MUSC1340 Musical Revolutions

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Music Studies; Music Double Major major sequences
  • Level 1 elective
Content
In this unit students will be introduced to historical developments in musical style, aesthetics, and philosophy through the study of a series of turning points in music history. The unit will provide an overview of music's social, political, cultural and economic contexts throughout history, as well as exploring different approaches to music-historical study. Case studies will be drawn from different musical traditions and geographic locations, giving students a broad introductory survey of music's historical contexts and the musicological methods of investigating them.

In this unit, students will begin to develop their research and critical reading skills, and will receive instruction in academic writing and research ethics, referencing, using library resources, using evidence to construct and support arguments, and communicating ideas through clear and cohesive writing.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of key moments in music history; (2) demonstrate critical reading, thinking and communication skills in relation to music-specific subject matter; (3) relate knowledge of key musical developments to relevant cultural, historical, and political contexts; and (4) apply Chicago referencing style to original research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written portfolio; (2) tests; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Adam Pinto
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
MUSC1310 Communication Skills in Music
Contact hours
workshop and tutorials: 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.