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MUSC3610: Musical Traditions and Globalization

Every musical form worldwide exists within a tradition, and globalization has been crucial in shaping those traditions in the contemporary era. This course explores different ways that musical traditions and globalization intersect. It introduces key theoretical approaches to both globalization (including postcolonial perspectives) and the concept of musical tradition, and explores case studies including social media and music in the Pacific Islands, East African hip-hop, understanding globalization's influence on indigenous Australian musical traditions and historically informed Western art music performance.

Code MUSC3610
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate greater knowledge of how to describe and analyse musical traditions
  • LO2. demonstrate enhanced awareness of key issues in globalisation and their impact upon contemporary music-making
  • LO3. have improved analytical and research skills
  • LO4. gain additional experience and skills in presenting your analysis and opinion in written and oral form.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.