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Code HUM 204
Term 201702
Title Major Works of Classical Music
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Humanities(HUM)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Fulya Celikel,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Recitation
Planned Learning Activities Learner centered,Discussion based learning,Case Study

An initial inquiry into the post-Renaissance emergence and development of polyphonic music in Europe, including a sampling of works from the Baroque (Bach), Classical (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), Romantic (Liszt, Chopin, Schumann), or Romantic-Nationalist (Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi) styles or periods. Based on a combination of readings and lectures on the overall historical context surrounding each composer's individual lifetime and output, with intensive listenings and musical analysis of the compositions concerned. Intended to develop a sense of music appreciation covering both the social, political, cultural, religious, and literary backgrounds or connections of great music, as well as its internal conditions and requirements (vis-a-vis notation, instruments, orchestras, performance skills and methods of composition). In addition to the existing pre-requisite " to have completed 23 credits" for this course , a new condition will be added as "to complete SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses at least with D grade" as of the Fall semester of 2015-2016 Academic Year. Students who failed from SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses, do not have right to take this course.


The main objectives are:
*To provide the tools for a basic understanding of western classical
*To introduce the important elements of musical trends within a
*To explore the relationships between classical music and its
social, cultural environments
*To emphasize the most important genres, styles, composers and
of music
*To enhance the listening experience of classical music

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

- Identify the main themes in the history of European art music between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries
- Distinguish the stylistic properties of works of music representative of different historical periods
- Contextualize studied works of music in terms of cultural, historical, and biographical background
- Synthesize the generic and unique aspects of individual works of music
- Develop bibliographical searching skills while researching a topic in music history
- Critically evaluate the value and relevance of secondary literature to the selected topic
- Produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, developed through the mode of assessment

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 1
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 3
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 1
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 1
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 1
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Common Outcomes ForSchool of Management
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management. 1
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 20
Participation 15
Written Report 40
Other 00
Recommended or Required Reading

Bettmann, Otto L. Johann Sebastian Bach, As his World Knew Him.
A Birch Lane Press Book, 1995
Landon, H.C. Robbins. Haydn: Cronicle & Works: Haydn at Eszterhaza. 1766-90. New York, Thames & Hudson, 1995
Anderson, Emily, ed. The Letters of Mozart and Family, New York, 1985
Knight, Frida. Beethoven and the Age of Revolution. London, Lawrence & Wishart, 1973
Szulc, Tad. Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer. Da Capo Press, 1998
Berger, William. Verdi With a Vengeance : An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera, Vintage Books, 2000
Gutman, Robert W.: Richard Wagner the Man, His Mind and His Music, Harcourt Brace, 1990