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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Paul Watt


Previously coded MUS1100


This unit explores the key composers, musical styles and genres from the medieval period to the present. It discusses the musical work in historical and social contexts. The unit introduces students to issues in music historiography and contemporary performance practice.


Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed an understanding of the historical and social forces that shaped the major strands of Western music through studying a number of representative works. Students will have developed the ability to think critically about music-making in the past and present.


Written (3000 words): 50%
Exam (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Graeme Smith

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study