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Australian Musical Worlds - MCGY1031

Year - 2020

Embracing popular music and examples of traditional and contemporary music in Australia and its region, this unit offers an introduction not only to the genres themselves, but to the themes prevalent in the work of contemporary music scholars. These may include gender and race, ownership and appropriation, reception and transmission, technology and globalisation, music as social behaviour, and music and place. Such themes are considered across the three topic modules: Popular Music (including contemporary Aboriginal music); Traditional Music (Australia, Melanesia) and Australian Music (place and identity, from colonialism to the present day).

1 x 2hr lecture/week, 1 x 1hr tutorial/week

1 x 2000wd essay (40%), 1 x tutorial report (20%), 1 x listening test (20%), overall tutorial participation (20%)

Additional information
This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Musicology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rachel Campbell
HECS Band: 1
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