Western Music History I: From Medieval to Renaissance (MUS 211)

An exploration of the music and culture of Western civilization from ancient times to the Renaissance. Students will study both the sacred and secular music of the medieval and renaissance periods, including (but not limited to) Gregorian chant, Troubadour songs, Madrigals, Motets, Masses, and instrumental music. Each musical genre will be examined on the basis of its intrinsic characteristics as well as in connection with the aesthetic, social, philosophical, political, and economic environment in which it was created. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of standard musical notation.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II
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