Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Adrian McNeil


Previously coded MUS3330


The unit deals with music, aesthetic, social and ritual concepts and practices as expressed in the musical life of North and South India with particular reference to selected performances of music and dance, the relationships between music and the related arts.


Upon completion of this unit, students undertaking this unit should have:

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


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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week

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