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Music Cultures of Asia (MUSI30024)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30024
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This subject explores selected styles of music from the Asian region, including but not limited to Japan, China, Indonesia and India. Students will engage in detail with a variety of types of music from the region, including vocal and instrumental music, art music, folk traditions and contemporary popular genres. We will consider these musics in social, political and historical context. Through engagement with readings and audio-visual material as well as discussion, we will explore how issues such as globalisation, colonisation and the formation of individual and collective identities intersect with Asian musical practices.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • integrate a holistic view of music from different times and places into their professional and intellectual lives

  • make critical, informed and reflective responses to new sounds and concepts in the study of music

  • recognise aurally and be able to describe the musical procedures used in selected genres of music of Asia

  • apply appropriate language in intercultural contexts

  • use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to pursue knowledge and manage information in the study of music

  • pursue knowledge in this area independently

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • An open and independent attitude towards diverse musical forms and culture connected to musics of the world and specifically in Asia
  • A capacity for critical thought about music in its sociocultural context
  • An informed understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and cultural change
  • Knowledge and skills which provide a basis for independent critical enquiry and research-based writing about music

Last updated: 1 May 2019