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MU1535: KEY MOMENTS 2 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 Aug 2021 09:31


Course Overview

This course covers five key moments from Western music history between 1300 and 1800, giving students both a clear and broad grasp of the shape of musical, cultural and intellectual history along with much more detailed studies of individual musical works.

The coverage will not be encyclopaedic and will instead seek to help students develop a sense of a musical period through more engaged explorations of a small number of key musical works.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frauke Jurgensen

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

  • Music (MU) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims
To combine breadth and depth in introducing students to five key moments in the development of Western music.

To introduce students to appropriate but challenging scholarly reading and writing, including referencing sources and generating bibliographies.

Main Learning Outcomes

Students will develop:

  • a deeper knowledge and understanding of key musical periods, composers and works
  • basic music-analytical skills in approaching a range of works from different historical periods. Analytical skills at this stage would not be formal.
  • more critical and evaluative responses to musical works, recognising alternative scholarly perspectives on given musical periods, composers and works.
  • more finely nuanced academic writing skills.
  • the capacity to research topics musicological topics alone and with others and to present their findings in written and oral forms.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Bibliography Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

Short bibliography assignment. Written feedback on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Bibliography assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

1000-word bibliography assignment

Feedback - On MyAberdeen

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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