Oct 20, 2020  
Course Catalog 2019-2020 
Course Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Musicology Courses

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The Department of Musicology offers courses under the following two headings:

  1. Music History
  2. Ethnomusicology

A. Music History Courses

MHST 101 (or CMUS 100) is a prerequisite to any of the 200-level survey courses. Students who have a good background in music history and literature may be exempted from MHST 101 by passing an examination given only during Orientation in August. College of Arts and Sciences students with some music background may take MHST 101. For College students without such a background, CMUS 100 is recommended. (See “Music”, in the Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.) Transfer students entering in February must take MHST 101 the following fall semester.

The 300-level course offerings listed are drawn from a larger number of advanced classes that include: The History of the Oratorio, Baroque Opera, J.S. Bach, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Mozart, and Music and Narrative.

Musics of the World and Upper Level Courses

The 200-level Musics of the World courses, focus on the musicological as well as socio-cultural details of music. Thus, for nonmusic students, CMUS 103 or a basic knowledge of western music theory is recommended. The following 200-level courses are offered on a rotating basis: ETHN 203 (Music of India); ETHN 208 (Music and Media); ETHN 209 (Music of Balkans & Middle East); ETHN 210 (Music and Politics of Identity); ETHN 211 (Music and Ritual)

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For information on performing ensembles in non-Western music, see the following Applied Studies courses: APST 750 (Indonesian Gong Ensemble)
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