• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Over the past five hundred years, the world’s societies have become increasingly integrated and interdependent, in economic and cultural terms, through the processes of globalisation. What has this meant for music? On the one hand there has been a sharp rise in the diversity of musical styles flowing around the world; on the other hand, the increasing hegemony of dominant cultures has led to the decline or complete loss of many unique musical practices. This course examines the impact of globalisation on local musical practices, exploring how music plays an essential role in articulating identity and place, how music developed into a commodity that is bought and sold, and how music remains a crucial factor in cultural survival throughout our globalised world.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. describe the interrelationships between music, cultural survival, and globalisation from several theoretical perspectives
  2. apply these theoretical perspectives to a number of specific musical cases
  3. demonstrate listening skills focused on cross-cultural musical elements, developed through the study and discussion of selected works
  4. demonstrate research, analysis, discussion and writing skills about the discourses surrounding the globalisation of music

Indicative Assessment

  • Group or individual research project (3000  words or multimedia equivalent) (60%), [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]
  • Case studies e-workbook, involving observation, listening and analysis (c.2000 words)  (40%), [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a)  36 hours of contact:

  1. 26 hours of lectures (one per week or intensive)
  2. 10 hours of tutorial/feedback

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Prescribed Texts

Biddle, Ian & Knights, Vanessa. 'Music, National Identity and the Politics of Location: Between the Global and the Local, Ashgate: UK, 2007

Frith, Simon “Music and Identity”, Questions of Cultural Identity (Hall, Stuart and Du Gay, Paul eds, Sage, 1996)

Stokes, Martin. Ethnicity, Identity, and Music: the Musical Construction of Place Oxford: UK, 1994.




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6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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2014 $2478
2013 $2472
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8480 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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