|Semester 2, 2020 Online|
|Short Description:||Muse Contexts 3: Critical Pers|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100101 - Music|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 September 2020|
Examiner: Melissa Forbes
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
The 21st century musician is generally required to engage in a broad range of musical contexts in order to sustain a portfolio career. A knowledge of the social, cultural and ethical issues inherent in music will enable students to understand and critically engage with music from a broad range of perspectives.
This course is designed to introduce students to a range of critical perspectives through which to view music, and invites students to identify and critically examine the assumptions which underpin our understanding of the role of music in culture and society.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- research and evaluate a variety of critical perspectives through which to view music and its role in culture and society;
- interpret, communicate and present ideas about music from critical perspectives;
- recognise and reflect on the social, cultural and ethical issues present in narratives in and about music including its production, performance and consumption.
|1.||An introduction to musicology||10.00|
|3.||Influence and appropriation - traditional music||10.00|
|4.||Post-colonialism - Australian musical||10.00|
|5.||The role of music in societies - spiritual beliefs, ceremonial arts, ritual, land and country||10.00|
|8.||Class - music as cultural capital||10.00|
|9.||Music production and technology – globalization and DIY music making||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=MUI3012)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|REVIEW 1||100||20||14 Sep 2020|
|REVIEW 2||100||30||12 Oct 2020|
|ESSAY||100||50||26 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.