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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Margaret Kartomi


Previously coded MUS4640


An introduction to the theory and practice of fieldwork in the musical traditions of the West and other cultures of the world, including individual and group fieldwork planning and methods; audio-recording, videoing and filming; the processing of field materials, including transcription and analysis; and reviewing of ethnographic films; videos and records.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should have a practical and theoretical knowledge of individual and group fieldwork techniques and an understanding of how to transcribe, analyse and process data which has been collected and recorded.


Written (3000 words): 33%
Fieldwork assignments (6000 words): 67%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week