Fall 2023

Listening Through History

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-101


David E. Schneider (Section 01)


This course aims to instill an appreciation of various types of music mainly from the so-called classical tradition of Western music from  eleventh-century Gregorian chant through twentieth-century genres such as the American musical, minimalism, and jazz (the blues, swing, bebop, and cool jazz). Additionally, our chronological survey will include genres such as the symphony, the concerto, program music, piano music (Romantic character pieces and ragtime), and opera. In addition to works by long-canonized composers (e.g. Bach, Beethoven, and Gershwin), we will study compositions by musicians who have been excluded from or marginalized in the “classical” canon because of race and/or gender (i.e. Hildegard von Bingen, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, and Fanny Mendelssohn). Assignments include listening to works of music with attention to how its elements combine to convey meaning and emotion, reading historical documents related to our listening, and short writing assignments. No prior experience with “classical” music or the ability to read music required.

Fall Semester. Professor Schneider. 

How to handle overenrollment: null

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: TBD

MUSI 101 - LEC

Section 01
M 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM ARMU 212
W 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM ARMU 212
F 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM ARMU 212


Other years: Offered in Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2023