Courses of Instruction

Music History and Literature (MUHL)

MUHL 231 Music History (3, Fa) A study of the musical styles and genres from antiquity to c. 1680 within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. (Duplicates credit in MUHL 385a.) Prerequisite: MUCO 132b, MUCO 133b.

MUHL 232 Music History II (3, Sp) A study of the musical styles and genres from c. 1680 to c. 1850 within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. (Duplicates credit in MUHL 385b.) Prerequisite: MUCO 132b, MUCO 133b.

MUHL 302 Musical Cultures of the World (4, FaSp) Survey of the world’s major musical cultures; aesthetic and social values, theoretical systems, musical style and structure, instruments, and performance traditions.

MUHL 315x Music and Culture (4, FaSpSm) Gateway to the B.A. degree in music. Western and non-Western music in its sociocultural context. Not available for credit to B.M. majors. Ability to read music highly recommended.

MUHL 331 Music History III (3) A study of the musical styles and genres from c. 1850 to the present within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. (Duplicates credit in former MUHL 280a.) Prerequisite: MUCO 132b, MUCO 133b; recommended preparation: MUCO 232b, MUCO 233b.

MUHL 332 Studies in Musical Culture (3) Special musical repertoires, issues, and critical problems; emphasis determined by the department. (Duplicates credit in former MUHL 280b.) Recommended preparation: MUHL 231, MUHL 232, MUHL 331, MUCO 232b, MUCO 233b.

MUHL 333 Music History Review (1-2, FaSpSm) Supervised review of the materials covered in undergraduate music history courses for students whose music history examinations indicate the need for further study.

MUHL 390 Special Problems (1-4) Supervised, individual studies. No more than one registration permitted. Enrollment by petition only.

MUHL 403 Armenian Musical Culture (2) Study of the four branches of Armenian music within the context of past and present Armenian culture.

MUHL 476 Music Criticism (2) Procedure and practice in forming critical judgments of music and in writing music criticism; practical journalism; professional and community ethics. Prerequisite: for music majors, MUHL 331, MUHL 332; for nonmusic majors, MUHL 315x.

MUHL 490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8, FaSpSm) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

MUHL 499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm) Selected topics of current interest.

MUHL 560 Studies in World Music I (2, Fa) The indigenous and syncretic musics of Africa, India, Indonesia, and the Balkan countries. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 561 Studies in World Music II (2, Sp) The indigenous and syncretic musics of the post-Soviet political landscape, the Far East, the Middle East, and Latin America. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 570 Research Materials and Techniques (2, FaSpSm) Introduction to music research, information science and technical writing. Required of all graduate students majoring in music.

MUHL 572 Seminar in Historical Musical Notation (2, Fa) Performing, reading, and editing historical notation from original sources. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 573 Music of the Middle Ages (2, Sp; 2 years, Sm) Chief musical developments in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the middle of the 14th century. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 574 Music of the Renaissance (2, Sp; 2 years, Sm) Chief musical developments in Western Europe from the middle of the 14th century to the end of the 16th. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 575 Music of the Baroque Era (2, Fa; 2 years, Sm) Styles, forms, composers, and compositions of the Baroque era. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 576 Music of the Classical Period (2, Sp; 2 years, Sm) Development of classical style in symphonic music, opera, and chamber music. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 577 Music of the 19th Century (2, Fa; 2 years, Sm) Vocal and instrumental music of the Romantic era from late Beethoven through Brahms. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 578 Music since 1900 (2, FaSpSm) Musical developments in Europe and the Americas from 1900 to the present. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 579 Studies in Music History (4, max 16, FaSp) Intensive study of major problems, issues, and interpretations in the history of music. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 580 Historical Perspectives in Jazz (2) Chief musical developments in the principal styles of Jazz from their inception to the present. Prerequisite: graduate standing or departmental approval.

MUHL 583 Special Studies in Medieval Music (2, max 4, Irregular) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 584 Special Studies in Renaissance Music (2, max 4, Irregular) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 585 Special Studies in Baroque Music (2, max 6, Irregular) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 586 Special Studies in the Music of the Classical Period, 1730-1800 (2, max 6, Irregular) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 587 Special Studies in the Music of the 19th Century (2, max 6, Irregular) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 588 Special Studies in Music since 1900 (2, max 6) Music problems and composers of the period. Specific emphasis to be determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 589 Seminar in Renaissance Repertories and Performance Practice (2, Sp) Study and discussion of Renaissance music sources and performance practice treatises. Corequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 591 Seminar in Baroque Repertories and Performance Practice (2) Study and discussion of Baroque music sources and performance practice treatises. Corequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

MUHL 595 Seminar in Performance Practices (2, max 4) Scholarly preparation and authentic performance of music written before c. 1770. Ornamentation and improvisation, tunings and temperaments, early language pronunciation, historical instruments, etc. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, Irregular) Selected topics of current interest.

MUHL 681 Studies in Musicology (4, max 16, FaSp) Close study of musical repertories and issues (particularly ones transcending period divisions), with emphasis on recent scholarship and methodologies. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 683 Seminar in Medieval Music (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 684 Seminar in Renaissance Music (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 685 Seminar in Baroque Music (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 686 Seminar in Classical Music (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 687 Seminar in Romantic Music (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 688 Seminar in Music since 1900 (2-3, max 6, Irregular) Problems and composers of the period; specific emphasis determined by the department. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: MUHL 570.

MUHL 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.