Music in Western Culture (MUSC1506)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will study a range of today's popular classics with a view to understanding how musical meaning is constructed in relation to the development of tonality and other European stylistic conventions from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. It will consider questions about how the Western art music tradition has been constructed through history. What are the social factors at work? How does music reflect the minds of its creators and create meaning?

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Classes

2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk

Assessment

Tutorial work including a Listening Journal (40%), 2000 word essay (30%), 60 minute listening exam (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.

Prohibitions

MUSC1001, MUSC1502, MUSC1000

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