MUSICOL 3001 - Musicology 3
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSICOL 3001 Course Musicology 3 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course provides advanced skills for the study and research of music. It uses case studies that offer insights into the relationship between music and place while providing important frameworks and approaches to the study of any music.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kimi Coaldrake
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- To demonstrate critical evaluation of music scholarship as relevant to both the theoretical and practical aspects of music and music-making both in any cultural context
- To be able to conceptualise a problem in music or arising from music-making and identify appropriate methodologies to investigate it
- To have confidence in the communication of research outcomes, whether delivered through oral, written, performance, composition or other media, employing appropriate professional standards
- To understand the key theoretical and practical issues in music and apply them more broadly in professional life
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, 3, 4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 3, 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3, 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2, 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3, 4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 3, 4
Required ResourcesThe readings are available to purchase from the Copy Centre located in Hughes, Level 1.
Recommended ResourcesMusic 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: http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music
Online LearningCourse documents, including the Course Profile and assignments will be available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe major focus of this course is to gain a further understanding of the conceptual and practical components of different approaches to the study of music and music-making It provides training in essential skills for undertaking music research and communicating research outcomes .
Seminars explore different theoretical and practical approaches to the study of music through a case studies method. The case studies are drawn from popular, classical western and traditional cultural practice. They incorporate different media including scores, audio-visual sources and printed resources. Workshops enable students to gain first-hand experience of these areas through problem-solving exercises and discussion.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
In addition to the 3 contact hours per week, It is anticipated that students would spend 6-8 hours per week in preparing for seminars, preparing assignments and undertaking required readings.
Learning Activities SummarySeminars with mandated reading relating to methodologies and theoretical approaches to music and music-making in different contexts
Workshops to understand the planning and development of research projects and the principles of ethical research.
Student presentations for advancing skills in communicating knowledge about music
Further details will be provided in the seminars at the start of the semester.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryStudents select and develop a Research project that draws on issues and methods from case studies to examine an area of personal musical interest. It may be based on analysis, fieldwork, library research or a combination of these methods. The topic should ask a question to allow analysis and critical assessment of materials with careful argument and interpretation rather than general description.
Assignments 1 to 4 are formative, providing students with feedback and guidance on their research projects design, available resources and development early in the semester.
Assignment 5 is the final essay for the research and is summative of the entire course. Students implement their Research project under the close supervision of the Coordinator that draws on issues and methods from case studies to examine an area of personal musical interest. It may be based on analysis, library research or a combination of these methods.
Assessment Task Due Value Learning Objectives Assignment 1
Week 4 20% 1 Assignment 2 Research Project Topic Proposal Week 6 10% 1, 2,3 Assignment 3
Transcription/ Analysis Exercise
Week 8 20% 2, 3 Assignment 4 Oral Presentation Presentations in seminars in Week 10, 11 and Week 12 20% 3 Assignment 5 Research essay Week 13 30% 1,2,3, 4
Assessment Related RequirementsParticipation:
Active and positive participation in 100% of seminars and workshops is expected.
Students will need to seek approval from the Course Coordinator for any absences as per the Conservatorium Participation & Attendance Guidelines (see http://music.adelaide.edu.au/study/current/leave.pdf )
Leave applications or medical certificates should be submitted to the Coordinator or a 5% penalty may apply.
Assessment DetailFurther details will be provided in the seminars at the start of the semester.
SubmissionThe assignments are to be submitted (signed in) at the Elder Conservatorium office, Hartley Building, by 12 noon on the due date.
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 granted under any other circumstance. Assessed work that is submitted late (after the due date and time) will not be examined for assessment or feedback.
In the case of illness this will require a medical certificate, and in the case of personal (non-medical) circumstances you will need a letter of support from a University Student Counsellor. For further information please refer to the following website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/counselling_centre/
Students will receive feedback on their assessment tasks including comments when the assignment is returned usually in at the weekly seminar.
ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEETS
The assignments must be submitted with the relevant cover sheet which will be provided. Your work may not be marked if the cover sheet is not completed and attached. All students must sign the declaration regarding plagiarism and collusion, and work cannot be assessed without this.
PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION
For full details consult the University of Adelaide’s Statement and Definition of Plagiarism and Related Forms of Cheating << http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/?230 >>
Plagiarism is the using of another person’s ideas, designs, words or works without appropriate acknowledgement.
Collusion occurs when another person assists in the production of an assignment without the express requirement, knowledge or consent of the assessor.
Consequences of plagiarism and collusion
The penalties associated with plagiarism and collusion reflect the seriousness of the University of Adelaide’s commitment to academic integrity. Penalties may include the student being required to revise and resubmit the work in question, receiving a zero result for the work, failing the course, or expulsion from the course.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
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