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MUS 101
Listening to Music: An Introduction to the Western Classical Tradition Fall 2020
Division I

Class Details

When you listen to music — on your phone or computer, on the radio, at a concert — how much do you really hear? This course refines students’ listening skills through study of the major composers, styles, and genres of the Western classical tradition. We will explore music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, including works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Stravinsky, and other composers. Genres to be covered include the symphony, string quartet, sonata, opera, song, and choral music.
The Class: Format: lecture; The course will be taught remotely, involving short lectures, asynchronous and synchronous discussion, and individual reading and listening.
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 2498
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Grades will be based on participation, GLOW posts, several quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam.
Prerequisites: none; intended for non-major students with little or no formal training in music
Enrollment Preferences: first-years, sophomores and any student who expresses a strong interest in the course
Distributions: Division I

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