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Music History

Music History

The Laney College Music Department offers Music History courses covering Western Music Classical Music (2 or 4 semester series), Chinese Opera, and Jazz (2 semesters). The courses may be taken in any order.

Western Classical Music:

  • 8A: Antiquity Through the Renaissance (3,200 B.C.E.- 1600 C.E.)
  • 8B: The Baroque and Classical Eras (1600-1800)
  • 8C: The Romantic Era (1800’s)
  • 8D: The Twentieth Century Through the Present (1900-now)

14A: Chinese Opera

Jazz, Blues, and Poplular Music:

  • 15A (Roots of Jazz and Popular Through World War II)
  • 15B (Jazz, Blues, and Poplular Music After World War II)

*New 2-Semester Western Classical History Series for the AA-T: (Fall 2022)

  • 51 A: Antiquity to 1750
  • 51B: 1750 to Present