Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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MUS 202 - Exploring Music: Introduction to Music History

3 Credit(s)

This class covers the development of Western Music from its beginnings through modern times. It is an overview of styles and practices with a focus on what to listen for in music. A brief opening section on ethnomusicology helps define the thread that connects the music of world cultures. The course looks briefly at some music in the Eighteenth Century; however, the main focus of this class is on the Romantic Era and the origins and rise of Opera through the Romantic Era.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of music as well as melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, texture and orchestration (CLO 1.5)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of major composers, musical styles, and repertoire from the Classical and Romantic periods (CLO 2.3, 3.1)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the outside influences on composers studied in course (CLO 4.4)
  4. Clarify and express personal perspectives with regard to course content (CLO 1.6, 4.6, 5.4)

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