1130) and Expository Composition (ENGL 1010)

Justification: This course is required for all music majors pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Snow College and is a necessary prerequisite for students transferring to another four year program at any of the state's universities. The Horne School of Music at Snow College is an accredited member of The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This course is most like MUSC 3635, Music History I, at the University of Utah


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate that they are able to write clearly and informatively about various music history topics. Students will also demonstrate that they are able to identify aural musical examples by placing them in a specific musical time period. Students will be evaluated by writing assignments and written and aural tests. 


Content:
Course content will include the study of a music history text, musical scores, and audio examples. The course will focus on the major styles, influential composers, and music's role in human culture. This course includes the chronological study of music from the Contemporary Period (Twentieth Century) and Antiquity through the Baroque period.

Key Performance Indicators:
Students in this course will be assessed in the following ways:

Written exams (40-60%)  

Aural exams (10-30%)  

Research papers (20-40%) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Representative Text and/or Supplies:
A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark E. Bonds, Pearson Education, current ed.


Pedagogy Statement:


Maximum Class Size: 40
Optimum Class Size: 20