• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexander Hunter
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Turning Points in Music History 2: A Century of Crisis and Change (1900-2013) (MUSI1109)

This course will offer students an overview of the major recent 'turning points' in music history, and in the way we study that history, that can help explain the particular character of music and musical culture in contemporary society. The course will introduce students to core skills that are required to research and communicate about musical issues in an effective manner appropriate to the tertiary level.

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. critique historical developments in music of the recent past through the examination and discussion of significant changes in the historical, social, and aesthetic contexts of music and its languages
  2. demonstrate listening skills through the study and discussion of selected works
  3. undertake research and analysis of musical topics
  4. communicate about music using written, visual, oral and multimedia forms  

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two listening Tests (one hour each) (15% each) [learning outcomes 1-2]
  2. Essay Plan (plus bibliography) (1200 words) (30%) [learning outcomes 1-4]
  3. Essay (3000 words) (40%) [learning outcomes 1,3-4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 39 hours of contact:

    1. 26 hours of lectures (typically one per week)
    2. 3 hours of tutorials or online equivalent
b) 91 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Prescribed Texts

Readings to be assigned

Assumed Knowledge

None

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2987 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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