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MUI3012 Musical Contexts: Critical Perspectives

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 26 May 2022

Overview

Today’s professional musician works increasingly across diverse local and global contexts. A knowledge of the social, cultural and ethical issues inherent in music enables students to critically engage with music from a broad range of perspectives. This course aims to develop students’ critical thinking skills, cultural capability, and written communication, with an emphasis on how these skills and knowledge apply to professional practice in music.

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 and problematize the assumptions which underpin our knowledge of the role of music in culture and society. A range of perspectives will be explored, with an emphasis on those which provide alternative views to the dominant paradigm of Western art music. Students will research and formally articulate critical and evidenced knowledges of various aspects of music within culture and society.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 26 May 2022