History and Literature of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Periods

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A survey of the development of musical style, focusing on historical, cultural, and social influences on musical expression, composition, and literature during the years 450-1750 AD. Relationships to other modes of artistic expression are explored, as well as common influences on artistic development, and the purposes of artistic expression. It is highly recommended that students complete MUS 107 and 246 before taking MUS 247 to gain needed skills in score analysis, but not required.Prerequisite: MUS 121, 122.