GE 135H: Introduction to Music Literature Honors (2) (S)
A study of music in Western and non-Western cultures through selected masterpieces of music. Emphasis is placed on perceptive listening by providing an introduction to the elements of music, a brief survey of historical periods in music, major composers, and the major genres from each period. Designed especially for Honors Program students, offering opportunities for enrichment through independent study, research, analytical thinking, oral reporting, and other special activities emphasizing perceptive listening and the purpose and historical roles of music in Western and non-Western cultures. No previous musical knowledge assumed. Listening emphasized.
Prerequisites: admission to the University Honors Program or by special permission from the Honors Program Director.