MUS 142 History of Worship & Music in the Church

3 s. hrs. The students will be introduced to the history of worship and music in the Church from biblical times to the present. The course will survey the major periods of church history and will deal with the contributions of David, Paul, Justin Martyr, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Watts, and American leaders. Special attention will be given to liturgical practices from high church to free. In addition to class lectures and field trips, the students will be asked to to prepare book reports and class presentations on the background of hymns. Analysis of various worship forms and orders of worship will give the student experience in worship planning.