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Music in Western Culture - MUSC1506

Year - 2020

This unit surveys some of the major developments in the history of western classical music from the Medieval period to the present, and relates them to broader historical and artistic trends. In addition to analysing individual musical works, students will engage with musical historiography and develop a critical understanding of some influential techniques of music analysis.

2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk

Tutorial work (20%), short paper (20%), essay (40%), exam (20%)

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

Assumed knowledge
The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and knowledge of elementary music theory.


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Arts Music
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: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rachel Campbell
HECS Band: 1
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