mus250 | undergraduate
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The Language of Music
- Identify unique qualities of Medieval music development.
- Describe the elements of music.
- Use basic musical theoretical language related to form, texture, and musical expression.
- Identify instrument families and ensembles.
- Explain how music is organized into stylistic and historical periods.
Music and Faith
- Explain how music intersects with religious and secular life.
- Explain how religions and social contexts influenced the development of musical culture.
- Identify characteristics of Renaissance and Baroque music.
- Determine how music interweaves with modern life.
- Explore the development of musical form in the Classical period, the Age of Reason, and its need for logic and order.
- Explore instruments and their development and how this impacted shifts in music.
- Identify characteristics of Classical period music and the composers who established this style.
- Explore the development of "public music."
- Explore the development of the solo song in art and popular music.
The Power of Music
- Explore the connection between nationalism and exoticism in Western art music to political events in Europe and the Americas.
- Explain how instrumental music is used to convey stories.
- Describe the development of opera as a political statement in the works of Verdi and Wagner.
- Explain the importance of discovering folk music styles and vernacular on popular musicâs development.
- Explore the various aesthetic musical trends in art music of the 20th century.
- Explain how music can characterize specific cultures.
- Describe how 20th-century music combines various musical genres/styles that cross art music and popular boundaries.
- Discuss ways that global music is used in visual media to help add cultural context.
- Assess how music can help establish identity.
- Reflect on how music is consumed in the 21st century, compared to earlier periods.
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