MUSC11411 - Music Styles & Analysis 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Students undertaking this unit will study prominent musicians, composers and repertoire, including the sociological and political events that influenced musical trends in popular music from the late 19th century to early 21st century. Particular attention is given to the study and analysis of primary source materials in the form of musical analysis of the musical forms relevant to the style.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Mackay

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify the stylistic features, social and historical background of the historical period studied
  2. Identify the prominent players and composers associated with period studied
  3. Demonstrate an aural awareness of the principal characteristics of music studied
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations
  5. Analyse the musical works studied through identification of form, style and the primary compositional elements

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:


1. Identify the stylistic features, social and historical background of the historical period
studied.
2. Identify the prominent players and composers associated with period studied.
3. Demonstrate an aural awareness of the principal characteristics of music studied.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent
presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations.
5. Analyse the musical works studied through identification of form, style and the
primary compositional elements.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment              
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJudith Brown - browj1 (J.Brown@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Topic 1: Early jazz to the end of the 1920s

Week 2 13-03-2017

Topic 2: Theatre music to the end of the 1920s

Week 3 20-03-2017

Topic 2: Theatre music to the end of the 1920s

Week 4 27-03-2017

Topic 3: Popular music in the 1930s

Week 5 03-04-2017

Topic 4: Popular music in the 1940s

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Annotated bibliography Due Thursday (13 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 6 17-04-2017

Topic 5: Popular music in the 1950s

Week 7 24-04-2017

Topic 6: Popular music in the 1960s

Week 8 01-05-2017

Topic 6: Popular music in the 1960s

Week 9 08-05-2017

Topic 7: Popular music in the 1970s

Week 10 15-05-2017

Topic 8: Popular music in the 1980s

Written Research Assignment Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Topic 9: Popular music since the 1990s

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
In class test Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Annotated bibliography
Task Description

After selecting one of the essay topics (see Assessment item 2), prepare an annotated bibliography on the topic comprising of 12 different sources. These 12 sources will be:

  • Four books (these can be hard copy, online or e-books)
  • Two articles from Oxford Music Online
  • Two articles from Rock's Back Pages
  • Four academic journal articles

Please use the Annotated Bibliography Guide found on the Moodle website to complete this assignment. All annotations and references are to be presented in APA style, 6th Edition.


Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Thursday (13-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria:

  • Correct number and type of annotations - 10%
  • Correct presentation of each reference in APA style, 6th edition - 20%
  • Appropriate length of each annotation - 10%
  • Appropriate depth for each annotation - 60%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

This assignment is to be submitted through the Moodle website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify the stylistic features, social and historical background of the historical period studied

2. Identify the prominent players and composers associated with period studied

3. Demonstrate an aural awareness of the principal characteristics of music studied

4. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations

5. Analyse the musical works studied through identification of form, style and the primary compositional elements

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Research Assignment
Task Description

Length: 2000 - 2500 words

Task: Choose one of the essay topics provided on Moodle and complete an essay using the guidelines shown below.

Assignment format:

  • Use 12 point Times New Roman font for the body of the essay.
  • 1.5 spacing throughout
  • You may use sub-headings if you wish to organise your assignment. These may be in a different colour or different size font.
  • Include in-text references (citations) throughout the assignment.
  • Include a Reference List at the end of the assignment in APA style, 6th edition.
    • You should have a minimum of 15 references for this assignment
    • Do NOT cite from Wikipedia or other websites that do not have an acknowledged author.
    • Include in your reference list all music scores used, CD and DVD recordings, Youtube sources, as well as books, academic journal articles, and articles from Oxford Music Online and Rocks Back Pages.
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria:

  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Accuracy of information and depth of treatment of the topic (25%)
  • Detailed discussion on the music and lyrics of the music examples provided (25%)
  • Ability to write clearly and logically (15%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (10%)
  • Correct use of APA style for the in-text referencing and reference list (15%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit through course Moodle site

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify the stylistic features, social and historical background of the historical period studied

2. Identify the prominent players and composers associated with period studied

3. Demonstrate an aural awareness of the principal characteristics of music studied

4. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations

5. Analyse the musical works studied through identification of form, style and the primary compositional elements

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title In class test
Task Description

Length: 2 hours

Task: Complete an in-class written test with short-answer responses. This will be based on the materials presented in each of the topics in this course.

On campus students: This in-class test will be scheduled during the CQU exam week.

Murray, Riverina & Mitchell Conservatorium students: This in-class test will be held at the Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga) and Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Forbes and Lithgow) during the CQU exam week.

Distance students: You will need to provide the name, address, email address and phone number of a test supervisor in your area to the Unit Co-ordinator. The in-class test is to be completed during the CQU exam week.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Results will be uploaded to Moodle site after completion of assessment.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria:

  • accuracy of short-answer response
  • depth of treatment within each short-answer response
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify the stylistic features, social and historical background of the historical period studied

3. Demonstrate an aural awareness of the principal characteristics of music studied

4. Demonstrate an understanding of musical and historical concepts through coherent presentation of information in research assignments, analysis and examinations

5. Analyse the musical works studied through identification of form, style and the primary compositional elements

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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