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The Ethnography of Music (MUSI30053)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30053
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for students considering undertaking honours or graduate research based on musical ethnography. You will be introduced to some historical and contemporary models of ethnographic representation and writing, fieldwork methods, and ethical issues in musical ethnography. Your learning will be based on readings, practical activities, contributions to seminar discussions and independent research in your area of musical interest, whether in Western or non-Western music.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • negotiate and assess the print and electronic literature in the discipline with confidence
  • articulate the main issues involved in undertaking musical ethnography
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethics of scholarship in musical ethnography
  • demonstrate understanding of different cultural and musical values
  • demonstrate an understanding of scholarly writing appropriate to the discipline
  • conduct a literature review

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • negotiate and assess the print and electronic literature in the discipline with confidence
  • articulate the main issues involved in undertaking musical ethnography
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethics of scholarship in musical ethnography
  • demonstrate understanding of different cultural and musical values
  • demonstrate an understanding of scholarly writing appropriate to the discipline; and conduct a literature review

Last updated: 13 September 2017