SRJC Course Outlines

6/9/2023 2:03:39 PMMUSC 6.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 6.1Title:  HISTORY & LIT: BCE-1750  
Full Title:  Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 1750
Last Reviewed:10/12/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An in-depth historical study of music in Western civilization from Antiquity (c. 500 BCE) through the Baroque era (1600-1750) through stylistic analysis of music, listening in and out of class, and assigned reading.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An in-depth historical study of music in Western civilization from Antiquity (c. 500 BCE) through the Baroque era (1600-1750) through stylistic analysis of music, listening in and out of class, and assigned reading.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze and explain the inherent characteristics of the great works of Western classical music from Antiquity through 1750.
2. Describe and relate how the structure of Western classical music has changed over time relative to cultural circumstances.

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Students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the stylistic elements of different periods in music history.
2. Relate 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. Recognize musical performance practices from Antiquity through the Baroque era as
    interpreted and performed in their historical contexts.
5. Identify important music terminologies and relate them to each area studied.
6. Analyze and discuss the music of each historical period using proper music terminology.
7. Explain how the dynamic interactions of Western and non-Western
    musical traditions have transformed the development of Western music.

Topics and Scope
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For each historical era, discussion will focus on the social and economic conditions of that era, political and religious movements, interactions of Western and non-Western cultures and musical traditions, and how all of these factors shaped the works of the prominent composers of that era.
I. Antiquity and the Middle Ages (c. 500 BCE-1350 CE)
    A. Ancient Greece and Early Christian Music
    B. Music in the Monastery and Convent
    C. Later Medieval Chant: Hildegard von Bingen, et al.
    D. Troubadours and Trouvères
    E. Early Polyphony: Organum
    F. Music in France: Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova
II. Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance (1350-1450)
    A. Music in Florence: Landini, Dufay, et al.
    B. Music in England: Dunstable, et al.
    C. Music in France: Ockeghem, Obrecht, et al.
III. Late Renaissance (1450-1600)
    A. Music in Florence: Josquin de Prez, et al.
    B. Music in Paris: Claudin de Sermisy, et al.
    C. Instruments and Instrumental Music
    D. Music in Germany: Luther, Orlando de Lassus, et al.
    E. Music in Italy: Gesualdo, Monteverdi, et al.
IV. The Baroque Era (1600-1750)
    A. Early Baroque Music
    B. Vocal Music in Italy
    C. Religious Music in Rome
    D. Instrumental Music in Italy: Torelli, Vivaldi, et al.
    E. Vocal and Instrumental Music in France: Lully, Couperin, et al.
    F. Music in England: Purcell, Handel, et al.
    G. Music in Germany: J. S. Bach, et al.

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1. Reading from the required textbook: 16-30 pp. per week
2. Listening assignments: 1-2 hours per week
3. Chapter assignments: weekly written essays
4. Three written/aural exams (one after each period of study)
5. Concert report (500-750 words)
6. Final comprehensive written/aural exam

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
5 - 5%
Concert report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 45%
Short essay questions, music analysis
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
40 - 45%
Written exams: multiple-choice, short answer, short essays; Aural identification of musical examples
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Concise History of Western Music. 5th ed. Hanning, Barbara Russano. W.W. Norton. 2014 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials.

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