SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 7:25:50 AMMUS 6.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1988

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 6.1Title:  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 6A

Catalog Description:
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A history of music in Western civilization from classical Greece to the eighteenth century (1700) Baroque, surveyed through stylistic analysis of scores, listening programs, 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 classical Greece to 1700 (Baroque.) 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:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2009
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981Fall 2009
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981Fall 2009
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive: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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The students are expected to:
1.  Understand that Music History is primarily the history of musical
   style, and cannot be grasped except by first-hand knowledge of the
   music itself.
2.  Become acquainted with the sound of the music, and be able to
   examine it more or less in its entirely (an anthology resource
   goes with the text).
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 (History of Performance), each era makes
   its own special demands.
7.  Name, relate, and identify important musical terminologies as they
   have significance in each area studied.
8.  Expand their musical experience by reading, discussing, listening,
   and analyzing the various music of each period both in and outside
   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 year course. First semester will cover material up to cir. 1700:
1.  The state of music at the end of the Ancient World: Music in
   Greece and the roots of Western Christianity.
2.  Gregorian Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages.
3.  The beginning of Polyphony and the music of the thirteenth century.
4.  French and Italian music of the Fourteenth century: Ars Nova.
5.  The English and Burgundian school of the fifteenth century.
6.  The age of the Renaissance: Ockeghem to Josquin des Prez.
7.  New currents in the sixteenth century and the Madrigal.
8.  Church music and instrumental music in the late renaissance.
9.  Early Baroque music (characteristics, opera, chamber, church and
   instrumental music).

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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,
   written paper.

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 - 75%
Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances, LISTENING CHECKS
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 ed.

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