SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 7:58:30 AMMUS 6.2 Course Outline as of Spring 1989

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 6.2Title:  MUSIC HISTORY & LIT  
Full Title:  Music History & Literature
Last Reviewed:4/28/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 6B

Catalog Description:
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A history of music in Western civilization from the eighteenth century (1700) to Wagner, through stylistic analysis of scores, listening in and out of class, and appropriate assigned reading.  Designed for music majors or others with an interest in the Arts and the Humanities.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A history of music in Western Civilization from the Baroque (1700) to Wagner.  Designed for music majors & others with an interest in the Arts & the Humanities.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
Inactive:Fall 2009
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981Fall 2009
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981Fall 2009
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Fall 2009

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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A continuation of Music 6.1, the students are expected to:
1.  Become acquainted with the sound of the music and be able to examine
2.  Understand that Music History is a history of musical style, and
   can not be grasped except by first-hand knowledge of the music
3.  Comprehend that musical styles owe their characteristics not simply
   to the inventive genius of the composers, performers, and theorists
   of a given period, but to a variety of extramusical influences:
   wars, political and religious beliefs, philosophical trends, social
   and technological conditions.
4.  Realize that music-making is and always has been inextricably linked
   to the great endeavors of human thought and activity.
5.  Place the music in its larger historical and cultural context.
6.  Recognize performance practices of earlier music as it was
   interpreted and performed, each era makes its own special demands.
7.  Name, relate, and identify important musical terminologies as they
   have significance in each era studied.
8.  Expand their musical experience by reading, discussing, listening,
   and analyzing the various music of each period both in and outside
   of the classroom.
9.  Persue and comprehend patterns of meaning found both in linguistic
   and non-linguistic terms.

Topics and Scope
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It is a 3 semester course.  Second semester will cover material from
cir. 1700 to Wagner.
1.  The mature Baroque: vocal and instrumental music.
2.  The early eighteenth century: Vivaldi, Rameau, J.S. Bach, Handel.
3.  Sources of the Classical style: The Sonata, Symphony, Opera in the
   eighteenth century.
4.  The late eighteenth century: Haydn, Mozart.
5.  Beethoven.
6.  The Romantic period in three parts: vocal music, instrumental music,
   and opera and music drama.

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1.  Outside assigned reading and listening programs of not only this
   music as described above, but also music in current concert use.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
70 - 80%
Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, OUTSIDE LISTENING
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances, LISTENING CHARTS (STYLE)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
2 - 10%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
1 - 5%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC by Grout and Palisca, 4th edition, W. W.
Norton, New York, 1988.

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