MUS 251

History of Western Music, Ancient World to 1750

History of Western music from the ancient world to 1750. The course examines the evolution of musical genres and styles, from the ancient Greeks and the earliest plainchant of the Medieval church to the intricate polyphony of the High Baroque including the music of Bach and Handel. Listening and analytical study of specific compositions requires the student to have a working knowledge of musical notation and theory.

Prerequisite: MUS 110, or consent of the instructor.