|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces students to music and dance in West Africa. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform traditional rhythmic patterns using drums, bells, and their bodies; students also have the opportunity to learn traditional dance steps. Weekly lectures place West African music and dance within their cultural and historical contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- perform basic rhythmic patterns in West African traditional music and dance;
- work cooperatively as a dancer and instrumentalist in a West African percussion ensemble;
- demonstrate basic competency as a performer of music and dance traditions from West Africa;
- identify and describe the cultural and historical significance of music and dance in West African societies.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
- an openness to new ideas about music;
- the ability to work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
- the capacity to think critically and independently as a musician;
- an informed understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.
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
|End of semester||30%|
|Throughout the semester||30%|
Dates & times
- Summer Term
Principal coordinator Nicholas Tochka Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Summer: 36 hours, comprising one 2-hour lectures and two 2-hour tutorials per week. Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 17 January 2019 Census date 18 January 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 February 2019 Assessment period ends 2 March 2019
Summer Term contact information
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Nicholas Tochka Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours, One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour rehearsal each week during semester and an end of semester performance Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Nicholas Tochka Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours, One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour rehearsal each week during semester and an end of semester performance Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Not available to BMus students
Recommended texts and other resources
Readings will be available through the LMS.
- 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/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.