SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2024 1:57:30 AMMUS 6.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 6.3Title:  MUSIC HISTORY: 1880-PRES  
Full Title:  Music History: Modern (1880-Present)
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 Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A history of music in Western civilization from 1880 to the present, using stylistic analysis of scores, listening in and out of class, and appropriate assigned reading.  Designed for music majors and others with an interest in the arts and the humanities.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A history of music in Western civilization from 1880 to the present, using stylistic analysis of scores and listening in and out of class.  Designed for music majors and others with an interest in arts and humanities.  
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1993
Inactive:Fall 2009
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1993Fall 2009
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1994Fall 2009
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1993Inactive:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1993Inactive: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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Compare and contrast the stylistic elements of different periods in
   music history.
2.  Explain how musical styles owe their characteristics to the inventive
   genius of the composers, performers, and theorists of a given period.
3.  Explain how music-making is linked to the great endeavors of human
   thought and activity.
4.  Explain musical styles in cultural and historical context, such as:
   political, religious, philosophical, social, and artistic.
5.  Recognize performance practices of twentieth- and twenty-first
   century music as interpreted and performed in its historical context.
6.  Identify important musical terminologies and relate them to each
   area studied.
7.  Analyze and discuss the music of each period using proper musical
8.  Analyze and comprehend patterns of meaning found both in linguistic
   and non-linguistic terms.  

Topics and Scope
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Third course of a 3-semester sequence. This last semester will cover
material from 1880 to the present.
1.  The Post-Romantic Generation
     Composers such as Mahler, R. Strauss, Busoni, Sibelius, et al.
2.  Impressionism
   A. Painters and poets
   B. Musical techniques
   C. Composers: Debussy, Ravel, Satie, et al.
3.  Between the Wars (1920-1940)
   A. Objectivism, Urbanism, Neo-Classicism, and Gebrauchsmusik
   B. Stravinsky, Bartok, and Hindemith
   C. Les Six (Milhaud, Honegger, Poulenc, et al.)
   D. The Russians (Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, et al.)
   E. Twelve-tone Music (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, et al.)
   F. Others such as: Vaughan Williams, Falla, Bloch, Roussel, Walton,
      Orff, et al.
4.  The American Scene
   A. Background
   B. Impressionists (Griffes, et al.)
   C. Experimentalists (Ives, Varese, Ruggles, et al.)
   D. Traditionalists (Copland, Sessions, Moore, Piston, Hanson, Harris,
      Thompson, Bernstein, et al.)
   E. Jazz (Gershwin, Still, Ellington, et al.)
   F. Latin America (Villa-Lobos, Chavez, et al.)
5.  The Second Revolution (1945-Present)
   A. New Trends, New Sounds (Cage, Carter, Crumb, Babbitt, et al.)
   B. European Masters in America (Messiaen, Britten, Boulez, et al.)
   C. Electronic Music
   D. Minimalism, A Return to Tonality (Glass, Reich, Adams, et al.)  

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1.  Weekly reading assignments from the text (20-30 pages per week)
2.  Weekly listening assignments (approx. 2hr per week)
3.  Essay exams with listening (3-5)  

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
90 - 95%
Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC. Morgan, Robert P. New York: Norton, 1991.
Instructor-prepared materials.  

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