SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 4:29:05 PMMUS 6.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 6.1Title:  MUSIC HISTORY:ANTIQ-1700  
Full Title:  Music History: Antiquity-1700
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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 6A

Catalog Description:
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A history of music in Western civilization from its origins to the eighteenth century Baroque (1700), 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:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A history of music in Western civilization from its origins to 1700 (Baroque).  Designed for music majors and others with an interest in the arts and the humanities.  
(Grade Only)

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


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

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 Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance
   music as interpreted and performed in its historical context.
6.  Identify important musical terminologies and relate them to each area
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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First course of a three-semester sequence.
First semester will cover music from antiquity to 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.  Weekly reading assignments from the text (20-30 pages per week)
2.  Weekly listening assignments (approx. 1hr per week)
3.  Essay exams (3-5)
4.  Completion/short answer exams (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
75 - 80%
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
10 - 15%
Completion, Short answer
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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A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC by Grout, Palisca, and Burkholder.
7th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.  

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