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Music in Western Culture - MUSC1506

Year - 2018

This unit surveys some of the major developments in the history of western classical music from the Medieval period to the present, and relates them to broader historical and artistic trends. In addition to analysing individual musical works, students will engage with musical historiography and develop a critical understanding of some influential techniques of music analysis.

Classes
2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk

Assessment
Tutorial work (20%), short paper (20%), essay (40%), exam (20%)

Textbooks
Burkholder, J. A History of Western Music, New York: Norton, 2014

Additional information
This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.

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

Prohibitions

MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502

Details

Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Arts Music
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rachel Campbell
HECS Band: 1
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