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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- 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
- demonstrate listening skills through the study and discussion of selected works
- undertake research and analysis of musical topics
- communicate about music using written, visual, oral and multimedia forms
- Two listening Tests (one hour each) (15% each) [learning outcomes 1-2]
- Essay Plan (plus bibliography) (1200 words) (30%) [learning outcomes 1-4]
- Essay (3000 words) (40%) [learning outcomes 1,3-4]
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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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8459||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|