The Ethnography of Music
Subject MUSI30053 (2011)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 two-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
A result of H2A or above in one of the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Permission from the subject coordinator.
|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.|
CoordinatorProf Catherine Falk
ContactFaculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
This is a foundation subject for students intending to undertake honours or graduate research in ethnomusicology, or for students from other disciplines interested in the intellectual, historical and applied contexts of the study of the musics of the world. Discussion and seminars will centre on key issues –both historical and current - in ethnomusicology , including ethnographic representation, fieldwork methods, ethical issues in field research, and connecting musical analysis with cultural analysis. Students will be assisted to become “experts” in their own case study in an area of interest to them.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||A case study (2000 words excluding bibliography/discography/filmography) due at the end of semester and a class presentation (50%); a 500 word ethnographic description of a performance of music in Melbourne due in week 9 (10%); a critical assessment of 1500 words of two ethnographies of music from the student’s area of personal and research interest due in week 6 (40%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the commencement of the 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|
On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:
Bachelor of Music |
Bachelor of Music
Graduate Diploma in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
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