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MUSC3609: Musicology

What do we study when we study music? What kinds of stories do we tell about the history of music? What are the central issues, questions, and concerns that drive the study of music? This unit of study begins to answer these questions and provides an overview of musicology as an academic discipline. The readings cover the field of musicology from its beginnings in the 1880s up to the present day.

Code MUSC3609
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. understand some of the key aims and methods of musicological practice
  • LO2. relate music research to wider trends and debates in the humanities and social sciences
  • LO3. understand how music can be seen as a response to and as an agent of social and cultural change
  • LO4. demonstrate skills in comprehension and critical thinking
  • LO5. pursue independent research grounded in the norms of musicological enquiry
  • LO6. engage respectfully and critically with the views of peers in seminar discussions