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Unit of Study MUSC1009 Sounds, Styles and Cultures (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

explain fundamental concepts relating to the physics of sound and the neurology of human sound perception

describe the historical development of global musical cultures and factors that influenced the emergence of specific musical styles of popular and contemporary music

identify prominent stylistic features of a range of popular music styles

utilise specific research methodologies employed in the analysis of global musical styles and cultures.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Take Home Exam45%
Presentation and Critique30%
Quiz25%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Take Home Exam45%
Presentation and Critique30%
Quiz25%

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