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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MUS 270N
Title Music Literature to 1780
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites W-I course and MUS132N or permission of Department Chairperson


The first course in the music history sequence covers music literature and history from ancient Greece through the early Classical periods, including the early works of Mozart and Haydn. Discussions will focus on how philosophical, social, political, and economic changes influenced compositional techniques and the evolution of instrumental and vocal forms. Concert attendance outside of class is required. It is strongly recommended that students take this course concurrently with MUS232N and MUS233. Three lecture hours per week. Required of all Music majors. Satisfies an elective in the Music minor and fulfills the W-II requirement.