- Code MUSI8001
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Music
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Bonnie McConnell
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2021
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This course investigates contemporary theoretical approaches in music research. It focuses on developing conceptual tools for understanding the history, structure, and significance of music over time and across cultures. The course explores key issues in music research that have stimulated debate and reflection over time. It assists students to explore those issues, developing skills in critical analysis and music research design.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand and evaluate a range of theoretical approaches in music research;
- apply theoretical approaches in their own research and writing;
- examine music from historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural contexts using discipline relevant vocabulary and tools for speaking and writing critically about music; and
- communicate and debate a range of themes, concepts and theories with peers.
- 6 unit course (null) [LO null]
- Abstract (250 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Seminar participation (10) [LO 3,4]
- Research Paper (3000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research Presentation (15 minutes) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 12 unit course (null) [LO null]
- Abstract (250 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Seminar participation (10) [LO 3,4]
- Research Paper (3000 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research presentation (15 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Detailed thesis chapter plan (1500 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Draft thesis chapter (3000 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3]
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6 unit version: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of seminars; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
12 unit version: 260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of seminars; and, b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 to 12 units
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- Domestic fee paying students
|2021||$530 per unit|
- International fee paying students
|2021||$815 per unit|
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