Sub-major - Musicology

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1065.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

1655.7 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.8 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.9 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1659.2 Bachelor of Music
1659.4 Bachelor of Music
1696.4 Bachelor of Communication
1706.3 Bachelor of Arts
1706.4 Bachelor of Arts
1736.2 Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)
1808.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1818.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1842.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries
3654.3 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Arts
6005.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6005.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6005.3 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The Musicology submajor provides students from outside the Music program with an introduction to Western classical music and its history, and popular and classical musics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It offers perspectives on modernism, postmodernism and post-postmodernism, and incorporates social, political and philosophical critiques of music.


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Sub-major Structure

Choose four of the following units

102573 Music and Critical Thought
102429 Music Careers Research
102551 Music, Culture and Discourse
102547 Popular Music Histories
102546 Western Art Music History
102762 World Music

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The specialisation units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these units in 2017 or earlier.

101523 - Cultural Paradigms and Music

101528 - Modes and Codes of Music Production

101742 - Music and Philosophy

101740 - Music History 1

101741 - Music History 2

101532 - Music in Theory and Practice

102427 - Western Art Music 1

102428 - Western Art Music 2

The specialisation unit listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102552 - The Politics of Australian Music

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