Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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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
This subject provides an introduction to the study of musical cultures from selected parts of the world. It examines musical responses in different social structures and physical environments and the relationships between musical structures, sonic and aesthetic preferences and belief systems. Case studies will be drawn from North, Central and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Melanesia and central Africa. Students will be encouraged and assisted to pursue independent investigation into a musical culture in which they have an interest, and will have an opportunity to experience some music-making in Indonesian and African music.
Participation and contribution to tutorials (10%); one 1000 word tutorial assignment due in week 8 (20%); attendance at two performances of non western music and submission of two concert reports of 500 words each due at the end of semester (10% each); a 2500 word essay due in week 12 (50%).
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Michael Bakan. World Music Traditions and Transformations. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007. With 3 CDs.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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On completion of this subject students should have developed:
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