|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject explores the types of music that constitute the soundtrack of our lives. We all experience music every day, but how deeply do we really listen to it? What critical faculties do we employ when we stop to think about our taste in music, and why do we choose to listen to what we do? Active listening, as opposed to passive hearing of music, is a key element in this subject. We will help you develop a range of critical skills that will allow you to think conceptually about music and therefore to understand and enjoy music at a deeper level. You will acquire a set of tools and a working vocabulary for discussing, describing and analysing music. You will be better equipped to discuss the music you love and talk about why, when, and how you choose to listen to it. You will be exposed to a wide range of musical styles and genres, including popular classical, contemporary, jazz, and non-Western.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Understand core musical concepts
- Discriminate aurally between different musical styles according to their musical characteristics
- Apply enhanced listening skills to analyse different types of music
- Articulate your impressions about music coherently using an appropriate technical vocabulary
- Engage with music on a critical and analytical level
On successful completion of the subject, students should have developed:
- An ability to think critically
- A capacity to communicate adequately in an academic context both in oral and written form
- The ability to apply research skills to specific contexts
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Weekly participation in 9 web-based quizzes (Week 3-10: 4% each; Week 11: 8%) - 40%
- 500 word written assignment (Week 4) - 20%
- 1500 word written assignment (Week 12) - 40%
- All assessment components must be attempted in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator David Irving Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Not available to Bachelor of Music students
Ross, Alex. Listen to This. London: Fourth Estate, 2010.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.