History of Western Music II: 1750 Through the Twentieth Century

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Western Music II: 1750 Through the Twentieth Century

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    History, Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    WP 1010 INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    This course is a survey of Western music from the Pre-Classical, Classical, Romantic periods through the Twentieth Century. Students will examine representative works which illustrate the development of instrumental and vocal forms, styles and performance issues within historical, social, and cultural contexts.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course introduces students to the study of Western music from 1750 through the Twentieth Century, enabling them to recognize early forms, genres and styles as well as significant musical developments through the study of representative works. Students are also introduced to critical listening, score reading and examination of historical sources.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    After successfully completing this course students should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of musical forms, genres and styles in Western music from 1750 through the 20th Century.
    2. demonstrate understanding of the development of music within its historical, social, and cultural contexts.
    3. identify and discuss formal and stylistic elements of musical examples.
    4. explain and summarize historical primary source materials.

    METHOD OFTEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Class lectures (including listening examples, audiovisual material, score reading, primary source reading and group discussions).
    - Independent study of reading assignments, listening and score reading exercises, and formative homework assignments which are reviewed in class.
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the instructor’s office hours, where they can ask questions, see their assigned work results and review course material.
    - Blackboard: Students are expected to make full use of the class virtual learning environment.
    - Support from the Student Academic Support Services (SASS) who offer one to one and group workshop sessions to support the development of academic and study skills.