Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful 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


The 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

Assumed knowledge

20 units of 1000 level courses

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Music and Culture blog or wiki

Project: My Music Project

Project: Project

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term