MUSC3341 Music, Society, and Ideas

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Music Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the Music General Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit 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. This unit acts as a capstone unit for the music history sequence. It will allow students to consolidate knowledge from previous units in broad conceptual terms, consolidate research skills developed progressively throughout the degree, culminate with students creating their own research proposal, and provide the research skills to undertake Honours studies.
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.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) portfolio and (2) tests. 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 Cecilia Sun and Dr Sarah Collins
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MUSC2342 Music in Action
Incompatibility:
MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
Contact hours
seminars and tutorials: 3 hours per week
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