Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Robert Burke


Previously coded MUM5050


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.


Written work: 100% (9000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week