MUSC4101 Contemporary Debates in Music

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Music [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content
This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage critically with contemporary debates within the broad area of music studies. Students discuss, interrogate and evaluate key questions from various music sub-disciplines, including musicology, composition and performance. In doing so, students explore the relevance and applicability of existing research to their own specialist area of music study.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss, interrogate and evaluate ideas presented in the existing research across a range of music sub-disciplines; (2) participate in class seminars in a way that demonstrates the assimilation and critical synthesis of information pertaining to music research; (3) offer original interpretations based on an informed understanding and synthesis of existing ideas and debates; and (4) present a research essay that engages critically with a key debate in contemporary music research.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) lecture/seminar attendance; (2) active participation in lectures/seminars, including seminar papers and regular debates; and (3) a research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Cecilia Sun
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