Jun 24, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 262 - History of Western Music II: Classical and Romantic

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 115  or designated placement score, and MUS 101  or knowledge of music fundamentals and the ability to read music. 

Course Description: This course studies the history of Western music with a focus on the development of music from Classical period to Romantic period. It will examine musical genres, forms, and styles that were embraced in each period. Explores the way that historical events, cultural trend, and/or technical inventions affected the musical trend of each era. Emphasis is on cultivating critical listening and comprehension skills through musical examples, learning from lectures, documentaries, recordings, and reading of the textbook.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe the major genres, styles, forms, and characteristics of music embraced during each of the periods. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#2: Display critical listening and comprehension skills in music.
  • CLO#3: Identify the major composers, their works, styles, and musical innovations from each period.
  • CLO#4: Describe the development of music and the changing musical trends affected by historical events, cultural trends, and/or technical inventions throughout the periods covered in this class.
  • CLO#5: Explain the musical terms found in tempo and expressive markings in Italian, formal structures, and styles of performance or genres.

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