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MUM5010 - Topics in Musicology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Craig De Wilde


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Australian scholarship in musicology and ethnomusicology within the international scene, pathways already established and directions for the future.


Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. A knowledge of music historiography, concerning the principles, history and theory of music history writing.
  2. Examined a body of historical literature, investigated various kinds of historical sources (including iconographical, archaeological, and literary), examined the assumptions and attitudes in the historical literature, and assessed critically various theories or 'philosophies' of music history.
  3. The ability to scan material quickly and judge its importance for a more detailed study, and to evaluate its scholarly worth.
  4. An insight into recent work in such research areas as Australian music and popular music.


Weekly assignments (10 x 500 words each): 50%
Essay (3000 words): 30%
Oral presentation (30 minutes): 20%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week