MUS HIST 3800/5800 Music History Survey for Graduates

This course is a comprehensive review of music history intended for graduate students. The course is organized in three large units. The modules within each unit are designed to address the primary concepts of Western music from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century, providing practice in listening techniques and score-reading. We will give an historical perspective to the musical styles and development of music, turn a critical eye on the basis of stylistic generalizations, and consider music’s function in society, its political contexts, and its reality as artifact and performance.

Course details

Units: 
2
Course syllabus: 
View the course syllabus for more details
Prerequisites: 
none

Textbook(s)

Burkholder, J. Peter, et al. A History of Western Music, 9th edn. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014, ISBN 978-0-393-91829-8, available at the University Book Store. 

Supplemental Optional Readings (Anthologies):
Burkholder, J. Peter, and Claude V. Palisca, Norton Anthology of Western Music, 7th edition, Volume 1: Antiquity to Baroque. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014. ISBN 978-0-393-92161-8.
Burkholder, J. Peter, and Claude V. Palisca, Norton Anthology of Western Music, 7th edition, Volume 2: Classic to Romantic. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014. ISBN 978-0-393-92162-5. 
Burkholder, J. Peter, and Claude V. Palisca, Norton Anthology of Western Music, 7th edition, Volume 3: Twentieth Century. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014. ISBN 978-0-393-92163-2. 

PURCHASING TEXTBOOKS
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Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.

Instructor(s)

Melinda Boyd

Enrollment information

Tuition: $253/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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