- Code MUSI2213
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Musicology, Music
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Dr Bree McConnell
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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This course will introduce students to the discipline of ethnomusicology, with particular attention to the nature of ethnographic research and writing on music. It will examine how and why people make music across different cultural contexts, focusing on the themes of identity, tradition, and activism. Students will learn about ethnomusicological theories and methods through reading, writing, discussion, participatory performance activities, and an independent research project. In addition to case studies of musical practices from around the world, the course will examine the changing relationships between ethnomusicologists and the musicians and communities with whom they work.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowlesdge and skills to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical and methodological approaches of ethnomusicological research.
- Apply these approaches to pursue knowledge about different musical cultures.
- Situate particular musical sounds in particular social, historical, and cultural contexts.
- Explain some of the factors that motivate artists to perform and/or compose in particular ways.
Indicative AssessmentSix short assignments, 250 words each (6 x 5% = 30%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4] Ethnographic portfolio, 1000 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]
Final written project (1500-2000 words) (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]
Final presentation, 10 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Indicative Reading ListRice, Timothy. 2013. Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.
Barz, Gregory, and Timothy Cooley. 2008. Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology. New York: Oxford University Press.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|4440||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person|