MUSICOL 1000B - Musicology Foundations Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code MUSICOL 1000B Course Musicology Foundations Part 2 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Prerequisites MUSICOL 1000A Assumed Knowledge Ability to read music notation Course Description This course surveys a range of concepts, techniques, and methods of music research as encountered in the co-disciplines of musicology and ethnomusicology, including music analysis. Theoretical material is linked to examples of research pertaining both to Western music (classical and popular forms) and non-Western music.
Course Coordinator: Mr Steven KnopoffCourse Coordinator: Mr Steven Knopoff
Course Workshops are taken by:
Steven knopoff (email@example.com)
Assoc Prof Kimi Coaldrake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Understanding of varied approaches to music research through consideration of case studies of Western and non-Western, notated and oral, and traditional and contemporary music practices.
2. Development of aural and analytical skills through assessed work in written critiques of music and in transcription and analysis of recorded music.
3. Development of music research skills related to planning essays and confidence in written and oral communication.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 3
Cook, Nicholas. 1998. Music: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Harper-Scott, J P E and Jim Sampson, eds. 2009. An Introduction to Music Studies. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Available for purchase at UniBooks
In addition to the two course textbooks, this semester we will also be making use of a smaller set of
readings contained in the Musicology Foundations Course Reader, which is available for purchase at
Image and Copy Centre (Level 1 Hughes Bldg).
Recommended ResourcesThe electronic Music Resources Guide ( http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music ) contains quick links to key music databases for scholarly research and online listening. It also contains links to websites of publicly available online scores, collected editions, and professional associations. Here too you can find a regularly updated list of new books, scores, CDs and DVDs available in the Elder Music Library.
Music Online is a portal that enables searching in Grove Music Online and other Oxford reference content in the one location. Students can access Oxford Music Online which houses Grove Music Online through the link on the Elder Music Library website at:
Grove music online [electronic resource] can also be located as a title search through the library catalogue. The 29-volume print copy is available from the Elder Music Library's reserve collection.
Online LearningCourse documents, assignment instructions and other information will be available in the MyUni course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWorkshops will address the information and aims set out in the Course Description. Workshops will be structured to allow students to develop analytical and written/oral presentational skills through in-class discussion and formal presentations.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.In addition to the 2 contact hours per week, it is anticipated that students would spend 3-4 hours per week in reviewing in-class notes, preparing the readings and other assignments, and revising for the end-of-semester exam.
Learning Activities Summary
The following schedule is indicative. Some specific topics and ordering of topics may vary
Week 1 World Music Week 2 Music and Musical Instruments as Culture Week 3 Music in/as Culture Week 4 Two Models of Art and Music Week 5 Music and Media Week 6 A Case Study of Music and Media: Hindi Film Music Week 7 The Economics and Business of Music Week 8 A State of Crisis? 'Pure Music' Meets a World of Technology and Commerce Week 9 Musical Performance Week 10 Reflections on Key Terms Used in the Study of Music and Culture Week 11 Student Presentations Week 12 Student Presentations
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting Date Learning Outcome Brief Oral
Presentation (4-6 mins)
Eeach student to lead a brief portion of an assigned reading
10% Week 6 1, 2, 3 1,500-word Essay on an assigned topic 30% Set in Week 3
DUE in Week 7
1, 2, 3 Major Oral Presentation on an assigned topic 30% Weeks 11 & 12 1, 2, 3 End-of-semester Open-book Exam 30% Examination period 1, 2, 3
Assessment Related RequirementsActive and positive participation in 100% of workshops is expected, excluding certified absence approved by coordinator.
Assessment DetailBRIEF ORAL PRESENTATION (10% weighting)
In Week 2 each Student will be assigned a portion of one of the two Week 6 readings to
prepare an in-class summary to present in Week 6. The summaries should be timed to
run 4-6 minutes. Assessment will be based on the summary itself (did
it capture all of the main points of the reading portion, were these points explained in a
clear manner) and on the presentation in terms of vocal clarity and pacing. No research
of literature needs to be done for this presentation apart from the assigned reading itself.
ESSAY (30% weighting)
Students will write a 1,500-word essay based on an assigned topic, to be set in class in
Week 3 and due in Week 7. The essay topic will invite students to reference concepts, topics, and readings used in this course.
ORAL PRESENTATION (30% WEIGHTING)
In weeks 11-12 each student will give a 15 minute presentation comparing the use of
music in two Hindi films. Detailed instructions and a schedule for the presentations will
be distributed in class in Week 6. Research materials for this presentation
will include the two Week 6 assigned readings, several additional readings and internet
urls assembled by the course coordinator, and a number of Hindi films available for
viewing/short-term loan from the Elder Music Library.
END-OF-SEMESTER OPEN-BOOK EXAM (30% WEIGHTING)
The exam will require students to answer several questions (or sets of related
questions). Depending on the nature of the question, written answers should run
between 100-400 words. This is an open-book exam, allowing for text books and any
notes the student may have prepared. Answers will be marked both on clarity of writing
and on demonstration of an understanding of relevant concepts and ideas presented in
the course. A set of practice questions will be distributed in class in Week 10.
SubmissionSUBMISSION OF ESSAY
The essay assignment is to be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on the due date via the Assignments folder of the MyUni course. PDF is the required format for all assignment submissions. For
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You can also scan to PDF in the Library from the Library printers. Please note that submission must be via MyUni, not via email.
LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY
Extensions are only granted when supporting documentation can be provided and then, and only then, by arrangement with the course lecturer prior to the due date and time. Extensions will not be
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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