Musicology Department

Courses

M400-M599 Courses

M400 Undergraduate Readings in Musicology (cr. arr.)*

M401-M402 History and Literature of Music I-II (4-4 cr.) Style analysis, visual and aural, of representative compositions, and relationship of music to sociocultural background of each epoch. I. P:T252 Music Theory and Literature IV or equivalent. History of music from beginnings of western civilization to 1750. II. P:T252 Music Theory and Literature IV or equivalent. History of music from 1750 to the present.

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M410 Composer or Genre (3 cr.) P: M401-402 History and Literature of Music I-II. Life and works of representative composers in historical context or survey of a major musical genre and its historical evolution. Emphasis on stylistic development in the music literature studied.

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Recent Offerings:
M410 Film and Music
M410 Schubert
M410 Women and Music
M410 German Lied
M410 History of Dance and Dance Music
M410 Writing about Music
M410 Chopin
M410 Operas and Plays


M502 Composers: Variable Title (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, and M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I or M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II as appropriate, or equivalents. Life and works of representative composers in the cultural and historical context of their era; emphasis on the development of individual style through analysis of characteristic works. May be repeated for different composers only.

Recent Offerings:
M502 J. S. Bach: Major Vocal Works
M502 Monteverdi
M502 Vivaldi
M502 Schubert
M502 Cantatas of J. S. Bach
M502 Heinrich Schütz
M502 Bartok


M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.) Inquiry into selected aspects of music literature and history related to specific repertories, genres, styles, performance practices/traditions, historiography, or criticism. Research project required. May be repeated for different topics only.

Recent Offerings:
M510 Chorale Settings 1500-1750
M510 The Motet from the Middle Ages to the 18th-Century
M510 Music and Music Theory in the Ancient World
M510 History of the Polyphonic Mass
M510 Introduction to Performance Practice
M510 Women and Music
M510 Writing about Music
M510 Process Music
M510 Operas and Plays


M525 Survey of Operatic Literature
(3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Orchestral music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I, and M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II, or equivalents. Emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (cr. arr.) Music reference and research tools in all areas of music; use of library resources and networks; and bibliographic style and technique. Formal paper required.


M541-M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students I-II (3-3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the graduate entrance examination in music history and literature. I. Before 1750. II. After 1750. Removal of deficiency requires a grade of C or higher.

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M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.) Survey of bibliography and problems and methods of historical research.


M556 Research in the History and Literature of Music (3 cr.)* P: consent of instructor. For advanced students in music literature or musicology desiring to do research in non-course areas of music literature.