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MUM5050 - Musicological (Including Ethnomusicological) Scholarship

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Joel Crotty


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Theories of major historical musicologists dating mainly from the late nineteenth century to the present. The theory of ethnomusicology, covering works of major ethnomusicologists from the late nineteenth century to the present.


By the end of the semester, students undertaking this unit should have acquired a wide critical reading knowledge of the literature; an understanding of approaches in Australian, European, American and Asian ethnomusicology; an ability for coherent argument; and a confidence in applying various ethnomusicological techniques to a wide range of topics of music.


Essay (6000 words): 50%
Two assignments (3000 words each): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week