HIST 2051 - Music History Survey I
This course examines the music and aesthetics of Western art music from Antiquity through the Baroque era. Major composers and their works are put into historical context. Critical listening, thinking and analytical skills are developed.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Visual & Performing Arts
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 1010 English I, or instructor consent
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 2050 / HIST 2051 Music History Survey I, the student will:
- examine music and aesthetics of Western art music.
- identify major composers, genres, and works associated with stylistic periods studied.
- explore major composers, genres, and works in a historical context.
- summarize the musical aesthetics of each stylistic period studied.
- identify musical excerpts both visually from scores and aurally from recordings or performances.
- distinguish musical works based on personal stylistic traits of individual composers.
PO#2 Summarize musical styles, genres, and major composers from different cultures and historical periods.
Cross-listed: MUSC 2050 Music History Survey
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