CART11004 - Popular Music Origins and Principles 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit considers the history of popular music from its origins in the the dawn of 1970s rock until the latest music of today. You will continue to study the continuing themes of popular music, acquainting yourself with the main movements, artists, and music of the period. You will also continue your study of more advanced popular music theory including harmony, melody, and groove.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

CART11003 Popular Music Origins and Principles 1

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 2 - 2017
  • Cairns
  • Distance

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. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 35%

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. Understand and successfully apply advanced popular music theory including harmony, melody, and groove
  2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1970 until the current day
  3. Describe the themes of popular music as they align to the main movements, artists and music of the period.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
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
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 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment          

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • 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 CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@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 10-07-2017

History: Classic Rock 1970-1974

Theory: Extended Chords (9ths,11ths, 13ths)

Week 2 17-07-2017

History: Black Rock in the 70s: Disco, Funk, and Reggae

Theory: Pop Piano

Week 3 24-07-2017

History: The corporatisation of rock 1975-1982

Theory: Common Progressions 1

Week 4 31-07-2017

History: Punk and New Wave

Theory: Common Progressions 2

Week 5 07-08-2017

History: I want my MTV

Theory: Chord Substition/Tonic Prolongation/TSDT

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

History: 80s Pop

Theory: Non-Chord Tones and Chord Inversions

Week 7 28-08-2017

History: Metal

Theory: Secondary Dominants

Worksheet Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

History: Hip hop

Theory: Analysis of Pop Songs

Week 9 11-09-2017

History: EDM

Theory: Form

Week 10 18-09-2017

History: The rise of grunge

Theory: Major Scale Modes

Week 11 25-09-2017

History: The 90s

Theory: Harmonic Minor Modes

Week 12 02-10-2017

History: The New Millennium

Theory: Melodic Minor Modes

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Assessment One: Quizzes (30%)

Assessment One of CART11004 is comprised of a series of four quizzes undertaken online in weeks three, six, nine, and twelve.
  • Questions may be multiple choice, short, or long answer. Marks are assigned based on the difficulty of the question and the format.
    (For example, a long answer will be awarded more marks than a multiple choice)
  • Some questions will assess materials from the readings. Others will assess students' knowledge of the listening list.
  • A time limit of thirty minutes will be assigned. Only one attempt will be permitted.
  • The quiz will be open at 12.01am of Thursday and close at 11.59pm on Friday of the assigned week. If the Friday is a public holiday, the quiz will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • At the closing time, all open quizzes will be automatically submitted. The quiz will be closed and will not be re-opened.
  • The quizzes will collectively contribute 30% of a student's mark.

Quiz Content and Marks

  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-3 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 4-6 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 7-9 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12 and is worth 7.5 marks
Number of Quizzes 4
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Due in Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
  • Quiz 1: 7.5%
  • Quiz 2: 7.5%
  • Quiz 3: 7.5%
  • Quiz 4: 7.5%
Submission Online

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

1. Understand and successfully apply advanced popular music theory including harmony, melody, and groove

2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1970 until the current day

3. Describe the themes of popular music as they align to the main movements, artists and music of the period.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Worksheet
Task Description

A worksheet will be made available in Week 4. This should be scanned and submitted online. This will cover the theory and history topics covered in Weeks 1-6

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Monday (11-Sep-2017)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

History 50%

Theory 50%

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

1. Understand and successfully apply advanced popular music theory including harmony, melody, and groove

2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1970 until the current day

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title In-class assessment
Task Description

In-class assessment

An in-class assessment will be scheduled during the examination period (June 8-16). This examination will last 2 hours. It will incorporate

  1. A listening component (30%)
    • Identification from the history listening list (15%)
    • Aural covered in the theory class (15%)
  2. A history component covering materials from the history section (35%)
  3. A theory component covering learned materials from the theory classes (35%)
Students will be notified of the time/date of the examination in Week 9.
Assessment Due Date In exam week
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
  1. A listening component (30%)
    • Identification from the history listening list (15%)
    • Aural covered in the theory class (15%)
  2. A history component covering materials from the history section (35%)
  3. A theory component covering learned materials from the theory classes (35%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

3. Describe the themes of popular music as they align to the main movements, artists and music of the period.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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