Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|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.|
ContactVCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
School of Music - Parkville
Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
Email via: http://music-unimelb.custhelp.com
Web: www.bmus.unimelb.edu.au and www.music.unimelb.edu.au
|Subject Overview:||This subject explores the musical traditions of Spanish-speaking Latin America, focusing on the intersections of music, culture and language. A number of selected musical traditions will be examined including expressions from the Caribbean, Andean and River Plate regions such as Cuban son, Argentine tango, protest song and art music, among others. These repertoires will be approached from a twofold perspective, concentrating on the different musical genres and their original cultural contexts, as well as critically examining their representations in mainstream Western culture through an analysis of the presence of Latin American music in media.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||Two 20 minute listening tests in weeks 6 and 11 (10% each), one 15 minute group oral class presentation plus 500 word summary (20%) in the second half of the semester, an essay of 2500 words, due at end of semester (50%), attendance and class participation (10%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Bookroom prior to the commencement of semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should have developed |
Bachelor of Music |
Diploma in Music (Practical)
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Music outside the western tradition |
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