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MU2023: INTRODUCTION TO MUSICOLOGY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Students will explore a range of elementary issues in musicology relating to some of the following: music history, theory and analysis, sociology of music, psychology of music, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, world music, early music, opera, concert music, jazz, popular music, music in film and television, musical performance, composition, music technology and the economics of the music business.

The course will consider a range of music taking into account the kinds of methodologies and discourses in which this music is discussed.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Edward Campbell

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Music (MU) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims
To explore a range of elementary issues in musicology.
To explore a number of branches of musicology/music studies
To embed the study of a range of music within the discourses in which this music is discussed.
To engender in students a critical approach to a range of music which can then be built upon in years 3 and 4.

Main Learning Outcomes
Students will have:

  • explored a range of elementary issues in musicology;

  • explored a number of branches of musicology/music studies including some of the following: music history, theory and analysis, sociology of music, psychology of music, aesthetics, world music, early music, opera, concert music, jazz, popular music, music in film and television, musical performance, composition, music technology and the economics of the music business;

  • studied a range of music taking into account the kinds of methodologies and discourses in which this music is discussed; and

  • developed a more critical approach to a range of music which can then be built upon in years 3 and 4.


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)
  • MA Computing and Music
  • Music Joint
  • Music Minor

Contact Teaching Time

21 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

One 2000 word essay from a list of topics related to the content of the lectures/seminars (60%).

Researching, preparation and delivery of 4 out of 5 short group presentations (10% each) (40%).

Resit

One 2000 word essay from a list of topics related to the content of the lectures/seminars (resit for the essay).

One 2000 word essay from a list of topics related to the content of the lectures/seminars (resit for the presentation).

Formative Assessment

All students will be expected to read key texts, listen to identified musical compositions and to have studied related musical scores.
All students will be expected to participate in discussion following from their reading and the class presentations.

Feedback

Feedback to the student presentations will be given orally in class by the lecturer and on a feedback form.
Feedback to the essays will be written on scripts
A feedback form will be appended to each essay with explicit next steps for further development.
Additional feedback will be available on request.

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