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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3630

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music

Semester Approved: Fall 2017
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2022
End Semester: Fall 2023

Catalog Description: This is the first semester of a two semester sequence providing music majors with a foundational understanding in the history and development of Western art music. It will cover music throughout history and the relationship of music to the other arts. This course includes the chronological study of music during the Classical and Romantic periods.

Semesters Offered: Fall
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: Music Theory II (MUSC 1130) and Expository Composition (ENGL 1010)

Justification: This course is required for all music majors pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Snow College and is a necessary prerequisite for students transferring to another four year program at any of the state's universities. The Horne School of Music at Snow College is an accredited member of The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This course is most like MUSC 3645, Music History II, at the University of Utah

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate that they are able to write clearly and informatively about various music history topics. Students will also demonstrate that they are able to identify aural musical examples by placing them in a specific musical time period. Students will be evaluated by writing assignments and written and aural tests. 

Course content will include the study of a music history text, musical scores, and audio examples. The course will focus on the major styles, influential composers, and music's role in human culture. This course includes the chronological study of music from approximately the years 1750 through 1900.

Key Performance Indicators:
Students in this course will be assessed in the following ways:

Written exams (40-60%) 

Aural exams (10-30%) 

Research papers (20-40%) 








Representative Text and/or Supplies:
A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark E. Bonds, Pearson Education, current ed.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 40
Optimum Class Size: 20