This course covers aspects of Western music beginning with late Classic Period and the early Romantic (approximately 1800) and continuing to today's music. It is a continuation of MUS 151 (History of Music I). The emphasis will be on the development of the music literature, composers, how they influenced, and who they, in turn, influenced. The place of music as a part of the active society will be discussed. Knowledge and understanding of the standard repertoire from this period will be stressed. Knowledge of music fundamentals and structure are recommended. Prerequisite: MUS 151.