Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEthnomusicology
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Joel Crotty


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)

Workload requirements

3 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures) per week

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