Skip to main content
Unit of study_

MUSC2622: Music in the Sixties

2023 unit information

The very term 'The Sixties' has lived on in myth as signifying a radical break with the past in the arts, literature and music. While these years saw a great change and social upheaval, this subject will seek link to the music of the era to much longer trajectories of social, political and aesthetic change. We will examine a wide range of music drawn from popular traditions, jazz and the avant garde. No formal music training is necessary.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code MUSC2622
Academic unit
Credit points 6
18 credit points of MUSC or MCGY units of study
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Be able to describe and explain various forms of music composition and performance in relation to the specific historical circumstances more broadly known as 'The 60s.'
  • LO2. Link specific kinds of musical gestures, expressions, and meanings across distinct musical traditions.
  • LO3. Organise and develop methods and theories of musical and historical analysis that can show how the specific time period from about 1958 to 1975 shaped many different traditions of musical practice.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.