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MUS 2 Elementary Musicianship

This course is a study of the elements of music-notation, rhythms, study of intervals, and basic ear training and sight singing.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MUS 90 Harmony and Counterpoint I

This course is a study of the basic procedures of tonality with an emphasis on four-part harmony, the principles of counterpoint, voice-leading and figured bass with analytic applications to the music literature. Open only to Music Majors.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MUS 90A Sight Singing and Ear Training I

Open only to Music Majors Co-requisite: MUS 90.
Fall, 1 credit

MUS 91 Harmony and Counterpoint II

A continuation of MUS 90.
Spring, 3 credits per semester

MUS 91A

Sight Singing and Ear Training II
A continuation of MUS 90A.
Spring, 1 credit per semester

MUS 91B Keyboard Harmony II

A continuation of MUS 90B.
Spring, 1 credit

MUS 11 Introduction to Music Literature

This course is an overview of the history and literature of music for Music Majors who are planning to take the music history sequence MUS 21, MUS 22 and MUS 23.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I

Characteristics and development of Western music, with illustrative examples from literature, are examined. Lectures, discussions, analysis and evolution of style, from antiquity to the 17th century, are also included.
Spring, 3 credits

MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II

The course is a continuation of MUS 21 with an emphasis on the 17th to 19th centuries.
Fall, 3 credits

MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III

Contemporary compositional practices, including the most recent, are the focus of this course. The music of Berg, Bartok, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Varese, Webern, Wolpe and other composers are studied and discussed.
Spring, 3 credits