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ATS1346

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Graeme Smith

Notes

Previously coded MUS1110

Synopsis

This unit will investigate traditional and popular musical styles from a variety of world cultures and societies. It will examine such themes as the social and cultural embedding of music, music and identity and musical globalization, and introduce students to current issues in ethnomusicology.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed an understanding of the relations between music and society in a range of contexts. They will have learnt ways of analysing and describing music and musical action. They will be able to critically assess commentary on non-western music.

Assessment

Written (3000 words): 50%
Exam (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Watt

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Music

Prerequisites

ATS1345