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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 162 (IL) Introduction to Music History (2) An introduction to Western music history and world music of selected cultures through the study of representative works.

MUSIC 162 Introduction to Music History (2)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is an introduction to music history and world music. The course has four objectives: 1. to provide an overview of the different types of music that have prevailed in the West during the past 1500 years; 2. to introduce music from other parts of the world; 3. to examine the many ways that music has functioned in society; 4. to "stretch the students' ears" through exposure to a wide range of technical musical materials. The course serves as the first in a sequence of three music history courses taken by all music majors. Evaluation methods include written tests, listening tests, and class participation.


General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2006

Concurrent: MUSIC 132

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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