Music: Musicology & Ethnomusicology

  • CFA MH 106: Music and Culture
    Survey of music's dynamic interface with culture and society, past and present, including music's relationship to politics, race, religion, and identity. No preq. Open to all students. 2 cr.
  • CFA MH 201: History & Literature of Music 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA Music majors only. Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque. 1st sem., 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 202: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. For CFA Music majors. 2nd sem., 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 211: History & Literature of Music 1
    Historical survey of music from Antiquity to the end of the Baroque.1st sem. For CAS Music majors, or permission of instructor. 1st sem., 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 212: History & Literature of Music 2
    Historical survey of music from 1750 to the present. For CAS Music majors or permission of instructor. 2nd sem., 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 232: Jazz Music
    A study of important issues connected with America's original music: the art of improvisation; the role of composition; innovation and tradition; individuality and style; instruments and forms. We also consider controversial questions such as the formation of the roots of jazz, issues of race, and the "neo-classicism" of the 1980s and 1990s. Students will learn how to listen, to appreciate jazz if they are unfamiliar with it, and to deepen their understanding if they already enjoy it. 2 or 4 cr. (*)
  • CFA MH 321: Medieval Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/202 and 211/212. Special topics in music from the beginnings of chant to 1400, including traditions of chant, early polyphony, secular song, sources, and musical institutions (monastery, convent, cathedral, court, city), 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 323: Baroque Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1600-1750, including examinations of opera, cantata and oratorio, monody, instrumental genres, and composers, from Monteverdi to JS Bach. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 324: Music of Mozart
    Prereq: CFA MH201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1750-1820, dealing mainly with symphonic, chamber, and keyboard music by Haydn and Mozart through Beethoven. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 326: Music After 1900
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in orchestral, chamber, solo, and vocal genres from 1900 to the present covering such issues as atonality, neo-classicism, expressionism, the avant-garde, post-modernism, minimalism, technology, etc., and with individual or groups of composers, 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 327: Impressionism in Music
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in the history of music, covering a variety of approaches, styles, and periods, from Antiquity through the present. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 331: Music & Social Protest
    No prereq; open to all students. Selected topics concerning non-western music and culture, including colonialism and post-colonialism, orientalism, anthropological perspectives, modernization, transmission, migration, diaspora, and the influence of technology. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 332: Jazz Music
    No prereq; open to all students. A study of issues in, or survey of, jazz from its beginnings to the present, focusing on major performers and recordings, individuality and style, instruments, and form. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 333: Popular Music & Culture
    No prereq; open to all students. Selected topics exploring the relationship between popular music and culture, from American popular song and musical theatre, to worldbeat, blues, R&B, rock, Hip-hop, and techno. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 334: Interdisciplinary Topics in Music History
    No prereq; open to all students. Wide-angled and narrowly-focused topics dealing with music's application to and interaction with other disciplines, including the broader humanities, science, politics, and technology. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 336: Musical Cultures of the World
    No prereq; open to all students. No prereq; open to all students. A survey of music and musical cultures from around the world, including traditions from Africa, India, Japan, Indonesia, North America, and Latin America. 3 cr.
  • CFA MH 344: Music & Society
    A survey of the relationship between music, culture, and and the society it mirrors, with case studies drawn from Antiquity through contemporary popular music, spanning Western and non-Western traditions 4 cr.
  • CFA MH 401: Graduate Music History Review 1
    Review of music history and literature from the Middle Ages to 1750. 2 cr.
  • CFA MH 402: Graduate Music History Review 2
    Review of music history and literature from the ca. 1750 to the present. 2.0 cr.
  • CFA MH 424: Music of Mozart
    Prereq: CFA MH 201/211 and 202/212. Special topics in music from ca. 1750-1820, dealing mainly with symphonic, chamber, and keyboard by Haydn and Mozart through Beethoven. For College of Arts and Sciences music majors or permission of instructor, 4 cr.