This course examines how music provides not only entertainment, but a common space for personal, social and political experiences. Students will explore the cultural roles of music and the music industry, and how music is interpreted and used by listeners in a variety of contexts.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe the role of music in culture.
2. Debate the ideological assumptions of music culture.
3. Analyse the relationship between music and culture.
4. Interpret scholarly research on music and culture.
The course focuses on the relationship between music and culture. The course topics may include:
- Music as culture
- Music and media
- Music styles and genres
- Music subcultures
- Music and technologies
20 units of 1000 level courses
Online Learning Activity: Online discussion participation (30%)
Written Assignment: Annotated playlist (30%)
Project: Research project (40%)
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
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