Writing About Music: Australian Issues

Subject MUSI10025 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 ninety-minute seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

60 hours

Prerequisites:

BMus students only

Corequisites:

N/A

Recommended Background Knowledge:

N/A

Non Allowed Subjects:

N/A

Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.

Contact

Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)
E: 13melb@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
E: mcm-ugrad@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This course will focus on the acquisition of research and essay writing skills through assessment relating to subject content based on Australian music and music in Australia.

Objectives:

On completion of this subject students should have gained:

  • a basic knowledge of Australia‚Äôs various music cultures and their place in Australian society
  • a working knowledge of musicological scholarship
  • skills to be able to plan and construct a coherent essay.
Assessment:

Three written projects, spread throughout the semester: 200 words (20%) plus 500 words (30%) plus 800 words (40%); attendance and participation (10%)

Prescribed Texts:

A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought
  • an openness to new ideas
  • knowledge, skills and practices that provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music

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