Musicology 3 (MCGY2603)


Musicology 3 continues the emphasis on development of methodological skills begun in Musicology 1 and 2, focusing in particular on research and writing skills including formulating research questions, critical reading and building arguments. It will also continue the chronological development of music historical knowledge from Musicology 2, concentrating on the long 18th century. The continued development of methodological skills establishes a sound basis for increasing independence of thought and process. Students will work in a small group class.

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One 2 hr seminar/wk


Short assignments to equivalent of 3000w (40%); major paper 3000w (50%); process and class participation (10%)


Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, et al. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2612 Music in the Classical and Romantic Eras. Bachelor of Music Education student should apply for this unit of study through Special Permission.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.