• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Catherine Bowan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Turning Points in Music History 1: A Millennium of Metamorphoses (900-1900) (MUSI1104)

This course will offer students an overview of some moments of critical change in the recorded history of music. These turning points will be examined in terms of their historical, cultural and musical significance, and in terms of the resulting changes in musical language. The course will continue to develop students’ skills in researching and communicating about musical issues.

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 since 900 AD 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. Tutorial presentation 20% (10 minute presentation at 10%; written version submitted approx. 800 words 10%) [learning outcomes 1-4],
  2. Essay Plan 15% [learning outcomes 1,3 and 4],
  3. Listening Test 25% [learning outcomes 1 and 2],
  4. 2500 words Essay 40% [learning outcomes 1, 3 amd 4]

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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. 13 hours of tutorials or online equivalent

b) 91 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Prescribed Texts

Reading to be assigned.




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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3675 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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