Investigating Music - MUSC2804

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 36uoc in Level 1 Music courses, and enrolment in the Music Inquiry Stream in a Music Program; or 30uoc at level 1 and enrolment in Music plan in the Bachelor of Arts or program 3425, 3426, 3427, 3448, 3449

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Music

This course offers a gateway into the Music Inquiry Stream by using a range of approaches, methods and theories to examine music: biographical study, manuscript study (paleography, editions, publication history and considerations, marked scores), primary source study, analysis, organology and iconography, criticism, aesthetics, hermeneutics, reception history, performance studies, transcription, music psychology and ethnography. The course will clearly outline the potential of these theories and approaches, introduce students to key ideas and texts of advanced methodology, and allow students to assess the applicability to and limitations of each approach in further musical studies. This course is designed to enable students to master the acquisition and presentation of musicological evidence.

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