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Professional Project (Ethnomusicology) (MUSI40070)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeMUSI40070
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to the methodologies and current issues in applied ethnography of music through the construction, implementation and presentation both orally and in writing of a small scale field research or other investigative project as directed and appropriate to their area of research.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate

  • An understanding of how to design and carry out an ethnographic research project in music
  • Personal views regarding the complexity of issues and diversity of methods encountered in musical ethnography, informed by how these issues have been addressed both in the past and currentlyby others in the disciplines of ethnomusicology and anthropological ethnography; and a willingness to express and debate these views
  • Confidence in using modern recording technology and global communications technologies as part of a research project
  • Mastery of the vocabulary and writing styles used in the discipline, and understanding of both its written/visual and aural forms
  • An ability to present the result of the project effectively in a public forum

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:

  • An emerging confidence and competence with the personal, intellectual and technological skills required for field work
  • Ability to present the results of research in a scholarly forum
  • An ability to assess critically the theories and methodologies employed in research in the diverse fields and musical genres of ethnomusicological enquiry

Last updated: 11 November 2018