World Music

Course code MUSI1190Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is suitable for both music and non-music students. There are thousands of different musical styles in the world, only some of which are familiar to western listeners. In addition, there has also been extraordinary degree of cross-influence in history which is occurring at an even faster rate in the 21st century. The course introduces a wide range of traditional and contemporary world music and examines the background and musical characteristics of each style. It also investigates the perspectives of the people who make each of these music styles and looks at the way that different cultures view each other’s music. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations and musical activities suitable for all students.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. recognise a wide range of world musical styles and understand their context
2. investigate and analyse the musical cultures of a range of world music styles
3. understand the processes of exoticism and orientalism and how cultural assumptions and myths can influence cultural reactions to music
4. discuss and or demonstrate stylistic features of different musics, and/or discuss examples of musical influence across cultures
ContentStudents will be provided with information and materials. Students will be involved in lectures, seminars, tutorials and on line deliveries.
Replacing Course(s)-
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge-
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment no 2: Research Essay 40%
Other: (please specify)Assessment no 3: Repertoire Listening Test 30%
Presentations - TutorialAssessment no 1: seminar tutorial paper/presentation 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI1190