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1340 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LITERATURE Core curriculum requirement of all music majors and minors. Introductory course in music history and literature. Through lectures and aural examples, basic knowledge of styles and periods of music is stressed along with listening techniques and the development of a framework upon which the student may later base a more detailed study of the subject matter. Maybe a substitute for the Fine Arts General Education requirement. Spring.

2300 MUSIC APPRECIATION General education curriculum option for the fine arts requirement. Introduces students to music, its origin and development through recorded and live instrumental and vocal music. Relates to other arts, cultures, literature, and the social sciences. Methods of instruction are lecture and listening to music. Fall, spring, summer.

2305 MUSIC OF CHINA A survey of music culture in China, with special emphasis on the role of music in society, Chinese folk traditions and instruments, and the current influences of Western music on Chinese culture. Lecture. Fall.

3300 CHURCH MUSIC Upper-division elective for music majors. History of Western church music from earliest times to the present and application of this heritage to church music of today. Methods of instruction are lecture and listening to music. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.

3302 MUSIC HISTORY I Core curriculum requirement for all music majors. History of Western art music from antiquity to 1750. Methods of instruction are lecture and listening to music. Prerequisite: MUS 1340. Fall.

3303 MUSIC HISTORY II Core curriculum requirement for all music majors. History of Western art music from 1750 to the present. Methods of instruction are lecture and listening to music. Prerequisite: MUS 3302. Spring.

3345 AMERICAN MUSIC: A PANORAMA American Music is a survey course of music in the United States rooted in folk and popular styles. It is designed for both music majors and non-majors. The purposes of the course are to develop musical perception and to provide a better understanding of the role of music in American culture. It is particularly suitable for non-majors seeking upper division credit and also serves as an upper division elective for the BA in music or the BM in performance. Prerequisite: None. Spring.

4203 PIANO LITERATURE Required for BM piano performance majors and BM education majors with a piano emphasis. Suitable for BA music majors with piano as applied major, with consent of instructor. Covers keyboard works from the late Baroque period through the twenty-first century including works composed for harpsichord and clavichord. Methods of instruction are lecture and CD listening. Spring.

4205 VOCAL LITERATURE Required for BM performance voice majors and optional for other voice or piano majors. Solo vocal literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on style, interpretation, and historical perspective to equip performance majors with the basic content of their profession. Instruction by lecture, listening, and student individual research. Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Spring.

4301 JAZZ: HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN ART FORM Upper-division general education elective. Historical survey of the evolution of jazz from African slave songs to the present. Recognition of jazz styles through listening, studying, and research. Methods of instruction are lecture and listening to music. Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Alternating fall semesters.

4304 HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC Upper-division general education and music elective. Historical survey of rock music, including its antecedents, its development as a musical style, and its influences on modern American culture. Lecture-based with emphasis on the development of listening and communication skills. Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Alternating fall semesters.