Faculty of Arts

print version

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Dr Joel Crotty



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores select twentieth- and twenty-first-century musics in Australia. By examining various socio-political perspectives, such as multiculturalism, the unit also investigates the cultural impact of music in the Australia as well as the way in which individuals and groups engage in musical practices.


On completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic changes that have influenced the development of music in Australia since 1901.
  2. Articulate how various socio-political values have shaped music and musical practices in Australia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.