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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)Made Hood


Previously coded MUS3880


This unit deals with musical, aesthetic, social and ritual concepts and practices as expressed in the musical life of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean cultures, with particular reference to selected performances of music and dance and the relationships between music and the related arts.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:

  1. A basic knowledge of the history and styles of the music cultures of China, Korea, and Japan.
  2. A knowledge of music theory, terminology, and performance techniques in the three cultures and how they reflect local socio/cultural patterns and values.


Written (2500 words): 70%
Exam (2 hours): 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week

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

Chinese studies
Asian studies