Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEthnomusicology
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Joel Crotty


Previously coded MUM5010


Australian scholarship in musicology and ethnomusicology within the international scene, pathways already established and directions for the future.


Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. A knowledge of music historiography, concerning the principles, history and theory of music history writing.
  2. Examined a body of historical literature, investigated various kinds of historical sources (including iconographical, archaeological, and literary), examined the assumptions and attitudes in the historical literature, and assessed critically various theories or 'philosophies' of music history.
  3. The ability to scan material quickly and judge its importance for a more detailed study, and to evaluate its scholarly worth.
  4. An insight into recent work in such research areas as Australian music and popular music.


Written work: 80%
Oral presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week