Minor Overview

About this minor

This minor investigates the social and intellectual facets of music's composition, performance and reception, and how these contribute to musical meaning. Students will explore the musical impact of ideas about identity, place, human nature, politics, sexuality and social justice, as well as concepts of time and being. Rooted in the history and development of music, this minor consolidates knowledge in broad conceptual terms, consolidates research skills developed progressively throughout the minor and other disciplines, and culminates with students creating their own research proposal.

This Minor requires no previous musical knowledge or ability to perform music.

Students who later wish to transfer/upgrade from this Minor to a Music Major must successfully complete an audition.

Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and describe key concepts related to the study of music, society and ideas; (2) apply conceptual knowledge to the interpretation of musical meaning and contexts; and (3) demonstrate advanced skills in critical reading and research, independent thought, and communication.
Incompatibility

MNR-MUSAP - Applied Music
MJD-MUSST - Music Studies
MJD-MUSDM - Music

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 MUSC1340 Musical Revolutions
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MUSC1310 Communication Skills in Music
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 MUSC3341 Music, Society, and Ideas
Prerequisites:
any level 2 unit
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
Take at least one unit to the value of 6 or 12 points from this group.
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 MUSC2341 Music and Practices of Listening
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MUSC2331 Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance and Baroque) MUSC2332 Western Art Music 2 (Classical and Romantic) MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
S2 MUSC2342 Music in Action
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MUSC2331 Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance and Baroque) MUSC2332 Western Art Music 2 (Classical and Romantic) MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
Take up to one unit to the maximum value of 6 points from this group.
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 MUSC3335 Music in the Sixties
Prerequisites:
any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 MUSC3336 Music in Film, TV and Video Games
Prerequisites:
any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil