Music/History (MUHS)

MUHS 106  Diverse Worlds of Music 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. An introduction to the diverse nature of the music experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Develops listening skills and considers the role of performer and their audiences in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 307  Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Music majors and minors only. Corequisite(s): MUCP 201. Studies in Western music from its beginnings to 1700. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 308  Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MUCP 201; Music majors and minors only. Studies in Western music from 1700 to 1890. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 400  Selected Topics in Music I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only. Intensive study of a single composer or limited array of works. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 403  Selected Topics in Music History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only. Intensive study of composer, a genre or a particular problem in the history of music. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 404  Selected Topics in Music History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only. Intensive study of composer, a genre or a particular problem in the history of music. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 407  Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only. Studies in Western music from 1890 to the present. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 408  Problems in Music Historiography 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 202 and MUHS 308; Music majors only. The conditions and preconceptions involved in writing music history with particular emphasis on the current discussions of "positivism", narrative historical writing, and the role of "criticism". Special attention to Mendel's "evidence and explanation", the Kerman-Lowinsky debate and Kerman's and Treitler's views. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 409  Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; and instructor approval (interview); Music majors and minors only. Covers music from Europe and the Americas from 1890 to the present. Advanced study of music history and criticism; analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 410  Music of the 19th Century 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308. The development of 19th century music from the influence of Beethoven through Romanticism, national schools and into the 20th century. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 411  Genre, Style, Form 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308. This course raises questions about periodization of music history, ways in which styles are defined and categories of genres and their social significance. Emphasis on reception history viewed as the difference between contemporaneous and contemporary accounts of genre, style, and form. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 412  Esthetics of Music 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 308. A survey of thinking about the nature effects and position of music from classical Greece to the present. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 499  Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Project and/or study planned with sponsoring faculty member. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

MUHS 500  Selected Topic in Music I 3 Credits


Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 501  Selected Topics in Music II 3 Credits


Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 502  Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis 3 Credits


A series of projects in music history and analysis involving detailed work on pieces selected with the needs and interests of members of the class in mind. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 505  Performance Practice in the Baroque Era 3 Credits


Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the time of Caccini and Monteverdi through that of J.S. Bach and Handel. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 506  Performance Practice in the Classical Era 3 Credits


Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the second decade of the eighteenth century through the works of Beethoven. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 549  Modern Music 3 Credits


Musical styles of the 20th century: historical sources, major composers, and recent trends. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 554  Development of the Opera I 3 Credits


Operas of the Baroque and Classical eras from Monteverdi through Beethoven; evolution of style, changing aesthetics, characterization, and plot development and the cultural environment within which these developments have taken place. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 555  Development of the Opera II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUHS 554. Continuation of MUHS 554, examining operatic styles and representative works of the Romantic and Modern eras. 3 hours lecture.

MUHS 599  Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Course work in one of the regularly listed catalog courses of the department of Music (but not Applied Music) in depth greater than that normally pursued in the course. Students will arrange the nature of the work with the instructor prior to the second meeting of the course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits.

MUHS 600  Independent Study Music History and Literature 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity independent of any course structure. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

MUHS 604  Seminar in Historical Research 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Study of music bibliography, research method and critical analysis. 3 hours seminar.

MUHS 605  Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Research and discussion of selected topics in the literature of music focusing on stylistic and analytical problems. 3 hours seminar.