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MUSC 110: Music History Pre-1700

This course is an introduction to the history of Western music from Antiquity to the Baroque period. The course begins with a short survey of the basics of musical notation and terminology, and then covers the history of music through the development of musical genres and styles, such as Gregorian chant and opera, while also considering the music in its religious, political and social settings. Students will learn how to aurally identify and describe a wide variety of music from this period. Musical background is not required.