Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Graeme Smith


Previously coded MUS1110


This unit will investigate traditional and popular musical styles from a variety of world cultures and societies. It will examine such themes as the social and cultural embedding of music, music and identity and musical globalization, and introduce students to current issues in ethnomusicology.


Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed an understanding of the relations between music and society in a range of contexts. They will have learnt ways of analysing and describing music and musical action. They will be able to critically assess commentary on non-western music.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graeme Smith

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures) per week

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