Introduction to Music Research

Subject MUSI90116 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week during semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Permission of the coordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

An introduction to the skills and techniques of musicological research, including such issues as music bibliography, editorial practices, archival practices, as well as the mechanics of dissertation writing.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this unit students should be aware of the variety of the resources and methodologies available for musicological research; have developed skills in advanced bibliographic management and increased their awareness of available research resources in various fields; have attained the research and writing skills prerequisite to writing a thesis.


Written projects to a total of 5,000 words (90%); attendance and participation in class (10%).

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reading pack will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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