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MUS 320: History of Music I: Welcome

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Research Paper

Write a 5-7 page paper on an instructor-approved music history-related topic.

This guide provides information about the LWLC's resources, how to search for and within them, how to evaluate sources, as well as how to cite sources. 

Related Guides


  • Elements of music in the Ancient World
  • Key characteristics of the music of the early Christian church
  • Elements of Gregorian chant and its use in the Mass
  • Developments of Gregorian chant in the beginning era of polyphony
  • Elements of 14th century musical practices in France, Italy, and emerging English and Burgundian schools
  • Evolution of style in the Renaissance Period
  • Evolution of style in Baroque Period
  • Historical context of musical style
  • Things to listen for in certain composers

Music History


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