Musicology Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2019-20
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The letter "P" identifies prerequisites for the course listed.

MUS  M400 - Undergraduate Readings in Musicology

MUS  M401 - History and Literature of Music I

History of music from beginnings of Western civilization to 1800. Style analysis, visual and aural, of representative compositions, and relationship of music to sociocultural background of each epoch.

MUS  M402 - History and Literature of Music II

History of music from 1800 to the present. Style analysis, visual and aural, of representative compositions, and relationship of music to sociocultural background of each epoch.

MUS  M410 - Composer or Genre

Life and works of representative composers in historical context or survey of a major musical genre and its historical evolution. Emphasis on stylistic development in the music literature studied.

MUS  M501 - Proseminar in Music History and Literature

An introduction to the graduate study of music history and literature. Meets the proficiency requirement with a grade of C or higher.

MUS  M502 - Composers: Variable Topics

Life and works of representative composers in the cultural and historical context of their eras; emphasis on the development of individual style through analysis of characteristic works. May be repeated for different composers.

MUS  M510 - Topics in Music Literature

Inquiry into selected aspects of music literature and history related to specific repertories, genres, styles, performance practices/traditions, historiography, or criticism. Research project required. May be repeated for different topics.

MUS  M525 - Survey of Operatic Literature

Emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

MUS  M527 - Symphonic Literature

Orchestral music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

MUS  M528 - Chamber Music Literature

Emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

MUS  M539 - Introduction to Music Bibliography

Music reference and research tools in all areas of music, use of library resources and networks, and bibliographic style and technique. Formal paper required.

MUS  M551 - Introduction to Historical Musicology

Survey of bibliography and problems and methods of historical research.

MUS  M556 - Research in the History and Literature of Music

For advanced students in music literature or musicology desiring to do research in non-course areas of music literature.

MUS  M601 - Masters Seminar in Musicology: Variable Topics

For MA students in musicology. Formal research paper required. Taken ordinarily in the spring semester of the first year. May be taken more than once for credit toward MA.

MUS  M602 - Seminar in Musicology: Variable Topics

For advanced students in musicology and music theory. Formal research paper required. May be taken more than once for credit toward PhD.

MUS  M603 - Methods of Musical Scholarship: Variable Topics

For advanced students in musicology and music theory. May be taken more than once for credit toward the PhD.

MUS  M604 - Qualifying Exam Tutorial

Establishing of qualifying examination areas, the compiling of reading and repertory lists, and the first stages of examination study under faculty supervision. Ordinarily taken in the fall of the third year (for students admitted with an MA) or in the spring of the third year (for students admitted from a bachelor’s degree).

MUS  M605 - Qualifying Exam and Dissertation Area Tutorial

Intensive study under faculty supervision, and written and oral qualifying examinations. Ordinarily taken in the spring of the third year (for students admitted with an MA) or in the fall of the fourth year (for students admitted from a bachelor’s degree).

MUS  M650 - Music in the United States

A musical and cultural history emphasizing the coexistence and intersections of a variety of imported and indigenous written and oral traditions, including concert music, opera, Native American music, popular song, jazz, blues, musical theater and film, Tin Pan Alley, rock, and spirituals and other religious idioms.

MUS  M651 - Medieval Music

MUS  M652 - Renaissance Music

P: M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature and T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students, or equivalents.

MUS  M653 - Baroque Music

MUS  M654 - Classic Music

MUS  M655 - Romantic Music

MUS  M656 - Modern Music

MUS  M657 - Music Since 1960

MUS  M698 - Individual Seminar in Musicology

For advanced students in musicology and music theory. Formal research paper required. May be taken more than once for credit toward the PhD.

MUS  M700 - Dissertation in Musicology

This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.