Musicology 4 (MCGY2604)


Musicology 4 expands students' methodological and conceptual skills by exploring more advanced concepts in musicological discourse including recent applications of critical theory to music research. Students will be expected to demonstrate increasing independence in critical thinking and research process. These skills will be put into practice in topics relating to the long 19th century. Students will continue to 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%)


David Beard and Kenneth Gloag. Musicology: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2005.
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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Additional Information

It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2613 Music in Modern Times. Bachelor of Music Education student should apply for this unit of study through Special Permission.

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Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.