Music and Culture

Course code FMCS2100Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course examines the ways that popular music provides not only entertainment, but a common space for the personal, social and political experiences of youth. It will consider the cultural roles of music and musicians, and the ways in which music is interpreted and used by listeners in a variety of contexts. The course is web based. Students work on line using Blackboard resources and activities.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Critique the roles of music in culture.
2. Explain the ideological assumptions of music culture.
3. Apply cultural theories in independent research on music
ContentThe course focus is the role that music plays in individual lives, and in a culture. The course topics may include:
* Music as social practice.
* Music histories.
* Music styles and genres.
* Music subcultures.
* Music and technologies.

And other contemporary topics as appropriate.
Replacing Course(s)CULT3120 Music and Culture and CULT2270 Youth, Music and Culture.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed CULT3120 Music and Culture or CULT2270 Youth, Music and Culture may not enrol into FMCS2100 Music and Culture.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of 1000 level courses
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 1,000 words, worth 25% each.
Projects2,000 words, worth 50%.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Student Projects: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS2100