MUSC202 Music Styles and Literature: Music after 1750

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC202 Music Styles and Literature: Music after 1750
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC112 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course meets the General Education requirement for Oral Communication.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an historical and analytical study of Western music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods. Students explore lives and works of prominent composers in an historic context, while examining representative forms, styles, genres, and compositional techniques of the respective musical eras in both written and aural contexts.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods;
    2. analyze theoretically the forms, styles, genres, and compositional techniques of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods; and
    3. prepare and deliver to the class an oral presentation that is to be formulated from course-content-specific subject matter and that employs appropriate vocabulary and historical references [Oral Communication].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Students will:

    1. define, identify, examine, and analyze the representative forms, styles, genres, and compositional techniques of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods in both written and aural formats
    2. examine the development of music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods in an historical context
    3. perform theoretic analysis tasks (formal, harmonic, contrapuntal, comparative, and stylistic) in class and/or as homework
    4. examine the components and processes of developing an effective oral presentation (including, but not limited to such topics as methodology, information gathering strategies, topical organization and sequencing schema, audience analysis, delivery techniques, verbal and non-verbal skills, precursory knowledge of topic, preparation of materials and supplementary multimedia aids)
    5. prepare and deliver to the class an oral presentation that is to be formulated from course-content-specific subject matter. The presentation will be evaluated for its effectiveness and validity as measured against a College-approved outcomes assessment rubric for oral presentation. It will also be assessed in terms of its music-based content (demonstrated mastery level of historical content and/or the appropriate implementation of the methods, processes, and techniques of musical analysis pursuant to the particular repertoire being examined)
    6. prepare a large-scale analysis project, which correctly and effectively applies appropriate analytical methods (formal, harmonic, contrapuntal, comparative, and/or stylistic) and strategies to achieve the stated objective(s)
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course-specific content will be assessed via homework and in-class assignments, a large-scale analysis project, quizzes, and exams. A final comprehensive examination will be administered to assess all subject matter components that are detailed in the Course Learning Goals for this course. The Oral Presentation component of this course, comprised of a large-scale analysis project that is presented to the class, will be scored according to College-approved outcomes assessment rubric for oral presentation.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    This course requires a departmentally-selected textbook and musical repertoire anthology. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 03/06; Revised 3/2010; New Core 8/2015