Musicology Principal Study

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Musicology Principal Study

MCGY1601 Musicology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Assessment: Short assignments (60%); 2000w essay and presentation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2614 Musical Worlds of Today.
Musicology 1 introduces the study of musicology at the undergraduate level. It aims to establish fundamental knowledge and skills required for musicological study and research, particularly emphasizing finding, surveying and reporting on musicological information. In this semester the musical topics of study are drawn from Australian classical music of the 20th century.
MCGY1602 Musicology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY1601 Assessment: Two essays and presentations (70%); short assignments (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2611 Music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.
Musicology 2 continues the introduction to musicology at the undergraduate level, and like Musicology 1, it aims to further the establishment of fundamental methodological knowledge and skills required for musicological study and research. Musical topics for study are drawn from the period covered by MCGY2611 Music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, and some strategies for musical analysis of music of the period are introduced.
MCGY2603 Musicology 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY1602 Corequisites: MCGY1019 - Except for BMusEd Assessment: Short assignments to equivalent of 3000w (40%); major paper 3000w (50%); process and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2612 Music in the Classical and Romantic Eras.
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.
Textbooks
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.
MCGY2604 Musicology 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2603 Corequisites: MCGY1020 - Except for BMusEd Assessment: Short assignments to equivalent of 3000w (40%); major paper 3000w (50%); process and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: It is recommended that students will be concurrently enrolled in MCGY2613 Music in Modern Times.
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.
Textbooks
David Beard and Kenneth Gloag. Musicology: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2005.
MCGY3605 Musicology 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY2604 Corequisites: MCGY2018 - Except for BMusEd Assessment: Assignment(s)/presentation to equivalent of 2000w (20%); Major paper of about 4000w (70%), research process throughout the semester (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The work of Musicology 5 and 6 is intended to build on the methodological foundations of the previous semesters and develop the student's capacity for more independent study and research. A broader view of the discipline and its fields will be developed. In Musicology 5 or 6 topics in ethnomusicology may be included when possible.
Textbooks
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.
MCGY3606 Musicology 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY3605 Corequisites: MCGY2019 - Except for BMusEd Assessment: Assignment(s)/presentation to equivalent of 2000w (20%); Major paper of about 4000w (70%), research process throughout the semester (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The work of Musicology 5 and 6 is intended to build on the methodological foundations of the previous semesters and develop the student's capacity for more independent study and research. A broader view of the discipline and its fields will be developed. In Musicology 5 or 6 topics in ethnomusicology may be included when possible.
Textbooks
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.
MCGY4607 Musicology 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr seminar or 1 hr individual supervision per week as required Prerequisites: MCGY3606 Corequisites: MCGY3023 Assessment: Research proposal and literature review (50%); research progress and writing (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology 7 and 8 form the culmination of the principal study stream in Musicology. Drawing on experience gained in the previous semesters and continuing to develop skills, the student will work on a single project throughout the two semesters. The project topic will be proposed by the student in discussion with the tutor and approved by the Musicology Unit. The final outcome by the end of Musicology 8 will be a research paper of about 10,000 words.
Textbooks
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams. The craft of research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. (e-book available through the library catalogue)
MCGY4608 Musicology 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Mix of one 2 hr seminar or 1:1 meetings as required Prerequisites: MCGY4607 Corequisites: MCGY3024 Assessment: 10,000w research paper (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MCGY4607
Textbooks
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams. The craft of research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. (e-book available through the library catalogue)

Musicology Workshop

MCGY1019 Musicology Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr seminar per week Corequisites: MCGY2603 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), reflective journal (40%), participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may occasionally be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY1020 Musicology Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr seminar per week Prerequisites: MCGY1019 Corequisites: MCGY2604 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), reflective journal (40%), participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focusses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY2018 Musicology Workshop 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY1020 Corequisites: MCGY3605 or MCGY3620 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY2019 Musicology Workshop 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY2018 Corequisites: MCGY3606 or MCGY3622 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY3023 Musicology Workshop 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2019 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY3024 Musicology Workshop 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY3023 Assessment: Presentation of research paper(s) (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.