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MUS 230

History of Western Art Music

This course is a one-semester survey of European art music from the ancient Greeks to the end of the Romantic era (ca. 1900). The course is designed to provide a solid grounding in the important historical, formal, aesthetic and stylistic developments in Western art music during this time. Topics include the development of important genres and forms, biographies of major composers, various theories of history and historical change and analyses of historically important musical works.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities MUS 130, MUS 114 & MUS 124, or permission of instructor 1 course