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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Music and Fine Arts

MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to fundamental musical concepts and terminology as applied to listening skills. Students will study a selected body of standard genres and styles used in western art music from c. 800 CE to the present.

MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I 3 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M106 and MUTH M103, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II 3 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M306 and MUTH M202, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M308 Piano Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of standard keyboard music from the Baroque era to the present.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M309 Piano Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Literature I.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles 2 crs.

Designed for Jazz Studies and music majors, this course covers the origin, phases, and most important performers in the development of jazz.

MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of western art music but including consideration of influences from non-western and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature 2 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature 2 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M412 Music and Ceremony in Medieval Paris 2 crs.

This is a consideration of how music works as one element of religious ceremony in medieval Paris. The course will focus on the four major religious institutions of 12th- and 13th-century Paris—the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Benedictine abbey of Saint Denis, the Augustinian house of Saint Victor, and the Sainte Chapelle in the royal palace—and how the arts reflect and are used to influence religious thought in this period.

Prerequisite: MUHL M307.

MUHL M499 Independent Study arr.