Major Works of Classical Music (HUM 304)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
6/5 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Fulya Çelikel,
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HUM201 HUM202 HUM207 SPS101 SPS102
Formal lecture,On-line task/distance
Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Task based learning
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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-à-vis notation, instruments, orchestras, performance skills and methods of composition).


Distinguish between genres, styles, periods. Understand the etiquette regarding a live concert.


  • to provide the tools for understanding Western classical music.
  • to develop an appreciation of the performance tradition of Western Classical Music through a field trip to a symphonic classical music concert.
  • to acquire an attentive style of listening with regard to style and genre, enhancing students' awareness.
  • to study representative "major works" of within their historical and cultural contexts.


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. 5

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; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3

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. 2

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 5

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 4


  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 20
Assignment 10
Participation 15
Homework 15



Paul Griffiths: A Concise History of Western Music, 5th Edition, available in the library and the Campus Book Store.


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