Civilization: Music 1

Civilization: Music 1
History of civilization from Greek antiquity through the seventeenth century, primarily from perspective of musical literature and the arts; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAbility to read musical notation.
 NoteAdditional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes.
 TaughtFall, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 

Foundational Knowledge

Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills in the methods of investigating, expressing, and evaluating concepts in the Arts, with a focus on music, from Ancient Greece to ca. 1720.

Music 201 - Honors

Music 201 surveys music, the visual arts, and literature from ancient history to the beginning of the baroque period, giving emphasis whenever possible to the subject of music. As comprehension of musical scores constitutes an important part of the lectures and the exams, the ability to read music will help you excel in this course. Students who cannot read music will find it more difficult to do well.


Communicate effectively through writing with diverse audiences about music, culture and the arts from Ancient Greece to ca. 1720.

Cultural Awareness

Identify and describe the major cultural ideas and styles from the Western cultural tradition from Ancient Greece to ca. 1720.

Life-long Learning

Demonstrate the skills and abilities needed for a life-long critical and evaluative pursuit of art, literature, music, and philosophy