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CVL4020 - Life cycle events: Literature, music and life stories

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Judy McNicoll


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


Major musical and literary works associated with rites of passage, mainly from the Western tradition, will be examined in terms of their uses for various occasions, along with basic skills of research, story writing and story telling. The unit enables practitioners to advise clients about planning their own lifecycle celebrations.


Essay on music topic (3500 words): 35%
Life stories assignment (2000 words): 20%
Video presentation: 10% Two literature essays (2000 words, 1500 words): 25%
Video presentation: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week

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