ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Music History/Literature (MHL)

MHL 201 MacLiteracy for Musicians. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Instruction in basic Macintosh computer literacy, including generic applications and music-specific programs with hands-on experience. Lecture, lab.
General Studies: CS

MHL 341 Music History. (3)
fall and spring
Western music from the Greeks to the present day. Need not be taken in sequence with MHL 342. Prerequisite: MTC 221.

MHL 342 Music History. (3)
fall and spring
See MHL 341. Prerequisite: MTC 221.

MHL 344 Music in World Cultures. (3)
spring
Examines the relations among music, dance, theatre, religion, and social status in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the United States.
General Studies: HU, G

MHL 352 The Evolution of Jazz. (3)
not regularly offered
Origin, development, and styles of jazz music and its exponents. Prerequisite: MTC 223.
General Studies: H

MHL 363 Survey of Russian Music. (3)
fall in odd years
Examines music and musical life in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet C.I.S. from the Middle Ages to the present. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: MHL 342 or instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

MHL 438 Music in the Classic Era. (3)
fall in even years
Development of the classic style of the 18th century; major works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Prerequisites: MHL 341, 342; MTC 327.
General Studies: H

MHL 439 Music in the 19th Century. (3)
spring
European art music after Beethoven. Prerequisites: MHL 341, 342; MTC 327.
General Studies: L, H

MHL 441 Music of the Baroque Era. (3)
fall in odd years
Works of major composers and stylistic tendencies of the period. Prerequisites: MHL 341, 342; MTC 327.
General Studies: L

MHL 447 Music Since 1900. (3)
fall and summer
Survey of the works by major composers and stylistic trends. Prerequisites: MHL 341, 342; MTC 327.
General Studies: L

MHL 456 History of Opera. (3)
spring in odd years
Development of opera from its creation ca. 1600 to present. Emphasis placed on major stylistic developments and representative works. Prerequisites: MHL 341, 342; MTC 222.

MHL 466 North American Indian Music. (3)
spring in odd years
Various styles of Indian music in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Open to Music majors and nonmajors.
General Studies: L/HU, C

MHL 532 Music Bibliography. (3)
fall
Major historical and analytical writings; systematic and historical collections of music. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of a foreign language recommended.

MHL 535 Medieval Music. (3)
spring in odd years
Music of Europe in the Middle Ages, Gregorian chant, religious and secular monophony and polyphony to 1400.

MHL 536 Music of the Renaissance. (3)
spring in even years
Music in Europe, with emphasis on stylistic concepts and changes, ca. 1400 – 1580.

MHL 544 World Music I. (3)
fall in odd years
Music of traditional and folk cultures of Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

MHL 545 World Music II. (3)
fall in even years
Traditional, folk, and art music of the Pacific, Near East, and Asia.

MHL 547 Topics in American Music. (3)
not regularly offered
Selected topics in the history of music. Composers working in the Americas with emphasis upon music since 1900.

MHL 557 Topics in Symphonic Literature. (3)
spring in even years
Examines the evolution of the symphony and symphonic poem from the early classic era through the 19th century, with emphasis on the analysis of selected works.

MHL 564 History of Music Instruments. (3)
fall in even years
Survey of the history and development of music instruments in traditional, folk, and art cultures.

MHL 566 Area Studies in Ethnomusicology. (3)
spring
Study of the music of a particular culture, country, or area (e.g., music of Mexico, Latin America, China, Africa). May be repeated for credit.

MHL 568 Introduction to Ethnomusicology. (3)
fall in odd years
Introduction to the theory and methodology of the discipline, including bibliography, fieldwork, transcription, analysis, and organology.

MHL 575 History of Choral Music. (3)
fall
Major choral works.

MHL 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
fall and spring

MHL 592 Research. (1 – 12)
fall and spring

MHL 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
fall and spring

MHL 644 Notation of Polyphonic Music. (3)
spring in even years
Music notation from the 15th through 17th centuries, including problems of transcription into modern notation.

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