The Origins of Music in the Ancient World

3 credits

AMS 2500

Ancient Mediterranean Studies
College of Arts and Science

Explores the use of music in the earliest historical societies, from the earliest evidence up to the fall of the Roman empire. Topics will include the history of musical instruments, the earliest scores, the development of music theory, the origins of melody, rhythm, and harmony, and the relationship between music, politics, and religion. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: AMS 1060; AMS 2100; AMS 2200.