MUSC3335 Music in the Sixties
- 6 points
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.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (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 3 option in the Music Studies; Music General Studies; Music Double Major major sequences
- Level 3 elective
- The 1960s witnessed the emergence of genres, styles, composers and performers that changed the western musical landscape. In this unit, students explore some of the important figures, music, and events that defined this decade. Through a series of case studies drawn from a variety of genres and styles, students examine key musical developments, as well as investigate the ways in which music contributed and responded to social and cultural upheavals, and the important role music played in the forging of personal and political identities. Examples of topics of study may include repertoire drawn from European modernism, American and British experimentalism, Jazz, and popular music.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how western music in various genres developed during the 1960s; (2) identify and analyse musical characteristics in repertoire drawn from a variety of genres significant in the 1960s; (3) analyse music within the social, cultural and political context of the 1960s; (4) develop proficient organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills through active participation in lecture/seminar activities; and (5) demonstrate comprehensive research skills by conducting an independent research project and writing a research essay.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) journal; and (3) research portfolio. 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
- any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 10 x 2 hours
- 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.